Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Blue Christmas

At the turn of the twentieth century, Santa Claus was not restricted to exclusively wearing red. Vintage post cards show him donned in green, brown, blue and violet, as  well as in full length fur coats that would be the envy of any 1950s starlet. His attire could be a dignified robe, various styles of jackets, or even something that looked more like a pair of long  johns. Nowadays, his sartorial options are limited.  At ABC Carpet & Home in New York,  I was happy to see blue Santas created by Ino Schaller Bayern, gathered on a table. I could almost hear Elvis singing about a blue, blue blue Christmas in the background.