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Vintage Santa Hand Carved Stuck in the Chimney
We are so pleased to offer you this Vintage Santa Stuck in the Chimney that was Hand Carved. This wonderful and I really do mean wonderful hand carved Santa was made by Les McClure of Greeley, Colorado. Years ago, I did several shows with Les and his wife every year. He was a whittler. He would sit in his chair during slow times at a show and whittle away. One day he came over to my booth and asked me what I thought of his new design, a Santa. He had been working on it for some time. Needless to say I begged him to sell it to me. After a lot of teasing on both our parts, he was that kind of ole guy, I bought the Santa. The whimsy of this Santa has always made me smile. Imagine Santa's surprise (or pain) The look on his face kinda says it all, "I need to eat more salad!" Although this piece is not signed, I guarantee 100% the maker of the piece is Les McClure. He was an older man in the late 1990's I suspect he is now whittling in heaven. My husband and I are starting to sell some of our long held back treasures. We all have those items we have long held on to and thought we will never sell "that." It's time to start clearing out so our daughters aren't overwhelmed and end up thinking " they were just nuts!"
I knew Les and his wife when I first started doing shows back in the late 1980s - 90's. Being the "youngster" I was, I asked him what he liked most about doing shows. I will never forget his instant answer and the smile on his face when he said, "going to the bank on Monday"
DIMENSIONS: 3 3/8" tall max tall x base is 1 ¾" x 1 ½" sq.
CONDITION: no problems noted ready to display year round and enjoy.
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Bonnie Boswell, Whitefield, NH
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