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Pink Santa. Oh yeah baby.

One of my all-time favorites within my Santa Claus collection is the pink Santa I acquired last year through Etsy (sadly, the maker no longer has an Etsy account, or I'd point you to her).

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His costume is made from soft pink fleece with faux mink trim. Even the bear he's holding is handmade from the same fleece. He's 17 inches tall and about 7 inches wide. I've added a short pink maribou garland wrapped around his base to make him look even puffier, pinker and softer.

He's just gorgeous, and I keep him in my office so I can see him every day.

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Posted: December 13, 2008 at 2:59 PM

my new kitchen Santa

Well, it's been a deadly long time without a whisper from me... I'll apologise duly, and then tell you I'm back and have lots of Santa stuff to share! First on the "sharesies" list is my first Santa acquisition of the year:

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I've always wanted a blackboard in my kitchen, to post upcoming menus or cute sayings, and now I can combine that love with this adoro standing Santa. He's got lots of red, natch, because as you can see from the photo, I've got lots of red accents in my kitchen. I think he'll be a perfect complement to the kitchen for the holidays.

I have, as you can imagine, an enormous backload of email to go through. I've been so touched that all of you have continued to write in despite my hiatus, sharing Santa collecting stories or news of your new Santa-creating businesses. Thank you!

More Santas soon. Anything specific you want to see/hear/know about? Let me know!

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Posted: August 30, 2008 at 5:10 PM

2004 addition: santa by bill evans

I've mentioned before how much I love Bill Evan's work, and there was no way I was going to let this year go by without picking up one of his pieces.

His creations aren't named, just numbered, so for reference I picked up #968:

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Trust me when I say my silly little photo doesn't do the piece justice. It's solid wood, hand carved and painted, and 18 inches tall. Bill custom-makes these items at the time of ordering, so you may wait a few weeks for your piece, but it's well worth the wait.

There will be more of Bill's work in my collection as the years pass. Bet on it.

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Posted: October 10, 2004 at 11:27 AM

2004 addition: friendship santa

I usually start looking for Santas early in the year - July or August. This generally horrifies the non-Santa collector (gearing up to buy Christmas decorations in August? Um, summer? Hello?). But I find that it gives me the time to really think about what kind of additions I want to make to my collection. November is just too late - in some cases, for shipping, since I find a lot of my items online. But also just because it's too tough to choose when confronted with the barrage of new Santas every November. So I make notes in November and return in the summer once my head has cleared from the insanity that is Christmas in the commercial world. ;)

First purchase for the year was in August, and it was a G. DeBrekht Friendship Santa:

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These are really quite wonderful and unique, limited edition (2 years) and stunningly painted resin pieces. This particular Santa is also musical and plays "Jolly Old St. Nicholas". Since I didn't (yet) have a Russian-looking Santa, this was my first foray into that style.

I may have to pick up a few other Russian pieces (not necessarily DeBrekht, though I do love this piece) next year. The detail is incredible.

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Posted: October 10, 2004 at 10:53 AM

one of my favourite prints

One of my all-time favourite Santa prints (I have nearly a dozen) is this Santa portrait.

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It hangs over my entertainment center, and as such I get to look at it very often throughout the Christmas season. He looks so warm and kind, like a real Santa should. Wonderful.

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Posted: May 20, 2004 at 10:37 AM

oh happy day

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Every year I try to buy one big Santa, dollar-wise. One splurge a year so that I can grow the quality of my collection, as well as the cute smaller things I end up picking up every year.

Every year for the past two years I've wanted to buy this Gregorian Santa from Fitz and Floyd. Believe me when I say the picture doesn't do the piece justice. It's absolutely stunning. When I first saw it in the store, I just stood and stared at it for almost ten minutes. But every year I've convinced myself that $400 US - or even $300 US, which is what they were selling for mostly last year - was way too much to spend.

I stopped by the site tonight to drool once again and found that it was on sale. Severely on sale. As in $150. It took me all of three seconds to decide.

The Gregorian Santa will be mine in 2-3 weeks, shipped direct from Fitz and Floyd. Oh, happy day.

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Posted: September 13, 2003 at 1:14 AM

the boxes were almost cooler than...

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Last year in my insane Santa shopping spree (I think I added over twenty new pieces last year alone) I bought a few Santa figurines from Christmas Tree Hill. To my surprise and delight, they came in these absolutely stunning gift boxes. They were too pretty to hide, so they became a whole new Santa display in my apartment. The figurine in front is a Winter Silhouette figurine from Department 56, now discontinued.

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Posted: July 27, 2003 at 12:42 PM

a maggie original

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Among her other talents, my mom is a wonderful painter. Last year she decided to tackle Santa head-on (pardon the pun) and painted me this lovely Maggie original Santa portrait. Trust me when I say the photo doesn't do it justice.

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Posted: July 27, 2003 at 12:34 PM