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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.

Mel Fischer

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About Mel Fischer

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  • Birthday 06/18/1941

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Do not have one
  • Location
    Mount Vernon, Washington, USA
  • Biography
    Retired
  • Interests
    Our main decorating interests are in blow molds and wireframes. At this time our display is 99% static and will probably remain so.
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    Retired
  • About my display
    No display

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  1. Garage sale find..

    From what I can see of from your picture this one looks to have the original paint. He was painted in a few different colors. He was painted with black eyes, blue eyes, patriotic colors, etc. Yours is probably about the most common color scheme along with the one with black eyes. He also came with him with a pipe. Mel
  2. My new additions for Halloween 2017

    From what I can see of the skull pail in the picture it looks to be a Blinky Products pail. Mel
  3. blow mold soldiers at Lowes

    You're welcome, glad you found them. Mel
  4. Menards has these sparkle GF pails

    I went to the Smokey Point Target today and they had the purple sparkle pail so I got two of them for pictures. They didn't have the pink ones and didn't know about that color. Target is very disappointing for Halloween this year. Mel
  5. Do you need a blow mold Frankenstein Head?

    Those pails always go for hundreds of dollars I don't think I have seen one go for less then $300-$400 in years. There was one on eBay that ended a few days ago that did have a ridiculous opening bid on it and didn't get any bids, their opening bid was $1595. with a buy it now of $2395 plus $20 shipping. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1960s-Glenn-Strange-Halloween-Plastic-Frankenstein-Bucket/322799964142?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Mel
  6. blow mold soldiers at Lowes

    Good luck, hope you find them. Mel
  7. blow mold soldiers at Lowes

    My Lowes receipt shows 854722 HL Blowmold Toy Soldier Mel
  8. Menards has these sparkle GF pails

    No, Target did not have them in the store I went to, might check again. I had seen both the pink and purple on Target.com, that's why I checked the store figured I might as well get them since GF was going out of business the end of the year and I wanted to make sure that pictures of them get added to blow-molded.com for the history of what GF made through the years. Now I guess I should see if they have the second shade of pink to add it to the GF candy pail section. There are 40 different GF pails in that section now and I still have at least two to three dozen different ones to take pictures of to add to the section. http://blow-molded.com/General_Foam___Halloween_Pails.html Mel
  9. Seen these today at Menards

    That's part of why the stores quit stocking blow molds most wanted them at a super low clearance price and wouldn't pay a fair retail price. Good chance those will never be available again at any price except on eBay. Even if someone does buy GenFoam's molds they may never make these. Mel
  10. Menards has these sparkle GF pails

    Target had the pink ones I got a couple just to add them to the collection.
  11. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    We got our blue TPI nutcrackers in 2003 when we ordered a 53' trailer load of blow molds direct from TPI and we got the got blue Union Products ones in 2006 from 5and10.com when Union Products closed their doors. Mel
  12. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    If you can't post pictures you might need to delete some of your old pictures, I know we used to have to do that. Mel
  13. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    Donna those pictures are of our nutcrackers and they do look real good lighted also, we had a pair of them in our display every year for several years. We would still be displaying them if our health permitted us to do a display. Mel
  14. Looking for a good home for my Empire set

    Good to hear you still have him, I have seen very few of the one with the white mittens through the years. Mel
  15. Looking for a good home for my Empire set

    Shannie, is the TPI Santa that you are keeping the Adorable Santa with the white mittens? If I recall correctly you contributed a picture of him for the blow-molded.com website. Am I right about that? Mel
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