Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas in the summer time

 I have a collection of Santa Claus figures that I add to each year.  They are scattered around the dining and lounge rooms.  The Christmas tree is in the corner: it is made from branches from our trees and decorated with various treasures including a little Church worked in cross stitch by a friend, Mildred Keyes.  

For those who have not seen him before: the Santa with the dark hat is my Swaggy Santa which I designed and made and which is on display all year round.

The garden is looking glorious at this time of year.

I know many people think of Christmas as being a cold and wintry time but here of course it is summer and usually quite hot.

I hope this time of year is enjoyable and stress free for everyone.  It is often a difficult time of year and I must say it is not my favourite time but I try to make the best of it.



katherine said...

Love your santa collection Dian.

katherine said...

Love your santa collection Dian.

margaret said...

you have some lovely Santa`s here and as we already know a beautiful garden

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family

Linda said...

I always enjoy revisiting your Santa collection, and especially your own design - he's Numero Uno in my opinion. I just love the flower/garden collage too of course. I'm finding it difficult to keep things green here with the heat. Hope you don't get what we are experiencing here at the moment. Phone is silly again this afternoon - had to report it. Thankfully it was great this morning. Talk soon.

suziqu's thread works said...

Dian I love your swaggy Santa - that's more our style. I love a an Australian theme and have used a Wattle branch on my Christmas post.
Thanks for your visit and kind comment on my dolls.
Have a lovely Christmas and an inspiring new creative year.