Scooter Ornament Week Continues!
Glitterlicious Vespa

Turns out that 2011 has been a bumper crop of scooter Christmas ornaments. Ornament Week was supposed to be last just that long — one week. But they just keep coming. Here’s an adorable sparkler from Pier One Imports. It costs just $5.95 and measures 1.50″W x 5″D x 4″H.

This reminds me a lot of how I used to set up my 1960 Vespa VBA for Christmas. I have a saddle seat and a buddy seat. On the buddy seat I would bungie a little 2.5 foot aluminum Christmas tree. Then on went a string or two of battery-powered LED lights. It took me a couple of years of trial and error to get it all to stay on safely even in winds but it was a glorious sight.

Thanks to both Polianarchy and Phaedra for the photos and find.

Scooter Ornament Week Continues!
First some corrections …

Forgot to add the URL in my original post about these gorgeous embroidered ornaments. They’re from Crate & Barrel and they’re on sale now for $9.52 for the pair. (Give the bicycle one to one of your friends ; ) But please hurry because the site says they have “limited quantities.”


Thanks to Denise C. for catching that I had the wrong price on these lovely Lambrettas. They’re only $20.99 USD each.


And last but not least, there IS a difference between these two Fenderlights. The Krebs one (shown at the top) is available in the US and the UK and is painted way better than the ones at Cost Plus. By the way, if you haven’t been to your local Cost Plus to pick up your own, do it now. I had to negotiate with a good friend to get the last unbroken aqua colored one to complete my collection. I was ruthless. (Thanks Tina!) The Krebs one only comes in blue and is priced around $10 USD.

US source for Krebs Scooter

UK source for Krebs Scooter

Cost Plus World Market Store Locator

Merry Christmas Scooter Swaggers!

Thought you’d enjoy seeing my Christmas decorations this year. I haven’t put up a tree for several years and was determined to this year. And for the first time I actually did a “scooter only” tree. I was shocked to discover that I have twenty-eight (28!) scooter Christmas ornaments. They include mostly Santas but also a mouse, a snowman, as well as some angels I made from a chocolate mold with Plaster of Paris. Clearly I have an illness.

Merry Christmas everyone!