Here Comes Santa Claus…

Each year at Christmas time the first thing I decorate with is my Santa Claus collection.  I started a collection many years ago and I have added more Santa’s throughout the years. I can’t really remember what started my love for this sweet-faced jolly man. Possibly the joy of Christmas memories, or the feeling of love and peace throughout this season. I do know my collection makes me happy.

I prefer Santa’s that are typically hand crafted and painted. I really like the vintage nostalgia that each one invokes.

I have an antique mahogany game table that I place in my foyer so that Santa is the first thing visitors see upon entering the house. I’m just getting started with my decorating, but I was too excited to wait to show you part of my collection.

I love the artist’s detail on this Santa…

Handmade and painted vintage Santa ClausThe rosy cheeks and teddy bear are so sweet…

Handmade and painted vintage Santa ClausI am amazed at the talent that created this Santa Claus and reindeer…

Handmade and painted vintage Santa ClausThe blue salt glazed pottery Santa was a gift from my brother, Gary.  The chalkware Santa has so much character in his facial features.

Vintage Chalkware Santa Claus, hand paintedThe creamy-white Santa is hand carved and painted. I purchased him several years ago at a craft show for $5.00!!

Beautiful rustic wood carved Santa Claus and hand paintedThe animal-loving Santa is one of my favorites. The artist created a beautiful face to go with the woodland creatures.

Handmade and painted vintage Santa ClausChalkware Santa in mustard yellow…

Vintage chalkware Santa Claus - hand paintedThis Santa was created as a pull toy.

Handmade and painted vintage Santa ClausThanks for letting my share my love of Santa.  When I get the house completely decorated I will be showing you more.  Do you collect Santa’s or other Christmas collectibles?