Christmas comes but once a year, but for Trudi Diffendaffer, the joy lasts a lifetime. Come November, Diffendaffer’s large collection of vintage ornaments, including many Scandinavian items and some from the Victorian era, take their places of honor throughout her south Eugene home.
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In today’s Christmas celebrations, Santa Claus is a jolly, round, white-bearded figure symbolic of joyful giving. But he wasn’t always this friendly. Shelley Maynard, owner of Pewter Rabbit Antiques in Eugene, has a circa 1910 postcard with Saint Nick holding a switch, to whip you if you weren’t good. “That’s where the ‘naughty or nice’ […]