I hope that all these things in all these photos don't make it look my house is one big tacky mess. I love little things - but I try to group them and display the little things so that they appear to be a bigger unit. When you look at the photos of my Santa collection you may see a hoard of faces and Santa's. But, I see one big Santa collection as a whole. I hope that makes sense. I need to stop blogging so late at night when my brain is kaput.
So, here are the Santa's.
Ho ho ho. Lots of Santa's. Mostly vintage, but some I got after we got married so they are new. But then again, we are about to have out 25th Anniversary. So, maybe they aren't exactly "new".
Vintage Santa's and a few from my childhood. Since we have established that items from my newlywed days are in fact "vintage" I suppose it is safe to say the ones from my childhood are antiques.
Excuse me a second.
Okay, back to the tour! :)
Locker basket full of Santa mugs and my Christmas tablecloth collection. I decided I needed to let some of each of these go this year. Thin the herd, so to speak. I spread them all out - Santa mugs and tablecloths. Looked at each one deciding which ones should stay and which ones should go. As you can clearly see, the shelf is still pretty packed. So, you would not be wrong if you guessed that not one single cup or tablecloth was eliminated. And, I'm not even sorry a little bit about that. :)
Fine Kindergarten art by The Bean on the wall, as it should be. I want to scan it and have a canvas made of it, but I have never gotten around to doing that. But it's a great idea, right? SC by CS. Clever kid.
I used an old receipt holder to hold my cards, some Santa pictures, flash cards and some other fun things. It's pretty full, but I like it.
This is one of my favorite things - my tiny cupboard. I filled it with all sorts of tiny things that are dear to me.
Tiny bottle brush trees, a wee snow globe I made, spun snowman, tiny ornaments on the top shelf. A small West Germany village on the second shelf.
I have a big tin of nativity pieces I sell at the Junk Ranch. I pick them up and add to it through the year. I saw all those sheep gathering up in that tin and decided they needed to be released to my living room. They are all very old and priced 10¢ to 29¢ on the bottom. The bottom shelf has all sorts of tiny things that make me happy. Little stuff is the best.
So, that is the bulk of my decorations. There's still the tree and the village. Both hard to photograph, but I will try to get some shots before the big day gets here. Are you ready? I am. Yay me! Hope you are too!