Welcome!. I live in Oviedo, Florida with my handsome husband, two great kids and a pair of silly basset hounds. Oviedo is a little town where you can get a Barney’s coffee on one corner and have to wait for the chickens to cross on the next. I love to shop for vintage treasures to use in my home and artwork. Come along with me!
This is one of my daughter's treasures. We call it the Santa box. I am quite sure we'll be talking about the Santa box when she is grown and has children of her own. She loves it that much (smile). From an artistic standpoint, the Santa box is just an altered box. A little paint, a little scrapbook paper...voila. It was just a fun afternoon project a few years ago. I had no idea at the time I was making this, just how important this little box would become. It sits here with some other handmade items in the kitchen.
You see, Santa still comes to our house. Over the years, the old guy has left a few things here. You know, he's getting older, he's in a hurry...One year he got a piece of his coat caught in the door. The next we found a button with some red thread still attached out on the front porch. I'm guessing the Basset Hounds chased him out that year. One year he even left his watch...
I'm guessing Florida must be one of his last stops and the old guy is just exhausted at this point because he seems to forget everything here! How lucky for us though. We've taken good care of his watch. We even offered to return it one year, but he was kind enough to let us keep it. It is a family treasure. I almost forgot...we also have a Santa key. I bet many of you have these. Santa gave it to us when the kids were born. We don't have a chimney, so this is how he gets in the door. We leave it on the porch for him each year. It's magical. You can see the button we've saved in this picture too.
So, the Santa box is very important. It holds all of our treasures. We like to open it and look at it throughout the holiday season. Our friends are amazed sometimes at our luck. I can't wait for my kids to share these stories and treasures with their own children. Do you have any special Christmas treasures? I'd love to hear about them. You can even leave a link in your comment. Have a blessed White Wednesday. Come over to the party and see all the holiday whites! I'm also linking up to Friday Vignettes at Color Outside the Lines.