Sunday, December 10, 2017

All about Frosty


I don't know about you, but when it comes to decorating for Christmas, I've always been a Santa girl.


I mean, aside from all his great points, like the fact that he's jolly all the time, has adorable flying reindeer and has been married to the same woman for a millennium, how can you not love a guy that brings you all those wonderful presents for just a couple of cookies and a glass of milk?


Well, although the old bearded guy still has my heart, I fell in love with another familiar character this year.


Yes, by way of a trash can, that John found him in right after Christmas last year, Frosty walked... errr... rolled?... straight into my heart.

How sad is it that someone just tossed him out onto his faded earmuffs?

And on a side note, not very smart.

Do you know how much these vintage blow molds go for?

A LOT.

So if you have some of these sitting in your garage that you don't want, I'll be happy to take them off your hands ;)

But I digress...

So anyway, since then he's been sitting and waiting all these months to have a makeover, so that he could have his big debut for Christmas.

We got out the painter's tape, some newspaper and spray paint and went to work.


The first day, we only managed to get his hat, buttons and candy cane done, before it started getting dark, but he already looked happier.


The next day we got right back to it.

John spray painted him...


but I hand painted the bells and berries on his wreath.


His eyes and nose came last.


We could hardly wait for the paint to dry...


At last he was finished!


And now he's back where he belongs and the star of the show :)


Speaking of walking straight into my heart...

See that precious vintage ornament next to the clocks?


John surprised me with it for our Christmas ornament this year.

I cried.

Isn't it adorable?


I love the eyebrows :)

He's too fragile to hang on the tree, but he has a special place on the mantel and in my heart.

So, sorry Santa, but it's all about Frosty, this year ;)

xo
rue


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50 comments:

  1. Beautiful decorations, and Frosty was an absolutely brilliant find. x

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  2. He looks very happy indeed! How good of you to save and rejuvenate him!

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  3. Oh Frosty looks like dapper now! What a great find. Crazy person that threw him out but he was saved. Your vintage ornament is precious and makes a sweet memory! Hugs!

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  4. O seu espelho é lindo e também Gostei muito das casinhas. Feliz domingo.

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  5. So sweet! I know we had a Frosty growing up. I have no idea where he went, but I hope he ended up with a nice family. Thanks for the memories! xo

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  6. He looks so much better! So glad you and John are giving him a new life! And I love that sweet ornament. John is so sweet to bring you such treasures!

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  7. Love that you restored the old snowman! Wish more would do that!

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  8. Love it! I'm glad John saved Frosty:).
    I still watch Frosty (among other old Christmas specials every year), makes me happy and reminds of my childhood.
    The ornament, precious! Kathleen in Az

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  9. I love that you revised Frosty!! He's so perfect and reminds me of my childhood too. :)

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  10. Who says spa days are just for women? Look what it did for Frosty! He is the star of your yard, which is looking very festive, btw. As for your newly gifted ornament, it's absolutely charming! Enjoy the season!

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  11. Rue to the rescue! You know how to treat an abandoned guy, giving his a new home and a new, refreshed look. Frosty looks so happy! I'm a Santa girl too, but those snowy people steal my heart as well. They love hanging out on my sun porch this holiday. Will share them soon, but if you stop by I'm sharing a light lunch with a few of the snow people.

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  12. Frosty looks much happier - I have just 'lived' with faded Blow Molds, never thought about masking off and spray painting. Great idea Rue.
    Joy

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  13. Beautiful work, as usual. You are such an artist. Your house looks so sweet, all decorated for Christmas!

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  14. Wonderful additions --- Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  15. Oh Rue you have re loved Frosty back to a handsome man. He is the star of the show for sure. How great. Some peeps just do not know what treasures they have! Poor Frosty to be thrown into the trash. Glad John knew you could re love him and make him handsome again.
    Kris

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  16. Hi Rue, I love snowmen best I think. I have painted one twice for my Christmas card the past few yrs. ...thinking that maybe next year I might need to do another one. I love that you took the time to help Frosty out! He looks great. Yes, those vintage pieces are worth a lot and I like them so much better than those blow up things folks put out now. Welcome back, missed your blog lately.

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  17. I've always loved Frosty! I love how yours looks now with all the refreshed colors! And you're right, those guys go for BIG $$$$$! You both did a great job on him.

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  18. Oh my gosh, your Frosty is SO fantastic! I can't believe someone threw him out. Like you said, I don't think someone knew how much he was worth! You and your sweetie did a great job of fixing him up.

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  19. OH my gosh, your Frosty is just the cutest ever!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe someone tossed such a cutie pie, but I'm sure glad John rescued him and you both re-loved him back to life!!

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  20. What a score! He looks great. Aren't some of those silly vintage ornaments just the most endearing things? Merry Christmas.

