Some santas came to town…and left town, and some came to town …and are still here! The last 3 months have been a whirlwind of shows. From Ankeny to Bloomington and Des Moines to Morning Sun, I appreciate each and every one of my customers! Thank you for your business, nice compliments and friendship! Here are pics of santas that have come and gone over the last show season.
Hudson Bay blanket santa on wood dog sled, sold.
The next 3 santas were special order and were picked up this morning.
Another customer order.
This next sweet little guy is in a child’s red go-go boot! I’ll never find another pair of those. Found a new home in Des Moines.
This vintage wood sled was the perfect match for this red santa and bag of toys. A little hand lettering and some added snow changed the whole look of the sled. And as “and Co.” (my husband) says…”You just can’t beat a good red santa!“
New tree toppers I came up with well into the season…all sold.
Another red santa in a handsome antique oak clock case. Sold.
Many vintage postcard images soldered in between glass to create 1 inch and 1 & 1/2 inch charms. Some still available.
An Americana santa in a very vintage handmade sleigh. All vintage toys, flag and a hand painted sign. Still available!
A new direction I went late in the season, and will continue creating in the next year. More the look of the old German santas. Not so colorful – but wonderful mohair and velvet fabrics, some hand dyed by me. The pull toy in his lap I made using an old celluloid animal. Also has a bisque “pudding” doll and a Cracker Jack horse on the side of his sled. I’m lovin’ this look! Sold.
Have to throw in a snowman for good measure! This fellow sold, but I’m hoping to come up with some new snowman designs in 2013.
This Santa on the vintage shoe ski with his wonderful leather bag of vintage goodies is mounted on an old shutter. I hand lettered “SANTA CLAUS: Dealer in Good Things.” Sold.
This woodsie fellow lives in a vintage child’s doll trunk. Everything about him is old from his tree to the leather holster he packs his goodies in. Sold.
Last but not least…another old looking santa. One that I couldn’t part with…at least not yet. He’ll have a special place in my home this year.
Again, I thank you all for a wonderful year and look forward to seeing you all in the coming year! “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”