Yes, there is a Santa. As a matter of fact, at my house, there are a lot of Santas. Today, I’m sharing some of the collection! Yes, there are more of them.
This collection began 46 years ago. Two years before I was married, I found a Santa figure that I requested as a Christmas gift. Since then, I have bought some on sale after Christmas; some at flea markets; and some at estate sales.
You know how easy it is to buy a gift for someone who has a collection of anything? When I had collected about 10 Santas, people realized I had a collection and started gifting me with more Santas.
I have to admit that the collection is a little out of hand. After removing all of the china from the hutch, I began
cramming carefully positioning Santas in the hutch.
When no more Santas would fit, I had to start putting them on the built-in shelves. I’ll be sharing those on another day.
A Christmas ornament decorates each of the lampshades on the hutch.
I purchased the Fitz and Floyd Santa pitcher at an auction long ago.
This “nester” Santa was a gift from my brother-in-law and his wife. They brought it from Russia about eight years ago. When I opened the gift, I saw the line around his belly, and I heard rattling inside, so I thought it was a nester and began trying to pull it apart. My sister-in-law said, “no, you’ll break it; it doesn’t come apart.” My friend, who didn’t know that I’d been warned about it, opened it the other day. Look at these charming ornaments that have been hiding inside for eight years! That’ll teach me to listen to my sister-in-law!
It was great to have you visit. If you aren’t experiencing a Santa overload already, watch for another post with more of my Santa collection!
I’m linking to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.