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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2011-12-05 7:37 pm   Permalink

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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2011-12-15 7:38 pm   Permalink

Well here ya go. This was a gift from my sister this year. She found the deer a few years back in Florida and couldn't bring herself to get rid of them. She had them stuck with another sleigh. Now my brother-n-law found the sleigh at a job here in Michigan a couple of months ago. A little on line research showed that the two came together as a set originally. A little beat up but that makes it all the better in my book. Altogether about two feet long and Santa lights up.


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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2011-12-16 06:44 am   Permalink

Atta boy, Trav. I was beginning to think this thread was dead. I have that same piece. I first saw it in the book "Kitschmasland" by Travis Smith & was able to snag one on e-bay. I gotta tell ya, though, I haven't found anything new this year. The pickins are really slim. I'm going out, again today, for another search. I'll be sure to post if I find anything.

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-12-22 05:57 am   Permalink

Any new old stuff out there ??????

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-12-24 04:14 am   Permalink

Well I can't leave well enough alone on this thread. This large vintage beauty was found and saved by my brother-n-law at a garage sale for a quarter. Built by the seller's family member in the late fifties as the story goes. Large, over the top, tacky and it even lights up. A true holiday classic!



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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2013-12-24 08:03 am   Permalink

That's horribly gaudy and I love it; the price was right too! Have a very Merry Christmas Uncle Trav
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-12-24 10:31 am   Permalink

Thanks 8FT Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2013-12-25 01:34 am   Permalink

Found this 8” Santa at a yard sale years ago. The original box was in sad condition but as you can see Santa is in pristine shape. He is battery operated although he has an open in his circuit which I'll fix when I get a round tuit.The previous owner got it as a kid in the early sixties and he hung on to it til I came along..




 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-12-25 08:47 am   Permalink

Great pictures! Maybe blowmold Christmas decorations will be manufactured again. They seem quite popular on the over the top homes they show decorated for Christmas on TV.
Merry Christmas everyone!
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-12-26 03:14 am   Permalink

Blow mold decorations are alive and well. Many are made from the vintage molds here in America. Even a big Santa's sleigh complete with eight reindeer. Maybe it's just a Michigan thing as they hold up well year after year in the snow.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2013-12-26 2:44 pm   Permalink

Uncle T, I luv em but most of the ones I see for sale here are very faded and brittle from our bright California sun ( in the 80’s this Christmas).
I have my eye on a pristine six ft, Santa that a local restaurant put’s up every year indoors). He is illuminated and looks like he was modeled after the 50’a-60’s Coca- Cola Santa ads. Might have to get in line though.
Cheers to you.

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-12-26 6:20 pm   Permalink

Great thread!
I like the old Christmas gift tags.
Like these.
Got some juke box song tags as well.




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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-12-26 6:30 pm   Permalink

Great stuff, Skip! Trav, that piece is amazing! I love it! I scored absolutely nothing new, this year, but I'm going out, again, this weekend. Maybe I'll find something discounted!


 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-12-27 09:03 am   Permalink

You're right, Uncle Trav, you can still buy new blow mold Christmas decorations.
There are quite a few online sources and several of them are having half-off sales.
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2014-01-03 9:33 pm   Permalink

Picked up two “nutcracker’s and the penguin in the mid-seventie’s.
The colors look pretty good when the pieces are illuminated but are barely perceptible during the day. The surfaces are not as smooth as the older 60’s blowmold product’s. Tried to toss em a couple of times but the wife won’t have it.



 
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