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Light in the Dark

A few of my favorite things

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Thought it might be fun to take a look at the most prized Christmas decorations of our fellow collectors. These are some of mine. Some are sentimental (one is from one Grandmother, another is from my other Grandmother) and some are just my favorites. How about yours?

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Awesome pieces! 

That Noel Lantern must have a special memory for you because you have the actual mold too!  Do you have both sides?  How much does it weigh?

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1 hour ago, Light in the Dark said:

Yes, I have both sides but the back isn't very interesting to look at so I don't put it out. Each half weighs about 65 pounds. It is a beast! Can you post a few pics of your favorites?

Wow, 65 pounds for each half!  That's pretty heavy. 

Sure, I will post some pics.  I just need to unpack my indoor decorations.  I decorated outside, but not inside yet.  

 

 

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Size of a tree topper. We always used it as an angel for a nativity set. I think my grandmother got it at Ports of the World maybe in the 70s or early 80s. Her little light still works after all these years.

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Here are a few of my favorites.  The Season's Greetings blow mold was made by Dapol, the Santa Sleigh and Reindeer are either Lidco or Dapol and the Snowman is a complete mystery.  I love that he has a carrot shaped mouth!  

 

 

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I finally got the blowmolds I've wanted for years just two weeks ago: the empire blowmolds train and tender.  I told my wife I felt like I'd just made the Saturday night live five-timers club!

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9 hours ago, slankard said:

I finally got the blowmolds I've wanted for years just two weeks ago: the empire blowmolds train and tender.  I told my wife I felt like I'd just made the Saturday night live five-timers club!

Congratulations!!!!!!!   I know what it feels like to finally get that blow mold you always wanted.

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20 hours ago, donna123 said:

Here are a few of my favorites.  The Season's Greetings blow mold was made by Dapol, the Santa Sleigh and Reindeer are either Lidco or Dapol and the Snowman is a complete mystery.  I love that he has a carrot shaped mouth!  

 

 

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Donna, your Santa, Sleigh and Reindeer are Definitely Lidco.  Here's a newspaper ad showing it with some other Lidco decorations.

Mel

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2 hours ago, Mel Fischer said:

Donna, your Santa, Sleigh and Reindeer are Definitely Lidco.  Here's a newspaper ad showing it with some other Lidco decorations.

Mel

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Mel, 

Thanks for reminding me about this ad.  You posted this ad and I even took a screen shot of it and I completely forgot.  I must be really losing it..lol.  

Donna

 

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My favorite Christmas item is a 70s vintage aluminum tree made in Wisconsin that I have owned since the late 1980s.  It is not a full size tree but one that can be placed on a table.  It's about four feet high assembled.  It started out as a store display sent by the Carnation company in LA to one of the local stores.   According to the writing on the box it then was used in a local school, perhaps by one of the teachers in a classroom.  I bought it at a local Vietnam Veterans of America thrift store for a few dollars.  The last couple of years I displayed it with a DIY LED RGB strip light source that shines up on the tree mimicking the rotating flood lamp with a color wheel that was often used with aluminum trees.  Sorry I can't give a picture of it because I got so carried away with outside decorations that I never hauled it down from the attic this year to set up.   The last time I looked on eBay for one of these in full size it sure was expensive!

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12 hours ago, shane page said:

Figured out which is my favorite.

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Wow!!!!  Please tell us more.  How long does it take to set up?  How many blow molds?  Are you using all led bulbs?  

This is awesome and the kids must love it 😀

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I didnt realize I cut some of it out on the picture, will try to fit it all in one before I take it down. It takes a couple of weeks to put up. I didnt put out everything but Im guessing around 350 blow molds 85 cutouts and all the colored lights are LED 

and a lot of the blow molds have LEDs in them.

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Rich that tree sounds so nice. My grandmother had one that she said I could have, but it was in really bad shape. Maybe one day I'll break down and get one. Do you put special ornaments on it?

Shane, awesome display! Would love to get a look at some closeups when you get a moment.

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Thanks everyone. I will have to look but I dont think I took any real good pics. I just put that one up because its hard to decide which one is my favorite, I like most all of them. That pic shows most of them and I like it because it shows the size of the display, you really dont realize it is that big with a bunch of close ups. If I have any good ones I will post some up.

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