Saturday, October 16, 2010

Santa Claus hand painted by my friend

This Santa is a new and treasured possession. My friend hand painted this wooden Santa Claus, and this year it joins my home's decorations. She painted it in 1992, I know because she wrote that on the back.
My friend was an expert in Tole painting and in Folk painting, and took classes as far away as Russia and taught many artists over the years.
What new Christmas decoration are you adding this year?

32 comments:

Mildred said...

What a special treasure. How beautiful it is. Enjoy your day.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Terra, Your Santa Claus is absolutely delightful and will, no doubt take pride of place in your festive decorations. It certainly would in mine. Lovely!!

Mari said...

She is very talented!

L.T. Elliot said...

I think that Santa is really cute! I haven't picked out any new Christmas decor--although I do plan to put up something my mother gave me. Which is, incidentally, a painted Santa. Wild.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is so cute, how sweet of her to pass it on to you. I have several new ornaments this year and I am sure I will find something to add to my collection before Christmas comes.

Heart2Heart said...

I love all the looks of vintage Christmas and see myself heading back towards this trend. I love your hand painted Santa, truly unique and one of a kind.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jemi Fraser said...

That is beautiful! :) Enjoy!

Vicki said...

Hi, Terra,
Your friend is certainly a talented artist. I know you will love that marvelous Santa in your home for many, many Christmases. I have a tole painted Santa that I love, too. I keep him on my wall all year long because he brings such a smile to my face. Hope you are having a lovely autumn weekend, my friend~love always~Vicki

Chatty Crone said...

I haven't thought about it yet! I love Christmas time though. That Santa you have in the picture is wonderful. Sanide

Sharon Kirby said...

Terra - I love this painted Santa. I'm kinda partial to an old-fashioned Christmas, and this wooden Santa would fit right in!! My husband and I are fans of all things "western" - so we try to add at least a few new ornaments a year - horses, or saddles, or saddles, etc! And then it's fun to decide which of my stuffed animals gets to be the "angel" on the top of the tree!!

(p.s. Thank you so much for visiting my blog earlier! And I so appreciate your comments).

GOD BLESS!

Leann said...

Oh what a wonderful treasure from your friend. I'm always adding to my hoard I mean treasures.

Leann

farmlady said...

What a lovely gift. I love Christmas things that have a special meaning.
I haven't thought about Christmas decor yet, but this year will be much happier. Last year was the first Christmas holiday without my Mom and it was hard.
This Christmas I will put some of her ornaments on the tree and join my family for a real celebration.

Porch Days said...

You'll be ready for Christmas if you are beginning to think about it now. I'm immersed in Fall right now.
Nancy

Alea said...

Your santa is beautiful! I love having handmade decorations from friends and family - makes me think of them each time I look at the decoration!

Ann Nichols said...

Such a beautiful Santa! What a treasure for your friend to have made it for you. From your profile, I see we have a lot in common - not least being Christmas, animals, and writing! Please join me at history blog about St. Nicholas and Christmas. I'd love to have you!
Ann

Tootsie said...

he is wonderful!!! full of sentimental value!!!

Elena said...

What a beautiful Santa - I like that it looks like the Santas I remember from childhood.

xinex said...

Such a beautiful santa. Your friend is very talented!...Christine

xinex said...

Such a beautiful santa. Your friend is very talented!...Christine

Nezzy said...

I have a new tree that I'm gonna wrap to the max with clear lights. Your friend is a very talented soul, I'm quite smitten with your Santa!

Ya'll have the most beautifully blessed 'fall' day!!! :o)

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Hi Terra,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and for the sweet comment you left me. Encouragement like that means the world to me! Hope you have a wonderful week : )
Love,
Laura

High Heeled Life said...

Thank you so much for your visit. I'm so happy that you will be participating in the Pen Pal group.. I think it will be lots of fun and quite rewarding for everyone...

You have such a wonderful corner of BlogLand... How wonderful to have such a treasure. I love things that are handmade... and t have something from someone you know... precious!

I'll have to check out your scrapbooking.. I'm new to the SB world ... HHL

High Heeled Life said...

P.s. I'm your newest follower ..HHL

My Grama's Soul said...

Yours is lovely Terra.....I'm not adding any NEW decorations as I already have far too many! (O:(O:

Xo

Jo

Zuzu said...

Lovely! You know, I haven't even thought about Christmas yet. :) Just enjoying these gorgeous fall days.
Have a happy one,
~ Zuzu

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Don't know what I will add yet, but I always do, although trust me, I shouldn't!! Very cute Santa!

xinex said...

Thanks for viewing my family home post, Terra. My cousins, 3 of them who never got married, live there now with some maids. They grew up there cause their mom, my aunt, was the one who stayed with my grandma there when they were both alive. The corporation consisting of 5 families including us maintain it....Christine

Annesphamily said...

A beautiful treasure. Lucky you! Terra you are a remarkable friend. Anne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, he is so pretty, and especially wonderful that the artist is a friend. laurie

Mumsy said...

I really do like your Santa. What a nice friend you have to paint him for you. Thanks, for stopping by and commenting on my critter blog. Have a great weekend. Hugs

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I love those decorations that are connected to our friends!

Annesphamily said...

What a gorgeous treasure! I love CHRISTmas so it is away fun for me to look at new treasures! Your friend is quite talented too. Anne