In the late 1980's my husbands sweet Aunt gave these animated Christmas decorations to the girls and they adored them! For several years now, they have stayed in the attic - even through the holidays. I did not have the heart to give them away because of the sweet memories they bring.
Last year I found a magazine that had a Santa Chef used as Christmas kitchen decor. This year I found this picture. It is my inspiration for what I am trying to achieve with my old Mr. and Mrs. Santa.
Here they are stripped down a bit. I took off Mrs. SC's shall and removed the gifts from her hand. On him, I removed the bag of toys and undid his belt, which I can remove completely by cutting the attachment. Each one is about 2 feet tall including the stand.
Here is one of my problems - the candle sticks. I kind of wanted to keep them animated - but if I have to, I will cut the electrical chords since the wires go up into the fake candles.
Also - another obstacle..Santa has on mittens - no hands! Kind of hard to cook in mittens, unless they look like oven mits!Anybody have any suggestions for me?