Monday, December 10, 2012

Vintage Christmas Papier Mache

Hello!  I have a great little collection to share with you today... vintage Christmas papier mache collection.

Holiday papier mache was popular in the 1940s and 50s.
They were used as candy and nut containers and sold at the dime stores.
You can still see the nut cup in this snowman's hat.
His little label on the bottom lists the ingredients of what once used to be inside.
These lovely little sculptures are very hard to find.
Most were played with and, because they were paper pulp products,
were destroyed easily.
This lovely Santa carries a sack that served as the candy container.

Of course, there were savers out there who saved their old candy containers
to use as decorations for the following year.
If you had a dry attic, it was the perfect place to keep your paper pulp product
safe until the next holiday.
This here boot even has some vintage plastic holly on the front.
I have some tiny boots, too.
Want to take a look at the vintage newspaper in the big boot?
Mom, you'll love this...
A crumpled circular from Goldblatt's-
a former Chicago chain store that was popular in the 1900's.
Sharing my vintage collection with:


Susie said...

That is an adorable collection of old Christmas things. Love the paper inside. xo,Susie

Red Rose Alley said...

Wow, these go way back, don't they? I love the Santa boot. I am also drawn to Vintage items. There's nothing like them. Oh, I cracked up at the quotes you mentioned on the Elf post. I forgot about those, how funny.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very cute and amazing that they are still around. I remember a similar boot from my parents early decorations.

ImSoVintage said...

I love these. I am laughing at the ingredients. No wonder people died a lot younger :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Andrea, These are so adorable! I believe my mother had the large boot when I was a child. Thank you for visiting and your kind comment.
Happy Holidays!

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH-That is just an adorable collection. Not many of those survived the rigors of time- What special decorations they are! xo Diana

Prims By The Water said...

Love your amazing paper mache candy holders. I have two Santas and mine are different than em all! Janice

Pam said...

Oh, I'm in love with your paper maches!!! The boots are so fun. I have seen them at antique stores, but never thought to make the connection that they were candy containers too.

sew sweet vintage said...

Andrea, Love your vintage collection. Happy Holidays. Following your blog now. follow me too. I posted to wow us wed:)

Karen said...

That is a cute collection. It's amazing that they held up through the years.

Sopa Azul said...

How nice!! A greeting.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Wonderful little collection! I hadn't seen these before. I had only heard of the little glass candy holders (like the popular glass dog) I just love these! The newspaper page is great! Thanks for sharing this. I love it!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Andrea these are precious! I have a little vintage boot, but have never seen anything like these. Love that old newpaper too! I will be featuring you this week. Thanks for sharing with 'Creating Christmas' at Share Your Cup.

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