Friday, December 21, 2018

Winter Solstice ~

My salt glaze Santa collection grew considerably this year.  Friend Melissa gifted me with a half dozen of the little guys.  I also found an Eldreth Santa at a local antique mall.  I was so happy to find him at super price.  I only have 2 others made by this potter.  Well, can you believe the one I bought was one I already had?  Go figure.

I decided to do a little antiquing today and this little vintage papier mache Santa came home with me.  Antique pox ~ a disease for which there is no cure.

Bobbie, the Evening Stitcher has inspired me to pick up my needle and do a little cross stitch.  A sweet little pattern by Pineberry Lane.

Tomorrow I'm off with Ernestine to wrap gifts for a few hours to benefit Ohio Pug Rescue.  I still have a few things to pick up at the grocery store and of course a little Swiffering and dusting.  Christmas Eve day my son will fly in.  Life is good.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


WoolenSails said...

That is a nice collection, I will have to keep on the lookout for you.
I saw the Eldreth jug, nativity set, but they don't sell them anymore.


Julia said...

I love looking at all your special Santas. The more the merrier.
You are such a sweetheart to give your time to the rescue pugs.
Hus to you and your beloved pugs,

The Eveningstitcher said...

I love your Santa's!! I love the salt glaze of anythng...but Santa's are especially endearing!! I'm glad you picked up your needle and thread! That was a fun design to stitch...I haven't had time to do anything....but I'm hoping this week, I'll be able to hook or stitch!! Have . great weekend!

Prims By The Water said...

I know I have antique pox Lauren. It's even harder when i go to our store and look at all of the wonderful goodies our vendors have. Your Santa collection looks wonderful! My daughter is coming tomorrow with my grands. Will be fun. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Janice

Margaret said...

First off, I love your Santa and Pug finish from your last post (I'm behind on blog reading once again!). I bet the recipient loves it! Love your Santa collection -- wow! Your stitching looks like fun! I do wonder when the stitching mojo will ever return for me? I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

acorn hollow said...

I have just one salt glaze santa but I love your collection. So funny I picked up a cross stitch kit just recently I have no idea why I thought I could do it at work I think during the slow months. I haven't cross stitched in 20 years.
Merry Christmas my sweet friend enjoy your time with your boys

denise said...

Merry Christmas to you 🎄🎄