I have been expecting you .You have a big day ahead of you because there are 3 house tours going on today. All 3 are posted on my side bar to your right.Just click on the pic and it will take you to the list of participants.You are in for some great eye candy so have fun !
There is another Open House I just learned about. It is at SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY hosted by Rhoda. So swing by and visit all those gals too !
I have to tell you the story of my big santa. This big old santa is made of chalkware, these used to be at all the fairs years ago.The chalk stuff came in all kinds of figures; such as dogs , kewpie dolls etc... You could win these by pitching rings , darts , penneys, nickels, balls etc...
But now on to my story , I just had to give you a little background first. This santa belonged to my great Aunt Isabelle.They were very poor and their house was just a little shanty but it was immaculately clean and neat. Nothing was out of place.She didn't have money to buy things to decorate her house. So if she saw a picture in a magazine or on a calendar she would cut it out and hang it on her wall. So you see this santa was very special to her. I remember going to her house when I was a little girl and I would sit and look at this santa , I wanted to play with him so-o-o-o bad ! But when I was little and went somewhere ,especially to someone's house, I had to sit right by my mother and I wasn't allowed to get up and run around like a wild Indian .LOL . They always told me I couldn't play with santa because he would break . Little did I know that about 52 years later He would be MINE ! He truly is one of my treasures even though he does have an ugly face * wink *
This is one of my most favorite Santa's, see his little wings .
I painted this old santa , can you tell what he is made out of ? I'll give you a hint ; a tree ! He is a tree slab .
This tree is in my living room . I don't have any big trees this year . My good help is out of town at the university this year.
This is my Folk Art Tree.
I know some of you are saying, "a black tree !" yuck ! But I just had to step out and do it and I love it ! This little black tree is in my master bath .
Well that's all folks ! Now hurry on over to the next ones, you have alot to look at !