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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho! - Joy! Joy! Joy!


Buzz and I decided to be a little playful with our decorations this year.


That's why we brought out our Santa's for the first time in about ten years.




It's been fun seeing their faces again ... especially this group  
 - Buzz carved them and I painted them.


WAY back in the 90s 


Our house isn't TOUR worthy,
But we're enjoying the playfulness this year.


I even like my "homemade" ribbon


made from fabric scraps that look
very Christmassy
 (is that a word?)

At any rate...
I hope you're enjoying
your 
Christ'mas Season
as much as we are ours,


and spreading a little
Joy
wherever you go!

Blessings!


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25 comments:

  1. I think you collection is "tour worthy" I am a great follower of all of your Pins. I collect Tall Santa's, that's what I call them. I bring them out first thing every year.. They are hard to find and I haven't found one this year yet.. Thanks for sharing you wonderful collection of Folkart Santa's.. KathyR.

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    1. Thank You Kathy...We enjoy our Santa's too and I'm not sure why we haven't had them out in so many years. Folk Art Santa's aren't as popular as they once were...I hope you find a treasure this year.
      I'll see you on Pinterest...my favorite place for inspiration :)

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  2. Sorry I can not spell.. "you" should be Your.. two times I did that.. Wow..

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  3. Your Santa's are so amazing! What wonderful work and I think they are tour worthy! Anna

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    1. Thank you Anna ... I really appreciate your sweet comment!
      Blessings!

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  4. I think your home is probably tour worthy. I imagine it to be very cozy and Christmassy.

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    1. Thank you Marietta! Your comments always make my day!
      Blessings!

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  5. Oh, Geneva, your carved Santas are wonderfully detailed and sure to be family heirlooms created by the two of you! I have 3 Santas my sister carved for me back in the 90's and they are a few of my most cherished possessions. I'm glad you decided to bring them out this year and enjoy them again!

    I've been a bit overwhelmed by the house tours out there this year. It would take weeks to visit all the blogs, and after a while they all start to blur together. I love visiting blogs like yours that tell a story about something meaningful you've decorated your home with. Thanks for sharing today!

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  6. These Santa's are just amazing, the work involved. I have a few that a friend gave me and I always called them my "Old World Santa's'" Really beautiful, Geneva, I'm glad you brought them out this year and could share. And I love that last picture!! Inspiring! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Your carved wooden Santas are absolutely gorgeous... and so much fun!

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  8. CHARMING! Definitely TOUR worthy.

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  9. love the carved santas and chalkboard door:) merry christmas, geneva!

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  10. You guys are soooo talented! Glad you took the Santas out this year. Mimi

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  11. I can't believed your husband carved thoses Santas! They are so adorable and unlike anything I've seen on Christmas mantels! And the bows have the perfect colour!

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  12. Oh! You made them? Such a great job! They are really lovely, congratulations!!
    Besos from Argentina
    Silvina

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  13. you and Buzz are an inspiring team for sure!

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  14. Your Santas are amazing! I love them! You two did a great job, I have always wanted to learn to make carved Santas....I want to learn to do it all! crazy, I know...love your house...mine is not "tour worthy" either if it has to be then I guess I will just break that rule because we live and love in our home as it is and it will be part of my blogging. LOVE seeing what you show!
    And love your song post below. One of my very favorite Hymns...but I have lots of favorite hymns!
    hugs and Christmas love,
    Betsy

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  15. These Santas are are so special, as they are handmade by your husband. With him carving and you painting, you have yourselves some very creative and wonderful Santas.

    Merry Christmas, Geneva. May peace and joy fill your home on this special day.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  16. Oh how nice they are, the decorations!

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  17. Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas filled with love and laughter. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. Thank you for your friendship. Your decorations look wonderful Geneva!

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  18. Christmas Greetings dear Geneva
    Oh such beautiful wooden painted Santa's - what a creative team you and Buzz are!!!
    They are very "Old school French/Nordic"just what I love.
    It's been lovely meeting you this year and thank you for your kind comments.
    BIG Christmas hugs and love
    Shane XOX

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  19. oh how delightful your santas are. You are wrong - your home is quite tour worthy. As I looked at the Santas I could see all of the talent, time and love that went into each one.

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  20. Geneva,
    Please read my post tonight. Thank you, dear.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  21. Your home is eminently tour-worthy. I've paid to tour many, many houses that aren't as wonderful as yours.

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  22. Wonderful decorations!
    I found my way to your blog via Vision By Mila. :)

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