Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Santas again

This is a close-up of my Santa tree, on the landing of the bedroom level. The top of the tree is missing - I just couldn't get it all in the shot. I do particularly love this tree, and I have so many lovely memories of the Santas on it - where I got them from, and when. Some I have had for over 30 years, a very few are new this year. I try to get my Santas in sets of two so I can have the tree sort-of symetrical. On this tree I have Santas that I bought all over Australia, and in USA, Hong Kong, China and New Zealand, and Santas that have been sent to me from UK and Ireland. There are also some I painted or stitched. Beneath the tree is my collection of Christmas tins. I particularly like tins with Santa on them, and especially older tins and tiny tins.

2 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Love the tree and those tins are simply gorgeous. Where do you store them all when you take them down?

Elfie said...

Luckily, we also have a large collection of vintage wooden suitcases, metal trunks, and wooden boxes. Right now they're full of non-Christmas decorating items, but for the rest of the year they house Christmas items. I also store Christmas away in the study built-in-cupboard, and in my craft room, and if all else fails, there's always the rafters in the garage. It's like a treasure hunt each November!