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Venetian Santa Claus

Oh, Horchow, how you tempt me every year. How do you manage to come up with new Santas every single year that I want? This new Venetian Santa Claus, inspired by Carnevale di Venezia's opulent costume dress, is so gorgeous it hurts to look at it.

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What's more, Horchow's having a huge sale right now - which means this gorgeous Kris Kringle along with a lot of their Seasonal collection is actually 30% off regular price until tomorrow morning! I do loves me a bargoon.

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Posted: November 9, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Indian Prince Santa

I've been a fan of the cloth Santas from Horchow for years - every year, they get a delectable lineup of Santa dolls with incredibly lovely costumes.

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This Indian Prince Santa caught my eye this year - it's very unusual, and I don't usually go for culturally-themed Santas, but something about this is captivating. Gorgeous colors, and I love both the elephant under his arm and the big - er - stick, thing, he's holding. What an addition to the collection this would make!

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Posted: November 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM

Folk Art OoAK Santa

I was never personally much into folk art, but I know lots of you love folk art Santas - especially their uniqueness. I recently ran across this lovely one of a kind piece:

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Created by Little Sister's Dolls, he's a lovely 23" high with a really, really cute Santa suit. They also make other seasonal items, if you're looking for more folk art ideas.

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Posted: November 6, 2008 at 9:12 AM

eBay find: Lynn Haney Santa Claus

I know a lot of our readers are into Lynn Haney collectibles - I just found a hot auction going on for her Snowbound Santa #2219 (from 1999 - now discontinued).

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There are already 9 bidders, and the price is (as of this writing) at $308 USD. See if you can sneak in and pick him up before he's gone!

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Posted: November 5, 2008 at 11:04 AM

Saint Nicholas Santa figurine

As I've said before, I'm a BIG fan of St. Nick images. (I think it comes from sharing his day - December 6th is also my birthday.)

Recently, I ran across Mark Roberts' Santas and elves - new to me, though I'm sure some of my readers collect him. His 2008 St Nick figurine is stunning:

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If you're interested in picking up one of these figurines, there's a dealer locator on the web site; unfortunately, it only works for folks in the USA.

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Posted: October 6, 2008 at 8:44 AM

santa of snowflake mountain

Delving through Gump's, I found this very "Martha-green" old-world Santa figurine, called Santa of Snowflake Mountain.

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Turns out the Santa is made by Lynn Haney, whose Santas - be they cloth figurines, Limoges boxes or canvas prints - are impressive indeed.

I would have been happy to show you a photo, or even a link, except the people who run Haney's web site don't have the foggiest idea what they're doing, and have deliberately set up the site so that people can't link easily to specific Santas (who still uses FRAMES, in 2005, for Pete's sake?) nor can they post an image of a Santa to their blog, since the photos are all chopped up to prevent all that rampant stealing on the interweb. Of course, what would you expect from a web site that also has a splash screen and no way to email the webmaster? But I digress.

Luckily, you can bypass the stupidity and see most of her collection at Curio Cabinet.

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Posted: September 22, 2005 at 3:22 PM

horchow santas

Horchow, as many of you know, is one of my all-time favorite online shops. And as usual, they have a stunning collection of holiday decor, including some really beautiful decorative Santas.

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This Poinsettia Santa is one I'm deeply, deeply tempted to buy, even though I'm done my purchasing for the year. My home is festooned with poinsettias during the holidays - I have them in every room - and this would be so wonderful as a centerpiece.

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Posted: October 19, 2004 at 1:13 PM

collapsible santa

Short on space? Too many Santas, not enough closets? Me too. Luckily, I ran across this adorable 72" animated Santa:

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I think it's brilliant that he just collapses down like that. Saves space, and also saves Aunt Martha from having a heart attack when she goes snooping through your closets and has a face-to-face confrontation with the jolly old elf.

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Posted: October 9, 2004 at 6:48 PM

stunning handmade santas

Ran across Santaworld tonight; I used to have it bookmarked ages ago but somehow lost it along the way. And she's a Canadian, to boot.

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Her Santas are without a doubt some of the most stunning fabric santas I've ever seen. Makes my credit card ache just to look at them. :)

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Posted: June 1, 2004 at 12:35 PM

incredible St. Nicholas doll

Also in the "I can't afford it this year but oh if I could..." category is this stunning, and I do mean stunning St. Nicholas doll from Cynthia Finnerty Designs.

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I have had this thing for St. Nicholas for the past few years. St. Nicholas dolls and figurines and prints just enchant me - the figure is so similar to Santa Claus, so iconic, but with a slightly medieval twist that just charms the heck out of me.

I wonder if I offered Cynthia a redesign of her web site, if she'd be willing to trade for that Santa. Because I must seriously have it.

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Posted: May 22, 2004 at 9:19 AM

if I had the money, honey

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How amazing is this. Found on Ebay.

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Posted: September 12, 2003 at 10:47 AM

can you say to die for?

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Absolutely stunning Santa from Horchow. The garland strung across his arms comes with twenty mini lights, and the coat is of velvet wth faux fur trim. Numbered and signed, to boot - you knew it had to be a limited edition. This one makes my teeth ache, I want it so bad.

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Posted: August 24, 2003 at 9:07 AM

now i've seen it all

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This is the craziest looking Santa doll I've ever seen. And there have already been two bids. Just goes to show that there's something out there for every taste - even when it comes to Santas.

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Posted: July 27, 2003 at 1:12 AM