Many years back while visiting my Aunt and Uncle in Louisiana, my Aunt and I would work on ceramics. For several years in a row we would paint Old World Santa's among other things.
This year I wanted to bring those out and honor my Aunt and the wonderful memory I have of her. She passed 4 years ago this month. These bring back fond memories of her and the time I spent with her.
I started on the top shelf and added the crystal bowl with these 2 Santa's. After getting out a few of them, I sure questioned my color choices at the time. lol
I'm particularly fond of the Santa on the left. I think it's due to his gentle face and kindness to feeding the reindeer.
This is another one of my favs.. his pouch full of puppies puts a smile on my face. I think some little girl or boy is going to be very happy with the gifts left for them. :-))
Look at that face. How could you possibly resist taking this cutey home.
"Ah Santa... do I have to help pull the sleigh tonight"?
Oops!!! I think he might be pouting.. I think Santa said, "Yes"! you have to help pull the sleigh tonight.
Some lucky little girl is going to get a doll carriage full of goodies.
This picture didn't turn out the best, obviously, but I think you can see the dolly that goes with the carriage and the bear.
This beauty is a music box and plays Here Comes Santa Claus. A couple of years ago while checking out garage sales he was found in the bottom of a box. What a treasure. I think that box of goodies cost me $2.00.
After choosing what Santa's I wanted go on the shelves. I felt it still needed just a touch of something. Well, naturally; I chose bits of Christmas greenery. lol
I purchased this nativity set after Christmas last year. I thought the top shelf was the perfect spot for it.
This is one of my latest purchases. Are you familiar with Touchstone catalog? You can go to the website here for your viewing pleasure. I receive it all the time plus emails. While pouring through their catalog a couple of weeks I spotted this beauty. The cost was $85.00. Yikes!! Way out of my budget. Ironically enough, Hobby Lobby had their Christmas items on sale half off. Now, that's my kind of shopping.. lol I got this beauty for $35.00. He is out of the Robert Stanley Collection.
The details are incredible. I sure hope my name is on his list. :-))