Dear Santa…

One of my all time favorite flicks to watch this time of year is The Christmas Story. Who doesn’t love this goofy and heart warming movie about a young boy, growing up in the 1940’s with his wacky family, who longs for a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. I think what makes this film such a classic is that the story is universal. At some point in our lives, we have all longed, hoped and wished that Santa would bring us that one magical gift that seemed unattainable…

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid..." Ah, Santa...the gift giver or dream crusher?

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid…” Ah, Santa…the gift giver or dream crusher?

So what did I ask Santa for this year? Hmmm…..let’s see….

A fully restored 1972 Dodge Adventurer. Notice the words “fully restored.” The Mr. and I purchased one several years ago, but the amount of work that it currently needs seems never ending. So, how about this one?

Isn't she lovely? She came in solid green, tan and navy. A two-tone was also an option...

Isn’t she lovely? She came in solid green, tan and navy. A two-tone was also an option…

And how about an early Gustav Stickley mitered mullion large one-door china cabinet? (Say that three times fast! I double dog dare you!) I think this little lovely would look pretty amazing in the same room as my summertime lucky find while in Pennsylvania…a Stickley Brothers arm chair!

This is waaaay better than a leg lamp! Look at those lines!

This is waaaay better than a leg lamp! Look at those lines!

Or better yet…how about an early American apothecary cabinet! Ya’ll know I love cabinets and primitives…anything folksy and rustic! Just the perfect piece to hide all your little treasures!

Wowie zowie!! Imagine all the Christmas candy I could store in this beauty!

Wowie zowie!! Imagine all the Christmas candy I could store in this beauty!

What about a show-stopping lamp to illuminate my living room when guests come over to enjoy Christmas treats and eggnog…and I don’t mean a leg-lamp! I hope Santa has a few hundred thousand dollars handy to purchase this one for me…

How about this Tiffany lamp from Skinner Auctions? Not too shabby...

How about this Tiffany lamp from Skinner Auctions? Not too shabby…

Or a fun retro Coca-Cola clock to place near the infamous Drink Coca-Cola sign that now hangs in my family room…

I think I'd place this on my kitchen table...since it says "Please pay when served." Maybe I could make some tips at dinner time!

I think I’d place this on my kitchen table…since it says “Please pay when served.” Maybe I could make some tips at dinner time!

Maybe I could ask Santa for some “bling” to wear at a New Year’s Eve party…hmmmm…maybe a statement ring? Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

I love estate jewelry...just look at this 5 Carat Art Deco saphire and diamond ring! Stunning!

I love estate jewelry…just look at this 5 Carat Art Deco saphire and diamond ring! Stunning!

And maybe my new princess bedroom could use some new artwork on the walls. How about an original Toulouse Lautrec poster? Preferrably the Moulin Rouge poster from 1898…

I can't even imagine what Paris must have been like during this time...so full of change and excitement...and art!

I can’t even imagine what Paris must have been like during this time…so full of change and excitement…and art!

In reality, all I really want for 2013 is to spend more time with my awesome family…time to occasionally take a break from our often too busy work lives and just enjoy each other.

So here’s to hoping that you had a very merry Christmas and a fun New Year! And here’s to more treasure hunting in 2013! Stay tuned!

Copyright 2012. The Savvy Seeker blog by Erin Hurley-Brown. All Rights Reserved.

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