Frau Perchta

Folklore  of Bavaria and Austria

Perchta was said to roam the countryside at midwinter, and to enter homes during the twelve days between Christmas. She would know whether the children  had behaved well and worked hard all year. If they had, they might find a small silver coin the next day, in a shoe or pail. If they had not, she would slit their bellies open, remove their stomach and guts, and stuff the hole with straw and pebbles.

Installed 2018

    In early 2016 I started my first Christmas Sculpture to be finished and displayed before the Holidays  adding a new sculpture every year. Sculptures are available for viewing anytime but  they are  particularly animated  around the Holidays . Stop in and see what's new this year.

Characters Of Christmas

New for 2018


Central European folklore

 Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as "half-goat, half-demon"  who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.

Installed 2016​

Jólakötturinn (The Yule Cat) 

Icelandic folklore

The Yule Cat (Icelandic: Jólakötturinn) is a monster from Icelandic folklore, a huge and vicious cat said to lurk about the snowy countryside during Christmas time and eat people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve.

The threat of being eaten by the Yule Cat was used by farmers as an incentive for their workers to finish processing the autumn wool before Christmas. The ones who took part in the work would be rewarded with new clothes, but those who did not would get nothing and thus would be preyed upon by the monstrous cat.

Installed 2017