It seems that some of my holiday collections have, well, exploded this year... in a good way you might say... My collection of vintage Santa mugs grew by 3 or 4 this year. I have "minis" and "regulars".
The front porch decorating is still not finished... nor the tree... I guess this qualifies as a bit of an explosion too.
But back to those Santa mugs... some cute wink-y ones with a pitcher I picked up last year... perhaps it is time to remove that string from the handle, hmmm?
This Santa makes me think of the sixties... or fifties. I picked up two red and a green plastic frames at a trip to Ikea. Cheap plastic but they sure look festive with a vintage Santa card... AND they're actually double sided so you could put TWO cards in a frame if need be.
The top of my fridge is brimming with Santas... my $3.00 Pepsi crate is on it's side and is just right to fill up with these jolly ole elves.
I removed a couple of pages from a vintage Little Golden Book to cover an existing picture... and this Santa mug face is one I really love... with some of his paint rubbed away.
Here's a shot of the whole shebang... this cabinet is above my kitchen cabinets. Originally there were doors but we removed them so I can have a place to
Another upper cabinet... The Santa tree topper is still in it's original plastic. A Martha Stewart one back when she and Kmart were still friends. The came in green and red... I should have gotten one of both... oh Martha how I miss you.
A sweet little Santa face to sit by the stove...
And even chippy, cement Santa is in the house this year... The wet weather takes a toll on him on the West facing porch.
Just three more bins to unpack and one more tree to decorate...
So are you still decorating? Or have you finished?