Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Favorite Santa - Bit by Bit








 During the month of December he resides on the breakfast bar
Santa made from cardboard and stiff paper, a gift from my daughter-in-law almost 20 years ago.


 Santa Claus is a jolly fellow! Imagine all that driving and still being able to say, "Ho! Ho! Ho!

32 comments:

DawnTreader said...

That's a very St Nicholas-like Santa. I like it!

The whole Santa-myth is really a very odd mix when one starts picking apart all the older traditions behind today's images.

SquirrelQueen said...

Your Old Saint Nicholas is one very handsome fellow. A lot of work went into making that piece, the details are beautiful. I can see why he is your favorite Santa.

From the Kitchen said...

That is one special Santa. I especially like his eyes.

Best,
Bonnie

diane b said...

I love his beard, It is beautifully made.

Snapper II said...

That is a wonderful Santa. I love your headers.
It is amazing what you do with the nook and glass. Great post.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! its hard to believe that the Santa Claus is made out of cardboard. Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

missing moments said...

You always take such great photos Sandra! Great post!

SweetMarie said...

I can see why it's a favorite, he's a handsome Santa. Your daughter in law is quite talented. It's amazing what you can do with cardboard. There is so much beautiful detail. Hope you had a nice weekend.

blindpigandtheacorn.com said...

Just amazing how beautiful the individual bits of Santa are!

TexWisGirl said...

he is very intricate and ornate. :)

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Gorgeous Santa!

But I am gonna' go curl-up-in-a-ball-and-cry. I am so-in-*lust* with your macro ability. -gigggggles- ,-)

I'm sure you would coach me, if we were nearer. But I also believe that you have and are proficient with the use of, a better camera than I have.

And that's fine too. I don't mean I'm jealous of your cam. I mean--What if all out blogs, looked exactly the same? Now that would be boring.

So we each have to be content with the photos we can put on our own blogs. :-) I've been in blogging long enough (years and years) to learn to not, not, not stop doing what-I-can, because of all the more polished things which are out there, in Pretty Blog Land.

At first, it's a damper on our own enthusiasm. But after a while, you learn that being TIMID, is useless. And even holds one back, from learning more and progressing, with the use of our own camera.

Yikes, I'm long-winded today. Sorry. You fully understand, everything I'm trying to say, I'm sure.

"Heap on more wood!~~The wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still."

~~Sir Walter Scott

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

your santa is really awesome! love your play with the photos.

gorgeous framing and colours on your picyutes, too.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

He is a handsome Santa, not showing any aging after 20 years! Nice

EG Wow said...

It's a super Santa! Your blog is so wonderfully festive, Sandra! It's fun to browse here. :)

BlueShell said...

He’s tough!
And it is really awesome. Very handsome…he is…

Kiss
BShell

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Sandra, that is one gorgeous Santa... IF You get tired of it, I'll take it off your hands... ha ha

I don't remember seeing it last year --if you showed it to us then.... I'm so impressed and ENVIOUS.lll

We have been in Gatlinburg for a couple of days -enjoying the Christmas lights with friends, and also enjoying the Smokies!!!

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mamabug said...

He's wonderful Sandra, now I know why you saved the best for last!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love your Santa! He's so beautiful!

Ginny said...

He is one of the very few Santas I have seen that I really like! Maybe because you showed him one part at a time, I love the block, and other things he is carrying. And I like your cute Santas from yesterday. I remember the couple from last year, I remember Mrs. Santa's long eyelashes, it stuck in my mind. You have got to see Tammy's nativity scene. It is all made from paper! And you would never know. I can't remember if you follower her, but click here, I think you may have to scroll, but it should still be her header. http://www.simplesouthernhappiness.blogspot.com/

Marie-Jeanne said...

A real beautiful Santa, love it!

Remington said...

Very nice Santa!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THisSanta is certainly an elegant looking gentleman.

Rose said...

I think if he were my mine he would be my favorite, too!

Ann said...

A wonderful Santa, I can see why he is your favorite. He has a bit of a vintage look to him. I wish my 20 year old ornaments held up so well :)

Nezzy said...

Now that's a Santa to be proud of. Those micro pics are just spectacular sweetie!

Lessons please??? I need all the help I can get baby!

God bless ya and have a magnificent day my friend!

BTW: Giveaway...my place...ya'll come. I'll leave the light on and put on a pot of tea!!! :o)

A Quiet Corner said...

Nice Santa/St Nicholas...handsome and perhaps the driving is left to the reindeer!!!!...:)JP

Catherine said...

So many pretty Christmassy images Sandra! It's almost time for Santa to get here!
xo Catherine

Angela said...

I love your Santa! He looks wonderful to be that old! Ho, ho, ho! lol

Chatty Crone said...

What a nice gift your daughter gave you - he is beautiful.

His eyes almost looked like they were staring at me.

He his top quality!
sandie

George said...

That may be one of the nicest Santas I've seen. No wonder he's your favorite -- he's very handsome.

Val said...

That Santa is PRICELESS!!! and such beautiful photos. Only wish my indoor closeup shots were 1/2 as good as these.

Deb said...

love that Santa...