Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Vintage Santa and a Soda Crate

Vintage Santa and Soda Crate via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Today I'm sharing a sweet little vintage Santa Claus that's been in my family since I was a child.
I'm not sure how long my mom had this little guy before I was born...
Vintage Santa Claus Vignette via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
But I remember carrying him around like he was a doll-baby when I was a child.

I already showed you my own Little Christmas Corner that I put together in my kid-filled house. In the center of my vignette, I had a cute Charlie Brown tree.
Vintage Christmas Vignette via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
What I haven't told you yet is how much our kitten LOVED that tree. Loved it so much, in fact, that he knocked it down at least 6 times, scattered the tiny bulbs all over the house (most of them rolled under the stove) and broke one. So, I had to say farewell to the Charlie Brown tree. It had seen better days. But, I enjoyed it while it lasted!

In it's place, I decided to give my mom's vintage Santa the spotlight!
Vintage Santa, a Soda Crate and a Chalkboard via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
For the backdrop, I added in this wonderful old window chalkboard...
Window Chalkboard and Vintage Soda Bottles via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Then I placed this great soda crate on my vintage suitcase. I pulled it out of the garage and cleaned it up on Sunday. It was totally filthy! If you follow us on facebook (hint-hint), then you already know that ;)
Vintage Soda Crate Christmas Decor via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Most of the bottles were still with the crate. So I filled some of them up with water and added a few pine sprigs in each. I collected those when I was out trudging through the snow with my kids this last weekend. It's been snowing like crazy here lately!
Vintage Soda Bottles with Pine Sprigs via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
I added this old Ball jar with the metal lid. The snow and bottle brush tree were already inside but I added a tiny bit of red and white baker's twine to give it a smidge of color.
Bell jar with snow and bottle brush tree via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
I love the way it looks with the lights behind it!
Bell jar with snow and bottle brush tree via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
I had a couple faux berry picks so I added those to the bottles on the ends.
Vintage Santa Vignette via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Here's a photo with the lights on...
Vintage Soda Bottles, pine and berries via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
I just love my little Santa snuggled in this old crate! 
Vintage Santa and an old soda crate via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
 You can see the cute Auto Awesome this photo got yesterday before I even had my post written. Google+ Auto Awesome is so fun! Oh... and you might as well follow me on G+ while you're visiting the photo too ;) That would also be awesome!
Vintage Santa and an old soda crate via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
 The twinkle lights around my Santa let him really shine! 
Vintage Santa and an old soda crate via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com

Vintage Santa and an old soda crate via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
I'm so lucky to have this little remembrance of my childhood and my Mom at Christmas.
Vintage Santa and an old soda crate via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
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