Steven spent his day off making our house look beautiful for Christmas. I thought in lieu of a Non-Sequitur Thursday, I would share a few pictures. First a few Santas. We love Santa Claus.
There are stories behind each Santa on the stairs, but I’d like to tell you about our new Santa, or rather half Santa. Recently when I was at the Herkimer County Historical Society to talk about a murder mystery, I noticed the top half of a plastic Santa.
“He’s yours,” said one of the ladies I was there to meet. The Santa had been rescued from the middle of the street during a wind storm last winter. They put his picture on Facebook, so the owner could claim him. Steven commented that if nobody did, we could offer the Santa a home. Since he lacks a bottom half, we put him behind our fireplace screen (a Christmas present from my parents a few years ago), so he could look as if he is emerging from the chimney.
Another favorite feature of our holiday decorations is Steven’s nutcracker collection. This isn’t the whole thing, but a nice selection to cover our buffet.
Oh, how I love Christmas. Soon I must finish my Christmas shopping, start my Christmas baking, address my Christmas cards and commence my Christmas wrapping. It is the time of year when I cease to be the Evil Woman CinCin and become… wait for it… Cindy Claus!