Sunday, November 29, 2009

my vintage santa collection...

i am quite fond of anything vintage , but the vintage santa item has caught my eye for a few years now...
i am sharing a bit of my collection with joan and her blog "anything goes here" to celebrate in her vintage christmas monday!

it all started with this guy - the "mean santa" as my girls like to call him. actually, anyone who has seen him has questioned me as to why in the world i bought him. i saw him at an antique store back in 2004 and i just had to have him. i didn't collect vintage santas at the time but after paying $20 for him, my collection began! i loved that he was a full size doll, really something that i had never seen before.

and the collection has grown...

i found this little treasure in my grandma's basement after she passed away - i wish i would have seen these on her trees in the years before but they were packed so deeply in her basement, i am not sure she even knew where they were - there is a set of 4 of them, and i'd love to know the story behind them.

...and i wish i could say that the little cutie in the picture below is me, but i suffer from the 2nd child syndrome and have about 10 pictures of my childhood (hi mom, you know i am right!) so that is my sister who will be 40 in the upcoming year. i love this picture and can only imagine what her little mind was wondering at that moment --

and one of my tiniest yet most treasured santas...

remember this  little santa pin? one of my favorite little keepsakes from my childhood - - it used to have a white string that would make his legs kick out when it was pulled - i loved this pin and kept it safe in my jewelry box year round until i was able to wear it again the following year.

happy monday all!


  1. You have a fabulous collection of vintage santa's!! I love them all. The chenille ornaments that were your grandma's are priceless.
    Have a great week.

  2. You have a really wonderful Santa collection! And I'm glad to know someone else who loved her little Santa pin with the pull string! Another collection that I want to start!
    Happy VCM!

  3. Super collection of Santa's and I think the chenille's are my favorite. I like the humor directed toward Mom, gave me an outloud giggle :) Thanks for sharing. Judi

  4. I love your Santas! I would say if I had to pick a favorite it would be the 1'st one you have pictured. Thanks for the books tip also. I am going to pass it along to my daughters for my grandchildren. I actually thanked someone else for this earlier by accident. Goodness does that happen often during these parties? Thanks for coming by!

  5. Love the old fuzzy Santa's so fun to find and treasure!

  6. I got you down for the blog party. I'm so happy that you will be participating, I love your collection. I saw one of those first Santas today and boy was it tempting but I let him go.

  7. love all the decorations! now you just have to do a whole house tour so we can see the rest! : ) i had that santa pin, too-or jill did and it was a hand-me-down to me. was it from avon?

  8. I missed your wonderful Santa collection yesterday, but here I am a day late! Love the little pull string Santa pin. Thanks for sharing them all with us for Vintage Christmas Monday. See you next week. xo Joan, your hostess.

  9. Loved seeing your vintage Santa collection. I'm sure your little girls are fascinated by each one of these jolly figures. Blessings to you and your family. ~ Sarah

  10. Hello~

    Your Santa collection is delightful! They are all great ... I can see how the first one stole your heart and began the collection ... he's adorable!


  11. LOve your santa collection..hey I think I see the twin to Jill at Gypsy Brocantes vintag santa from last week....seperted at birth maybe?
    {{gypsy hugs}}


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