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Retro Santa trinket boxes

Oh, folks, try as I might I don't always have time to update this blog. I have SO many more Santas to share - ones I've found online, ones I own, ones readers have been sending in. I promise to try and do better this holiday season. :)

With that promise in mind, I share this yummy retro find from Etsy:

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Handmade trinket boxes in pink or turquoise, I am just falling over myself in the sweetness and cuteness of these things. Plus, as you may have guessed, I have a thing for pink Christmas decorations, especially pink Santas. But the turquoise is almost as cute - lucky I can't afford to buy either this year or I'd be stuck on the reins of quite a dilemma!

More posts soon, folks. Bear with me - 2009 was a busy, busy year.

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Posted: November 6, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Wicked cool Santa boots

Okay, I've never been tempted to wear a full-out Santa costume - even one for girls - but these Santa boots are to. die. for.

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With a black skirt and a vibrant red turtleneck, oh, the fun I could have with these boots. I totally have a purse to match already (natch).

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Posted: November 28, 2008 at 7:40 PM

Etsy find: Quilted Santas

Have I mentioned how much I love Etsy? They're a wonderful treasure trove of finds. Last year, I picked up a to-die-for pink Santa cloth figurine (I'll share photos next week) there and frankly there's always something cool and Santa-related there, every time I pay a visit.

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Case in point: a series of lovely quilted Santa wall hangings. My regular readers know I'm not so much into the country/quilted look myself, but I know many of you are, and I think they'd make a great addition to a more countrified holiday home.

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Posted: November 28, 2008 at 7:34 PM

Krinkles Santa cookie jar

I absolutely adore Krinkles by Patience Brewster. Yes, yes, I know they're so last year (okay, well, several years ago) but I still love them to death. I have a three foot high Krinkles cloth Santa that goes in a place of honor each year.

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This lovely Krinkles Santa cookie jar, though, takes the cake. Me want. (I'm a rabid Santa cookie jar collector.) Plus, this is just such a good DEAL - Amazon's still retailing it for $125, but HomeClick has it on sale for just $45. Sweet.

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Posted: November 8, 2008 at 9:22 AM

3-tier Santa server

Perhaps it's my fascination with cupcakes, or maybe I'm about to go all 60's retro, but I love love love tiered serving pieces. They're gorgeous - especially with cupcakes on them - and space-saving too, which is always useful. Most importantly, they give height and can make a centerpiece out of yummy baked goods - and how is that a bad thing? Mmmm, chocolate.

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That's why I loved this 3-tier Santa server. It's just so pretty, and would look just so yummy with some Christmas-themed cupcakes stacked on it. Don't you think?

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Posted: November 7, 2008 at 9:20 AM

Timmy Woods Santa purses

While most days I'd rather be cooking, surfing, or Santa collecting than trying on Jimmy Choos, I'll admit that I'm occasionally a girl and like pretty designer things.

Especially when one of those pretty designer things ties in with my Santa obsession. I can't begin to tell you how much I covet Timmy Woods Santa Claus handbags, like Santa XV (below):

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If you're drooling over the idea but not a big fan of black, you can also check out the Gemini Santa (oh, YUM), Kris Kringle, and Zany Santa styles - my personal four faves.

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Posted: October 7, 2008 at 1:50 PM

Santa Claus offset litho print

I have a fondness for Santa art - why should my walls be Santa-free during the holiday season? Plus it's always exciting to see how artists interpret Pere Noel, such as this piece entitled Father Christmas from Dean Morrissey:

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I wish like heck I had found this piece of art when you could still pick up a giclee canvas version for $495 - but hey, the offset litho's better than nothing. :)

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Posted: October 5, 2008 at 7:17 AM

Santa Claus advent calendar

Oh, I'm just crazy about advent calendars, but I've been looking for a nice one for ages that features Santa Claus. I loved this advent found at Christmas Loft:

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I love that you can just switch the numbers around each day... but I have to admit, it'd be nice to have little cubbyholes to hide chocolate from myself each day of December! Still, this version's a little kinder to my jeans. :)

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Posted: October 4, 2008 at 3:31 PM

Santa hot cider server

I've really been on a kitchen/serving kick lately with my Santa-ness. Perhaps it's because I already have a pile (and I mean PILE) of figurines? Or perhaps it's just that I find myself thinking: why can't Santa collection pieces be functional? Case in point:

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This adorable Department 56 Santa Hot Cider Server totally caught my eye last week. Now, I know this says it's for hot cider, but I don't see why you couldn't put hot cocoa or my fave: Mexican Hot Chocolate, in there. Mmm, chocolate and Santas - my favorite!

