I'm sending out Happy Birthday wishes today to:
My Sister Denise
Her Husband Don and his twin Brother Dave
And extra special Happy Birthday wishes to my boy Chipper
who turns 16 today!
Isn't he handsome! Actually he's quite embarrassed that I put that stupid hat on his head, lol. His age is starting to take it's toll, his eyesight and hearing are shot but he still goes for a walk every day but only about the length of a football field, then he's ready to come home.
Kris Kringle, Santa Claus, Sinterklaas, all names for the beloved character who visits once a year. But did you know that St. Nicholas WAS indeed a real person and an important Saint in the Christian Faith who shared his generosity, love and Faith every day of the year! Today we celebrate The Feast of St. Nicholas, the day on which he entered into Heaven. There are wonderful websites devoted entirely to St. Nicholas that put into words much better than I, the importance of this Man. My bloggy friend Ann has a wonderful blog
St. Nicholas and Christmas All Year Long. Please stop by and read her wonderful tribute to Saint Nicholas today.
The St. Nicholas Center is a wealth of information for all things St. Nicholas. Oh if only we could all be like St. Nicholas, kind and generous to all, everyday and not just at Christmas! I'd like to share my St. Nicholas collection with you today. I've been collecting St. Nicholas for many years now and it is one of my favorite collections.
And here are close ups of the shelves.
The Santa in the boot and the Santa on the far right are both vintage and belonged to my parents.
Have a wonderful Saint Nicholas Day and remember to be kind and generous to all those you meet today and always.
I'll be linking this post to:
Deck the Halls at Between Naps on the Porch
Rednesday at It's a Very Cherry World
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady
Alphabe Thursday for the Letter K
I just love the St Nicholas where he is holding the baby Jesus. That is a happy collection. You sure have a lot of birthdays to celebrate this month. A lot of ours fall in February. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to all your family members but especially to the star (and the oldest of the lot) of the show - Chipper!! What a handsome fellow! 16 - what a blessing to have him in your life. Oh my, your daughters were just little girls when Chipper was a puppy... He must add so much to your home's "Bubbles of Joy!"ReplyDelete
How very kind of you to link back to St. Nicholas and Christmas! I didn't expect that and am very touched...
Many many blessings to you and your whole family on this wonderful St. Nicholas Day!
PS Your St. Nicholas collection is gorgeous!!
After reading your profile, I think that we could be friends if we lived close. We have two girls 22 and 20 as well as a son 28, and I miss them terribly too. I am a drapery and home decore fabricator by profession, but a "trying to be" artist at heart. Thanks for stopping by "In His Grip". I am following you will you follow me?ReplyDelete
Hello, thanks for visiting me. I'm posting about Nikolaus today as well. I like your post and pictures.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to All especially that sweet old doggie. You know how I love dogs! I love your Santa collection I was looking at all of those sweet ones you have saved, very nice to get that out each year isn't it like visiting old friends.ReplyDelete
Chipper looks pretty good for his age! Tell him Happy Birthday for me!ReplyDelete
Love your St. Nicks!
I really like the old world Santas but our santa is more happy and jolly. Some of the children's happy memories are with Christmas.You have a nice collection. Merry ChristmasReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to all but especiall to your boy Chipper, I love the photo....he has wise eyes.....God Bless Him! How fortunate you have had him so long....I am sure he has taught your family many lessons in the 16 years.....Thinking of you and yours....SandyReplyDelete
Love your doggy pic! The Santas are really nice. What a great collection.ReplyDelete
What a great collection of Santas!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to Chipper and the rest. Chipper looks like a pup ready to play! I love the vintage St. Nicholas postcard and seeing your collection. The little deers are a sweet touch.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to Chipper! Your collection of Santa's are beautiful! I love the ones from your mom and dad.ReplyDelete
What a very nice collection of Santas-enjoy!ReplyDelete
lots of st. nicks, nice collection, though the elfs or elves look kind of creepy but perhaps it's the way it is shot?ReplyDelete
have a great holiday
Wow! You have quite a kollection of Kris Kringles.ReplyDelete
It looks like Chipper wanted to please you, but he couldn't understand why you put a hat on him.ReplyDelete
what a wonderful Santa collectio!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Nan....What a Super Santa Collection. The two vintage Santas are amazing and very special. I have one that belonged to my Mom...I'll be showing him soon with one more Christmas Quilt. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Love your St. Nick collection! We are on the same page for A-T :-)ReplyDelete
What a jolly collection!ReplyDelete
You have such a fabulous collection! Your dog is adorable and I like the hat. I've been looking for antlers for ours since he looks like a little deer. I don't think he'll like them much, though!ReplyDelete
Where do I begin....first of all I love to learn something new, so thank you for sharing that information today. Secondly, I love your St Nick collection. You have some very beautiful pieces.ReplyDelete
What a fun collection. I enjoyed looking.ReplyDelete
What a lovely collection! I'm so glad you shared this with us.ReplyDelete
I also have a Santa collection. I display it on the mantle every year. Even my dog is named after old St. Nick!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous collection!! You have displayed them all so nicely, too. I know they make you happy when you walk by them, they certainly would me!!ReplyDelete
The Tattered Tassel
Wonderful post, and GREAT pictures!! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to everyone!ReplyDelete
And what a festive stop this was on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "K".
I love your decor. And your pictures made me smile.
Thank yo ufor sharing this joyous link.