Friday, September 27, 2013


Finding vintage Christmas blow molds is getting harder and harder these days--so when we stumbled upon 6 at a local tag sale, we were in heaven. To the right, with very minimal paint loss is a vintage Union Products mold, probably late 70's? It was FILTHY. Click on the photo. The others are in desperate need of TLC and paint--we'll be using a lot of masking tape and Krylon Spray Paint for plastics to make the very careful restoration.

We love this KRYLON product - A WORD OF WARNING THOUGH -  For hard vinyl only--if used for soft pvc/vinyls, it reacts with the plasticizers in the soft pvc/vinyl and will never dry. You can find it just about everywhere.

That reminded us about the Holy Grail of Vintage BlowMold sites--always worth a look at again

Keep getting inspired as you plan your 2013 Christmas Putz Village--check out all these PUTZ HOUSE GALLERY LINKS HERE
and don't forget the fantastic mantles of Antoinette Stockenberg

Of course, FAMILY CHRISTMAS ONLINE is THE PLACE for inspiration, retro, vintage, antique and old Christmas ideas, music, and more

Fab--simply fab--book--available on Amazon--kitchen collectibles--Hot Kitchen and Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s, and Beyond (Second Edition) C. Dianne Zweig

1 comment:

  1. I was just looking at Antoinette's site Tuesday, wondering why she doesn't have her 2013 mantle set up yet. Then I remembered, it's SEPTEMBER! Only publishers (like me) and OCD people have to have all of their Christmas "ducks in a row" by September 30. :-) Sorry Antoinette, I can wait until November, if I HAVE to. :-)