Santa Claus came to town

When Rob and I got together, I had a couple of ceramic Santa Clauses.  We both really liked them.  So, the next year, we had more.  And, the next year, we had more.  And, more and more until I don’t know how many there are anymore.  More than will fit on our mantle.  And, we have a big mantle.


There are little ones


and big ones



All all sizes in between.  This year’s additions were from our friend LD and this one that Rob bought off ebay, Santa and two reindeer from when we were kids.


You can see the couple in front of the picture above are mid-size.  I guess we knew we had to scale back when they started to overflow onto the hearth. 


We suffered some damage one year when a cat jumped up there and knocked a couple off.  But, a bit of glue and some acrylic paint and we’re back in business. 

I have had to scale back my holiday quilting plans, too.  I was going for three quilts by the holiday.  Not!  Now, I’m hoping for two and only because one of them is finished and bound. 

I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.  And, then I can finish the third one over the holiday break, maybe???  Hey, I have to walk away with some dignity.

Everybody have a great Thursday.  Lane


lw said...

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Especially when it involves happy memories and joy!

I love Christmas lights like you love Santa-- it's been so cold this year that a lot of our neighbors haven't put them up. But there's still time.

Lakegaldonna said...

I say, isn't that what a hearth is for?
We don't have a mantle but do have a hearth that we sit on but the outside edges beg for non flammable Santas at this time of year. We do have a small salesmans dresser closeish to the fireplace where many of our Santa collection live. It's at the top of the stairwell so it's the first thing you see when you enter the home.

Elizabeth said...

I love that sort of iconic "Coke" Santa -- the one with the real fur on him. Oh, and the little tiny Mr. and Mrs. What a fun collection.

Someday, when I have a paid staff to put up and take down multiple trees, I'm going to have a tree with solely Santa Claus ornaments. I already have a good collection, but I think it would be fun to have a whole tree.

xo -E