My! How time flies... this Santa pictured below is one that I painted back when all my friends were painting pecan wood figurines. I painted several pieces, but this was my favorite, and the only one that I still own.
I'm glad I put the date on the bottom of Santa... 1994. That was 17 years ago!! Where does the time go???
You can't really tell from the sideview, but I had written the names of the children in the family on Santa's list. Most have faded away, but 'Justin' is still very visible. The reason for that is: Justin is my sister in law's son. His was the first and only name on the list when it was first made, as I was going to give this Santa to my SIL as a Christmas gift. Well, when it was finished, I didn't want to give Santa away, so I kept him and added the names of the others kids in the family to his list, using a different marker. Those added names have almost faded away, but Justin is still there, as a very bold reminder that this was supposed to be his mom's gift. :-)
How do you like the vintage doily underneath Santa? Not bad for a 25 cent thrift store find, huh?