Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa Parade

I've got a secret.
Enjoy. I haven't got many. Over the last couple of years I've been collecting little Santas. It started on a whim, and now I tell Elenka that I can't stop. I can, but it bugs her a bit when I say that. It all started two years ago when I spied a couple of 50's era Santas sitting on a shelf at the Gorham Goodwill store. I stopped to look for ties but got sidetracked. They seemed lonely. Last December I added a few and two weeks ago a few more. Like us all, I have selective memory. I can remember the strangest stuff, long past, but sometimes struggle with my plans for the day. This said, so far I have not returned to the house with a duplicate Mr. Claus. Lucky, I guess. Elenka says my collecting days are over, because this small mirrored mantle is full.
She might again be correct.
However, I wouldn't venture to Vegas with your life savings.
... if I were you.
Ho, Ho, Ho!

20 comments:

  1. Collections say a good deal about the collectors. Ho! Ho! Ho!

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  2. I'm not sure I've ever known anyone who collected Santa's before. Well, I used to know a girl who "collected" real Santas - hung around all the malls! These are nice. I would guess your wife, in the interest of family harmony, might find some other space to continue your collecting ways. Or not.

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  3. You could always swap & trade. :-)

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  4. I approve heartily of this collection of men in red Birdman.. I see a wee space at the end of the mantle for one more Mr Claus :)

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  5. What a great collection, I love it. A few years ago, I started collecting Santa ornaments for the tree. I've go all shapes and sizes but, this year I have tried to restrain myself and haven't bought a single one. Moving to a smaller home does that to you. You start thinking about space!

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  6. a sweet collection. but i'd prefer something that could be displayed all year without folks raising eyebrows. :)

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  7. I have never thought of this one, and your posse of Santas is amazing!

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  8. I collect santas too !!!Poor Elenka, she does not know that there's ALWAYS an other mantle or an other shelf somewhere ... :o)

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  9. I say - Go for it! You can't pass up a good one if you come across it.

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  10. I have a Christmas secret, too. Nutcracker soldiers. Shhhhhh!

    And, of course I intended the photo to look like a Hopper. As soon as I stood there and looked at the restaurant in that light and darkness, I thought of Hopper.

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  11. The upside of any sort of Christmas collection is that it only hangs around for a month. I think your Santas are rather dear, and maybe a little clown-creepy.

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  12. Ah, Men in Red! You're not alone in this affliction. JoAnn, a Bellingham, WA blogger ("Scene through My Eyes") has a similar passion. Her Santas are everywhere this time of year (sorry, Elenka)...everywhere.

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  13. I collect Santas, too . . . you've found some unique ones . . .I want to reach into the photo and pick them up and admire them, one by one. xx

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  14. Brave confession, LOL!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  15. One of my cousins does the same with Nutcrackers.

    One more Santa and they'll be able to organize into an army and launch Operation Santa Global Domination.

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  16. So, a Santa addiction, that's not a bad one at all! You need to build an addition to your house, that's all!

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