Friday, December 19, 2008

Santa Likes Pink Too

There is always one stop that I have to make each year and especially at Christmas time and that is to Menzer's Antiques in downtown Tarpon Springs, FL.

Paul and Melissa have a wonderful antique mall filled with beautiful quality antiques.

But what makes this shop even better is the talent of Melissa.

Melissa makes the most beautiful Santa's I have ever seen. Each one is a masterpiece.

I just happened to be lucky to find a pink one for Pink Saturday.

Melissa calls her business Cottageville Santas. Each of her Santa's stocking are filled with trinkets and collectables that will just make your jaw drop as you study the details. Her beautifully designed outfits are so unique. From Fur to flannel there isn't one outfit that she creates that is not just perfectly made to go with the fun filled stockings.


Each face is made by Melissa as well. Just look how life like they are.
Isn't she an incredible artist? If you would like to see more of Melissa's work
or own your very own Santa you may contact her at

www.acpeddler.com/cottageville_santa.htm

Now add a little more pink to your day and visit my sweet friend Beverly for Pink Saturday and the growing list of participants . http://www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

Have yourself a Merry Pink Christmas!
Becky

35 comments:

Lady of the Mote said...

beautiful Santa

Judith said...

The detailed work of Santa's face is incrediable and so life like - what a talent. I love his rosey cheeks and his gown is so soft and delicate.
Thank you for visiting me and a Happy Christmas to you too. Judith

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Becky,
What a beautiful Santa and I love the name Cottageville, wouldn't that be a great name for a store! I wish I could have went on your shopping trip with you! I hope you and Dave have a very merry Christmas!!
Hugs~Kelly

Lynne said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I'm so glad you swung in so I could find you. I can see why this a must stop for you each year. Her Santa's are incredible. I would be hard pressed to say no before leaving her shop without one.lol
Hope you have a Super Pink Saturday!
hugs ~lynne~

Sondra Behne' said...

Yes indeed...Santa is definitly a cottage Santa all dressed in his pink. You gotta love pink.

Sondra

Sondra Behne' said...

Yes indeed...Santa is definitly a cottage Santa all dressed in his pink. You gotta love pink.

Sondra

Cori G. said...

Good morning Becky,
Trouble indeed for both of our pocket books...lol! But I have a confession to make, I rarely buy anything because I'm so cheap. It would be so much fun though to just window shop with you and stroll the street with a cup of cocoa.

These Santa's are amazing! I just love the fur coat around this one with the matching hat.

I hope you have a wonderful fun week and that the Lord lifts your spirits my sweet friend.

xo Cori

Buttercream Cottage said...

He is gorgeous!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Becky, oh how gorgeous he is!! and what beautiful little details too!!

and yes, omg, I agree with Kelly, I adore that name too!! Cottageville sounds like a complete wonderland!

Merry Christmas Becky!! xo Cyn

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my!! That Santa is gorgeous!! Have a wonderful pink Christmas!!

Smilingsal said...

What a neat store. Thank you for sharing. Happy Pink Day!

vintagewindow said...

Thanks for sharing the pink Santa. I'm going now to check out her shop. WOW beautiful

Happy PS

Kris

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful Santa! Happy Pink Saturday! ENJOY! Fifi

ann said...

HE IS GORGEOUS.JUST UNBELIEVEABLE GORGEOUS...ANN

Beverly said...

Ah, Becky. He is incredible and just gorgeous. I would love to visit this shop.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays.

Bo said...

Hi Becky...This wonderful vintage looking pink Santa just had to come live at your beautiful B&B house...Perfection! ;-) Bo

Joy said...

Wow, you can tell she puts a lot of work into her Santas!

White Iris Designs said...

Love your pink Santa! Merry Christmas!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

When I first saw that santa I thought it was a real person ! Her talent is incredible !

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

This really is a great santa. I LOVE your decorating. Everything you touch comes out perfect! Have a blessed Christmas.

KatCollects said...

I am loving all the pinks for Christmas, happy belated pink Saturday.
Kathy

Ellen said...

Seasons Greetings..OH My I can't believe how beautiful this shop is. What a beautifukl santa and I just love the stocking, I love the snow baby hanging on the top, I collected snowbabies a few years back, and I am ashamed to say this year they are still in their box tucked away. Merry Christmas to you and yours :)EllenL

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a beautiful Santa, Becky. Love all the pink. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas in your lovely home!
xo~Tracie

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I love pink at Christmas! I prefer it to red at any time. I haven't done anything much for Christmas with my mom being so sick and then passing last week. Maybe next year.

CIELO said...

Very cute Santa.... I'm not one for Santas, but I have to tell you I really like yours.... ;)

Merry Christmas and warm wishes from our house to yours

cielo

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hey Becky, what divine Santa's she makes..just perfect! Hope you are having a blissful pink week and I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Thankful Paul said...

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Thanks for your sweet comments and visit to my blog. I love the home you are working on...it is phenomenal. Hope your 2009 brings you closer to your dream.

All the best,
Judy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Becky,
Stopping in to wish you the best in 2009! I hope it brings all that your heart desires.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I was wondering how the heck do you keep up with all your blogs? MY goodness I have a hard time just with my one. I hope I'm cut out for this.. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful pictures..

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Becky! Your home looks so beautiful! Picture perfect in everyway! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Queenie~ said...

How pretty!
xoxo,
Queenie

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Becky,Becky, You are such a sweet person I would love to meet one day. Thank you so much for welcoming me to blogland. I have a question for you "How the heck do you do so many blogs?' I mean I have a hard time doing one...YOUR A SWEETHEART
Thanks Again

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Becky!

Thanks so much for stopping in! I hope you are having a fabulous holiday!! Your comments warmed my heart! I agree with the idea of me you and Kelly:) we'd have a store all together if we lived close :) but then I'd be buying everything from it and bankrupt us :) LOL

Happy New Year sweetie!! xo Cyn

ps: Can't wait for more of your posts in 2009!! That shabby old house is going to have to have a new name :) Re-name her Elegant Home :)

pinkkandy said...

Lovely home...