Monday, November 28, 2011

I am Finally Decorating! Santa Collection

LInking up Today With
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Between U and Me
Crafty Scrappy and Happy
Thrifty Decorating
Fireflies and Jelly Beans
No MInimalist Here

I am normally decorated by now but we have had so much going on - it just hasn't worked.  I decorated the Master Bedroom and one of the guest rooms last week and Saturday brought all the boxes up for the rest of the rooms in the house.  I decided I would try and do a couple of rooms a day so I can do the other things I need to get done this week.  I should be done by the end of the week....I love decorating, I love the lights and the ambience it all brings.  YIPPEE!  I will post pix as I decorate.

This is part of the Santa Collection - I wish it looked as good in the pix as it does in person.  There are all kinds of Santa's here - homemade, store bought, some out of TP tubes, some crocheted, some are wood, some are fabric.  .  I used to have the spread out through the house but the collection had grown so much I decided to give it a place of it's own. 
There are over 50 Santa's in my little collection - each one near and dear to me.
The little Santa with a bobble on the top is from a round dowel my dad used to put in custom closets.  One of our daughters took it and made a Santa from it - isn't it adorable!
My Frugal Santa Gift
I made this Santa out of tin cans one year for Christmas from my friends - it was a very frugal year and I had to get creative!  All you do is cover the can with fabric,  Cut and curl muslim scraps for the beard.  I made a hat out of a square of fabric and painted on the face with flesh paint and used the end of the brush for the eyes and then dabbed on his cheeks...they really turned out cute!  Always when I see it a reminder of being helped by Heavenly Father when I really needed some help.
 This Santa is from Russia - one of our girls was on a mission there for our church brought it home.
It is a stacking Santa. 
 This Santa is one that my mom had.  It is from the 50's.  When I was a teen I thought it  was a little funny.  When My mom and dad died it was one of the first things I wanted to have.
 This Santa was made by a friend - it is a card holder - Love it!
 This is a box from another friend.  I am so blessed to have such sweet friends.
Like I said there are over 50 Santa's in our collection, these are just a few of them, I love pulling them out each year.  I think of the circumstances around each Santa and am filled with gratitude and love.

 This is our main bathroom, or at least a little corner of it.  Out the window you can see the snow that fell today - it is lovely!  This room is full of all the bear decor we have that has come our way over the years.
Ok more pix to come as I decorate tonight!


Cate said...

Lovely - am looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful decorating this year Paula!

C x

Carrie said...

It's always fun to read and view photos of other Santa collections.

I posted about my Santas in my Christmas at Oak Rise Cottage blog:

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