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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My Santa Collection

Santa on the tables!

Several years ago I was invited to a house of a colleague for a Christmas party. It was just like any other Christmas party but because it was the first time I had been to his place I noticed that his wife had a collection of Santa’s. I was so enthralled by their collection that I spent the best part of the evening looking at their collection while everyone else was mingling and having fun. And that was when I decided to collect Santa’s too.

So ever since that fateful day I’ve been picking up Santa’s wherever I go. Not every Santa but the one I like and find interesting and unique. I look all over for them. Whenever I travel on holiday or work I’ll look around too. Somehow my eyes are attuned to Santa’s and I can spot them through a pile of stuff or if partially hidden. Scary isn’t it? LOL Even wifey is into it and will add to my collection when ever she can find a nice Santa during her trips.

So I’ve amassed a small army of Santa’s over the years. You name it I have it! Hehehe Big and Small. Short and Tall. Thin and Fat. Wooden and Plastic. Resin and Porcelain. Metal and Ceramic. Soft and Hard. New and Old. Stationary or Moving. Lighted or Clear.

I have Salt and Pepper Santa shakers and even porcelain Santa and Mrs. Claus Sharpeners would you believe! I have Santa's that can dance and Santa's that can sing and Santa's that can do just about anything! I have Santa's on the wall and on the floor and even on the doors! I have Santa's that are on the fridge and in the air and almost everywhere! Okay! Okay I suppose you get the picture LOL

I’m pretty proud of my little collection and hope to keep on collecting forever...if you don't like Santa's then I'd advise you to not go any further! LOL


Santa's magnets on the fridge!




A Santa clock courtesy of my brother and a Santa windsock!



A flat Santa and a lighted Santa (and Snowman) for the ouside!



Santa birdhouse!


Can you see my daughters tree...shes is so proud of it...and her lights are battery powered so she switches them on and off to have the twinkling effect LOL

The shakers and the movers!


Okay this is not Santa but it's my favourite movie of the season!



Close ups of the gang in the old showcase!




The latest addition to the "family"!

Okay either you like it or you're out puking your guts because of the overdose of Santa's LOL Either way is fine as long as I get a reaction! hehehe

33 comments:

LadyJava said...

Awesome.. awesome... awesome... I love it!!.... beautiful...now I will always remember you when I see Mr Santa..

purplefrogcat said...

you sure have alot of santa`s there...we have our tree up too...

Adrian said...

LJ!!! Yay first commenter again! :):):) LOL you're so funny! I am glad that you like it! I only wish I had a bigger house so that I could get more LOL

Adrian said...

Perps! It's begining to look a lot like Christmas...woo hoo!!

I don't know how many I have never did inventory LOL

Cheers! :)

LadyJava said...

Yeyy.. first commenter... yeap you should get a bigger house and dedicate a room for your collection...

Adrian said...

LJ! How I wish? believe me all these take up a lot of real estate at home LOL WOuld probably need that room just to store them! LOL

Mariuca said...

Hello GK, it's so very merry here, another wonderful Christmas post from the jolly genie! Love the figurines and happy to finally see ur collection! ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow my big yellowish green man you have tons of Santa's..even more then me...I also have a collection of Christmas angels..we usually go right to Florida so we haven't decorated for a while...I think this year we will..when I can use my hand again perhaps..Maun

mauniejames

JaniceNW said...

Wow, that quite the collection! You have some pretty unique Santa's there. I think someone really has the spirit! ;)

darlene said...

Adrian....wow...that is amazing!!...i am impressed!....i just love it!!....
love the music too!!...;-)

cbenc12 said...

geez.. i am awed by ur vast collection! i only have a santa hat and a santa sock! hahahhaa.. ;)

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www.keeyit.com said...

You have so many of Xmas collection.. Fuyohh.. impressed

Adrian said...

Marzie!! I like that "the Jolly Genie" hehehe

Christmas seems to inspire me to write...I have a few more posts waiting already...hehehe and it's just the begining of December!

