"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Santa Claus Collection on the Mantel by Candlelight

Steve hauled the boxes down from the third floor.  I got to unearth the Santas, most of them gifts to me from friends.  The Nutcracker one from Germany.  And the Deborah McLaren (click to see last year’s display by Steve) painting behind. The house started to feel festive! The candles bright. We even put up the tree.

The stockings are hung. At least all the little sock and shoe-like ornaments.

8 responses

  1. Lampchop looks honored

    December 13, 2010 at 6:58 am

  2. Ruthanne Bauerle

    Wonderful!! Love the Ritz.

    December 13, 2010 at 7:35 am

  3. laura

    are you missing some?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:09 am

  4. Lucille Koehler

    When I was a girl,people collected salt and peppers and once my sister’s neighbor in Texas had a beautiful huge wooden carved chest to hold her teaspoon collection. I collect creches.You are so focused to find an appropriate picture to record daily.I start my day with your message.

    December 13, 2010 at 9:17 am

  5. Sally

    Thanks for sharing! Ruth, you always were a big fan of Christmas!

    December 13, 2010 at 10:16 am

  6. Marlene

    I should get busy and decorate.

    December 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm

  7. Cj

    Not only did Santa come down your chimmney Ruth, but he multiplied on your mantle! Great shot Ruth

    December 13, 2010 at 8:49 pm

  8. erica

    “so be good for goodness sake!”
    Santa Claus is coming to town

    December 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

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