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donna123

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About donna123

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Scrooge with Albert Finney
  • Location
    Upstate NY
  • Biography
    Happily married mom of 3 and grandma of 2
  • Interests
    Christmas and Halloween blow molds
  • Occupation
    Retired from accounting/tax prep, now I babysit for my grandsons
  • About my display
    I have about 40 to 50 blow molds for Christmas and Halloween

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  1. 2017 display

    Looks terrific as usual. You have a great collection. I see you got all the Clown Snowmen, which I didn't even know there was a yellow one. I absolutely love that Universal Electric Snowman. He is one of my favorites. How many blow molds do you have now?
  2. Poloron mechanical total restoration

    Hey!!!!! So glad you posted, I was wondering what happened to you this Christmas! WOW, EXCELLENT RESTORATION, They look fantastic, even repainted the gold touches, Congrats on a job very, very well done! Good to see you back here!
  3. Plywood Santa

    Whatever process you use to repaint I hope you keep the original artwork. That is an awesome retro looking Santa! Nice, very nice!
  4. Craigs List and Ebay

    Do you think there's more blow molds in those large boxes? I would love to know how this person acquired all of them. Maybe people knew he liked blow molds and over the years others kept dropping them off at the house???
  5. History of blow mold makers

    Rich, There is a great article on this subject in the Planet Christmas Magazine Sept 2014. Click the Other tab above, click the Magazine tab and scroll down to Sept 2014. The article is called Blow Molds are Back! by Charles Enos which starts on page 46. This is a great article with tons of information.
  6. GFP Closing

    Holy Carp! Did you read the comment left on that page.....yikes!
  7. Craigs List and Ebay

    Absolutely! It just breaks my heart to see them like this.
  8. Craigs List and Ebay

    I know, it's crazy. Too bad they are in such harsh conditions. All of those blow molds in that old above ground pool are just completely exposed to all types of weather, paint just fading away.
  9. Craigs List and Ebay

    At quick glance I noticed Poloron Choir Girls and Boys and a Mechanical Snowman. I'm not sure if it is Poloron. $15,000 ???? Good Luck with that..lol I just checked on the Snowman using posts from PC and Blow-molded. The Snowman shown here looks like the correct colors for Poloron. It is rare to find a Poloron Mechanical Snowman and here it is amongst the mess.
  10. Craigs List and Ebay

    OMG.....There's Poloron thrown into that mess.....I hope someone saves these!
  11. Prayers needed

    Sending prayers for you and your family. ❤️
  12. Unknown Vintage Candle

    Blow-molded has it listed as Poloron. I'm not sure if any other company made it afterwards.
  13. What goes down must go up!

    Right now my bushes are covered in snow and ice forcing them down to the ground. I think my lights will be outside until Easter! This morning was 0 degrees and now it's 5 degrees.
  14. What color lighting do you prefer?

    Two neighbors and myself use multi colored lights while everyone else uses all clear lights. I use all led multi, next door neighbor uses all incan multi and other neighbor uses old incan C9 multi. We really stand out!!
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