18 November 2009

Christmas Cards

Option One

Option Two

Two years ago I took pictures of these Napoleonic figurines in the Scully and Scully window on Park Avenue. At $575 and up, I can't afford 'em and even if I could there's too much of the midwest in me that says not only, no...but asks, "Who would?" Still, the pictures look great for a cell phone camera and so I'm thinking custom Xmas cards this year. Which one do you like? If folks don't like them I can always blame you...

25 comments:

Brian said...

If you need someone to blame I vote for option one.

KLS said...

I like the second photo better, but I get a feel of The Nutcracker from the first photo.

If it doesn't work out, please blame Brian and not me!

little augury said...

hands down option 1- No one will blame you it will make a perfect TRADXCARD. la

M.Lane said...

I would go with both. The first for most people. The second [with the prominent skull and crossbones]for the select few to whom you want to give a special dose of Holiday warmth. Great photos!

ML
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Ben said...

Right click save as, right click save as. Now get me to Kinkos.

Just kidding, and great idea! My vote is for Option 2, especially if you can PhotoShop some of the haloing out.

Anonymous said...

victorian dance hall

holly goes lightly said...

They're a little scary, esp for Scully & Scully. Is it right to be so scary @ Christmas? I've got a nice shot of my lab you could use...

Preppy Pauper said...

Option 1 will make a brilliant Christmas Card!

Bowen said...

If you send me a card I'll get you a Scully & Scully cat orchestra figurine... you strike me as a cymbals cat.

Some of the weirdest items I've seen in any catalog. I'd rather go across the street to Sherry Lehmann.

Anonymous said...

Tintin,
I agree with KLS, the first photo does remind one of the Nutcracker. The second photo doesn't seem as Christmasy as the first photo. D

TRAWETS NILTGEOV said...

Option 1. The totenkopf helmet in Option 2 isn't very "christmassy."

tintin said...

It looks like OPtion One is in the lead. I think the green and red really help it although I worry about the package on that turbaned fellow in the back. Whatever happens it's nice to know I can blame Brian.

Bowen- I've taken a number of pics in the Scully & Scully windows and have some of the cats. My favorite is the cat bar and the cat boxing ring.

Holly- So good to see you and if ever I get back to Charlotte I'm stopping by your shop.

D - I was wondering how Christmasy soldiers can be but what the heck. I like it.

tintin said...

Stew- Good point. But I could always send 'The Duellists' DVDs with card 2.

ADG said...

Tin-der

Option One.

tintin said...

With the card to read, "Have yourself a Hussar Christmas!"

Richard M said...

My wife would live at Scully if I let her.

Erica said...

I vote for option one. The horse in option two is slightly intimidating, and just all around creepy.

Ben said...

Didn't see the skull and crossbones on the hat in #2. That's it! Hands down my choice.

Alice Olive said...

I like Option 1. But, um, neither image conjures the holiday season for me... is that okay?

Turling said...

2

Anonymous said...

Tintin,
How about "Have a Merry Christmas or I'll lop your head off." Feel free to substitute Great Holiday Season for Merry Christmas for all your secular friends. D

tintin said...

Olive- Anything green and red (other than an olive) with Anglophile soldiers is Chistmasee to us Yanks.

D- Lop your head off is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Its an hussar officer from Preussia.

Jmags said...

They're very nice but what does it have to do with Christmas?

tintin said...

J Mags - Maybe it's a southern thing but soldiers are often used in Xmas decorations. Nutcrackers are often in uniform. Usually early 19th C but sometimes contemporary as well but always Britsh. Hence, this window at Scully and Scully as part of their Christmas decorations.