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Monday, December 3, 2012

Santa, Is That You?

Out and about this weekend, I spied what I thought was Santa on his off time, in a storefront window.  He didn't have on his fancy red suit, but he did have the holiday colors of red and green. Hm..mm... maybe this is how Santa dresses when he is shopping for vintage items. Or perhaps this is an elf, gnome or impostor! On closer inspection now I'm not sure. What do you think?



He was hanging out at this vintage clothing store. I get why Santa would like the vintage clothes, you know he's kind of retro and all.

We had been at an Irish Pub called The Anchor Fish and Chips and they had these kind of cute Christmas decorations. I took a couple of photos but they turned out really blurred. I sort of like the effect though. This was before I sampled the beer too, I'm blaming it on my camera.  Maybe I should have approached Santa and asked for a new one in my Christmas stocking.. I didn't want to bother him. He looked deep in thought.







The bowl in the middle has a couple of birds and faux snow with some ornaments, the one on the right has a little church.  I can't even tell what the one on the left is, I think pine cones.  After we had our delicious lunch we walked by a few more artsy shops and saw these murals and amazing metal birds.  I think they are supposed to be egrets or herons.



On the wall behind them was a mural and this cool wizard guy!


On our way back to the car, we passed by the Bologna shop again and the Jolly Elf was still there, guess he was stocking up on his winter wardrobe. I swear I saw him checking out a vintage Hawaiian shirt. I would think he would be busier at this time of year.  He does have all those elves though.

      Happy Monday, Let the Holiday Rush Begin!


14 comments:

  1. I'd put my money on him being a garden gnome. Mmmm, fried baloney! It's been too long. I should buy some and fry it up. We used to call it "round steak" when I was a kid.

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  2. I also think he's garden gnome - all decked out for the season :D Love 'Fried Bologna Vintage' - what a cool, eclectic name. I really like the idea of those bowls and plan to implement this when I am decking the halls next year.

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  3. That was for sure Santa!!! Maybe he is checking out the Hawaiian shirt for after the busy season ;o) I love the pictures! I think you were drinking before you took pictures of the ornaments! LOL! Although, I think the pictures were very funky! Love this post! My friend, I need you to send me your address ;o) You won ;o) Please go to my blog ;o) Hugs ;o)

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    1. HaHa! No I wasn't drinking... yet! I think my husband bumped into me while I was taking the pics as we were waiting for our table! I am blaming him and my old camera! OooH! I won! Yay!

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  4. Santa likes vintage clothes - ha ha ha! Love it! :)

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  5. The birds are beautiful - but I'd need to take the mural home with me to get the full effect! The decorations look interesting - and I do like your blurry effect. I think your friend is a garden gnome but I'm sure he is great friends with Santa!

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  6. Bologna sandwiches always remind me of the movie "Coal Miner's Daughter". Now, you have to watch the movie to find out why!
    And that little guy in the window looks a bit scary to me!

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  7. I want to move into that pub - they serve Guinness and Magners!! That is an Irish Santa for sure!

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    1. The Anchor is very authentic and the food and beverages are delicious. They have been featured on the Food Network and written up in U.S. News as one of the top ten seafood places in the U.S. I'm sure Santa would be very comfortable there!

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  8. At least he was not dressed in some funky Christian Lacroix print... now, that would just be wrong!

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  9. I love that mural. Looks like a wizardy type Santa. Very cool! Or maybe Santa's nemesis? Either way, very cool.

    That is a great name for a vintage clothing store. The word bologna brings me all the way back to my elementary school years.

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  10. Dear Diane - maybe it is Santa in disguise - at any rate he makes me smile as all your other lovely photos do. Sounds like you had a good day. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What a fun festive and spirited post..you always make me smile!Love that metal bird..and the wizard of course!
    Victoria

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