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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Vintage Christmas Blow Mold Lights

One of my favorite things to collect now, thanks to my friend Emily, is vintage or retro blow mold lights. For whatever reason, the last few weekends in my tiny town, have been awesome for estate sales! I can't believe how huge the giant Santa Claus is! Amazing! I am working on dating him (for my own curiosity) but all I can find is "Made in Canada" so far. Most blow molds I see or find, are the size of the smaller ones by his feet.  He will go great with my HUGE snowman I happened to find at the Farm Chicks Show this year.  

The two smaller Santa Claus lights are by "Empire" and dated to 1968.  Empire was a popular maker of children's plastic toys.  They made wonderful Christmas and Halloween plastic blow mold lights between the dates of 1967-1978, as I understand.  The Noel candlestick is dated 1970.

The nice thing is that all four came with their light bulb and cords!  Like anything vintage, sometimes it is hard to find all of the original pieces but I was happy to find cords and bulbs with all of these.