Those old-fashioned Santa's have been so interesting to me. You know the ones that look old world. I read up on some history of some old fashioned ornaments, Santa's and Belsnickles. Simple ornaments or decorations were made at home by resourcful mothers, grandmothers and children using materials bought in the five and ten cent stores. In the early 1900s, these little neighborhood stores were often stocked with German paper Scrap and other German or Japanese supplies. A Belsnickle is a little Santa (more knome-like look) that has a grumpier face. Often the legend of these were said to bring lumps of coal to the children. So yesterday, I gathered things I have collected to make some Vintage Santa's. I put on some movies and went to work. I made two of them. Pretty much identical to one another with slight differences.
I love the German Scrap Santa face, and the vintage tinsel at his cap!
I have two larger Santa dolls, which are not handmade.
My truly vintage bottle brush trees.
Under glass is this little round box, that I decorated with tiny vintage trees and other
I have found some beautiful little porcelain pieces.
Nativity on a table wreath!
This banner just got finished about a week ago. I used German Glass Gllitter.
Part of my Dept. 56 Santa's village
I painted this years ago and I just can't not put it out for Christmas.
There is still more to come. I have not even shown my Christmas Trees. I will post them later on. I love Christmas decorations and the process to get there. Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Christmas season so far!