Monday, December 9, 2013

Collecting Vintage Christmas...Snow Domes!

Vintage Christmas Snow Domes!

 The Kitschier the Better...
One of the things I loved about Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion was the "Finders Keepers" feature in each issue. One December article was about plastic snow domes (or globes.)  Plastic snow domes became popular in the 1950's, made in Japan or Hong Kong.  Some of them are so cheesy and cheap looking that you can often find one at the thrift store for less than $1.  Seen a collection...they are colorful and very, very fun!

My Small Collection...
Five Figural Snow Domes

I had already started a small collection of figural snow domes before the magazine article came out.  I was please to find out that figure-shaped domes are hard to find.  Some shapes, like an elf with a gnome and mushroom in its tummy is really rare.  I have a Santa with a Nativity scene in his tacky is that?  The tipsy Santa hanging on a light pole is really a funny one.  I don't think any of my little guys are particularly valuable to anyone but me.  I don't always display them, so it's fun to post them here.
Love, Shirley

I'm reposting this from November of 2011.  I hate being lazy, but this is the third year in a row that I've gotten sick the first week of December.  My Christmas Spirit has been sadly lacking and my computer is having issues since Comcast dropped off the new router.  Hope to be back in good spirits soon. =D


Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Sorry you're not feeling well, Shirley!

Love your little collection. I've never seen figurine snow globes before! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope you feel all better soon! You're too sweet to be sick! Love the precious snow domes. I look for vintage all the time but don't see many of these! Sweet hugs!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I recently re-read that ME Finders Keepers article and thought that the snow globes looked so cute all grouped together! Then I came across a few vintage ones at Goodwill and had to talk myself OUT of buying them. lol I just can't let myself go there...but boy it is tempting!
Very cute post Shirley. I hope you're feeling better. Happy Holidays!
Erica :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Sorry you are sick- that's no fun! Your snowglobes are darling! Feel better soon.


Musings from Kim K. said...

Get better soon! I actually just picked up a Santa figurine snow globe at a recent estate sale. I couldn't resist. Half the water is gone, but he needed to be rescued. Your collection is darling all grouped together.

vintage grey said...

Darling little collection! Hope you get some good rest and have lots of chicken stock! Feel better soon! xo Heather

vivian said...

I hope you feel better soon! put on some christmas music, make a cup of tea and relax!

Perfectly Printed said...

Hoping you feel better favorite is the Santa hanging off the light pole!! I don't think I've ever seen these, the ones with scenes in their tummies, before! Too funny!


So sorry that you are sick :( Hoping that you are better SOON!
I haven't seen that post or seen any snow globes like the ones you have. Very Cool!

Jann Olson said...

Shirley, hope you are feeling better! Not good to get sick in December. Your collection is so fun! I swear I had a snowman once. Wonder what I did with him? I love the Santa with the scene in his pack.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I somehow missed this post, those are so sweet and cute!! Hope you are feeling much better now, I can't believe Christmas is next week!! Time is just flying by! Wishing you a lovely and a very Merry Christmas!! xo Holly