Like many of my fellow Halloween fiends, I regularly scope out thrift stores, estate sales and garage sales for Halloween finds. Sometimes I get lucky and sometimes I come out empty handed.
January 2nd’s trip was fairly decent. Definitely not my best, but certainly not my worst. Here’s what I found.
Plastic Jack O Lantern Lanterns
These are fairly recent, but I thought they were cute and in good shape, so I took a chance on them. No idea where exactly they came from. A cursory search of Google Images and Ebay turned up nothing, but it’s kind of difficult to find a Jack O Lantern Lantern. Eh.
They’re plastic and made in China. I have no idea if they’ll work once I place batteries in them, but if not, they may be a project piece. Even if they don’t work, they’re cute as all get out and I’m happy with them.
Holland Mold Ceramic Pumpkin
So when I took this bad boy home, I had no idea he was vintage. He looked like something you would pick up in one of those rustic home shops that seem to pop up in deserted downtowns these days. Honestly, I didn’t even check him for any markings. He was a pumpkin and he needed a home.
The bottom is marked Holland Mold 1970 and appears to be signed by the artist. It doesn’t have a crack in the back and a small chip on his stem, but he’s in otherwise great shape. There’s a light that feeds through the back with a switch on the back. Here’s a photo of my cat, Bernie, checking him out:
So only two finds, but I only hit up one Goodwill as I’m still trying to get over this bout of bronchitis and the cold makes it worse. I’m pretty happy with my finds, though. You can head over to my other blog,
What have you found recently on your thrift treasure hunts?