to Mountain Elves Santa Claus Doll Gallery, my name is Patricia McCarty.
Mountain Elves figures are one-of-a-kind creations.
Each Santa Claus doll is individually designed with a hand-sculpted face.
|Well.. It has taken 12 years, but I guess Mr. Claus should be well on his way to the Clinton Presidential Library (as I was told, anyway). If you would like to read about his journey which started in 1993, you can read about "Mr. Claus Goes To Washington" as reported in The Charleston Gazette Dec. 26, 1993.|
I am sorry to say that do to illness in my family,
I will not be taking any orders for 2008 until further notice.
Please feel free to still email me with any questions!
I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
I will be adding an antique and
collectibles page to my site soon.
----- Patty McCarty
Originated in the 1600s. Carrying a lantern, Father Christmas would go from
house to house peeping into windows and watching the children to see if they were being
In the 1960s, in conjunction with the Civil Rights movement, depictions of a black
Santa Claus began to appear. Although this idea was not new to the African-American
communities, the black Santas were considered quite a novelty at the time. Today, of
course, the idea of a black Santa is commonplace.
Santa is holding a handmade wooden train and carries a leather pack. He is dressed in stiffened plaid tapestry clothing with beige mink fur trim and stands 17" tall. He comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and his legend.
(France) On St. Nicholas Eve the children would stuff their
shoes with hay and a carrot for Pére Noëls reindeer. The reindeer food was
exchanged during the night with gifts for the children. A traditional supper follows
Midnight Mass in France and a Yule log is kept burning throughout the twelve days of
Pére Noël has a hand sculpted face. He is dressed in stiffened tapestry clothing with black Russian Fox fur trim. His 12" beard is from the fleece of the Leicester Longwool Sheep, an endangered breed with only 2000 left in the world. He carries a handcrafted basket by WV artist Jayne Humphreys. His punched tin star is by Ohio tinsmith Carl Giordano and pottery by WV potter Sue Elkin. All these items are signed by the artist that made them. Attached to his belt is a basket of carrots and hay for his reindeer and a pair of old wooden shoes. Strapped on his back is a ship in a bottle and a violin.
He stands 26" tall and is signed and dated. He comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and the legend of Pére Noël.
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