Sunday, December 6, 2009

I Do Believe, I Do Believe

Never turn down a job because
you think it's too small;
you don't know where it can lead.
Julia Morgan

I Do Believe in Santa Claus.... Monday brings lots of changes throughout blogland. Hosted by Susan each week. Be sure to treat yourself by swinging by to see what changes have come our way.

Laying on it's front side is the beautiful Santa you saw in the first shot. Still full of glitter and beauty, however....
On closer inspection you'll find a few boo-boo's! Large enough a band-aid can't fix. :-( Yes, that is one "big" boo-hoo! These are the pieces found in the bottom of the box. You see folks, this beautiful Santa came in over at work beyond repair. The boss asked me if I wanted it and I immediately said "yes"! Not one to turn down a challenge I immediately went to work. Taking out the famous gorilla glue I got busy. But to no avail. It would not hold. No matter how long I waited. :-((
Then I got out my Duco Cement. Starting once again and putting the pieces together. To date, this wonderful little goo-ey stuff in a tube hasn't failed in any project I've tried to repair.
Around the bottom we went. After putting it back together like a puzzle and putting a dab of black paint.. it's good as new.. :-)) So... we go from this to...
To this! Isn't he gorgeous? The best part, he was "free"; just a wee bit of my time and patience and I end up this beautiful Santa. :-))
Such soft and caring eyes. Close up.
So, we went from this....
To this beauty nestled amongst some greenery.
Just goes to show you, don't pass up anything free; you never know what you'll end up with. lol
So, there you have it folks. My contribution to Metamorphosis Monday. I'm so glad you took the time to stop by today. Don't forget to swing over to Susan's for a full list of those participating. I'll see you there...
hugs ~lynne~












27 comments:

Kathy said...

Nice job Lynn and Yes...He does have the sweetest face, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

ceekay said...

Glad you were able to salvage him. He is gorgeous!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Lynne, He is STUNNING. I love that you were able to repair him. What a gorgeous Santa and you have put together the most beautiful vignette too. I am so thrilled for you to have such a fabulous free gift. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Lynne! Oh, your Santie is so gorgeous! You're so good too! Most folks would have thrown in the towel and fixed him! I love all of your displays and he is one charming Santie Claus!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat@Back Porch Musings.com said...

He's gorgeous Lynne! I love his face.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

He is a good looking Santa. Started to say Pretty, but that just does not fit does it. You did good.

Darla said...

I'd of said yes too. Beautifully fixed!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You did a great job. Love gorilla glue, I use it on lots of things.

onlymehere said...

Good job Lynne! Free is always good. You have such a talent for making things beautiful.

KMfamily ;-) said...

Wonderful!!
He is a handsom Santa indeed!!

good recycling skills Lynne!!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

He is so pretty, great you could save him, he will be around for years to come with a great story about how he once was a gonner....

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Great job. I just love him.

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Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Definitely worth the repair!

Jessica said...

That gorgeous and I do mean gorgeous Santa was meant to be with you. :)

Melissa Miller said...

Perfect fix Lynne! He sure is a beauty worth saving. I'm happy you gave him a cozy home nestled amoung the greenery.

Thank you very much for your kind words and understanding this evening. It really means so much to me to read them. You're a sweetheart and I appreciate you.

Blessings to you, ~Melissa :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Lynne,
You clever woman you! Your patience and persistence paid off! Santa is gorgeous! Hugs, Cindy

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great job Lynne! He's a beauty. I'll have to remember that one. ☺♥☺

ksarra said...

Hi Lynne, I've just finished catching up on your last few posts, and your home is stunning. Everything looks magical! I love the way you put vignettes together. What a wonderful treasure you posted today, just goes to show that a little time, and love can bring out the true beauty of things (and people!) "Talk soon!"

SmilingSally said...

Lynne, you and that glue worked a minor miracle. I don't think I'd of had the patience. Good job.

Angela said...

You did a wonderful repair job. I've never used Gorilla Glue before. While I was unpacking some of my Christmas decorations, I had a very old Snowman that I dropped and broke his head off. I was so upset. I had to throw him out. I wish I knew about Gorilla Glue a week ago. I know now for future use.

Thanks for the post!

Ana said...

Hi Lynne,
You did an awesome job! The Santa looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful new week. Until next time.

Blessings,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Oh, Lynne, what a superb rescue. He looks very Santa stately in place.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh he is beautiful! As you may remember, I have a Santa collection, but I don't think any of mine are as pretty as this one, and to think that you got him free! You did a wonderful repair job. I think Santa will be good to you this year, since you've put him back together so well! laurie

Mary said...

I use the same glue, Lynne. Its wonderful, isn't it? Thank goodness for small miracles that come in a tube to save our little goodies!

Blessings!

Mary

Pinky said...

What a lucky girl you are! Since I collect Santas, I would have taken him home too!!! He is beautiful and you did a GREAT repair job! What a treasure and you will always remember the story of him! BTW, where do you work that carries Santas????:) XO, Pinky

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pinky my friend, thank you for stopping by darling..I so appreciate your visit.. I work in a furniture and gift store in a small town about 17 miles from me as well as running my own shop.. guess I can't get enough of that decorating...lol.. hugs ~lynne~