A Couple of Vintage Christmas Santas - Destined For Others


My collecting mantra is codified.  I've created this post on the blog outlining the details of that very mantra.  It came from an Instagram post from Imagineer Joe Rhode and is something that I've tried to remember whenever I go to an Estate Sale, Garage Sale or an Antique Mall.  Over the years, I've bought dozens of little vintage Christmas items including these three Santas.  The first one - at the top of this post - is a little guy with pipe cleaner arms in a gold glitter sleigh.

I bring up the mantra because last year these three weren't chosen to be part of our Christmas decorations.  They were left behind in the tub.  That means that this year, they're going to have to find a new home.

Below are two more:  the one on the right has a green glass ornament as his belly and he, too, has pipe cleaner arms (and beard!).  The guy on the left might be Mrs. Claus?  There's that white trim below his/her chin, but it isn't necessarily a beard, right?


Say it with me:  "It is enough to enjoy the existence of things without possessing all of them."

They'll be going to new homes this year because they don't deserve to be stuck in their basement totes/tubs for another twelve months.  Inviting me to a a Christmas party? You might end up with a little 'hostess gift'?!?!

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