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Friday, December 10, 2010


I have some of the greatest friends.  My friend, Charlie Ann, gave me this cute framed needlework, which was perfect for me!  I love it!
wtch out
You better not cry,
full cbnt
You better not pout.
wth deer
I’m tellin’ ya why…
Now that you visited Laurie’s blog,
top rght
Santa’s watching from your computer!
top lft
He sees you when you’re sleepin’,
pitchr shfl
He knows when you’re awake.
ck jr
He knows if you’ve been bad or good,
lmp orn
So be good, for goodness sake!
I’m also joining Whistle Stop CafĂ© Cooking for Friday Favorites,
and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.
Thank you for coming to see another chapter in my yearly Christmas theme – “Gloria in Excess”! Please go visit the links below to find some glory in good taste and much less excess! laurie


Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie
I love your Santa's. I didn't get all mine out this least I haven't yet!

Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a great collection of Santa's. I love all the vintage ones... hugs ~lynne~

ellen b. said...

Oh now! That is quite the fine collection of Santas you have!!!

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Great Santa collection Laurie!

Happy Happy Merry Merry,

Robin said...

EEEEEKKKK! Since Santa is watching me through your blog, I'm glad I have make-up on and my hair!


Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I'm really glad that Santa is the only one who knows how many cookies I have eaten this morning! Love them all Laurie, you have a beautiful collection! Thank you for hosting!!
xo, Andrea

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Love your collection of Santa's Laurie... Does this mean you are ALWAYS on his "NICE LIST"?
Hugs to you, Donna

Olive said...

Good gravy your santas can watch all of us! That is a serious collection Laurie. I will behave I promise:D

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh my goodness glory girlfriend, you have the most spectacular collections of Santas I've ever seen!

Just beautiful girl!

God bless ya and have the most splendid weekend sweetie!!!

lvroftiques said...

As nezzie said "Oh my goodness glory girlfriend" I was thinkin' the same thing...only mine went more like HOLY S**%T That's some santa collection!! (Sorry but that's the truth) Killer Laurie!! Is that large santa head papier mache? He looks like a real oldie.
And leave it to me to join my first blog party at your place and completely miss that it's about Christmas!! (During the X-mas season helloooo!) Sheeeshhh I'm such a blonde!! So glad I added a few angels in that one *swipes brow* But I'll try and do Christmas next week! Love ya Vanna PS I have the chubby knees too and mine are definitely NOT cute lol!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Laurie!

I love your Santa collection. I wish I go go through each and everyone of them to look at them closer.
Oh, I kinda changed up which post I used to join your party today. LOL Just keeping you on your toes!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your Santa's Laurie -- as you know, I have quite a collection too and I don't see any duplicates. What a fun collection. Love all your Christmas pretties.

Kathleen said...

Oh my! What a collection of Sntas, just wonderful! You have it all, girl!
Our Santa Sun has a new born son, and the pic of him looking at his son is my favorite thing this week!

Anonymous said...

I think your Santas are wonderful. I really like the sparkly ornament ones in the last picture!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! I love your collection of Santas! So many little gems! And...your two trees are fabulous! I crown you the queen of trees...glorious! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! We are freezing here in the deep south!...hugs...Debbie

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Laurie, love your santas and love your blog. And thank you so much for putting me on your prayer list.

xinex said...

Wow Lauire, you finally got your g'normous collection of Santa out. They all look wonderful!...Christine

bj said...

I don't believe I've known anyone with this many Santas. Wonderful collection, sister friend.
Thanks for hosting.

Maggie said...

Hi Laurie,
I am totally astounded! at your fabulous collection of Santa's you really do have the collecting bug.
Just gorgeous.

The Tablescaper said...

That is one serious Santa collection!

Thank you for hosting!

- The Tablescaper

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your Santa collection.
I had a collection years ago (not as many as yours), and during one of my downsizing times, I gave away and sold them in yardsales, etc.. Have only a couple left, as just don't have the room.
Pouring rain and dreary here. Sure hate that the temps are going to drop again.
Enjoy your weekend.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your Santa collection is amazing. They are all so beautiful.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...


Oh my gosh....!!!! Your home looks totally amazing!!!!!! WOW! I love your Santa collection.... that's simply amazing too! HOLY MOLY!


Sue said...

I need to start adding to my Santa collection, once again. Otherwise, how could I possible ever rival yours?! LOL Yours are all so wonderfully fun, Laurie. Merry Merry~ Sue

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Laurie,
you own a spectacular collection of Santas. I was sure that it exist many more than just one Santa Claus, because one could never do all this work dureing one night. But now I know where they are the whole year. Guess, they are very busy in the Holy Night. Really handsome guys in your hutch, one nicer than the next.
I join today your blog party. Thank you for hosting this nice event.

Greetings, Johanna

Sarah said...

I'm guessing you home is Santa's favorite stop. Wonder how long he lingers taking it all in? LOL
Honestly, Laurie, I want to take a December trip to visit your home during the holidays someday. The two trees are glorious and the hutch of Santa friguress brings on BIG smiles. I had to study each one. Such fun to see the different expressions on each sweet face. You have so many wonderful examples. The one with Santa feeding the reindeer is my favorite. I love his bald head, but the reindeer nestled under his arm to get the corn is one of the sweetest figures I've ever seen. I image your grandchildren and all the other little ones in town must beg to be at your home during the holidays.
Hope you are enjoying beautiful weather and some fun holiday parties. Thinking of you, my friend! ~ Sarah

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Laurie!

Thanks for dropping by and visiting me, still a newbee to the blogging world. I appreciate your comment and it looks like there is still time to link up to your party.

You have and amazing collection! And the header picture of the mantel and trees is stunning. If all of that is from bargain hunting, believe me, I want to go shopping with you!

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH Laurie!
That santa collection is over the top fabulous!!!
What great pics and your header just makes me smile!
Sorry I am late getting over here but if you come visit you will see why!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! So many Santies you have!! I love seeing them all and please tell them that I've been so good - haven't cried, haven't pouted and I've been good all year.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marlis said...

Love Love Love your santa collection. Wonderful pieces.. Certainly not pouting!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh My dear friend once again you really out did yourself...I loved seeing the kids doing the rebirth the best...You have some great Santa's and just plain love... I would love to shop your closet girl ha ha!! How special to see our Vanna come out of retirement I have missed our Winks ha ha!! Hugs and smiles to you my Dear friend...Gl♥ria

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What a FABULOUS collection of Santa's! LOVE THEM ALL!!

Lou Cinda :)