It’s #NTM Monday and Happy Halloween! NTM for Never Too Many…blow mold decorations!
Welcome to the collection of Jeannie Glenn of Seattle, one of our fabulous @junkbonanza #portland vendors!
Jeannie has been collecting these for about 21 years and says she has items for every season!
” I started collecting the Christmas blow molds,” she said. “My first one was Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. But I gave him away to a little girl who loved Tigger. Tigger is now worth about $100.”
“Don Featherstone’s pink flamingos started the plastic blow mold craze in 1957,” she continued. “Don Featherstone was a designer for Union products. There are or were many other companies. You can still buy some new blow molds, but for the most part they have been replaced by the inflatable yard arts.”
While blow molds for various holidays are plentiful, Jeannie said, she notes that those of Pilgrims are rare. Blow molds are hollow inside and are usually lighted.
Why does she collect them?
“The only answer I have for you is they make me happy,” Jeannie said. “And they make little kids happy. My grandson has started his own collection and he is 8.”
We wondered where Jeannie stores these when they are not in use!
“In my ski boat,” she said. “Odd, I know. But it’s the safest place for them. They can get brittle with age and exposure.”
Jeannie, thanks for sharing with us!
Ki would love to know what YOU collect! Send your and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
— and have a great junking day!