And, you wonder how he “sees you when you’re sleeping”…. In our house, Santa is truly everywhere!
I thought that I would share with you all today some of my favorite Santa’s… I have been collecting them for years. And, I truly adore them. If there was a way to keep them out all year, I probably would!
Here is “Gardening Santa” – my kids gave me this for Christmas about 10 years ago. Isn’t he divine? He is sitting on an adorable wooden bench. I love his woolen pants and his denim apron. After all, Santa only works one night out of the year – I figure he must have some amazing gardens!!
Next, here is “Nordic Santa” I got him LONG before I began to knit. And – Ihave to tell you, I love him even more since I have been knitting! The mittens and the “skates” are divine!
In front of Nordic Santa is one of the very first Santa’s I ever got. My ex-MIL gave him to me for one of my first Christmases with them. I have had him over 25 years. He normally has a place of honor on the “Santa Tree” – and since that tree is not happening this year, thanks to
Thing One and Thing Two Noel and Maddy, I got him out and put him on the top shelf! I love that he has a shephard’s staff – it seems so fitting for the season.
My absolute best find ever though is a picture I found about 20 years ago in an antique shop. It is from the 40’s, I think, and it is HUGE. Getting a photo of it to share with you all was a bit of a challenge! It is about 5 x 4. I am telling you all -HUGE! There are 10 “Santa Elves” surrounding the “head Santa”. It is my absolute favorite piece. This is hanging in my bedroom – it fits beautifully over a dresser I have.
See, “head Santa” has the letters tacked to the tree, he is talking on the phone, and, I am sure, he is getting the scoop on whether or not you have been naughty or nice!
Here is “Ticker Tape Santa Elf” marking off the information coming in… and “head Santa” has good a handle on this too. See, Santa does not miss much!
Bags of toys are being hauled in – don’t you love the “snowmobile”? Oh… and in case you were wondering… yes there is a “Sheriff Santa”. Who do you think orders the coal shipments????
There is no artists signature on this piece. Someone who loved Christmas as much as I do used their creative genius to create this treasure that now graces my humble home. I have done nothing to this piece – it still has the same rough frame that was nailed on it when I got it.
What are your favorite things about Christmas…
Last night, my daughter’s Christmas concert did a mother proud! The evening ended with my daughter’s Symphony Orchestra (this is the zero hour class she takes – the one that she has to get to school at 6:30AM each day for…. Yeah, this is dedication….) played Sarajevo – ala Trans Siberian Orchestra… Holy cow, gentle reader… I cried. They were soooooo good! The audience sprang to their feet at the end, giving a rousing standing ovation. The evening closed with the choir singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus with the Symphony accompanying them.
It was a spectacular ending to an amazing concert.
Here is to the abundant blessings that family brings and to finding joy in each day as we wend along towards Christmas.
I am off to get some Christmas knitting done. Have a great day everyone!