Mountain Elves

Old World Santas
Patricia McCarty

"For me, Christmas is still the most magical time of the year"
" Yes, I still believe in Santa Claus"

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Welcome to the magical world of Mountain Elves!
As you journey through my site you will find many
interesting places to go and things to do.

You may wish to visit the Old World Santa doll Gallery
to view or purchase my latest creations.
Learn about Santa Claus folklore & legends
or just sit back and relax as you browse around
in the Mountain Elves Bookstore.

Wherever you may go,
if you love Christmas as I do, 
you should find something of interest.
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the "Magic" will follow you around this page!

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Bavarian Santa

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Meet the Artist   If you would like to know who I am and how I became interested in making Santa Claus Dolls, then this is the link to follow!  My West Virginia memories of Christmas play a large part in why I chose to make my living creating Santa dolls & Christmas collectables.  Find out why I still believe in Santa Claus and always will.

Father Christmas Santa Gallery   Mountain Elves figures are one-of-a-kind creations. The unique designs are the result of my interpretation of Christmas legends and customs from around the world. Each doll is individually designed with a hand-sculpted face.  Signed, dated and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and folklore. Some examples of the Santa Claus dolls that can be ordered include Pere Noel, Belsnickle, Father Christmas, African American Santa Claus, Knecht Ruprecht, Julenisse, Bavarian Santa,  Weihnachtsmann, Civil War Santa,  Zwart Piet. Julenisse and many more!

Mountain Elves Christmas Shop  Mountain Elves has done the work for you and has hand picked some of the best, most unique Christmas decorations & gifts for our shop. Select from Christmas tree ornaments, unique gifts, tree decorations, novelty tree lights, Santa Claus ornaments, hand blown glass, dolls and figurines to help you celebrate the holidays.

The Mountain Elves Christmas Store is a new feature and will be updated with new items specially hand picked by Mountain Elves.

Featured Link:
Hurley-Byrd Feeders

Links  To other Santa Claus sites, Christmas decorations, tree ornaments, doll sites, music, art & craft resources and sites that are just plain interesting!  View artist links by medium.
If you would you like to exchange links with Mountain Elves  Add your URL & description.

Click here to visit Mountain Elves featured link!
Hurley-Byrd Feeders: If you seek the finest traditional bird, deer and wildlife feeders available, here they are!  Designed by Wildlife Enthusiasts and Crafted by Professional Woodworkers. Hurley-Byrd feeders are handcrafted using only the finest western red cedar, brass, stainless and ceramic coated screws and each are protected with beautiful penetrating oil finishes.

Fine Shops and Show Schedule  Information and links to shows and fine shops where Mountain Elves are found.  I'm available for special event demonstration's.
Online resume available upon request.  UPDATE: I'm sorry to announce that the 2007-2008 schedule has been cancelled due to illness in the family.


Mountain Elves Bookstore  An online bookstore where you can safely shop for books related to Santa making, Santa Collecting, doll making and general arts & crafts. Learn how to make Santa Claus figures.

Art & Craft Supplies: Find deals on everything from carving tools to sewing machines! Keep checking back for new additions and bargains. 
You may also want to try out: Gift Ideas

Handmade WV Art & Crafts  The West Virginia Art & Craft Guild or WVACG, is a non-profit membership organization, formed in 1963 by people determined to preserve and promote the West Virginia creative lifestyle as well as a standard of excellence for the creations. The Guild is proud of its forty five year tradition of being the only West Virginia state-wide independent crafts organization.

 Santa Claus legends and folklore

Santa Claus Folklore & Legends  Santa Claus has many faces and personalities. Here you will find condensed versions of Santa Claus folklore & legends upon which many Mountain Elves figures are based.

Many Legends on this site have come from extensive research, including contacting the Embassy of several Countries and by interviewing individuals who have spent their childhood in those Countries.  These Santa Legends are from my research of historical folklore originating from a specific Country.  When no originating historical folklore exists for a particular Santa that I have created,  historical knowledge of the era or interviews with individuals who grew up in another country and used with their permission were created.  These stories are clearly marked to avoid confusion.



Around the world with Santa Claus  Santa Claus has no boundaries! Thanks to all the wonderful countries and people that have taken the time to journey though the world of Mountain Elves! I have met some wonderful new friends, Santa Claus doll collectors & Santa artists over the years!

Mountain Elves has been viewed by many Countries from all over the world. To view who has visited Mountain Elves Click Here!

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The Santamakers Guild
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Your connection to other Santa Claus & Doll Artists from around the world.

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The SantaMaker's Connection
For both Santa Artist's & Collector's

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  Santa Makers Connection is a gift to both our members and our visitors!  We welcome you to have a long, enjoyable look around. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to view our pages! Membership is free and open to both Santa Artists and Collector's.
All skill levels are welcome to join! 
Our mission is to connect, inform, share and offer support to both the SantaMaker's & Santa Collector's from around the world.

Santa Artist Yahoo Group:  Group for Santa Claus and doll artists to exchange information and ideas. Founded in 1998, there are currently over 246 Santa Artists on the "santamakers list" from all over the world. 

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The ARTWV Connection was established in 1997 and is open to all West Virginia Artist & Craftsmen, Gallery owners, shops or anyone who is a resident of WV and in some capacity is involved with Arts or Crafts in West Virginia.

Go Here to find out more about ARTWV or to view links of some of our members web sites.

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Last Updated: 10/03/11

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