So many of the decorative figures were made by my husband and me. I miss his creativeness, and his love of woodworking.
This is one of my favorite Santa's that we created.It was a face I had been drawing since my childhood. I made the beard longer and stylized in my drawing and then my hubby cut the wood out using the Intarsia method of cutting all the pieces out, then beveling the edges. Then they were glued onto a back board one by one until they were Santa again. He is hanging on the dining room wall and measures approx. 8" x 13".
This one was cut out and all the features were painted on.
As a child, we went to bed right after supper on Christmas Eve. Then Dad would call us back downstairs saying Santa had come and left presents!
When we came down, there would be presents under the real tree and Dad would be standing by the front door ringing a little bell behind his back. This was the sound of Santa's sleigh leaving and we had just missed him. There were even sleigh tracks in the snow. Delightful! I have always loved opening presents on Christmas eve. I love singing the old familiar Carols.
This vintage songbook for piano is one of my treasures! And this Santa was made from an Intarsia pattern that my hubby bought and made. I painted the pieces. I have so many favorites!
And this is my homegrown gourd Santa that I grew, dried and painted complete with stem to form his hat-ha! He has beads on his bottom so he will stand upright.
Thank you so much for coming and letting me share my treasures with you. If you have time, please visit my other blogs that are listed in the side bar.
Today I am linking to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound where you can go and see what others are doing to decorate for Christmas.
My heart to yours...