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When I Grow Up...


What do you want to be when you grow up?

From the Christmas market in Düsseldorf, Germany.

When I Grow Up...


What do you want to be when you grow up?

From the Christmas market in Düsseldorf, Germany.

comments (45)

A very nice festive shot here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frances.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 19 Dec 2011, 03:33
pretty cool vintage decors you got there.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. Pretty "old world?" I love this kind of stuff. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Dec 2011, 03:48
Love it, Ginnie.

Actually...I don't think I want to grow up!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray. At our age maybe we get to choose not to!?! smile
who says I want to grow up ?!?!?!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I have a feeling a lot of people are gonna say the same thing, Dennis. grin
"I want to be bigger"

Cute shot, Ginnie! I love Santa's!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Be careful what you wish for, Elizabeth. grin I know the little fella is probably saying that, of course. We know Santa has a Mrs. but I never thought of him having a son who might take his place one day.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 19 Dec 2011, 05:55
very cute. very collectible too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Maria. Anything with jointed knees is a collectible for me. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 19 Dec 2011, 07:08
I just loved the Christmas market in Bruge. Keep saying I have to have one more white Christmas before I die.
Ginnie Hart: I keep saying that, too, Aussie. Last year was my first white Christmas in I can't remember how long. Our fingers are still crossed for this week...! smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 19 Dec 2011, 07:09
Oops I forgot to say how well you have captured Santa and his younger brother Clause
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Aussie. I just told someone else that we know Santa has a Mrs. but I never thought of them having a son through whom they'd pass on the business. grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Dec 2011, 07:11
I never want to grow up, that takes away the child in me....
Life is too short to grow up smile
Wonderful picture, wonder what they have to say if they could speak.
Ginnie Hart: If I have anything to do with it, MLMA, you'll never grow up. grin I love the Child in you! You help to keep us both young, of course....
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2011, 07:18
Just the right picture for this week, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It did seem appropriate, Elisabeth. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Dec 2011, 07:27
Funny title! The two Weihanchtsmänner seem to wait for two ladies who may photograph them. I like that they have been made of wood and not of plastic. Whom belong the brown feet to?
Ginnie Hart: I love these "old world" collectibles, Philine. So much better than anything plastic, indeed. Good question about the other fella in the background. I never saw him there until I pulled up the image on the big screen.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Dec 2011, 08:05
When I grow up...hmmm I haven't made that decision yet Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HA! You can wait for many more years, Chris, before deciding! smile
I refuse to grow up. Growing older i can do nothing about
Ginnie Hart: Grow older but don't grow up. I agree, Bill. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Dec 2011, 08:49
I don't think I'll ever grow; I have the mind of a child on occasions smile I think my dear old mum would benefit from some knee joints like that.
Ginnie Hart: HA! If only knee replacement were that easy, Alan! smile Thanks.
  • Mats
  • sweden
  • 19 Dec 2011, 09:15
I don't think I want to grow up but if I do I want to be a santa. smile

Nice photo as well!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I bet you'd make a good Santa, Mats. smile Thanks.
great title Ginnie, how did you find it?
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. How did I find the title...or the Christmas market?! grin I love the German Weihnachtsmarkt and am surprised it hasn't spread to the Netherlands in quite the same way.
How cute is that? I plan on never growing up but for some reason I keep getting older still.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. Maybe it's okay to just get older and not give a hoot about growing up. smile
I do not want to spoil the party but hmmmm...the artisan thought of different sizes for Santa!!..budget conscious? different social classes? smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe how much one can spend or how big the shelf is? Different social classes? Hmmmm. Someone can always come up with something. smile Thanks, Juan Carlos.
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 19 Dec 2011, 11:04
What will he be... smile
Nice shot and title.
Have a nice day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if anyone ever said they wanted to be Santa Claus when they grew up? smile Bedankt, Fokko.
An astronaut who drives a fire truck while being President of the USA who also hits home runs for the Atlanta Braves while running for touchdowns for the Green Bay Packers. Oh, while taking pictures along the way...
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I bet your parents always rolled their eyes when they talked about you! grin I love it, Doug. Thanks for the smile.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Dec 2011, 11:49
I don't think I should grow any more smile
The career as a Santa Claus doesn't seem too bad. Just work one night and be prepared to eat some cookies.
Ginnie Hart: Don't forget the milk and having to check that list. Other than that, you've almost got it down pat, Louis. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 19 Dec 2011, 11:59
This is just too fun!! Love it!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. grin
  • Krunal
  • india
  • 19 Dec 2011, 12:23
almost looks like a father-son pair....excellent pic
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, too, Krunal. smile Thanks.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Dec 2011, 13:55
When I grow up, I wish I could be as slim as this Santa, grin These Santas look really old and traditional, they are lovely smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHA! And with knees that work well, just like these! grin Thanks, Linda.
the title goes so well with the pic!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi!
Another confirmation of how much more charming and long lasting wood can be compared to plastic, Ginnie. I wonder if strings could be attached to make them into dancing marionettes.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right about wood, Beverly. And the idea to attach strings for marionettes is charming! Thanks.
I thought I would become a professional scatologist...

... because I like to talk a lot of bullshit! Ha... wink

How about you, G?

Que sera sera...
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! When I grow up, I'd like to be a child full of wonder! I'm getting there, closer every day. smile Thanks.
I guess we are all children at heart, it's just that we have to do grown-up things.
Ginnie Hart: If you put it that way, Brian, yes, you're right. (sigh)
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2011, 15:51
Good idea to have an understudy , nice seasonal shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: We know Santa has his Mrs. Makes sense he has a son to take his place, right?! smile Thanks, John.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 19 Dec 2011, 17:10
Hi Ginnie. Superb photo with a excellent framing. Have a lovely evening. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Hello, Antoine! It's so ice to see you again! Merci.
Soon be time to get off that shelf!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, Graeme. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 19 Dec 2011, 17:37
Oh dear, I always thought that Father Christmas lived an eternal existence, I did not realise that he had to procreate.
Ginnie Hart: The things we learn once we grow up, Chad. I know!
How adorable!!! When I grow up? Do I even need to tell you! A traveler! hehe
Ginnie Hart: HA! No, you don't need to tell me, Jen. grin May all your best wishes come true!
It's Christmas time!! Good icon of the moment. A greeting.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Pedro! Gracias.
The chef in the retirement home for French maids .But they retire at 25 yrs old dont they.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I guess you would know, Mick. grin
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 19 Dec 2011, 22:03
Beautifuls Santas...

I like this old toys
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar, and me, too. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2011, 22:29
I think I want to be me when I grow up ;-)

Lovely image, I can see them conversing with each other along this theme...
Ginnie Hart: Being you when you grow up is highly evitable, Cherry, at the rate you're going. smile Thank you.
When I grow up I want to have real knees! smile
Ginnie Hart: Amen to that, Larry! smile
merry christmas Ginnie... for you and your familu
Ginnie Hart: The same to you and yours, Fabrizio. Grazie.
At twelve o'clock tonight they'll walk around and have a lot of fun (mind your stash of whiskey) smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I love it, Wim. grin
They're so skinny! That's what I want to be when I grow up!

Is that big one giving us "the eye"?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Only from you, Linda. smile Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 23 Dec 2011, 21:27
Such a delightfully unusual little shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, George. It was fun to see. grin
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 23 Dec 2011, 21:48
Santa with his MiniMe ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, Frida. smile
this is an amusing find and an apt title smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush.
Nice capture. I do love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sartenada. smile

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