Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Belsnickel Found And Some Santas


Sometime in the 1970s I was out shopping and chanced upon a store selling chalkware Belsnickels. I ended up buying only one (wish I could go back to that store now!) and have cherished him ever since. Somewhere along the way he became misplaced and I have missed him for the last several Christmases...I just couldn't find him anywhere. Happily, I was able to rescue him a couple of days ago when I finally found him in a box set way back behind all of the other Christmas boxes...no wonder the poor guy was lost! He now has a special place by one of my favorite little gameboards and definitely won't be going back in that box anytime soon!



Besides my special Belsnickel, I also have several old plastic Santas that I have managed to collect throughout the years. They remind me of my childhood Christmases and that is why I am drawn to them.  It's hard not to have a jolly Christmas with these guys around!



I added a few Christmas pinkeeps to my Etsy Shop today including this wonderful design by Country Rustic Primitives. The Santa and sled belonged to my Grandmother so it is the most special Santa of all.

Christmas blessings,
Sandy

8 comments:

AuntLou said...

Hmm, we may be close in age... :) The plastic Santas are fun. The Belsnickle is special and how sweet to have your grandmother's little treasures.

Chris said...

Lovely decorations!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Sandy,
Love your Belsnickle and he looks perfect with your little gameboard. Those red plastic Santa's remind me of my childhood too. I have a very similar sleigh that my mom displayed every Christmas. Oh the memories! Lovely pinkeep too. You need to do one for yourself as it looks good with your sleigh. Have a wonderful day my friend. Hugs, Lori

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Thank you Sandy! Your "Santa's" are special and pleased that Mr. Jolly was found! Your grandmother's Santa and sleigh is a treasure for sure!

Carolyn

Penelope's Beehive said...

What a lovely collection of Santas! The treasures from your dear Grandmother, and the memories attached, are so very precious indeed.
Wishing you much joy ...
Warmly,
Judy

Rugs and Pugs said...

I have many of those plastic Santas, too. They are the same vintage as me...lol!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Julie Zakrzewski said...

Hi Sandy,
Just love your Belsnickel with the gameboard and so happy your found him!!
The red Santas are so wonderful and really bring a smile....especially with the memories attached to them!!
Your pinkeep looks perfect with the little sleigh too...and I agree with Lori....you need one for yourself!!
Have a lovely weekend!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Julie said...

Merry Christmas Sandy, to you and your family,
Julie