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Monday, November 29, 2010

Santas on the Table

Our dining table is covered in a vintage bed coverlet gifted to me and then a couple of runners. I have more linens than I know what to do with. Why not layer and layer? These Santa's were purchased on sale when the much loved Fatmans Christmas store in Augusta, Georgia went out of business. I miss that store.

It is a very blustery day here and the cloud cover is terrible for photos so forgive my lighting please.


This Santa is an EMT and is patching up the injured bear.




Farmer Santa with a tiny pig.


I collect music box snow globes and usually buy them after the holiday when they are on sale. We got this one last year with the "Ho" table ornament.

I am still working on our tree. I went to Hobby Lobby and Target today. I liked Targets large glass ornaments better and after my blogging time with you my lovelies I am back to that tree!

I am linking to the thrifting tablescaping queen of blogland Marty of A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday. Do join the others for more tabletops.

Kim at Savvy Southern Style said Chritmas decor was acceptable for her "Boring to Better" party so I am linking with that event for the first time. Thanks bunches Kim!

grace surrounds us
Olive

45 comments:

  1. Your Santa's are adorable and a nice centerpiece for your table! Very cute.

    I have to check out Target's ornaments, I have been hearing good things about them.

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. Looking soo cute Olive, and I love your Santas... happy decorating!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  3. What cute santa's and i love that snow globe.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Linda, yes, this weather is not good for picture taking. It is good for staying in and decorating. Your santas are cute and make a cute tablescape.

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  5. Those are some jolly Santas!
    Can't wait to see your tree, (maybe it will inspire me to finally get busy and start decorating!)

    Jan

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  6. Squealing with delight! How cute is that little piggy with Santa-love it:@)

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  7. What a fun collection of Santas. I too collect Santas and Snow Globes and worked them into Fireplace Mantel today! You saw my Quilt Santas when you visited my post today. I hope you'll come again when I show the Fireplace Quilt and Santas. So glad you came today...I enjoyed my return visit to your blog.

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  8. Those are the sweetest Santas....have fun with the tree....I feel your pain...I have been at it for 3 days!!

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  9. I love Christmas collections!
    I need to blog about ours.
    Have to get my decorating
    act together, first....
    The tree IS up. Lights
    are on. Now for the ornaments!
    And I know what you mean,
    the bigger the tree, the more
    it cries out for, well, MORE : )
    Loved reading about CC and will
    keep her in my thoughts!
    xx Suzanne

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  10. Gotta go with the Santa with the pig!! Can't wait to see the tree. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

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  11. So cute! I bet your snow globes are as well! I love the cute snow globe in the last photo! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment.

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  12. Cute Santas! I love anything with Santa on it. You are way ahead of me in the decorating department....guess I'd better get busy!
    Jane

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  13. Cute santas. Good luck with the tree. I haven't even remotely started with my tree yet. And I normally have it up the day after Thanksgiving. Maybe tomorrow.

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  14. Your Santa arrangement is so cute - I wish you would have showed us some of your linens ;).

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  15. Darling Santas, Olive. I think I can hear the Farmer Santa laughing all the way from here!

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  16. Linda your Fat Santa's are too dang cute girl...love the pig one...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  17. Me too like your Santas!!! Especially the farmer one and the one mending the teddy bear. So cute! I started putting up my decorations yesterday. On a really bitterly cold day like today here in England, it's lovely and cosy to have all the fairy lights on. I love it!!

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  18. Your Santas are wonderful! Beautiful!

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  19. G'day Olive ~
    What a lovely collection of Santas ... beautifully presented.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Christmas joys ~
    Marydon

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  20. I just love your Santas! Thanks for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment. I've enjoyed my visit here and have become one of your newest followers.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  21. What a good idea - layering! Love your Santas Olive. (I was so sorry to hear about your brother in your comment on Jacqueline's site)

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  22. Fatman' Christmas Store? What a brilliant name. Even the sound of it makes me chuckle!!

    Sarahx

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  23. Your Santas are so jolly. Very cute, especially the one with the pig. Lynn @ Happier Than a Pig in Mud needs that one. LOL
    Sherry

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  24. Very Cute Ho's Olive!~ My MIL collects those little snow globes too, I am looking for a special one this year for her, any place you could recommend?

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  25. Layering linens is wonderful!
    Love your Santas. Farmer Santa is my favorite!

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  26. Love your Santa's Olive. I agree about the look of the larger glass ornaments - they are so cool! Can't wait to see the tree all decked out.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  27. love your Santa's, especially the one with the pig- what a great collection. One can get lost looking into a snow globe...
    merry,

    Karen

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  28. Olive, thanks so much for linking your cute Santa collection. Love the one with the pig.

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  29. Hi Olive....!

    THANKS so much for stopping by Lovey.... :o) !!

    Your Santas are ADORABLE....So nice to see him out of his red suit....!

    When I go through my vintage Christmas stash each year I'm reminded just how much I love the Big Man as he features predominantly throughout my collection....!!

    HAPPY decorating my Friend....If you have a spare moment tomorrow I'd love for to pop by again to help me celebrate....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

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  30. Your Santa's are great! So much personality. Thanks for visiting. Please come back often.
    Susan

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  31. Well now I was over here yesterday and got distracted and forgot to comment! That whole tabletop made me smile, but the Santas are especially adorable.

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  32. I love your Santas and beautiful table! I have a couple of snow globes and love them...brings back memories, I think! Enjoy your week and thanks for visiting! ♥

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  33. Ah snow globes don't you just love them and what a selection of Santa's you have :)

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  34. I love your santas!! I am a traditional Christmas girl so this is up my alley!! Great job!

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  35. Oh Olive, nothing's as good as unexpected chocolates, but I'm sure all your blogging buddies appreciate the compliment!

    LOVE the Santa guys -- especially the one with the pig. I swear, the Department Store Santa who had to hold my daughter Anne on his lap for pictures probably would rather have had a PIG to hold -- she was a champion wriggler.

    I have no trees up yet, but I don't usually get into full Christmas gear for another week or so. Then it's bring on the bling. . . or as Anne says now, "cheesetastic excess!"

    Happy decorating. Howard will never forgive you for letting me know that Target has good tree ornaments -- my passion!
    Cass

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  36. The farmer Santa makes me smile - sweet little piggie.

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  37. Very nice Santas! Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm a new follower!

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  38. What a great collection! So many wonderful faces on your Santas!

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  39. Hi Olive...

    My friend, your Santas are adorable! I just fell in love with farmer Santa and that cute little pig...LOVE IT!!! Your snowglobe is adorable as well! Sounds like you got some great deals on these pretties...so glad that you shared them with us today!!!

    Warmest Christmas wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  40. First time i see Santas without Santas' coats. They are all so cute!

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  41. Your Santas are very different and charming. Thanks for sharing them here.

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  42. What a jolly bunch of Santas you have!!

    Kat :)

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  43. Love your Santas! They are so pretty. laurie

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  44. I love the expression on Farmer Santa's face! It is so cute. I love seeing everyone's Christmas collections. Your snow globe is darling. Snow globes are a wonderful collection.
    Oh, your Christmas banner is fabulous. I have to learn to do a mosaic.

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive