The SNS party theme this week @ Funky Junk Interiors is Collections. Donna has challenged us to share something that we collect. This was a difficult one for me, not because I didn't have a collection to share, but choosing what collection of several I was going to post about today.
But since I have spent the better part of the morning getting out Christmas decorations, I thought I would share what is probably my very 1st collection.....Santa's.
My collection of Santa's started in 1988, the year I was married. This is what started it all.
I love handcrafted Santa's and concentrated my collection on Santa's purchased at craft and holiday fairs. If the pieces were not signed and dated by the artist I would date the piece myself so I had a record of what year each Santa was made. Over the years I have received several Santa's as gifts expanding my collection to probably near 100.
I will be sharing some of the ideas I have for displaying the Santa's in future posts but today I thought I would just picture some of the handcrafted Santa's that make up my collection.
These papier mache Santa's are ones that I made in 1993 and 1994. I haven't made one in over 15 years and think I may need to get out the papier mache and see if I still have the patience to create these.
Thanks for stopping by.
I guess I had better get back to decorating!
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.