12/23/2008



"Old World Santa"....


Oh my....with only two days until Christmas, I can almost hear Santa's "Ho...Ho...Ho's" now! I know that everyone is busy, busy, busy....finishing up their last minute shopping....decorating....and baking! I've got a busy day ahead with Christmas baking but thought I would show you a couple of my "Old World Santas"! I really only started to collect them a couple of years ago...so I only have two...but I hope to keep adding to my collection! I just adore the kind old faces on these Santas....and look at those eyes...don't they just speak volumes? I love that the "Old World Santa's" always have a special theme....they're clothed and decorated according to that theme!



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This is my "Old Man Winter" Santa....I'm not sure if thats what he is really called....I named him that because he's dressed all in white! He's a glamorous "Old Man Winter" though....embellished with gold trim! Even his boots are gold. Hehe!!! In one hand, he's carrying a gold "horn of plenty" filled with little white flowers and gold trinkets...in the other a golden trumpet! He really is quite glamorous! I decided to decorate with white and gold in my Frenchy red dining room this Christmas....so "Old Man Winter" Santa fit right in! He sits atop the buffet...along with gold Christmas boxes filled with golden pears and crystal snowflakes edged in gold.


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My second Santa is the "Woodlands Santa"! He is my favorite with his burgandy colored cordoroy robe and fur! His face is so detailed with those gentle but very wise eyes! A brown velvet bag of sugared fruit sit at his feet...and look at his staff...it's topped by a small evergreen tree with a little red bird nesting in it's boughs! Santa sure looks regal in his burgandy robes with my olive green (living room) walls as his backdrop. I added a couple of sugared fruit boughs around his feet and placed three antique gold candleholders at his side!


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I'm so glad that you stopped by today...I always enjoy your visits!!! I'll let you get back to your busy holiday schedule...I better get busy making that fudge...hehe!!!



Merry Christmas!

Love ya'll,
Chari





16 comments:

Happy To Be said...

GM Sweet friend...I love your Santa's the white one is to die for..I have one and call it my snow Santa..hope you have a safe and blessed Christmas dear friend..now send me some cookies girl..you know you love me more than your luggage...hugs and smiles Gloria

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari, ;)

I LOVE your Santas!
The burgundy guy is my favorite. So classic and elegant. That is something I need to add to my home as well.

I have to tell you that your runner on your dining room buffett is STUNNING! Is that long fringe? ~WOW~
It is beautiful. If it's missing anytime soon you know where to look. HEHE!

Have a wonderful and blessed Holiday my dear friend.

~Melissa :)

ann said...

I'M WITH GLORIA I LOVE THE WHITE ONE.THEY'RE BOTH MAGNIFICENT.MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS...ANN

salmagundi said...

Those are special with their wonderful, expressive faces!! Merry Christmas to you and yours. Sally

Ma'dame French said...

I love your Santa's they are wonderful;0 Hugs French;)

Bo said...

Hi Chari...Oh how I loved seeing your Santas...watch out, collecting them can be VERY addictive...LOL...Your home looks beautiful! Merry Christmas, ;-) Bo

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari, dear friend I feel so fortunate to have met you.. I love all your old world Santa's.. I think the Woodland would be oh so perfect in our diningroom. So.. if he comes up missing darling you'll have to head east a wee little bit and come pick him up..
From our home to yours,
Happy Holidays,
hugs ~lynne~

lvroftiques said...

Chari they are both wonderful! But I'm with you, that woodlands Santa has the sweetest face! But Mr. winter Santa is the perfect touch to your buffet vignette! I realize that I need to start collecting Santas! I just love em!!Thanks so much girlfriend for sharing yours! Vanna

Sue said...

Chari you have a great start on a beautiful santa collection, being a country girl, the woodlands is my favorite! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Blessed Christmas, and give Cindy my love, I miss her! xoxo Sue

profenretraite said...

Oh Chari...They're gorgeous! Merry Christmas! Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning my friend, I wanted to wish you and yours a
Very Merry Christmas.
hugs ~lynne~

Julie said...

Just wanted to say that I enjoyed visiting your blog. Merry Christmas!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari! :)

I just realized you asked me about my new berry topiaries. I bought them
at Michaels last week.
What a deal too! They were less than four bucks a piece. Marked way down for the Holidays. Do you have a Michaels? They are having great sales right now if so. ;)

Hope you Holiday was blessed and you are well.

Talk to you soon. ~Melissa :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Chari? I love your Old World Santas...they are beautiful! I couldn't pick a favorite...love them both! I have to start putting some of my decorations up in the next few days...kind of ready to see things back to normal though. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year...2009 is just around the corner, girl!
Susan

Tomarie said...

Hi Chari!
Just checking to see how your Christmas went?! I was thinking about ya girlfriend! :-)
Love ya! L~

Happy To Be said...

GM Sweet Chari..thanks for coming by..and girl I just looked at your bust and ran in and looked at mine and I think your right they could be sisters..Len got me mine for Christmas at an antique shop and paid lots for it...If its a repop he will have a fit..mine is signed by the artist so I hope it real..I sure don't want to listen to Len..nor does the guy he bought her from...Is yours signed in the back Chari?? if so what does it say?? I just won another one on EBay last night..it was my Christmas present to myself didn't even tell Len..oh well he'll find out when Fed-Ex shows up..
Girl I am so glad that Christmas is over with..way too much work for my bones to handle all of this baking, cooking, and decorating..told my girls they will have to carry the torch from now on..How are you feeling dear friend ??? Yes baby Kyra is holding her own..my poor Josh (grandson /daddy ) just said Granny I just want to hold her..oh and you know that broke my heart...any time my family has a problem I just hurt so much..I wished I could take away there pain..Jope you have a safe and Happy New Years girl..hugs and smiles Gloria