Friday, December 10, 2010

12 Days of Christmas: He's Everywhere

Yes, I know the 12 days of Christmas historically take place between Christmas and epiphany, but I'm taking my journey now with a small challenge:  post every day for 12 days which leads me up to the 22nd.  The weekend of Thanksgiving we hauled out the boxes and began decorating. I collected Santas for many years.  Each year the jolly old elves take up residence in a different area of the house.  This year it's the mantle.
 Oh yes, Santa is making appearances all around the house.  He's everywhere!

He's a tin ornament, and one of my favorites, on the tree.

He's peeking from behind greens, waiting in the snow for a glimpse of the naughty and nice.

He's driving his sleigh on to a vintage wrapping paper.

He's dressed all in green with a half-moon vibe and a favorite of my daughter. 

"He had a broad face and a little round belly.  That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly." 
       ~Clement C. Moore

The favorite of a son, the roly-poly Santa never failed to make us all chuckle.

On Christmas Eve, a brown-eyed boy will place cookies on the Santa bedecked plate, anxious for morning

"Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus."  
                           ~ Written in the Sun Times by Francis Church in 1897


  1. I have just found you via Vulture Peak Muse.
    What a lovely post. It made me smile; the pictures and the idea.
    Looking back at past posts, I shall add you to my blog list.

    Happy Christmas!

  2. Hello aguja and welcome to the Cottage on the Corner. I'm so glad my Santas made you smile. They've been around for awhile and it's good to know the collection can still shine.

    Hope your holidays are wonderful!

  3. Such a jolly Santa tour!
    I love old ornaments so much.....
    I have a collection of teeny German angels that are about to make their appearance.
    Do hope you make it to NY soon.
    Festive Greetings!

  4. Elizabeth...Oh I hope I get to NY soon too, but it's not looking promising. I hope you photograph some of your angels and share them.

    Jeri...No matter where I see one, Santa just make me smile.

  5. Thank you for this.
    I'm looking forward to the other 11 posts!

  6. MJ...well I'm all ready behind but isn't that expected this time of year? Thanks for stopping by.

  7. I love to see other people's ornaments -- especially the "historical" treasures. I like that roly-poly Santa, too.


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