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|Rarely does one see these retro Christmas or other holiday decorations these days so I
was delighted to find one that was not broken in a local thrift store. I had actually forgotten about
these unique Christmas decorations and when I came across one it took me back to when I was a child. I
remember one hanging in my grandparents home and I would run my fingers over the surface to feel
the "popcorn" shaped plastic. I also enjoyed looking at the cheery face of the snowman and the
Finding these unique decorations in good shape is difficult because they need to be stored laying flat. They are not forgiving when bent they are easily broken. The picture above shows two decorations that I found.
These unique decorations are made by melting together small pieces of plastic that is already pre-colored. They are usually about 12 to 20 inches tall and are made to hang in a window because they are colored on both sides. Styles that were made were usually cartoon characters or holiday pictures like Frosty the snowman or Santa. (Continued below))
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Collectible Christmas Decorations
Christmas decorations are a vital part of celebrating Christmas and come is a vast variety of styles and colors.
In the 1960's, a popular Christmas decor was the popcorn plastic pin up decor that came in all sorts of shapes and colors. Characters like santa, Rudoulph, trees, candles, snowmen could be found adorning homes.
This type of Christmas decoration was made solely of small pieces of plastic melted together to form a picture. These decorations were durable and could withstand the elements of the outdoors and made great outdoor Christmas decorations.
Retro Christmas decorations are fun and unique and take you back to the good old days. Plastic popcorn vintage Christmas decor are very collectible and are popular Christmas decorations for kids.
History of these Unique Decorations
These unique decorations came about in the 1960's through the 1970's by the Connecticut by the Kage Company. One of the reasons for their popularity was that they are weather durable. The sun did fade them but wind and snow did not hurt them at all. So these can last you for years if you take care of them.
The colors are really bright and will enhance any room. The themes were Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, St Patrick's Day, Valentines Day Easter and more.
Since the Kage Company went out of business you can still find them today and add to your collection.
They are called melted popcorn because they look like that even thought they are actually made from polyethylene.
So next time you are in your local thrift store look around for these vintage decorations and put them up for others to enjoy. Be careful how you handle them since they cannot be folded and have to be stored laying flat, but they can last for years with the proper handling.
Their popularity is growing so it won’t be unusual to see them on your neighbors door or window.