a chair for Santa

Given the charge of creating a backdrop for photos with Santa Claus for Hope for Christmas (a charitable undertaking my church is participating in to help deserving families have Christmas gifts and food), I decided that Santa needed a sleigh.  Found a sleigh online accompanied by a live reindeer (what could possibly be better than that??!!!) and I could rent it for only $2000.  Way out of my budget range.   Ebay had a few vintage/antique sleighs, some so wonderful  I would have dug into my piggy bank to buy,  even if they weren’t in pristine condition.  But they were up North and “local pickup only.”  I am in Georgia.  I asked my kids to drive to Pennsylvania and bring one back.  They asked how.  Maybe a snow machine at the front of the car so that you could pull it home??

Finally gave up on that idea after a couple of days of watching Ebay auctions.  Then I thought Santa could sit on his throne for pictures.  Problem with that idea is that  I couldn’t find a throne at all.  Go figure.  Below is a work in progress of me creating one with some help from husband and his jigsaw.    Reality doesn’t always match the vision in my brain, but I am sort of  proud of it.  Thinking of  upholstering it but do I really want that on my to do list at this time of year?! I think  Santa will just have to lean against hard plywood but he will have a cushioned seat.  You will have to come back after December 8th to see the final product.

If you would like to contribute to Hope for Christmas, visit this site    or this site for ways to help.

That’s 4 coats of red paint and it still needs another!

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