Wednesday, December 19, 2018

An Auburn Santa Finish

The Auburn Santa is finished. I took a Prairie Schooler "Partridge in a Pear Tree" to make my own version to fit my Alma Mater.

The Auburn Santa version is decked out in our school colors of Burnt Orange and Navy Blue and yes, we always say orange before blue. It is not blue and orange:)

The partridge became an eagle. A golden eagle. The eagle is not our mascot, but our battle cry. There is a whole long story which every Auburn person completely understands. Auburn is also a vet school so they house all types of injured birds. The bird that flies over the stadium has been a golden and a bald at times. We say Waaarrr Eagle when he flies over. Our actual mascot is a tiger...hence the stripes!

The pear tree became a live oak tree which grace Toomer's Corner at the corner of Magnolia and College Streets in downtown Auburn and begins the beautiful entrance to campus.

After an Auburn victory, students go to Toomer's Corner to roll the live oaks.
This is after the national championship in 2010 where more than the corner got rolled. IT looked like snow afterwards.

I remember fondly going there myself as a student to roll it. I actually walked between the trees daily for my years at Auburn to get to school from my apartment.

So that is the story of the orange and blue Santa with an eagle, a tree with toilet paper on it. 

It's great to be an Auburn Tiger,


  1. Sandy: Thank-you for telling us about Auburn, what a fantastic story about the live oaks.
    Your Santa is beautiful, I do like the coordinating fabric.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family


  2. Well we all have our own schools we love for us GA Tech is always first and we have a few ornaments on the tree but now you have inspired me to cross stitch one. I have a really old cross stitch book with GT motifs. I may try to do one for next year to display at Grimmwood. That trim really completes the Santa and I love the fabric on the back as well.

  3. Your Auburn Santa looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing the details you added and the why! Super backing fabric!

  4. Love, love, love your Auburn Santa PS style. I need to make a Gator one. I knew the Auburn history and love it too. RJ

  5. What a creative spin you put on the classic PS Santa, Sandy! You may have started a trend here :) He looks wonderful!

  6. I love your Auburn PS Santa!!! I can see RJ making a Gator one!!! Thanks for sharing the Auburn History, I knew nothing of it!!

  7. What a great Auburn history. I love live oaks. Your war cry certainly beats the one from my alma mater named after Tennessee State Governor Austin Peay. This war cry from the 60s still holds firm. “Let’s Go Peay!” 🤦‍♀️. Judy


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