Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Here Comes Santa Claus

Merry Christmas, Everyone! Here is Mary's Santa, reindeer and sleigh made entirely from natural materials. (Except glue-who knows what is in that!!) Rudolf leads the way with his red nose. Mary is famous for her natural Nativity scenes and natural angels. I am not sure I can name all the elements, but here are a few:
Reindeer hooves are pistachio shells
Reindeer noses are tiny cones
Bells on reins are crepe myrtle seed hulls
Reindeer antlers-one is grape stems and the other is tiny twigs
Reindeer heads are almonds, bodies are English walnuts

Santa's had is dried okra pod, body is poppy seed pod, feet are pistachio shells, head is pecan, beard and hat trim are some kind of chaff

Slight's runners are locust pods, body of sleigh is an overcup acorn hat, and it is filled with 'toys' that include several  flower seed heads (black-eyed susan?) immature magnolia pod, and some tiny (pine?) cones.

Let's have a big round of applause! This is really a wonderful work of art. Just seeing all these things in the dried materials around her house is amazing, but getting them together was no small task I am sure. What a vision to be able to do this! Thanks, Mary, for a wonderful Christmas present that I intend to keep and display every year!

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