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Here is a few very old vintage shots of houses and outher with some blowmolds and a few older pieces from mold craft etc. Enjoy the photos

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WOW that last picture in post #1 has a VERY serious stable!!! looks like its frame with 6x6's lol nice nice nice!!

Shawn and what brand of candle is that..?? and where is my pic of the back of a fiber optic bumpy?? LOL

Jim : )

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WOW that last picture in post #1 has a VERY serious stable!!! looks like its frame with 6x6's lol nice nice nice!!

Shawn and what brand of candle is that..?? and where is my pic of the back of a fiber optic bumpy?? LOL

Jim : )

i took pics of a FO santa and bumpy like a long time ago lol. we think the candle is noma we have no clue really....

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shawn i need a picture of the back where the light plate would have been or is?? there is one at the fleamarket i was afraid of buying it becuase i thought it may have had surgery lol

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shawn i need a picture of the back where the light plate would have been or is?? there is one at the fleamarket i was afraid of buying it becuase i thought it may have had surgery lol

oooh yeah...........

ill post it in the other thread the original thread

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Those are really nice old pictures. Makes me wonder if people will be looking at our pictures years from now and saying the same thing.

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Those are really nice old pictures. Makes me wonder if people will be looking at our pictures years from now and saying the same thing.

No...they will be saying "look at these OLD Youtube clips!"

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Here is a few very old vintage shots of houses and outher with some blowmolds and a few older pieces from mold craft etc. Enjoy the photos

It's not just the decorations--everything in those pictures is awesome! The houses are cool. The style is cool. Everything is cool! Where did you find these awesome pictures?

TED

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WOW that last picture in post #1 has a VERY serious stable!!! looks like its frame with 6x6's lol nice nice nice!!

I think that is a Church rather than a house in the last picture. Maybe they had a lot of volenteers to help set that up! It's cool in any case. I also like the stable in the third picture. It's also pretty heavy duty.

WOW look at the size of the donkey in that last pic on post 2!!!

The cow is pretty huge too. It's too bad that they aren't made that big now!

TED

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I was just thinking of this the other day. I was thinking it would be great to have a thread compiled of old Christmas Decor Photos and be able to look back at peices we all own today when they were new on the market. Shawn do you or anybody else have more photos to share?

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Re; Post #2, picture #2;

You dont see many nativity scenes set up where the figures are arranged to have their back to the viewer, (as viewed from the street). Granted its probably more historicaly realistic that way but in my opinion it makes it less pleasing to the eye to be looking at the back of lit up blowmolds.

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Re: Post #1, Picture #4 (candles),

Those candles lined up look great. I wish all my candles matched like that.

The lights on the house almost look like mini candles, to match the candles on the ground. What 'are' the lights on the house?..they dont look like regular lights on a string.

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I was just thinking of this the other day. I was thinking it would be great to have a thread compiled of old Christmas Decor Photos and be able to look back at peices we all own today when they were new on the market. Shawn do you or anybody else have more photos to share?

I actually thinking the same thing the other day too! I was going to start a thread asking for old pictures of displays and blow molds from way back when. :)

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very cool I like.. You have anymore?

at this time i do not, when i get bored at night i google vintage christmas pics lol

Re; Post #2, picture #2;

You dont see many nativity scenes set up where the figures are arranged to have their back to the viewer, (as viewed from the street). Granted its probably more historicaly realistic that way but in my opinion it makes it less pleasing to the eye to be looking at the back of lit up blowmolds.

I agree Scrooge it drives me NUTS when people do that, a lady in our old town had a life size set (all white) and they had the wisemen facing away from the veiwer.... couldnt see squat! my indoor nativities are kinda like that, i think the wisemen/shepherds/inn keeper are meant to look towards baby Jesus, but lack of space and small stables has them looking at the ground off to the side lol

It's not just the decorations--everything in those pictures is awesome! The houses are cool. The style is cool. Everything is cool! Where did you find these awesome pictures?

TED

google images when you cant sleep :)

I was just thinking of this the other day. I was thinking it would be great to have a thread compiled of old Christmas Decor Photos and be able to look back at peices we all own today when they were new on the market. Shawn do you or anybody else have more photos to share?

I actually thinking the same thing the other day too! I was going to start a thread asking for old pictures of displays and blow molds from way back when. :)

I wish there was a sticky thread of old displays (blow molds and other forms), I get such a kick out of them I love to see them. That and catalog pics, takes you back.

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