Friday, December 24, 2010

Jolly Old Elf Welcomes Guests

Today Writing Straight from the Heart is joining Junkin Finds from Linda's blog, A La Carte and Show and Tell Friday from Cindy's blog, My Romantic Home.  Please stop by both of these blogs when you have a few free minutes. You will be so amazed at what you will find!

See the jolly old elf in red in the above photo?  We all know who he is. He's sitting in a little white rocking chair on our front porch, greeting all the guests and the mailman, too!

Last summer, when temps around here were hovering in the 90s,  I went to a church yard sale under a tent on the lawn.  Tons of stuff piled on tables made shopping super fun for junk lovers. It was a blast to pick through so many treasures.

Then I saw the Santa!  He was out of his element in the heat. Picking him up, I thought what fun it would be for him to welcome guests, come Christmas.

He cost $2.50  Thought that was quite a bargain!

Of course, I had to haul him under my arm for the rest of the time spent at the yard sale and that was NOT fun. He was bulky and the material his suit was made of felt hot. By the time we got back to the car, both Santa and his new owner were sweating bullets.

The little guy spent the next several months in the attic and finally, we brought him down to his front porch holiday duty. He's got a kind of magical face that fits him perfectly.

If he could speak, I'm sure the old fellow would want to wish each of you a "Merry Christmas!"


Bookie said...

Susan, that is a swell guy you have on your front porch!!! And did he bring his own snow??

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

diane stetson said...

Merry Christmas to Santa and all that live at that address. Love the snow in the background too. Have fun!

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a jolly greeter he is! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Tammy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that the Jolly Old Man can greet everyone on your front porch! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for joining Junkin Finds! hugs, Linda

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