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One of the most beloved Christmas traditions involves the use of animated figures known as “Motion-ettes” as well the other holiday favorite, the blow mold. This group is a place where anyone can proudly display not only their prized decorations, but their love for them as well. Need a repair, maybe we can help? Show us what ya’ got.
  1. What's new in this club
  2. It's just a few weeks after Christmas and people have either already taken down or are in the process of taking down their decorations. Usually there's an assessment period involved and there is some determining of whether or not a particular piece is still wanted. needed or warranted. A savvy collector can get some really special deals if they are quick and know where to look. Some of my favorite spots are Goodwill, Salvation Army, Consignment Shops and Craigslist. Where do you typically look for end of season treasures?
  3. Unfortunately, because I was so busy this season I didn't have time to put together any displays or festive decorations. My wife took up the slack and decorated our place but it was a minimalist approach seeing as I hadn't been there most days. I did, however, get to display some of my pieces at the event I worked at, Wintertime Wonderland. I was told that they were a big hit with the children. Some items did get damaged though, children do break things, but I figure it was worth it. I will be going this evening to pack up my wares and assess any damages. Overall, I was happy to be able to share a little bit of what I love to collect with others and hopefully inspired people to search out these wonderful and unique examples of Christmas art. How did it go for everyone else? Did you have a chance to put up any displays?
  4. SantaFredNY

    Christmas Expo

    LOL I wish! I watch the videos for both the Christmas and the Halloween expos from all over, every year. It looks like so much fun.
  5. Any light Enthusiasts planning on attending the Light Expo in Las Vegas July 15-17th? I missed the one in the Dallas area several years ago before I saw the LIGHT. https://www.christmasexpo.com/
  6. I scored a Santa and Mrs. Claus, both telco from 1991, for $10 over the weekend. They are a bit dirty but that can be easily remedied and that work fantastically.
  7. I decided that since the upload file size for the site is limited, I would make a quick video of some of my items and up load it to youtube. Going forward I maybe dong this more often. We'll see. Enjoy!
  8. The Mr. and Mrs. Claus cost $15 dollars at the Goodwill. These are brand new in the box. The "old world" Santa cost me only $5 at a rummage sale! All are in mint working condition!
  9. More to follow....
  10. The same man threw in this great candle for no extra charge. The lamp was part of a different package deal.
  11. Can't forget this little guy...
  12. I have a few pictures I'll be placing here. The first is of a Santa and sleigh blow mold I acquired for only $15. It's brand new and worth so much more. But I'm keeping it.
  13. I was able to get a Santa and sleigh with one reindeer, a noel candle and a manger cow thrown in for cheap yesterday. I also got some really great stuff over the weekend including an old world Santa motionette for $5! It's brand new. I'll be posting pictures this weekend once I get everything organized.
  14. Last night I was able to get 4 blow molds from a man off of FB marketplace. A lamp post, a nutcracker and 2 toy soldiers. All for $75 and they all work except one toy soldier is missing his light, an easy fix. The funny thing was that he asked what I was going to do with them or if I was just collecting. I told him about my new found love/obsession with Motion and lights décor and my new vocation as Santa. He then turned around and told me that he started a zoom business for one on one meetings with Santa last season and was looking to expand and asked me to forward my contact info to him. just goes to show, you never know what will come of what when hunting down our treasures.
  15. Finally this patriotic Santa I got for $5. It's made mostly of paper mache which makes it that much more cool!
  16. This old world santa statue I got from the SA for $4
  17. I got this snoring Santa in the rocking chair from someone on FB marketplace for $25
  18. So I went out and hit up some good wills, salvation army stores garage sales and flea markets this weekend. Got some really good stuff... Got the Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Good Will. Both have the tags still on them and look to be in brand new condition for $25.
  19. Check this out. One of our great Nurses brought this in for me today. How awesome is this??? I took a shot of it against my computer screen lol.
  20. This one is on my must have list. I don't know why I love this so much but I WILL HAVE ONE!
  21. This young man loves Christmas and Santa and fills me with a sense that there is still hope for future generations to take up the mantle.
  22. Not Santa but it's really nice. The globe adds a different touch. What do you think?
  23. Yes...SA or GW is a great starting place. I look on the NextDoor app, Facebook Marketplace, and my area's Craigslist site for folks posting things.
  24. Yes. Not everyone is familiar with that term, but once you explain it, they know.
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