…..he has settled down right next to the fireplace with a sackful of presents and I couldn’t be more pleased.
I had every intention of hiding him in the loft for a few weeks amongst the tidal wave of Christmas decorations that increases year on year (and which are threatening to grow into a tsunami), but I just couldn’t do it.
So here he stays.
Isn’t he fabulous?
There was a huge sign screaming “2ft Santa – Half Price!” at me. I tried to ignore the voices in my head whispering “Buy me, buy me,” but resistance was futile and he insisted on coming home with me.
What a handsome chap he is though, just look at his charming little face;
I love the pine cone detail on his woolen boots which are tied up with string;
He carries a little hessian sack over one shoulder filled with miniature goodies….
….and clasps a teddy bear in a mittened hand on the other side.
He even carries a tiny lantern!
Yes, it’s fair to say that I am pleased with my purchase – in fact they had several different styles and I’m tempted to go back and emancipate another…..
Talking of emancipation – I re-homed some unloved charity shop items as well today.
These cute paper punches were a pound each, but the Christmas ones are in danger of going blunt with the amount of use I anticipate them getting.
This B-E-A-Utiful scarf was being virtually given away at £2.75; it’s a huge 2 1/2 yards long! I’m considering cutting it up to make a shorter scarf AND a pair of fingerless gloves.
The label has been removed, but it looks like something Laura Ashley or Monsoon would sell; each end is bound with a strip of lilac velvet and it’s very good quality.
I treated myself to some pretty socks from a shop just over the border in Dorset. I love the cotton lace top to them and couldn’t decide which colour I liked best so I bought one of each. Well, why not?
I haven’t got the hang of the circular needles yet, so am still yet to master the art of sock making. When I do finally conquer it, guess what everyone will be getting for that Christmas?!