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Monday, December 23, 2013

FANTASTIC PLASTIC and other Christmas decorations

Merry Christmas! I thought I would glide in real quick and share all of those blow molds I promised to show you, and a few indoor decorations as well.  
This Santa on a chimney sits on the kitchen table.
Back in the day, they must have made a ton of these Santas and snowmen, because I see them all the time. I have three sets now, so I won't feel bad putting a pair outside next year!
I've since found out that this Santa in his sleigh is missing a pair of deer to pull it. I'm sure at some point in my junking travels I'll find those deer!
This snowman is so stinking cute! His sits by the back door and I'm happy to see him when I come home at night!
LOVE this pair of candles....
A polar bear, spreading joy while sitting in a vintage lawn spreader.
A sweet angel in the garage windowbox.
I know these bells aren't blow molds, but they are plastic, hence the title of this post! I have a love/obsession for these red bells. I've got the set from my childhood, and I can't seem to pass up the opportunity to have even more! Pretty sure that everything on those shelves to the right are dusty as the dickens, so don't look to hard, OK?
Another little something in the plastic category, a vintage Santa candy container/holder. 
I didn't put all of the girls out this year. They just wouldn't fit on top of this bookcase..... 
Which means that next year, I'm just going to have to suck it up and pack away my beloved watering can collection! I'll only do it for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter and Halloween, but I desperately need that big space on top there for my holiday decorations. Such is one of the many problems of living in a teeny tiny house! 
I'm the last person in blogland to see these pillows from Target, aren't I? I try to stay away from Target at Christmas and Halloween time, because their stuff is just too darn cute to resist. But I needed to go in there, and decided to mosey on past the dollar section. I walked around the whole store with them in my cart, trying to talk myself out of them. I sent pictures of them and waited for some intervention, but the consensus was.......   
They needed to come home with me! I'm so weak. But obviously I made the right decision. They match the pottery on the fireplace, for crying out loud!!!
Before I go, I want to share a few of my favorite Christmas illustrations. Crazy about this lovey-dovey one!
If you hope to find a shiny red Schwinn bike like this one under your tree on Christmas morning, well.... I'll admit it, I'll be jealous if you get it!
And if you hope to find a shiny red Hoover vacuum under your tree, well......You enjoy, because this girl HATES to clean!~~~~~~I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas, and I also hope that you find exactly what you were wishing for under your tree! I'll be back the Monday after Christmas with a new segment of My Weekend Finds. You heard me right. I actually found some junk!!!

22 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love all the molds, you find the neatest vintage goodies.....also the old adds are wonderful, Merry Christmas, Francine.

ThrifterSisters said...

I always tell myself "no more blow molds!" but them I find one really cheap at the thrift and realize that I have a problem because there is no way I can leave it behind. Intervention, please? I didn't see those pillows at Target this year which is probably a good thing. We have a huge sectional couch and I most likely would have convinced myself that I need 6 of them.

Happy Holidays!!

~Erica

Diane said...

A Hoover for Christmas? Think I'd rather have the bike! Love those light-up bells! Merry Christmas!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I would love to see that cute snowman when I came home at night, too!

I don't really remember blow molds from my childhood but I do remember those bells.

I love those target pillows! The best intervention method I know of is mine- no money- no temptation! Glad you were able to give in. :)

Anonymous said...

I didn't see those pillows at MY Target either! Well, that's okay - don't actually go with my color-scheme anyways! Oh, how I DO remember the blow molds from MY childhood. I can remember house after house had these different molds on their front stoops or in their yards...or on their roofs! Wish I had gotten my Mom's candles she used to put out!!!! GADawn

Shirley Hatfield said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who needs a blowmold intervention! Ever since I saw "ironically cool" snowmen and santas in the Sundance Catalog some years back I have managed to collect two tubs full of Christmas...and two of Halloween...blowmolds. Now I see how cute you've displayed them I am going to have to put them all out next year...lol! Someone intervene!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' all of your blow molds and I don't doubt you'll find your reindeer one day! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas-enjoy:@)

harriette said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my... your collection of girls is just wonderful!! Im such a sucker for these! My collection is small but growing ;) I cant believe you dont have them all out and you still have such a wonderful collection!! Eeek!!
I have that santa snow blow mold too and I just love him. Have a very Merry christmas!!

Margaret said...

Merry Christmas! What an amazing collection. I love Santa in the sleigh and I don't doubt you will find those deer! Love it all! Maggie

Annette said...

Loving all your d├ęcor with the blow molds and plastic. I have a "thing" for elegant reindeer so your pillows are just up my alley. And red and turquoise together is one of my favorite combinations. I will NOT be going anywhere near a Target....

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Awww darn! I didn't see those pillows at our Target either! So cute! I actually love you have left your watering can display up and just have Santa peeking over them and the bells on the cupboard. Such a cute touch of x-mas! But I know what you mean about needing the space!
You sure have wonderful things!
Merry Christmas-
Erica :)

Mecky said...

Carol, the Santa in the chimney makes me smile! great collection on Blow Molds.

Merry Christmas.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The pillows are perfect for your home...and guess what? I didn't know about them! heehee! Love all of your vintage treasures. I look for them all the time now! Merry Christmas my friend!

Protector of Vintage said...

Wow, lovely Christmas treasures!! (I didn't see those cute pillows at Target, either!)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those pillows and they are perfect for your home. I never saw them either and it's a good thing! I am downsizing and must remember that! hugs and Merry Christmas!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love all the blow molds! You really do have the best holiday decor. I will be coming back to lurk at all your fantastic Christmas collections over and over.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

PixieVintage said...

I love all your blow molds, and your collection of Christmas Girls is amazing. Merry Christmas to you!

SueLovesCherries said...

Merry Christmas, Carol! Yup, plastic is good . . . very good! You've got a great collection there. Say hi to "the girls" for me, lol!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Carol, I hope you had a very merry christmas! Love all your girls, well of course I LOVE it all!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Carol, I hope you had a very merry christmas! Love all your girls, well of course I LOVE it all!

Barbara said...

The polar bear in the lawn spreader? Cutest thing ever. I would like to offer my home as storage space for your watering can collection. I'll even pay the shipping! Happy New Year, Carol!

Elizabeth said...

I love all your wonderful finds! Happy New Year!