Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It's Christmas in July here under the old Southern Ooaks tree.

It's Christmas time!!! OH NOOOOO....don't panic...it's not December yet. It is however, Christmas in July here under the old Southern Ooaks tree. I have listed three of my original one of a kind Santa series in my Etsy shop and just for this month I have discounted them $50.00. I also ship FREE in the US...lower 48 and also will ship the least expensive I can internationally. After this month these three pieces will go back up to their original prices. Here are the three that are up for adoption. ^_^

Remember this lil lady....lil Miss LuLu?  If you are new visiting the old ooak tree then just click HERE and you can read all about this lil miss.

Every piece on this one was handmade by me. I so enjoyed stitching up Lulu's blanket and her little matching pillow. For some reason though every time I left the studio and came back she was jumping on the sofa..hehe

I so love to sculpt Santa. So much character in his old wise face. I never use molds for any of my pieces and I try to make sure each piece is a true one of a kind.

Santa is reading a real book to lil Miss Lulu....the Christmas ABC's. Hopefully she will fall asleep soon as Santa still has a very busy night ahead. (He will make sure that Lulu's is the last house he visits next year)

All the pieces are attached to one another and mounted onto a frame (not a frame though..it's now a floor). It would make a great addition to any Santa collectors collection. Santa and lil Miss LuLu!!!

The second ooaks is called Santa and his antique toys. I so love making tiny vintage toys. Tigers and elephant pull toys were very popular back in the early 1800's. I think they would be today too...especially if ya live here in Alabama. (Al the elephant-ALABAMA and Aubie the tiger-Auburn) I'm thinking of making a few Alabama and Auburn Santa's this year. We will see if the muse likes the idea. ^_^   Santa looks funny as just a head and hands, eh? Amazing how our pieces transform as we put them together.

Here is Santa in a WIP (work in progress) stage. I try and use vintage fabrics for all of Santa's clothes. I find them at antique stores, estate sales and sometimes yard sales believe it or not. Love when someone doesn't realize that what they think is old and junk is really a treasure. I even have a few friends that send me little packages with fabric they have and aren't going to use. THANK YOU too by the way and you know who you are. {{{HUGS}}} I know that some might think me a tad bit crazy (you sooo do not have to respond to that either by the way...HA) for making ruffled shirts or collars when most are covered up by Santa's jacket or cloak but I know it's there and so does Santa. I try and make a bit peek out here and there so you will know too.

Santa turned out quite handsome I do think....holding the antique toys going to good little boys and girls.

This would be another great piece to add to that someone special to you collection. Hint Hint!! Everything is permanently attached to Santa and his wooden base.

The last piece I have put in the Christmas in July sale is Santa and the Naughty Nice Book. I so enjoy putting Santa in arrangements that capture him in more than just the Christmas eve delivery theme. If you don't remember the original posting for this one then just click HERE.

I love how this Santa turned out...such a jolly old soul. You can just see the happy face as he his listening to the elf tell his stories of the children.

Here is the dreaded naughty nice ledger...well...I guess it would only be dreaded if ya knew you were going on the naughty list...hehe.

I used a oak base and hand etched the floor design. Had so much fun doing this. I'm thinking of etching more wood in the future.

All the pieces in this group are permanently attached to the floor base. Everything with the exception of the chair Santa is sitting in was handmade by me.

I know it's early for Christmas but it's NEVER to early to shop for those special folks that are collectors of all things Santa. Wouldn't it be great to give them a one of a kind piece?? Oh YES it would. ^_^

Until next time...............Hugs,


  1. This is a fantastic sale! I love all of these. Good luck I know they will go fast.

  2. especially the little girl on couch with quilt,so cute.