I like to think that hubby and I are in charge here at the Olson home. But…for the month of December that’s not the case.
We have a ‘Glitter Santa’ that is LARGE and in CHARGE!
I have had this ‘jolly old elf’ for over 4 years and this is only the second time I have used him. Don’t get me wrong, I love him, But he is large! I bought him off of PB clearance for a mere $25 in July of ‘2009’. I could hardly believe the price when I saw him. Knowing that we were moving into a new home with large walls I couldn’t resist. Much to my surprise when he arrived he was rolled up and in a tube. I had to have him mounted onto a canvas frame. That cost me $85. Still he’s worth every penny.
It’s hard to tell in the picture, but he is glittery. So pretty! And look, I think he has a twinkle in his eye.
You can bet the grandies aren’t misbehavin with this guy around.
Because I wanted him to be the main attraction I kept the mantle fairly simple.
To compliment the pinecones in the garland I painted clay pots green (using only one coat so some of the pot color would show through) and created pine cone trees. The garland is a reproduction, but I love it’s vintage look!
Santa has a truckload of pretty ornaments he’s going to deliver. The blue and gold one is from our very first Christmas tree.
Every delivery truck should have a pretty wreath.
He brought along a few tickets for you to write your wish list.
The lantern was an estate sale find for $25. Love the red glass!
Here’s the big picture. Sorry about the glare. It’s hard to get a decent pic with the large window to the right of it.
I have had my old sled for years. I move it around a lot. Sometimes it’s outside. This year it got to stay in by the fire where it’s nice and warm. The Lake Placid skates were found at Salvation Army in WI for $5.
My vintage Santa and sleigh sit upon an old seed box upon the hearth. it’s joined by a music chain and a couple of glittery stars. I really wanted to sprinkle snow around his base, but I knew the little grands would have it everywhere.
Hope you’re being nice and not naughty. Remember, Santa has his eye on you!
I will be sharing with these fun parties:
Common Ground for Be Inspired
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday