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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Merriment Chain Day 8

Oh my that sweet little elf on the shelf.We've had the tradition since I can remember.Ours was always in red and still today that's the one that touches my heart.As soon as I set him on the shelf my smile appeared and still when I walk by and see him the smile comes back.Growing up he would usually appear on the corner of the living room door to watch us and report each eve back to Santa.You were warned you better behave or he was gonna tell santa and no presents for you.My baby brother would always cry as soon as he saw him appear.(usually everyday when he remembered or saw him) I guess he figured he was definately gonna be on the naughty list..smile...I'm joining in the fun of the merriment chain hosted by Misi and Robyn.Click on the links on my sidebar if you want to join in the fun.Warm Blessings!~Amy

21 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Amy, sweet vintage little Elf.......love hearing the childhood memories.....Blessings Francine.

Terra said...

I had no idea the elf was spying for Santa. He makes you smile so he must have always told Santa how good a little girl you were.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Amy,

I al loving reading everyone's wonderful memories! As you can see I have a addiction to the elf's... hehe... even if he wasn't used to spy on us when we were little... Love them! OLM

jennifer768 said...

Oh what fun to read the memories from Christmas past.Thinking I might need elf to keep hubby in line.LOL! Christmas blessings,Jen

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Sweet memories from Christmas past . . .

xoxo

Theresa said...

We just started this tradition for Silas....he doesn't seem to care one way or another about his elf but give it a few years. ;0)

bettyj said...

That is so cute! We too did the "spirit of Christmas" with a Russell Stover candy box elf. Our kids loved it. Your display is so cute

Prims By The Water said...

We play the elf game with the grands. I hide it every morning and they look for them at night. They make me smile too! Janice

Trace4J said...

Wonderful Christmas Elf story.
My granny's hid ours saturday.
Woolie Hugs
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Primlish ♥ said...

My Mom has a elf at her house too for when my son goes over there, it's like he is following him. Kinda creepy, huh? Anyway, my mom forgot to put him away after Christmas and my son was over there and when he saw the elf he was like "what's he doing here?" He was kinda upset too. ;)
Fun memories!

Holly said...

Love it! We have an elf on the shelf named Elmer. Darbee LOVES for him to come! What a sweet post.

frontporchprims said...

I had no idea that Elf on the Shelf was created that long ago. I figured it was something new just the past 5 years or so. That's how much I know. Boy, we missed the boat on this one. My girls don't even know what it is. That's ok.....I just tell him that Santa comes around and checks every night. They still beleive that one:) Have a great night. -Steph-

Primsue said...

Enjoyed reading your Christmas memories. I love your header.
Blessings,
Sue

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh...Ok...I give...You, OLM, and Tammy are just creeping me out with these vintage Santas and elves....They have always spooked me...and we never had ANY in our house.....(mice, yes, creepy elves and such, no...) ;o) OLM is threatening to send me one...perhaps I'll learn to get used to them??? (Sweet memories though...) Smiles & Elfish Hugs ~ Robin

Cindi said...

I never ever heard of elf on the shelf until last year when reading blogs. I think I have to get the book and learn more. Sure is a cute little guy!
Be blessed Amy!
Cindi

cucki said...

Sweet header..
Enjoy reading your sweet post
Love cucki x

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

I love the elf on the shelf thing. There are some cute pictures floating around this year of the elf getting into mischief. I used to do something similar with my niece and daughter with a tiny fairy...that way it could be all year long lol! It's all in good fun to mess with them a little :)
Have a lovely week!
Warm hugs ~ Jenn

1890* said...

Sweet Amy, I missed - Elf on the Shelf -when my kiddos were young..
I will surely make it a tradition when i have a grandchild.
Thank you for sharing your awesome vintage elf!
{{HUGS}}
A heads up please, if you are ever to offer such a cutie at market ..smiles

Raymond Homestead said...

We had a elf like that growing up too. Love the story about your brother, that's funny!

cynthia lee designs said...

I have two little elfs from when I was a little girl. For years, I have out them out on the Christmas tree in our dining room. Just not sure that tree is going up this year...my back is acting up again.
hugs,
~Cindy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these little guys, too...I call them pixies! I have them here there and everywhere! Happy Holidays!