Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Trash to Treasure : Beautiful Santa


Have you ever seen something in a store and just thought, I'm not sure I like that? Well, down here in the South, we have these stores Hudson's Treasure Hunt, and then Hudson's Dirt Cheap. I know, it couldn't sound any more Southern could it? Well, Hudson's Treasure Hunt is better quality items, that usually come from department stores, etc.. that have burned or flooded, or went out of business. Dirt Cheap is the same stuff, but it's slightly more damaged merchandise, at a very discounted price.
So, hence this beautiful Santa, that my mother-in-law spotted one afternoon when we were in Dirt Cheap. She spotted several of these Santas, and at the time, I couldn't see the beauty that she was seeing. We each bought one that day, and we still both look foward to putting our Santas out each year. I love this Santa now, he looks perfect in my home. I'm so glad that she was able to see the beauty that I couldn't see that day.
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18 comments:

ann said...

HE'S GORGEOUS AND SO BIG.YOU ARE ONE LUCKY LADY...ANN

Lori said...

Don't turn your back or I may take your Santa. .lol. I love and collect Santas. My best friend says she's never seen anyone so much in love with a short, fat man. .lol. Your site looks great all decorated for Christmas.

Lori

laurie said...

Beautiful Santa. I love your plate on your banner. laurie

lvroftiques said...

I love your Santa!! What's not to love?*winks* I'm glad your mom persevered and won you over! And I love your Christmas music too! The two Hudsons sound like my kinda places! Alas I am up north and we have nothing like it *sighs* Vanna

Glenda said...

I think he looks very grand and well able to stand up to the cold weather he is sure to encounter this time of the year.

twizzis said...

Oh boy, do I know Hudsons and you've described it to a "T"! A wonderful find, my dear!!!

Lorrie said...

I've never heard of Hudson's, but if that's the kind of stuff you find there, I wanna go! Your Santa looks great, perfect in the spot where you have him!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Kelli, Your Santa is wonderful...what a great find! I haven't heard of Hudson's either...wonder if there are any around Atlanta area. Susan
P.S. Your header pic is lovely!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I've always loved this old Santa. Wonder what Connor and Cooper had to say about him? LOL

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

We don't have those stores in our part of the south...bummer, cause they sound fantastic! Your santa is too cute! Great find! ~Rhonda:)

shopannies said...

I love him and he just has that country sort of feeling.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This was such a good find! I know you're happy you have him now! Great going!

XO,

Sheila

Dawn said...

I think he's a beautiful Santa. He looks perfect standing on your hearth!!

take care,
Dawn

Picket said...

Oh he is beautiful and so big too! he would look great in any setting..hope you are having a great week my friend!

Southern Lady said...

What a pretty Santa, Kelli ... I know Connor and Cooper love him.

I love your Christmas blog. It's one of the prettiest I've seen.

Sincerely,

Janie

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow...he's beautiful. I can see why she'd snap him up. I love This kind of decoration for a house..adds so much character. Now I'm off to snoop around some more!

Katie said...

I wish we had that store, They didn't have it anywhere where I lived when I lived in the south. To bad I would have lived there. I love good deals and trash to treasure..

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

He's a great looking Santa. Still working on my decorations.... just NOT wanting to do it this year, but your photo may have just put me in the mood

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal