The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Santa Claus Lane. . .

Here comes Santa Claus right down Santa Claus Lane. . .


 We made a Santa Claus Lane in our entry hall On Crooked Creek. Totally in keeping of the whimsy of the Season and as a compliment our Gingerbread Invasion.

A welcoming Father Christmas is our dear sweet "Nicky Bear"! Being gifted and named for a former student employee from my library years (Nicky) not Saint Nicholas!



This side of the vignette holds my Woodlawn Santa Music Box sweetly playing Talk with the Animals.


Santa riding on his favorite reindeer for a change!



A miniature tea set featuring my favorite traditional  Santa complete with teapot, cream, sugar, and mugs!



Brocade and green and red velvet ribbons stripe the handmade Santa ornament with pearl and ruby glass beaded embellishments.


"Mr. Ed's" childhood sleigh . . .at the ready for Santa's annual ride! Lively embellished with Holly and Ivy!



Neither lack of reindeer or sleigh will keep this Santa from his designated visits. . .
he'll take the Santa Carousel!





Red glass stars from an Estate Sale enhance my French Country Market Baskets filled with seasonal Holly and Ivy.




This photo of Santa and I is a precious memory. . .
my dad hosted all the children at the daycare where I worked in the 90's!
Amazingly enough, parents reported that every child received the gift they had asked from Santa! That's my dad. . .the true Santa!




Nicky Bear reminds us to. . .
Hang your stockings and say your prayers, cause Santa Claus comes tonight!





Until next time. . .


On Crooked Creek is joining our gracious hostess Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday! Be sure to visit all the ladies tabletops and pick up a few inspiring ideas for use in your own home.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your decorations are beautiful Pat.

My favorite is the photo of you and "Santa". What special memories!

Anonymous said...

Your decorations are beautiful Pat.

My favorite is the photo of you and "Santa". What special memories!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun Pat, I just love all of your Santas, and yes, he does have a lot of different rides, I think he will probably try them all. Love your sleigh, what a precious treasure and the little bear is just too cute too. Gorgeous vignette and such a welcoming sight as you enter. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

What a wonderful collection of Santas. I love the sleigh too, I have been on the look out for one and a pair of skates, nothing yet. Happy Holidays! Came from Marty's party.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely decorations. Love the sleigh. We have an old one that we put by our front door every year.

Jocelyn
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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your Santa collection and the sled with the greenery is my fav look. I wish I had my childhood sled.

Vanessa said...

Hi Pat! Thank you so much for visiting today and leaving such a sweet commment! I absolutely love your Santa Lane and especially liked that sled all dressed up. Everything is just lovely!
Blessings,
Vanessa

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Everything is so pretty...lots of beautiful decorations here!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your Santa displays are just so much fun! Lovin' the ornament-enjoy:@)

Sue said...

What a wonderful memory of your dad as Santa for the kids... And having your husband's childhood sled is amazing! I had to go out and thrift one so I could decorate the front door! I gave away my ice skates, too, so I found a crummy old brown pair that have seen way better days... Love that sweet little Nicky bear- he is adorable.
~ Sue