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  21. Oh- I love your Frosty, Rue. I have been all about snowmen this year, too. Always before it has been Santa all the way for me. I crafted a bunch of them for my shop this past week.

    You did a great job making old Frosty look bright and happy again. He is just sweet.

    Hope you have a great week! xo Diana

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  22. You gave that dear old Frosty his dignity back, Rue, he looks so cute and cuddly. And I like the tiny Frosty as well, what a gift of love.
    Amalia
    xo

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  23. Loving your Frosty make over...quite the lucky fella to find a home with you! Merry Christmas!

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  24. What a great restoration of Frosty! He was lucky to be found by John and loved back to life by you both :-)
    Love the precious ornament as well. What a thoughtful guy.
    Take care

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  25. The snowman find is wonderful ! and he cleaned up so nicely
    Lucky find for sure

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  26. Thank you for seeing the magic in Frosty, both of them. And for giving them a forever home. Doesn't surprise me at all that you did, Rue, you're my kind of people.

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  27. What a treasure for you to find. I have a Santa and a Frosty in my yard now lit. They are not vintage like yours but they are two of my favorite decorations. Santa and snowman. You did such a wonderful paint job bringing him back to life with paint. The front of your home looks so nice with him displayed like you have, Love it!
    I have never seen a snowman with eyebrows, how unique that is.
    Happy Christmas Time to You - Betsy

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  28. What a great find! I can't believe someone tossed him out on the street! Anyway, he is much happy with you!

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  29. Frosty looks wonderful now with his new paint job! It’s amazing how much old, vintage things are worth. I guess just about everything is a collectible these days.

    Melissa

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  30. Y'all did a GREAT JOB on your adopted Frosty!! I love it! I love to find stuff like that and bring it home and fix it up and repair it back to new. He looks great and shines so bright! I love your ornament too!

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  31. Now I have the song Frosty the Snowman in my head. He does look spiffy now that he got his color back! Nice job and he looks wonderful out front!
    We had a Santa like that when I was a kid.

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  32. Oh Rue, your Frosty is darling! And he looks amazing after all the love and care you put into him :)

    Happy day to you! Hugs!

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  33. I love Santas, but LOVE angels. Oh, I have one of the old plastic soldiers. He probably needs a little touchup, but I just put him in a covered place - found him on the curb about 5 years ago. I do sometimes put a light in him, but sometimes just let him be the star during the day only.

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  34. Have to say it, I've always been a snowman girl. They live in my house year around. I even painted on on my kitchen cabinet!

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  35. It's OK it's all about Frosty. We have away all of our blow molds since we jus didn't have anywhere to keep them. Now I wish I had kept Frosty. What a beautiful vintage ornament!

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  36. The snowman looks very happy. Excellent work.

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  37. Great job giving Frosty a new lease on life! He looks very happy and ready to spread holiday cheer! Merry Christmas to you Rue, love Deborah

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  38. Oh my, I would want to leave that precious tiny snowman ornament out on display all year long. I would never get tired of looking at it. The big Frosty blow mold is wonderful too. I never would have thought of painting a blow mold, but it was a successful job. I've always been partial to snowmen figurines, maybe because I never found any Santas that I really liked. But one year my sister gave me a blow mold of Snoopy in a Santa hat. He's my only blow mold, and I certainly love him!

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  39. I think your Frosty is amazing, and your house looks wonderful.
    My good wishes are winging their way across the water to you - have a great Christmas-time.

    All the best Jan

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  40. Not quite trash to absolute treasure! Your house looks so inviting for the holidays! Merry Christmas!!

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  41. Really cute post, Rue. I absolutely love Frosty. Wow, they just don't make them like this anymore, do they? I can't believe anyone would throw him out with the trash. What were they thinking? Well, it's your win. Enjoy him, he's gorgeous! Hugs and Merry Christmas! ~ Nancy

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  42. I love reading about the re-do but my question is that does he ( this older sort of thing ) stand up to the wind?

    LOL..I live in southwestern PA and I see all of these inflatable Santas etc flat on the ground after some wind and I worry for the kids that see Dead Santas everywhere :)

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  43. Love your Big Santa - and those vintage clocks!!! have a great year ahead!

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  44. Frosty is very stylish wearing his new paint! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Rue. Happy New Year!

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  45. I cant believe someone would toss Frosty out like that! You did a great job resoring him. I found you from Nana Danas blog. Now excuse me while I snoop around the rest of your blog and follow your Etsy page.
    Lisa

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  46. Hello Dear Rue
    Hope your Christmas was good ...
    Happy New Year Wishes to you.

    All the best Jan

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  47. Happy new year and hope to hear from you soon.

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  48. Hi there! just in case anybody is wondering what happened to me, my computer had an accident, so I haven't been able to post. I have no idea how to do that from my phone. As soon as I get my computer up and running again I will post XOXO Rue

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  49. Glad to hear you are well. Hope your. computer gets fix soon 😁😁

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