Glad you like the collection...I put everything out for the world to see hehehe

Adrian said...

Maun! A fellow collector...woo hoo! I wish you'd decorate and post pics of your Christmas Angels! Hope you hand gets better soon...no wonder I haven't been gettin gmy brownies lately :)

Cheers and take care! :)

Adrian said...

JaniceNW!! Thank you! I try to get unusual one or antique looking ones but I'll basically take anything. One regret I have is when I was in the Sttates I went over to harper's Ferry and saw a little wooden Santa. I know I should have bought it right then but I said later and walked around a little more. Yup didn't go back to the store and missed that unique piece! Oh well there'll be other trips! Cheers!

Adrian said...

Darlene! hehe I love to spread CHristmas cheer and I'm glad that my little blog is reaching out! :):):)

The build up to Christmas is always the best time and then it's gone before you know it!!

That's why I enjoy every day like it's Christmas! :)

Cheers!!

Adrian said...

Cbenc12 It's never too late to start...hehehe...but a Santa hat is nice too! :):):) I sometimes wear mine while driving to work and on weekend...love the stares LOL

Adrian said...

Hi Kee Yit! Fuyoh LOL love the word! Glad you like the collection...drop by for more Christmas cheer okay! :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Hoooo Weee! That's a lot of Santas. I think collections are great, especially when they have purpose. Your collection looks fantastic out for the hollidays Adrian. Very nice :-)

You should have this on the Santa Community Blog.... maybe you do already! I better go check.

I bet you could never guess what my collections are - well, maybe you could!

Take care Genie King.
Your pal, Speedy

DiamondsSaphire said...

OMG..could I have your pictured and post them around my house for decorations??LOL..my tree is still in the basement!

Nick Phillips said...

Bud, if you find some Santa's missing this year, it wasn't me ok? No need to check my house or anything, k? LOL!

I've been to you place countless times that it's like a second home to me but I still can't get over your Santa collection! Way cool buds!

Adrian said...

Speedy! Yup I have Santa's all over the place. In fact I don't have enought space come to think of it LOL Thanks for the nice words too!

I really can't guess what you collect...maybe golfballs! :)

And I did post at Santa's blog too! Funny you should ask because it was the first time I ever did LOL

Take care Eric! Cheers! :)

Adrian said...

DS! ho ho ho! Of course you can but I'm sure your real decorations and tree would look muchmuch nicer ho ho ho Hurry up and get it out of the basement! Christmas is less than three weeks away...hurry! :)

Cheers DS! :)

Adrian said...

Nick Phillips...err I think I know a Nick Phillips...you're the fella from Subang right!! Yeah yeah yeah I remember you now! The fella who never posted his picture but instead posts his footwear one right?

Dei how are you lah! (in a very heavy tamil accent) LOL buddy...finally free huh!! :):):)

Coming to steal my santa's huh...better check your pockets when you leave...I'll ask the little one to keep an eye on you...better yet I'll tell her all the Santa's are hers and she be darn possessive and won't share and certainly won't let a single one disapppear LOL

At least now I know what to get you for Christmas LOL

Trinity said...

Wow! You are so serious collecting the santas!! tsk..tsk..tsk... so many santas! :-)

Adrian said...

Trinity! no lah not a serious collector...really...just a little hobby that got a little out of hand LOL

Santa's are fun too! hehehe

Ratu Syura said...

Whooaa.. that's a whole lotta Santas!! Did you ever count each and every one of 'em? I'm really curious how many you've actually got! Berapa banyak ah??

Adrian said...

Ratu!! or do you prefer Syura! Yeah I do have a lot but I've never counted...well a long time ago I did but after a while gave up...just too many to count...
Maybe for your sake I'll try...but no promises! Besides I might get more before the season is over LOL

debra said...

We are making Blue Santa's at our studio. A different story from the red-robed one!

Adrian said...

Debra! Blue Santa's wow that'll be interesting to see!! I'll drop by soon to check out the story behind the blue Santa!! TAhanks for dropping by to let me know!!
Merry Christmas!

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