Friday, August 11, 2023

more Christmas in August


In our last post, we talked about a wonderful set of vintage Riddell grumpy Santa mugs. We didn't intend to have "Christmas in August" as a blog theme this month, but the other day Linda discovered this wonderful set of 15 vintage plastic blow mold NOEL candles. That's something to crow about!

Each candle is about 10 & 1/2 inches tall and 3 inches diameter. We did a lot of searching and found very few examples like it. There are plenty of NOEL blow mold candles out there, but few with this simple block font. Each candle has an opening in the bottom, presumably where a light would go.

Such a rare find! We almost fell over when we found them. Good eye, Linda! The set of 15 is now available in our Etsy shop. To view the lot, click here.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

1951 Riddell Grumpy Santa Mugs


We were driving around our neighborhood some time last year, and there was a sign for an estate sale. The house was just a few blocks away, and it was full of stuff, but still slim pickins for the types of things we would normally collect. 

We were on our way out, and Linda saw this set of 1951 Riddell grumpy Santa mugs near the exit. Eight of them! She did a quick Google search, discovered they were rare and very hard to find, and could sell for upwards of $50 apiece. So, we scooped them up, paid and made a quick exit.

The mugs are now available in our Etsy shop, along with over 500 other unique handmade and vintage items-- and this week we're running a 30% off sale! To visit our shop, click here.