I used to eschew Santa at Christmas time...but the jolly old elf had a way of showing up at our place anyway. I finally gave in and decided if you can't lick 'em, you might as well join 'em.
Santa is after all a story, and I do cherish stories from all cultures.
My Santa collection grew without me even trying. I just picked them out of what had accumulated over the years, and by massing them together in one place, created the display
My mom stitched the tiny cross stitch mini quilts. The tea pot is a "tea for one" set, with a cup and bot combining together into one piece. Small family pictures were mixed in to fill in the space.
The end table beside the couch hold a ceramic Yule log, also created by my Mom.
We occasionally did Advent candle lighting using this piece. It never felt quite right, as Advent candles should be in a circle.
(What I want to know is who decides these ecclesiastical details anyway???)
Now...I've added Swedish ornaments, and just call it what it is: Yule Log.
It is decorated with Druid greens and holly that ward off evil spirits...oh, I mean, to add more color.
(Gosh it is hard to keep all the Christmas motif pure. Hanukkah is sooo much easier!)
Yesterday, (Sunday) it began to snow the heaviest wettest snow I have ever seen here. On Thursday the temperatures dipped well below freezing, then Saturday night at 5:30 the temperatures rose to a balmy 40 F, and by 8:30 the temperature had climbed to 42 degrees!
Not knowing too much about how snow works, I blame the high temperatures for the soggy snowfall.
My huge blue spruce (I think that is what it is called..) was dusted with snow at 9 am.
I took a picture.