XMas is soon here. So this is the Santons season again.
There is a market in my village on the third weekend of November. Maybe not the biggest Santons market (Marseille and Aubagne are larger), but it is nice because it is inside, with plenty of room, and the sellers are all friendly. I try to go each year, often buying a piece. Up to now, I have not bought any Santons (little saint), because my grand-father left me a large collection, and I have never found other Santons of the same quality. Mine have pretty faces, well painted, at least in my opinion.
Instead, I buy houses and accessories. This year, I found a nice hen pen.
I was going to leave with it, when a nice lady bragged she had the bestest olive trees of the room, yes, not the best but the bestest. I think she was right. She was also funny and nice. And I did not have trees yet, so I purchased one.
While she was packing the tree, I saw those stairs. I found they were cute and would be perfect for Monsieur le Maire.
Well, it would be time that I display my Santons for XMas, for real, I think I have enough houses to make a village. No more excuses. Maybe.
In fact, they are on display all year round, in a glass cupboard in my living room, but they deserve to have a real Santons "life". If they do, I'll take pictures, promised.