What is it about seeing these old-style Santas that pushes you right back to being six years old? This display is one of the first you see when you walk through the doors at Hunt & Gather in Minneapolis ... one of our stops on Christmas in the City. It was fillled with tons of Santa items ... I've always been fascinated by the Santa cups ... they were the kinds of things you saw in Women's Day or Good Housekeeping ads ... the one item that would make your Christmas party a step above Sally Smith down the street. But here's their dirty little secret ... they're hard to drink out of and pity the person who gets stuck with dishwashing duties ... all those nooks and crannies. They do look darling on the shelf, though!
Yike! When I saw this tree made of empty cans it didn't send me back to my childhood but instead flashed me back to my time in the Air Force. We were on our way from Minnesota to England for training and our C-130 broke down in New Foundland. A planeful of airmen with nothing to do waiting for parts but watch it snow and visit the BX. And the package store. They could have insulated rooms with the empties ... no one thought of making them into functional items!
I love old Christmas carol books ... I have a small collection of them that I like to tuck in among the decorations. There's something sweet about the covers ... the font of the text ... the graphics ... the words of the songs.
I want big wooden candy canes for outside my store!!
I was always jealous of my friends who had these candle decorations. We weren't allowed. Fire hazard!
I wanted to look at every single thing crammed into this showcase ... it was loaded with goodies.
Loved this little hand made cabin and the bottle brush trees.
Not my style but might be for someone who has a new cabin up north and a husband who has an elk head that needs to be decorated for the holidays! (You know who you are!!)
Love skates and sleds dolled up with greens and pincones. There's something very welcoming about things you find in nature.