Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a Creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
Descended from Ded Moroz, the Russian Santa or Father Frost as he is also know, give gifts to children on January 7, the Russian Christmas. We have created this 40″ wood carved Russian Santa from solid maple wood. The artist takes many labor intensive hours carving, sanding and hand painting to complete this masterpiece. The body is a massive construction in solid wood with 13 moveable ball and spring joints. The springs used were designed by Tania Xenis and made by a company in Vancouver who supply springs for sports...read more
His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry! His checks were likes roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow; St. Nicholas is a picturesque image of the Santa we all know and love. He is dressed in a deep red velvet coat and hat with faux fur detailing, wool pants and a linen shirt. His face is carved with intricate details and painted with light washes to allow the beauty of the wood to show through. He is topped off with a toy sack filled with...read more
A companion to our 24″ St. Nicholas. Sitting beside St. Nicholas Mrs. Claus completes this wonderful set. Having tea and cookies on the night before Christmas you can almost visualize him getting ready for his big night. Mrs. Claus is 24″ tall, carved from solid wood with hand painted face, hair and shoes. She comes dressed in a reproduction vintage blouse of batiste cotton and swiss lace, her skirt is a lovely dark green velvet trimmed with ivory faux fur. A wide brocade girdle that laces up the front and is...read more