|Visions of Sugarplums|
This has always been one of my favourite pieces. I love the old handmade leather shoe that the elf is sleeping in, and when I found it in an antique shop, I could have just about convinced myself that it was one of Santa's shoes. It's more likely to have been a Shriner's shoe or...... ?????.
I'm really not at all sure, but then a little belief in magic and certainly in the reality of Santa is a necessary ingredient at Christmas time, no? I love to think of the elves having time to relax and catch a little shut-eye after all the hubbub is over, and this one looks like he is enjoying pleasant dreams.