Thursday, December 09, 2010

Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus

Happy Holidays to you!
While I was over at Stray Stitches yesterday enjoying her giveaway post, (see yesterdays post on my blog)  I saw her Santa collection.  Depending on where in the world you live there are many versions of "Santa" - Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus as well as a few other Holiday Visitors who leave gifts.  I have a small collection of my own Father Christmas/Santa figures.  So today I am sharing them with you.
While I really should take individual pictures so that you can see the fine details, time is scarce for me right now. So I did a collection picture. 

Six of the figures are from a friend who does wonderful work with cypress knees. His website is Whittler's Hollow -you can also get to his blog from there.  Currently he has five unsold figures left online in the 2010 gallery.
One of my Santa figures is a gourd that was painted by lil ole me.
There is a ceramic Santa and a teddy bear Santa that someone gave to me.
And there are carved Santa pins and a pendant that other carvers have created.  (do you see the cross-eyed Santa pendant? isn't he fun!)
There is also a small carved figure that is carved.  It was a gift also.

I will tell you a secret:  These figures stay on display all year at my house.  Everyday we should remember to be loving and giving.
Peace to you.


11 comments:

Tangos Treasures said...

Love them!
Peace be with you too!

Tonya said...

love your santas, and their skinny....even better

luv2quilt2 said...

I love your Santas. They would make a beautiful year round display.

Maggey and Jim said...

Love the collection. I have always been partial to the ole guy. I painted driftwood santas year ago and have not one picture of them:(. Have a wonderful holiday, You are an awesome blogger.
Maggey

Pat said...

Oh, wow...how nice that you have some of Tom's creations! My Santa collection isn't out this year......but it will be back next year!

Barb said...

Those are just wonderful, thanks for showing!

Kathleen said...

I love your Santa collectibles...I too have a Santa collection that I keep out all year in my china closet..they are too pretty to bring out for a few weeks once a year...hope your father is doing well....Have a Blessed Christmas...

Stray Stitches said...

What a wonderful grouping of Santas.

Melissa said...

How fun, Gene!!

quiltmom said...

Gene,
I do love your Santa collection- I have a few of my own that I have collected for a number of years. I haven't taken them out just yet- Perhaps I will decorate this weekend.
What a lovely idea to look at Santa and remember to be loving and giving.
Hope things are going well and that your father is feeling better.
Regards,
Anna

Micki said...

The Santas are wonderful! I collect them too.
Micki