Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus is coming to town!

When I was little
my grandmother gave me a little
Japanese battery-operated lantern
in the shape of a Santa.

On Christmas Eve
I would sit it next to my bed
and turn it on in anticipation
of Santa's arrival that night.

That was a long time ago.
Not sure what happened 
to my little Santa lantern,
but was able to replace it ---
thanks Ebay! 

I also found two other similar ones....
so now I have a little set of three.
(The one in the foreground has a celluloid head, 
 and is not glass like the other two.)
It's much older dating back to the 1930's. 

Are you ready for Santa?

Merry Christmas. May all your holiday wishes come true!


Rebecca said...

I don't remember ever seeing lanterns like these! How wonderful to recreate the memory. They are very special.

Merry Christmas, Alison!

The enchanted home said...

Ready and waiting!! Love your lanterns, those are great...and isn't Ebay awesome for finding offbeat things that seem impossible to find!
Alison..wishing you the merriest Christmas possible and a happy and healthy 2012!!

Sarah said...

I've never seen one of these before. What fun that you have found three of these. I often wonder what happened to various things I had as a child. Funny how one vividly remembers certain things from our youth.
Merry Christmas! ~ Sarah

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love to remember our traditions, Alison. My Granny had a silver tree with the color wheel, so I have a mini silver tree sitting atop her hoosier cabinet.
Merry Christmas, Alison!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Those are really different! Never saw them before! How nice to have a collection of a childhood memory!
Merry Christmas!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

A Santa lantern? Never have seen one, how interesting. What a great childhood memory, Merry Christmas!

Divine Theatre said...

That is so sweet! I can just picture a little blonde pixie, anxiously awaiting Santa's visit!
Merry Christmas!


Mary Anne said...

Alison: I loved this post and a perfect reminder of what our wonderful city always has to offer and especially at Christmas time.

Beautiful post and it sound like you and your daughter had so much fun!

Mary Anne ox