November 23, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday ... A Sorry Santa

Go ahead laugh until your sides hurt, seriously ... have a good whole hearted chuckle at my first attempt at 'Vintage Christmas Monday' ... is this the saddest, sorriest, most miserable Santa you have ever seen? Answer honestly, you won't hurt my feelings ... that's exactly how I felt when I spied him at the bottom of a long forgotten box of Christmas ornaments at a flea market last year ... all covered up by the 'pretties', fancy and sparkling balls in pink, aqua, silver and so on ... I'll admit I bought the pretties too, but this guy was so homely he had to rescued as well ... speaking of rescued, I also rescued him from the jaws of my new puppy that Christmas, guess my sorry Santa kinda looked like a chew toy to him ... I'm not surprised!

{click on photo if you really have to see him more closely}
So why do I choose him to share with you? Because he has become a small treasure to me .... so sad you have to feel sorry for him and therefor love him ... and he grew on me ... he never got crammed back into the box and put up in the attic with all the 'pretties' last year ... he stayed in my studio all year, watching over me ... maybe checking to see if I've been naughty or nice? {verdict still out on that one, depends on who you talk to!} ... that's the other reason I've chosen him to share ... he was readily available, standing and waiting for his picture to be taken ... you've come a long way Santa Baby, from years in a dusty old cardboard box ... to the world wide web ... enjoy your fifteen minutes!!

Note to me ... get busy and start bringing out the Christmas decorations!!
Second note to me ... find some fabulous vintage decor to share next week!!

Click on the button above to be whisked away in Santa's sleigh to Joan's blog "Anything Goes Here" our super host of this party running from now until Christmas .... and make sure to visit all of the participants while visiting with Joan ...I'm sure there's a lot of great items to ooh and ahh over! .... I'm happy you had a good laugh at my sorry little devilish {oh, I noticed his devil horned look and pitch fork like tree, too ... I just wasn't going to 'go there'!}


  1. LOL! He is a bit...pointy! He also looks a little scared looking off to the side like some mean reindeer is after him. I'm glad he found you to treat him with care.

  2. Oh no, I don't feel sorry for him at all. I love him, because he reminds me of my most favorite ornaments. They are red chenille with stickers for the Santa face, and they were my grandparents'. We would spend every Christmas with them in Wisconsin, and it was magical. I'm so thrilled that I now own those Santas, and now you've given me the idea to keep one out to enjoy all year long!
    Happy Vintage Christmas Monday!

  3. Hello Jill! (That is my adorable little sister's name too!) I LOVE your little Santa! Those are the kinds of things that tug at my heartstrings... think of all the Christmases past he has seen and the memories he made for someone... I would have chosen him as well, and I too would leave him out year round... I always feel a closeness to those whose treasures I end up with... maybe his previous owner who has passed on is looking down with love at their litte shabby santa and so happy you chose to show him! Love to you... I just signed up for the party today too, hope you will visit me as well! Bisous... Julie Marie

  4. I am so glad you rescued this Santa and gave him a good home. He deserves his '15 minutes' and more! Can't wait for more vintage if I can just find those boxes of Christmas decorations in the basement....hmmm, maybe NEXT Monday!

  5. This woeful guy reminds me of my vintage "baby" Christmas wreath. I'm gonna have to go dig that puppy out...thanks for the reminder!

  6. He is a bit on the saddddd side :) however, I do see how you could love him. He looks as though he is hanging from his drawers on a hook. I love any and all ornaments he's a keeper> Jill I hope your week is full of blessings.


  7. He is a charmer!! Love him because he survived for this long and so many made out of chenille have not!!!
    Happy Vintage Monday and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  8. Ahhhhh, we have a Santa like this one and he always gets the best spot on the tree!

  9. Well, I think he's a real cutie, even though he does look a tad bit fiendish. He's a great way to start the show, Have a great Thanksgiving, Jill!

  10. Hilarious! Reminds me of a santa my friend has that we call "sooty" as he looks like he was stuck in the chimney with all the soot! He is a treasured dude at Christmas. Glad your santa is too.
    bunny hugs,

  11. What a cute comment for VCM -- It made me laugh out loud as I read your story. Can't wait till the next one.

    Have a happy Thanksgiving,


  12. He is a gem and he probably is fully enjoying his time on the WWW. Did you take him over to the computer screen to see himself? That is how I feel about the old candle holders I have in my post too. Not the most glam of items but I have them out all year round!!! But isn't that what Vintage Christmas is about...those old things that bring back memories! xo Joan

  13. I don't know Jill, I kindda like him. Actually I really like him. I would like to think that I would have rescued him as well.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  14. I'm thinking this Santa IS keeping his eye on you - not certain what he has in mind.

  15. Well, he's interesting....No, really,he is vintage and he is Christmasy so he fits right in here. Actually, my grandparents used to have some similar looking chenille ornaments so he fills the bill.

    Enjoy him....

    Cynthia K.

  16. I love the old chenille ornaments. He is adorable...just needs a Mrs. Claus!

  17. I LOVE old chenille ornaments! Can't wait to see the rest of your vintage Christmas...I have so enjoyed reading through all your posts..glad I found ya! Hugs ~ Angie

  18. Love your Santa. I am going to join that Monday party. Thanks for the heads up! Blessings, Martha

  19. I love your little Santa. I would have rescued him as well! There is just something in his devilish grin that says "take me home". Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my vintage stocking...Oh, to be 18 again!!

  20. I absolutely adore your old chenille Santa! He's fun and funky! Can't wait to see more...this is an incentive to get those boxes out and unpacked!
    :) Laura

  21. No! He's wonderful! One of my favorite ornaments is a vintage choir girl, thick around the middle and wall-eyed! No one loved her, but I CHERISH her. She always gets the best place on the tree. I also can't wait to get out the rest of my stash!

  22. Sweet, skinny, old Santa! He's cute :)

  23. What a great little Santa.....and a great story to go along with him :)

    Stop by my post is up with you and all the girls in our aprons!

  24. HI JIll! I think he is adorable, in a well loved way! Thanks for sharing. I will be up for next week.

  25. I think he is adorable!!! I just love to keep one ornament out all year long just to remind me of the wonder of the season!!!
    Hopefully I can join in the fun once I get caught up!!!
    Margaret B

  26. He kinda matches the poor little snowmen I posted on my blog today! I love him!



  27. Oh no...I think he's hilarious. He looks like he got a little stretched out!


  28. Hi Jill, I am passing on an award to you, so stop by and pick it up. Happy Thanksgiving...julie

  29. Hello Jill~~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got so many wonderful treasures. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
    We share similar taste for so many of the same design elements.

    The one thing that could cheer me up as I watch fall come to a close was... the anticipation of Winter and all the Christmas Festivities that come with it.
    Providing creative inspiration.

    I've bookmarked you in my favs.
    I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
    Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

    Sweet wishes,

  30. Oh, I think your sweet little long-legged Santa is just adorable!
    Oh, and I've been meaning to tell you how awesome I think my little card holder is! You packaged it so beautifully, and finding the little "extra" tucked in was just a "wow" moment!
    Love your blog, love your etsy, love you!
    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  31. Jill,
    He's so ugly he's cute!



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