Knee-hugging elves are becoming very collectible, and the most famous producer of them might be Kamar, a toy company that made a wide variety of Christmas Kitsch throughout the 50s and 60s. Here’s a little Knee-Hugger elf I picked up at a yard sale. She has a big black spot on her face which I have been unable to remove, but I think it gives her a bit of charm. Actually, she’s quite large for a knee-hugger.
Too bad about the bruise on her forehead.
She still has her original tag!
I have some more knee-huggers but I gave most of them away to a friend of mine who is a rabid collector of them. Actually, I bought this one with intentions to give it to that same friend…. but it ended up staying with me, I decided I couldn’t part with her. Don’t tell my friend! Hehe.
I’ve collected some of these throughout the years but never really knew what they were so ended up giving away a lot of them as gifts. Now I now and that will never happen again!
This one seems like an exceptional one. I don’t even mind the spot on her head. It looks like she took a trip to India or something.
I love the extra length of her eyelashes, the severe eye makeup and, especially, the little line of freckles that echo the polkadots in her scarf and gloves. She is certainly a charmer!
Her face is so adorable… Kamar???