Tuesday, December 3, 2013

SANTA has arrived at our house!!!!

 Isn't he amazingly life like!!??? This is my life sized, Joyce Ditz santa. I have been collecting Santas for almost 30 years so have ALOT of them. Mostly all hand made. This one is by far my favorite of them all. He is standing here to greet our guests and I can see him from the kitchen too. I love his lighted tree and bag.
 Here is the mantle this year. I did a garland this year and some beaded garland. I have decided that next year I am going to make a new wreath for here.
 We have 4 Santas that were made by a lady in Texas. This one on the left of the mantle is a Polish santa. She would reserch and see what clothes they would have worn and she sent a paper with each Santa explaing everything. He has a tapestry wrap under his coat and carries a star. He also carries a real doll from Krakaw, you can read it under the stand! This was our first purchase from her, since Joe is Polish.
 This is another Polish Santa that we bought for Joe's parents. We requested the white coat to go with their decor at the time. Now that they have passed away we inherited him back. He carries the matching doll to the other one!
 I am showing you all of the decorations in this room, these are our stockings. Beautiful velvet material. (Hint: I stuff them with plastic bags to keep there shape til Santa stuffs them:):)
 On the hearth I have 2 gold trees, 2 other Santas and in the center the Santa on the tricycle is another Ditz.
 He is bringing some trees in his basket.

 here is a close up of Santas bag
 a simple garland on the curio cabinet
 Another Ditz next to this chair.
 I dressed up my ivy topiary with a bow and some picks.
 and this year I placed my pretty gold deer in the windows with some greens. Today I am wrapping the deck railing in garland and lights. We have 2 swags out there now.

 On this sofa table is the Italian Santa, with a doll from Italy too!
 close up of him and the doll. She made  the faces so sweet!
 detail of the seeded deer. I have a THING for deer too!
 On the coffee table I have my Fitz and Floyd Santa and 2 F and F deer candle holders sitting on a beaded runner.
 and my Hummel music candle holder. LOVE her sweet face!

 Love all the animals...
 and this is the back of  the Santa. All F and F pieces have such beautiful detailing.
 This Asain Santa is new this year. One of my neighbors who knew I loved anything Asain, gave it to me!!!! They moved to Fl. and she couldn't take all of her Santas. They REALLY downsized.
 He sits on one of the elephants from Vietnam.
 This is the back.
 On the other sofa table is what I call my "elegant santa", because he is wearing a REAL mink coat and hat!!!!
 So that is our living room this year. I have LOTS more to show you of the rest of the house. Thanks so much for your visit. XO, Pinky
Linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Judy @ DIY by Design for Sizzle Into Summer Wednesday

The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop

Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday


  1. Your santas are incredible, so beautiful and I love the way you have decorated your home, so pretty and welcoming...love all the santas..

  2. That first image scared me because I actually thought he was real! What a great collection :)

  3. Gorgeous Santa's Pinky! Christmas at your home is amazing!

  4. Very pretty and festive, Pinky. Love that seeded deer and your Santas are fantastic..It's beginning to look alot like Christmas around your pretty home..Happy Monday..Judy

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  6. Your living room looks just beautiful! I love that seeded reindeer, don't remember him, and your new Asian Santa. He is perfect for your home!

  7. Pinky,
    I do believe I saw all of your Santas smiling to be highlighted in your Christmas Home Tour decor, dear friend!!!
    Gorgeous, elegant, magnificent...each and everyone!!!
    Thanks for inviting us to see your Home all decked out for the Home Tour!!!

  8. All of your Santas are so much fun!!

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  10. Everything is gorgeous! Love the life like Santa!

  11. Wow, Pinky, you've been busy! Everything looks so pretty and festive! I love seeing all of your Santas...the life-size one is awesome! It's really looking like Christmas at your new place!

  12. Hi Pinky! I love your blog! Everything is so pretty! I'll have to thank Pat from BPM for directing you to my party so I could find you too! I am GFC following now also. I'm so glad you joined the Holiday Party. Feel free to link up as many as you want of both old and new holiday-themed posts. Blessings my new friend, D@TheShadyPorch
    P.S. I see why you collect Santas, they're awesome.

  13. You have some of the prettiest Santas ever! Everything is so pretty and perfect. Come help me!

  14. Wow! Your collection of Santa’s is so fantastic. I love how you decorated with them.

  15. Oh your Santa's are fantastic! So pretty!!

  16. Beautiful, as usual Pinky. I bet you will be the talk of your entire community when they see your gorgeous home decked out for the Home Tour! Have fun!

  17. Oh my goodness, I adore every one of your Santa's, they are all so fabulous, but the life size one looks so real. Stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  18. Hi, I love the Santas. I pinned some of the pics to my a special board for Bloggers' Christmas and winter holiday decorations.

    My Bloggers' Holiday Pinterest Board

  19. Love all your decorations especially the Santas!! Thanks so much for all your visits!! I am finally catching up on my visits!!


  20. Your Santa collection is wonderful! You have done such a nice job with your decorating, love it!

  21. Amazing collection of Santa's. The asian santa is incredible and the one with the mink coat too! Also the life size one!!!! All of them are great!

  22. Your Santa collection is wonderful Pinky! I ♥ your tall Father Christmas!

  23. Thank you for this home tour. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.



Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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