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After Thanksgiving...On to Christmas

I started decorating the fireplace hearth and mantel first. Bringing out my newly purchased [and from last year, the initial year] stash of ceramic, poseable [posable], elves. They're hard to find around town since I try my best to patronize local stores to keep them from having to be forced to close in this economy. I know that just one person, like myself, isn't going to keep store shop owners from going broke, yet, still, I like to think I am doing something positive. I managed to find some that are dressed differently which is always my intention. A few times, that isn't the case, I like having look-a-likes to make them a pair. Also, I hope for their size. Small, Medium, and Large. Yes, size matters!! If you look closely, you may notice the one on the mantel, in the center, is Santa. But his face is elfen. Afterall, he IS a right jolly ol' elf. I'll share a better photo of him in a later post.





52 comments:

  1. I enjoy looking at your decorations, but we don't do much at all. And that not much at all is about everything, I'm afraid. 😀

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  2. These are wonderful. You have a great collection.

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  3. Very magical, enchanting and festive.
    You have such wonderful treasures Anni 🎄❄🎅☕

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  4. Hello Anni,

    Your Christmas Elves are so cute, you have a beautiful collection.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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  5. You're elves are just too cute! We can't wait to see more of your beautiful Christmas decorations!

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    1. They're not much this year. Mostly I just set things up with no elaborate additions like ornaments & such.

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  6. What an adorable collection and so festive Anni!

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  7. Oh how pretty, Anni! ~Andrea xoxo

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  8. Love your delightful elves! Thanks for all the cute pictures of them. :-)

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    1. Thanks D J. And, again, gappt birthday!

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  9. Alas all the stores are going to go broke because I don't shop in stores are online except for things I need like dog food and toilet paper and an occasional Christmas light haha. He's a really cute and I think I know why you love them because they actually if you took off their clothes and put on witches clothes they look very similar to your witches I never noticed that elves and witches have the same facial features

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    1. Shhh, don't tell anybody else, but, I secretly wish someone would make Halloween elves.

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  10. All of your elves are enchanting and amusing! I love them!!! Your enthusiasm for decorating with them is a special treat for all of your followers.

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    1. Wow, thanks. Glad knowing they're fun to see!

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  11. Your elves are gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I've never seen these before. And good for you, shopping local. It does matter, and I know the shops appreciate you.

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    1. I hope so. I believe in keeping local shops. In fact, I'd prefer to be out shopping instead of shopping from the computer.

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  13. The beauty of elves is they always look ready for fun. That is quite a selection and I never noticed before but the ears let you know the fellow is an elf.

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  14. Happy December - Sneaky Little Elf's - Be Well Hootin' Anni

    Cheers

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    1. Enjoy this month in beautiful, colorful, Colorado Travis!

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  15. They are so Elfully adorable. I hear Elf's move at night when your sleeping. I would be careful, who knows what they do at night. lol

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  16. Wow, your elves are so quaint and endearing. I don't think I have ever seen any like them before.
    Hubby just put up our outside roof trim lights..I guess that means Christmas is really coming.
    Sue

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    1. It's been decades since we've done outdoor lights.

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  17. I enjoyed seeing your elves.
    Happy December Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  18. I think it is wonderful you are doing your part to buy from your local stores. They must appreciate every one who walks through their doors these days. The elves are adorable and I also love your seasonal header. Happy December to you Anni :)

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  19. A splendid collection to adorn the mantel for the Christmas season! I just hung my lighted garlands outside.

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  20. Nice to see all your elves. I don't think I have any elves at all!!

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  21. Oh, I so love these! They are adorable. And make me smile just to look at them.

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  22. You have quite a collection already.

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  23. You are such a fun decorator. I love your collection!

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  24. First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog. I left a reply to your sweet comment. Just had to come over and check you out too. Oh my...what a lovely and unique blog!!!! Love the falling snowflakes. And your elves are precious. I've never really seen any like these. Hope you will also share your gnomes. I've fallen in love with them this year. Now I'm off to look around here a little more. Hope you will come back to "visit" me again sometimes.

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    1. I will share the gnomes soon. They're quite popular now.

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  25. Lovely elves.
    Stay Safe and Coffee is on

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  26. Sandra told me what I had did right after I did it...she wanted me to leave it so I did since it caused her to laugh so hard...so I did. Not so bad when it is someone you know and know well.

    I left one like that on a blog, and not a blogger blog where I could go delete it...but I left another comment and ask her to delete it...and she did...but said she had did the same thing before, so not to feel bad.

    Now when there are mistakes, it is ME that is making them, but when I first got this phone, I would be typing stuff and up would pop even worse than that and it not even close to what I was typing. I wish I had taken screen shots...

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