Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vintage Santa

Many years ago after my Grandfather died and we were cleaning out 1515, I found a box with vintage Christmas ornaments. At the time I was the only person interested in them, so I took them home. In the box was a Santa on ski's. I love this Santa and his is so precious to me. I wonder where they got him?

He still has his price tag on under his ski's....he was whole 5 cents! It says Morris 5&10, funny thing there was no Morris dime store in the town where they lived so I wonder if it was a gift. They had a very large extended family who were always coming to visit. I must have some of my Grandmother in me because I leave price tags on. I find over the years it is a stroll down memory lane of the place where I bought a treasure. Maybe that is what Grandmother thought about this Santa?

All year long Santa stays under glass in my small curio wall cabinet in the living room.

He even has his bag packed!

He is upside down to show you the price tag.

Joining Suzanne at Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

16 comments:

NanE said...

What a wonderful old Santa! He is so special. TFS, Nan

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Maybe he's a Norwegian Santa on those skis!

Pam said...

He is so cute. I like the snow on his skis. I love your tree pictures on the sidebar. That one from 1944 looks so vintage with the wide spaced limbs.

LV said...

What a wonderful Santa treasure form your family. These are the very best kind of keepers.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

This is so wonderful to read and see! I love anything vintage and the memories that go with them and especially love anything vintage Christmas! You are a very lucky gal!
Terry
PS now following you!

Rebecca said...

You have such great stories-and a cute little santa to boot!

Maureen said...

He really is an ooooold Santa!

Tete said...

http://madisoncourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=255&ArticleID=39048&TM=34867.28

Here is an article on the Morris Dime Stores- there was one in southern Indiana.
Love this little guy! Hope you like the article!
Hugs- Tete

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

He sure is a cute one! And a great gift from your Grandparents. Have fun decorating....Julian

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Just wonderful little Santa! Suppose to get alittle snow, probably just flurries, but we will take what we can get! :) I know you feel the same. Stan is coming over today and making my downstairs bedroom into a dining room and Dan and I are moving upstairs. Pics to follow!

Ulla said...

He looks Scandinavian in his outfit with the skis. Very special. I think Christmas is all about traditions.

Postcardy said...

Such a sweet Santa. He looks like a grandfather too.

Diann said...

What a sweet treasured keepsake to have!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh no, Santa took a spill and landed in a cup hehe!

Oh gosh, I love him to pieces!!! Not only is he wonderful but a beloved family heirloom. What a treasure.

I love your banner, your house is so charming!

Happy VTT,
Sally

AshTreeCottage said...

What a darling vintage Santa. I love your house all decorated for the holidays ~ so fesitve!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Anna said...

Love that Santa, he is awesome!