Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bring Me The Head of Santa


There is just something decidedly Salome-like about this girl with her pouty, guilty expression, and, well, the fact that she is carrying Santa's head in her hands.  So when my mom turned to show me this smaller version she found at a Flea Market earlier this year I almost died.  My family has a very quirky take on the holiday as we all refer to this figurine as "Bring Me the Head of Santa."


Although I began with the most "macabre" of our family holiday decorations, the point of this post is actually another "My Credentials" as I was at my mom's house over the weekend and snapped some pics of her holiday decor.  If you love vintage Christmas items keep reading; you are sure to be impressed! (and a tad jealous...)




Believe it or not, this is a pared down version of her collection!  Since my parents have very little storage in their home, all the stuff has to be stored within and retrieved from an attic crawlspace.  A year or so ago she decided to pare down, but, of course, she is still buying new stuff, and, I still find stuff for her (Can't show it until after the holidays though or I'll ruin the surprise!)  The Santas make up the majority of the collection, so, that is what I look for. (Shh!)



What better decor combination than vintage yellow pottery and sassy gnomes in an antique hutch?  Country Living Magazine, eat your heart out!



This arrangement looks amazing at night, with just the Santa lights and lights from the tree lighting the room!

I will leave you with these delightful vintage gnomes on the mantel.  Ahhh...the wonders of vintage Christmas decor!

4 comments:

  1. Oh my, what a collection. The yellow pottery with the gnomes, fabulous! xo, suzy

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  2. Of course I love every nook and crannie!!

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  3. Oh my goodness. What a delicious post!
    Thanks so much for sharing your impressive collection!
    ~S

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