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A Suitcase Of Santas

I think this year might be a record on decorating like a slow slug this holiday season. I have one thing to show you. My suitcase I like to put trees in.

Maybe I'll get one thing done per day! 

When I get out my Jim Short collection of Santas and snowmen, I always think of Pat from Back Porch Musings. She is gone, but her legacy is still with his. Her photos. 

I often see her photos on Pinterest. She was such a phenomenal photographer!

So we can still pin her photos, even though her blog won't be updated anymore. 

Pat was all about family and decorating and cooking. She was also a great cook. And often took photos of her scrumptious dishes for her blog, Back Porch Musings.

Her death hit me hard, though I'd never met her. 

Brenda Pruitt
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  1. Your suitcase of Santas is adorable, Brenda.
    I first became aware of Pat's blog years ago when she was featuring her house on a Christmas home tour. It was so inspiring and beautiful. She was a talented lady and I, too, was saddened to read about her passing.

  2. I was not aware of Pat and her popular blog. But I sure feel sorry for you and others who feel sad about her death...

  3. I too love Pat's blog and miss her wonderful posts. Adore your Santa's and what a brilliant way to showcase them! Happy Thursday, Brenda!

  4. Love, love, love your suitcase of Santas....

  5. It is always sad to hear of the passing of a fellow blogger. When we visit someone through their blog and interact with them year after year, they become a constant in our lives. May she rest in peace. Your Santas in the suitcase are lovely. Happy December!

  6. I noticed you changed your blog style. This one is much cleaner, but does not look like you. I am not complaining really, but I find myself missing your old one, it was cozy just like you are. But again, this is something I myself would do, I am always changing things around, I get bored easily I guess.

  7. Your suitcase of Santa's is charming! I know how hard it is to lose a blog friend. I still haven't put out any Christmas stuff yet!

  8. I love the Santas and the suitcase! A very nice touch! I also like the new style on your blog! Love ya!

  9. I love your santas in a suitcase. a fabulous OLD suitcase at that. it's perfect. xo♥

  10. The suitcase of Santas is pleasing to the eye. I think that using the cranberry tree in the middle instead of another silver tree is what gives a little twist to this collection. Then, putting it all into the suitcase was the final special touch. I hope you enjoy looking at it in the coming weeks. Pat was a gracious host at her blog. You might not have met her, yet you are introducing her to many others. I appreciate how you shared your thoughts about her today.

  11. Wow I was shocked to read Pat at Back Porch Musings had died? She was so active and great looking for her age of 73. I always wonder why someone as active and full of life die from?

    Your suitcase is adorable with the Santa's in it

  12. How cute Brenda...I have some old suitcases that I haven't used yet...this is a cute idea!

  13. Love the Santas in the suitcase. Such a great idea.

  14. Hi Brenda, love the suitcase filled with Santas! I seem to like things in groups when it comes to decorating. Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  15. Love this idea, Brenda, and I love those Santas!

  16. Love your Santas in the suitcase ... and that wonderful green paint! Thank you for sharing Pat's blog ... so sad that she's no longer with us but nice that her memory lives on thru her blog and amazing photos.

  17. I love this display and a little each day sounds like a great idea...:)


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