Sunday, December 14, 2008

Lots of Santas

We are in the midst of decorating the Christmas tree. As an unreformed collector, Christmas ornaments hold a special allurement. Unwrapping each one is like meeting an old friend. The Santas only come to town once a year. What a diverse crowd they are! Red robes, blue robes, clutching trees or bags of toys, formed from fragile blown glass, carved wood, tin and basketry. One Santa is even made from an okra pod. All variations on a theme.