Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hope the holiday season brought you the gifts you were hoping for. (If not, there’s always next year.)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

“Merry Christmas”. Hope the gifts you receive brings you lots of joy. Hope the presents you give put a smile on their faces.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Here are a couple of Santa Clauses carved in cottonwood bark. This bark comes from western Minnesota. I guess the north wood trees and Santa go together.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Not all of Santa’s presents come in boxes. You better watch out, you may get a puppy for Christmas.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Here is another version of my ‘Pipe Smoking Santa’. I used my old pattern but decided to show the lags and boots. This is one of my first attempts to carve boots like those shown in the CocaCola Santas.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Santas may come in all shapes and sizes, but they also come in all colors. You can see this by visiting vintage Christmas card sites that show Santas of different colors and styles.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

This vintage Santa is featured in one of my wood carving books. It is based on an old vintage Christmas card with umbrella and green coat.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Here’s an interesting ornament that Lynne created. A family of five snowmen decided to have fun by sliding down the hill on their toboggan. I wonder what would happen if they crash. I guess they would end up as a big pile of show.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Here is last year’s version of Santa Lucia. See had gone to a good home ready for Santa Lucia Day.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Here, Santa had just put his pack down to survey the house in front of him. He is wondering if he will be able to slide down the small chimney to deliver the presents. I’m sure he’ll make it.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Continuing my ‘Happy Holidays’ series with Frost the Snowman and his happy grin. His favorite time of the year is ‘Let it Snow’ season.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

As bundled up for Christmas shopping. This is an old carving that got re-painted. I think she looks better in Christmas red.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Here is Santa in his night time delivery. The back pack is carved separate and attached. The lantern is attached with a copper wire.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sorry that I had gotten a little behind, Thanksgiving Holiday and all. Speaking of which, another holiday has passed on by in a hurry. Maybe he’s off to do some shopping before the next character will pass on by. Santa Claus is trailing not far behind Mr. Pilgrim.