Saturday, December 10, 2011

Old World Santas

I love the look of Old World Santas. They have so much character and charm, and the ones from other countries give a peek into other traditions and history.

That's not to say that the "jolly ho-ho-ho" Santa that the kids love isn't cool too, but you see the old guy everywhere! Maybe a mall Santa should dress in old world garb for a little something different.... OK, the kids probably wouldn't recognize him, so the round guy with the fluffy white beard stays! (And, I do have a bunch of his likeness around my house at Christmastime!)


I used to do ceramics, even had my own kiln. Back in the 80s or early 90s one of the mold companies came out with Old World Santas, and I fell in love! I only painted two and wished I had done more!

During the Christmas season, these guys reside on my piano, along with an assortment of old Christmas music booklets sent out by businesses during the holidays.

There is also a book of "A Christmas Carol" sent out by a family and the solid red one has Christmas traditions from all over the world. They are all old but, unfortunately, none are dated. They may have originally belonged to my hubby's grandmother. I'll have to do a bit of research on them!

Linking my Santas to Rednesday hosted by It's a Very Cherry World. Link your something red  and read about other reds too!



  1. I agree - Vintage Santas are so much more charming - a lovely post!
    Angie (blogging buddies)
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  2. I think some of the vintage decorations are more meaningful and pretty for the occasion than new stuff.

  3. Sarah,
    Vintage Santas are so charming and festive. Love 'em!

  4. they are pretty to put up around the house! {:-D

  5. How fun to do ceramics and have your own kiln! Love your Santas.

    Happy Rednesday!

  6. Your Santas are beautiful! I like the look of Old World Santas too!

  7. The old world Santas remind me of St. Nicholas =)

  8. Your old world Santas are darling. Used to love doing ceramics but mine were never that cute.

  9. I love your Santas! How awesome that you made them!

  10. Hi Sarah, I love your old world Santas! I know that I've seen the first one before. I use to do ceramics and I remember it. I love learning the history of Santa. What a giving soul. I have a collection of Santa, but really have no where to put them in this home. Saving them for when we finish our basement. I love Santa jolly or old! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  11. I have three of these old world santas that I am trying to determine ethnicity...You can see them on facebook....or I can send to an email address. One of them is the very same one you show above.


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