So Wednesday I was scrolling through facebook and a Wieman auction ad was there….darn facebook. I like to “decorate” the yard for holidays. I have my banners up for the majority of the summer, I call it dressing the barn for summer. I love the red white and blue banners.
Due to water woes, I did not get the easter bunny blowmolds out for easter, but next year bunnies…next year.
I have a ginormous blowmold pumpkin and a turkey and a family of snowmen. Some of these are mine, some were moms and I always think about how excited she was to “change seasons” with her blowmolds.
Well, the company that made all the blow molds stopped producing them in 2017. I have seen some at Menards so I think a select few are still in production.
Last year and the year before, I had been watching for a nativity set. Well, Nativity sets that are large enough to put outside and be seen from the road are 600-2500…well, at least for the ones that made me say WOW!
So back to the ad on facebook, it was an online auction of “antiques”. Well I started paging through it and low and behold there was a blowmold nativity set. I was so excited. I showed Travis and he of course looks at it CAREFULLY…and there are 4 wisemen…no Mary and no baby Jesus. I thought Crap..I have a max bid set on it already..I figured I was willing to pay up to $10 per piece. So there was a camel, 4 wisemen, Joseph and a shepard boy. So I set my max bid at $70. Well, right beside it was a white set of blowmolds that had Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus and two sheep..I set my bid at 60 to be safe…a little higher than I wanted..but I went with that for my Max bid…
I ended up paying 32.50 for the white 5 piece set and $55 for the 7 piece set. The auction had a 10% surcharge and sales tax so I got them all for 100.58. Which was less than what I maxed my bids at. It is a good size set. I had to pick them up today with the pickup up….yep it was a holy roller! I filled the cab and then put the rest in the back and strapped them down… This is all the pieces that I got. To say I am excited is an understatement!
Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus…
Wisemen and a camel
Joseph in COLOR, the extra wisman the shepard boy and two sheep…
This dude reminds me of ZOLTOR off of Big….so I had to have a selfie! His nose needs some color!
I found a set that was similar on ebay. It had Mary, baby Jesus, Joseph and the three wisemen and was listed at $699. Not sure it will sell for that, but it sure made me feel like I got a deal!!
Time to go mow…I think the grass is dry enough. It rained this morning..between thursday night and today we had just over an inch of rain. Unheard of in August…we have been mowing every three days all summer long..