I am, however, going to share my collection of Santa ornaments from the big tree. Despite my love for Santa, he's easily outnumbered by other categories of ornaments on my tree...like birds and fruit. Yes, fruit. We'll get to them at some point.
- Jacket - Pink Tartan, consignment; last worn here in February with a swirly blouse and leather pants
- Lace top - Tangerine Jill, thrifted; last seen here layered under a dress in September 2019
- Sequined skirt - Banana Republic, consignment; last worn here for our Book Club adventure at the Castle in September
- Boots - Coffee Kope Tiam, Fluevog; last worn here in October with a jungle dress
- Leather trenchcoat - vintage 70s, thrifted; last seen here a week ago
I have actually paired this velvet jacket with this skirt before.
And I wore green tights and my neutral taupe boots.
I wasn't feeling particularly inspired. I have only a week of work left, and then I'm on vacation for two whole weeks.
Masked up - this is a green one from Mom.
Outerwear - I should remember by now that it's cold once the sun goes down.
- Gloves - Danier Leather
Did you notice my alligator pin riding on the top of the jacket pocket?
- Necklace - D'Orlan, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Earrings - thrifted
- Brooch - vintage mall
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Silver/smoky topaz ring - Anneli Neuman, Sweden, vintage mall
The Big Tree - Santas (and a couple of elves)
As noted, I don't actually have that many Santa ornaments, but the ones I do have are all rather unusual.
Carrying on in the "celestial" theme - I have a set of blue "wizard" Santas that I cluster together on the tree. This wizard is the largest (he can actually stand flat) at around 7" tall.
I have two little wizards - one in blue and one in silver - that are about 2" tall. You can see a bit of this fellow in the picture above.
The silver wizard Santa is the same.
They were $5.95 each.
I really like this giant snowflake with the wizard-y Santa in the centre.
This guy's beard goes into a spiral icicle shape.
Of all of my ornaments, this Santa riding the goose is fairly low on my "favourites" list.
Now Santa is climbing to the top of an icicle. These were $5.95 each, and came in different designs of Santas.
This Santa is a clarinet! And he's playing a guitar.
This is a small Santa face by Jacqueline (she of the porcelain Santa and angel figures).
This wood-textured Santa moon is also by her. He was $9.95.
Snorkeling Santa! These were very popular later in the 90s, Santas doing different activities.
There were 3 different models of this Santa On a Rope ornament.
Oh, the Skydiving Santa! We had these hanging from a fireplace mantel, and SO many of them got broken from people bouncing them up and down.
"It wasn't me/my child!" they would always huffily retort. Of course, it always was. I would stand there and watch them break things, and then they would deny it to my face.
Hey, who let these elves in here? I only have a few elf ornaments, so I'm putting them in with the Santa collection.
I also have an elf fairy.
I like her boots. She was $3.95.
This wooden and fabric elf has always made me smile. The teddy looks like Pooky (from the Garfield comic) to me.
That's it for Santa and elves! Do you have a favourite?