If you also follow my adventures on Retro Renovation, you may have noticed my first how-to video — make a retro modern yule log centerpiece — was posted over there today. Before I could make my cool yule log centerpiece, I had to go digging in the basement — where there is a box of old holiday stuff that Mom and Dad dropped off a while back. I hadn’t really looked though the box before (they dropped it off in July). While I dug around searching for small ornaments to embellish the yule log project, I found this happy little guy.
Santa arrived early this year at the Retro Ranch. I’m not sure where exactly this jolly fellow came from — I’m guessing he was my Nana’s — am I right Mom?
Funny thing is — he’s holding a pear tree with a partridge on top! If you’ve seen my Christmas tree, you know I have a thing for my zany partridge. The first Christmas I spent out on my own I decorated a small tree with pear ornaments and put my pink partridge on top. That little detail — and this santa’s adorable face — make him a keeper in my book.
I decided he could hang out up on the mantel with the other breakables — safe from Leo’s wagging tail — with part of my collection of glass cone trees. (Note: It is not unusual for Leo to clear the coffee table with a single wag — now if I could only teach him to dust with it…)
Santa even has the beginnings of a tiny mid century neighborhood to visit — but uh oh — no chimneys!