I have a pretty large Santa collection, many of these lovelies sit on my big mantle. So many houses in Florida have these big huge mantles, and lots of planter shelves all over so you can decorate like crazy if you want to. I would love a smaller wooden mantle, more traditional, but here I am in Florida, so I work with what I have.
Sorry for the blurry photo, I am in a hurry this morning. Most of the Santa's I have were gifts from my parents. It is so lovely to take them out now and see them, especially as my parents are both gone now.
They loved picking out a new Santa every year, they were so excited to see me open it. My father was especially excited as he often picked them out. I miss that.
The smaller green Santa on the left was my very first, he is actually about a foot tall so he is small in comparison to the others. He has a special place in my heart because I found him at an art an craft show in Rogers City, Michigan where my parents used to live.
Along with two migraines, soccer with Little Buddy, presents that needed to be wrapped, and cards addressed, this past weekend I finished another cowl. Yup same as last time. I think it is a pretty color for this time of year. This will be a birthday present for a friend. You can see the specifics about this cowl on my last post.
And just so you know I am keeping it honest, here is a photo of both of them. I hope they are well received. I am onto another busy week. Aren't we all this time of year? Hang in there, December 26 is coming soon. We can all put our feet up with a cup of tea and breathe a nice sigh of relief on that day.