Christmas Foyer: Here Comes Santa Claus

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”
2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Santa Claus usually brings thoughts of a rotund man with a white beard, driving a sleigh led by the bright light of Rudolph’s nose, and finally sliding down the chimney into our living rooms where our stockings are hung by the chimney with care.  Why do those thoughts bring smiles to our faces, especially children?  It’s probably because of what he brings with him…that sack of toys that they have had on their wishlist for the past 11 months!  Santa shows us a beautiful quality that scripture speaks about…he is a giver of gifts and we all love gifts!  We can learn a lot from the man in red!

We started decorating last Friday and the jolly fellow showed up in the foyer!  One thing you will learn about me as this month goes on is that I have a love for Christmas traditions and collections…the sentiment, the joy, and the holiday cheer that they bring!  One of these is the five Fitz and Floyd Santa pitchers that were given to me by my Sunday School Class.  They are all hand-painted and most are dated the early 90’s!

Now let’s take a look into our foyer!
 Our foyer is small and the Santas make a big impact!  Glittered red tulips soften and add texture!  This large Santa is a cookie jar and he sits on a Southern Living publication, “Christmas All Through the South”!  The tall candlesticks are Fitz and Floyd, also! The glow from candlelight creates warmth and ambiance! I added the Santa calendar this year! I had planned not to purchase any new decorations, but I got this for a bargain!
The bisque votive candle holders are from a set of six that I ordered from Wisteria many years ago!
   Do you have any Christmas collections that you keep adding to each year?

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  1. lulu says:

    What treasures you have and getting them out must be like reacquainting with old friends. My efforts are minimal these days as we are often not here for part of the holidays. I get out enough to remind me that Christmas is coming but that’s about it.

    • Linda, I would enjoy getting out a minimal amount! We did not put up our large tree in our living room this year, instead we bought a slim one. Our son, who is married, was so disappointed! I was just too tired to manage the large one! We only have one child and no grandchildren yet, and my sweet Dad and we all live within 10 miles of each other! I love the season, but it is exhausting! Enjoy your minimalist decorating…I am jealous!

  2. Kim says:

    I love Santa! Your foyer is so welcoming with Santas and your beautiful candles. I don’t blame you for getting the calendar. It’s perfect! I’ve been out of town, so now I’m home and catching up with the posts I missed. I’m so glad I didn’t miss this!

  3. Rosie M. says:

    I absolutely LOVE your Santa collection. And you’ve displayed it in the best place: the lighting totally brings out the exquisite detail in each figurine. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful display. It must bring you great joy to see it every holiday! I have a snowman collection I look forward to seeing each year, and many ornaments from years past are always a treat for me to re-discover. Gotta love this time of year!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    • Rosie, just love your sweet words! I enjoy unwrapping all my collections each year and I usually get terry-eyed as they bring back so many wonderful memories! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

  4. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Your Santas are beautiful, works of art really, with such an attention to detail. The faces are exquisite. I had collected handmade ornaments in the late 80’s also but unfortunately they have not withstood the test of time. They were made of fabric..

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