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Posted: September 24, 2008 at 11:24 AM

Santa suit kitchen set

Continuing with the kitchen theme... I ran across this little apron and hat set that's perfect for the foodie Santa lover (ahem... like me. Hint hint).

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I'd love it even more if it was a more cherry red (oh, how I love red with hints of blue overtones) with white maribou. Because c'mon. Maribou. Yum.

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Posted: September 4, 2008 at 5:56 PM

amazing santa LE print

Stop everything, hold the presses, I've just found an absolutely delicious new (to me, anyway) piece of art that I'd give my right snaggletooth to get my hands on:

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This piece, entitled Checking It Twice, is the creation of Dean Morrissey (and he has an incredible eye - his other pieces are equally stunning, if not quite so Santa-riffic). Gallery One has both the 500-run s/n paper print (clocking in at $150) and - what Angie wants, dear Santa - the 100-run s/n giclee canvas print for an unspecified sum.

I promised myself that since I'm moving to a new home this fall, that no major Santa purchases are allowed this year - but oh, I cannot tell you how badly I'd love this piece.

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Posted: September 22, 2005 at 11:32 AM

setting the table

Oh, it must be getting close to the holidays - I'm already haunting Horchow's delicious Christmas department to drool over all the things I won't allow myself to buy this year.

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Their adorable silverplate (yes, it's becoming an obsession this year) salt-and-pepper shakers are actually quite affordable for my holiday budget this year - a set of four goes for $40. Plus, they're just incredibly cute. How can I resist?

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Posted: September 17, 2005 at 9:59 AM

santa wine bottle cover

I'm a big fan of Bombay, spending far too much with them every year for Christmas. And this year, again, they don't disappoint...

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This Santa wine bottle cover is absolutely adorable. Wouldn't it be great to pick up a few of these and have them sitting out on the holiday table during entertaining? Of course, I'd get just as much of a giggle keeping it wrapped around a bottle in the fridge... regardless of how much flak I'd get from my friends were they to discover that I also decorate the *inside* of my fridge... ;)

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Posted: November 20, 2004 at 7:18 AM

rudolph's santa claus plush toy

I've written before about my love for the Santa from the original claymation Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. So, when I found this, I just had to share...

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The plush toy is animated: when you press his hand, he walks and sings "Jingle Jingle Jingle". TOO cute.

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Posted: November 19, 2004 at 7:09 AM

santa tapestry

Also found at Horchow, this stunning Santa Tapestry. Generally, I'm not overly fond of tapestries or blankets with Santa Claus on them because I find they look a little... well, cheap. Call me a Santa snob, go ahead. But this one is lovely:

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This Santa tapestry is hand-stitched in wool on a pure cotton backing and comes with an optional hanging rod with finials. Lovely.

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Posted: October 19, 2004 at 1:25 PM

lovely old world artwork

Recently discovered this lovely limited edition print of an Old World Santa by James Christensen. The detail is just breathtaking.

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Also available from the same site is a 3D sculpture of the same Santa figure. Though I think I like the print even better.

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Posted: October 11, 2004 at 9:02 PM

santa bobblehead dolls

You know, normally I'm not a big fan of bobblehead dolls. But these are just so darned cute that I have to make an exception.

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I may just have to buy them.

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Posted: June 5, 2004 at 9:29 AM

lovely old advertising prints

Art.com has added some lovely new Santa prints recently. In particular, they've added some stunning vintage advertising prints.

My favourites are the two below: Christmas Day - National Savings Bank and Santa Claus - Pictorial Review, respectively.

Vintage advertising prints from Art.com

Sigh. The shopping list is starting early this year!

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Posted: May 21, 2004 at 10:54 AM

prints #3

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Starting to understand how addicted I am to prints? Also from Horchow, this print is huge (3 x 4, roughly) and hand-foiled with gold.

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Posted: August 24, 2003 at 9:13 AM

prints #2

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The third one in particular, called Will The Real Santa... is so beautiful. It's a limited edition lithograph, and I have to admit I'm just so tempted to get it...

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Posted: July 25, 2003 at 9:56 AM

prints #1

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I'm a big sucker for Santa prints, and hang over half a dozen of them every November. I'd love to add these to my collection.

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Posted: July 25, 2003 at 9:40 AM