Didn’t want to forget the Santa Claus figurines displayed in the kitchen hallway.
This shelf hangs on the wall in the narrow entrance to the kitchen. It’s difficult to shoot head-on~ thus the bad angle and lighting. But it gives you a little perspective as to where these Santa figures reside during the holidays.
This grouping is comprised of hanging ornaments. I started collecting the dated Santa’s about 20 years ago. They depict what the general public perceived Santa to look like during a specific time period. You can see the popular perception of Santa Claus in the ornament dated 1899, while a more rustic looking old man is seen in the year 1894.
This handcrafted wooden Santa is hinged and is usually perched so that his feet dangle, but this shelf has a lip and he just wouldn’t stay put.
Nestled in a bowl of glass balls, this Santa ornament can also be hung on a tree branch by the crook of his cap.
I’ve never been a very crafty person, so I was amazed at myself when I made Mrs. Claus so long ago. It was my first attempt at any type of needlecraft, but I thought she and her hubby, shown below, came out pretty good. I’ve never done another remotely similar project, since!
The antique finish and painting on this gourd Santa is so textural.
More dated Santa figures.
A left-handed flute-playing Santa.
Gotta stay in shape to lift that heavy pack of toys…
A two-fisted, beer-carrying Irish Santa.
Wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas!