Are blow molds tacky? Maybe they are kitsch. Remember when I did a nostalgia post on kitsch. The definition is:
1: something that appeals to popular or lowbrow taste and is often of poor quality,
2: a tacky or lowbrow quality or condition.
Blow molds sound like kitsch to me.
I have six Christmas blow molds. Four of them are vintage or near vintage.
There's a large Santa face made by Empire. This Santa is at least from the 1970's, as I remember him hanging at my Aunt Phyllis' house before she gave him to me.
Then there are two of these Empire Noel candles that were my grandparents. Also from the 1970's or before.
This Santa is the very first blow mold I purchased when my son was little, making this one about 30 years old. I can remember that I bought it at Ace Hardware.
I think the snowman is made by Union and is maybe 15 years old. I purchased it at Menards. It may be made in China.
The gingerbread man is also a Menards fairly new blow mold.
I remember riding around town with my parents when I was a child, looking at Christmas lights. What did I like best, the blow molds. So even though they are a little tacky, I still put them out.
Blow molds and the old style C7 colored lights, just like when I was a kid.
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