The Summertime is one of my favorite times to find weird Christmas items at the thrift shops. We have quite a few places that will do a “Christmas in July” sale, or start setting up a Christmas section in August. Since I am the kind of person who display’s my favorite Santa’s year round…this kind of thing is right up my alley.
My sister found me the giant Santa you see above. She texted me from a thrift shop asking if I wanted him, and she had some fun driving around with him buckled in her front seat until we could meet up. He is so big that he will probably go into a big plastic bin in the attic until Christmas-time. It will be like having a life sized Santa hanging around!
The crocheted Santa bottle cozy was a pretty exciting find from a thrifting trip. I have a few crocheted poodles, but had never seen a Santa before. I tried to find a free pattern online but only found one on Ebay for sale. But if your handy with the crochet hook I bet you could come up with a wonderful santa just by looking at photos of them!