Santas Under Glass

One of the best things about all the red in our kitchen

is how festive it looks at Christmas time!

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I love our red Bella coffee maker,

the buffalo check candle is from Marshalls,

+ I used to sell Hoosier glass jars like this in my old store.

Our kitchen window sill is quite deep,

so I have lots of fun displaying my collectibles on it.

Right now it’s filled with my Santas,

+ this year I opted to display them under glass cloches.

Only one is a genuine cloche, though,

while the others are various repurposed glass containers.

My cast iron Santa from the Sundance catalog

is under a glass globe from an old industrial light fixture.

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This small hand-carved Santa

is from a fellow vendor at one of my mid-90’s markets.

His cloche is actually a small glass item

for which I paid $3 just the other day, at a local antique shop*.

We’re not sure what it was originally, but it’s the perfect small size!

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* I found a box of 12 red Shiny Brite ornaments

at the same store + on the same day.

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My blue + gray salt-glaze pottery Santa

is from Rowe Pottery Works in Cambridge, Wisconsin.

I used to carry their wares in my old store, too.

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Look closely at his cloche —

it is actually a small glass measuring beaker that I found at Walmart.

I think it looks vintage + industrial, don’t you?

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A similar set of beakers is available online from Walmart.

beakers from walmart

I call this Hallmark ornament the Paula Deen’s husband Santa.

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Seriously.  Separated at birth, or what?

Do you recognize his cloche?

It is a preserves jar from the French company, Bonne Maman.

Notice that Santa’s standing on the darling red check jar lid!

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We love the cherry preserves at our house.

preserves of cherry

And finally, we have the only real cloche of my collection.

I bought it years ago at the late, great Smith + Hawken store.

I’m guessing that Santa probably came from my old shop, too.

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Doesn’t the tall, slender beaker look great, with the sun shining through it?

Meanwhile, that’s about it for my Santas collection.

In the olden days, I had dozens more of them,

but sold or gave away most when I entered my less-is-more phase.

Let’s take a quick look at some other (mostly red) things in our kitchen.

 We can discuss said red accents at a later date.

Stay tuned.

 

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3 responses to “Santas Under Glass

  • Nancy

    The Santa on the Red checked lid and jar/cloche is Brilliant! I worked at a gift shop in the 90s and sold Rowe wares as well. There was one Santa who was a shelf sitter and seriously looked like he was trying to not wet his pants. No one bought him. Well, maybe someone did when the shop closed. And, i need that candle from Marshall’s!

  • cardinalkay64

    LOL @ Santa needing to pee! My brother-in-law called the shop every December, ordering the special Rowe Pottery piece of the year. I am totally drawing a blank, because I can’t remember what they were! Houses, I think? Anyway, they are all displayed inside their entertainment center. Good memories.

  • Dolores

    You sure have a knack of knowing where to put thinks!

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