Between a trip to Rothenburg and Katha Wolfart, and the huge sale at Kaufhof in Marianplatz, we wound up putting Steiff creatures in dad's shoes, and every nook and cranny in the suitcases. It was great fun! (My husband keeps saying, if only I didn't have to share my doll with my 5 sisters while growing up, I wouldn't have buy many toys as an adult!)
This year they are standing guard over the cute needlepoint stockings....
|Russian Santas are standing on each stocking holder. They were a souvenir from a trip to St. Petersburg.|
|Cutest Quimper Couple Needlepoint Stocking! I purchased at Pierre Deux|
in Carmel after Christmas last year. (I'm so sad that they are bankrupt... )
My daughter wrote a guest blog about her nutcrackers that she pulls out for Octoberfest here. I thought that I should try to limit my collecting to shepherd nutcrackers. My favorite ones are by Ulbricht.
My daugher has a collection of santas with reindeer. Isn't this one cute!
|Ulbricht White Santa in Center|