Holiday Happenings

Cory Adams | 5207 Sea Fare Place Tampa, FL 33624 | 813-728-5784 |

Welcome to Holiday Happenings! This site will offer you primitives, Americana, Folk Art, and vintage holiday pieces. I have been a collector and dealer of primitives since 1994. I began to specialize in holiday collectibles in 1999. I have been a proud member of The Golden Glow of Christmas Past since 2009. Payment methods include personal check/money order (made payable to Cory Adams), and PayPal. Lay-a-way is offered for your convenience. Feel free to contact me (email or texting is the best method) with any questions. Additional pictures of items can be sent. Other inventory items can be located at

Hexagonal Planter in Black

Offered today is a primitive box in the shape of a hexagon. It is constructed with square nails and has a dry period black paint on the exterior surface. It stands about 6" tall and is 8.75" along the top. It is in good condition with some minor worm holes only on the base. This would be perfect to use as a base for your feather tree.

Price: $135

2020-Nov-22 12:28pm EST | Tags :

Large German Nodding Santa on Donkey

Offered is a large German Santa on donkey. The Santa has a red suit with speckled gold. He has a rabbit fur beard and a basket on his back. He is attached to a donkey that nods. The donkey has Dresden embellishments and has wheels on his feet. He dates to the 1920's. It is approximately 13" tall by 12". He is in good condition with a minor repair to a hoof where the wheel is attached. Additional pics upon request. Layaway is always an option.

Price: $1375

2020-Nov-22 11:22am EST | Tags :

German Hunched Santa

Offered is an early Santa Claus on a platform. He dates to around the 1920's and is marked Germany on the base. This guy has he rarely seen hunched back. He has a red felt coat with brown bag over his shoulder. There is a feather tree spray in his hand and has a rabbit fur beard. He stands about 8" tall. He is in great condition with the exception of a cracked foot that has been repaired. Additional photos upon request. Layaway is offered on all items.

Price: $795

2020-Nov-22 11:18am EST | Tags :

Santa Claus Candy Container

Offered is a German Christmas candy container. It has a cardboard base with a composition snow mound. Attached to the top is a composition Santa. It is in good condition. The total piece stands about 5" tall and the base has a diameter of 3.25". Additional pics upon request.

Price: $225

2020-Nov-21 03:58pm EST | Tags :

Victorian Glass Panel Christmas Light

This is one of the early ways in which you would at light to your Christmas tree. It is a metal and glass lantern. It consists of 8 glass panels placed into a metal frame. Each glass panel was painted with various colors: red, green, yellow, and blue. Since this piece is from the Victorian Era, it has seen many joyful times during Christmas and the paint has faded on the glass panels. There is a wire bail at the top which is original to the piece. There is a candle cup inside which held the candle that you would illuminate. It stands about 2.75” tall. There is no damage to the glass.

Price: $95

2020-Nov-16 05:34pm EST | Tags :

10" Red Cardboard Santa Candy Container

This is a German made 10” Santa candy container from the 1930’s. He is made out of cardboard and hand painted with a red suit with splotches of gold. He has a painted face and beard with “swan” design eyebrows. The paper base is long gone…it would have held the candy that was placed inside of him. He is in good condition with minor paint loss and minor splitting to the sides and one area at the tip of the hat. Additional pics upon request. Some people have had issues with emails. If I do not respond back within 24 hours, please email me at

Price: $175

2020-Nov-15 11:53am EST | Tags :

4 German Turkeys

Offered today is a set of 4 composition German turkey candy containers. Two of them have the cardboard plugs that can easily be removed. They are in good condition with no damage. The tallest is about 4.25" and the smallest is about 3". Sold as a set.

Price: $125

2020-Nov-09 05:46pm EST | Tags :

2 Roasted Turkey Candy Containers

Offered are two roasted turkey candy containers. The smaller one is composition with a cardboard plug (which opens). It is about 3.25" long. The other one is made out of cardboard and has a lift tab to open for candy retrieval. It is about 5.25" long. Both are from Germany and are in great condition!

Price: $85

2020-Nov-07 12:17pm EST | Tags :

Candle Box in Gray

Offered today is a candle box with sliding lid. It has period gray paint. It has round nail construction on the base. It measures about 11.5"x6.75"x5.75".

Price: $185

2020-Nov-01 09:55am EST | Tags :

Portrait of Lady

Miniature portrait of lady. It is painted on a thick piece of metal (appears to be brass), fit into a wooden frame with metal front. The back board appears to say, "Grace ?? wife of Mathew ?? Married 1727 died at the age of 98". Total piece is about 9.5"x7.75".

Price: $235

2020-Nov-01 09:52am EST | Tags :

Blue and White Coverlet

Offered is an early coverlet in white and blue. It measures approximately 84"x66". It is in good condition with a few holes.

Price: $95

2020-Oct-18 11:15am EDT | Tags :

Firkin in Apple Green Paint

Offered today is a top of the stack firkin. This piece has the best original apple green paint. All nails on this one, no staples. It is about 7.5" tall, base diameter of 8", top diameter of 7.25". Additional pics upon request.

Price: $395

2020-Oct-17 03:50pm EDT | Tags :

Green and Mustard Sugar Bucket

Small sized sugar bucket. It stands about 6.25" tall (excluding handle). It is painted with old dark green and the metal bands with a mustard color. The base has a diameter of about 7". Good condition!

Price: $195

2020-Oct-17 09:33am EDT | Tags :

Small Framed Sampler

This is a small sampler made by Amelia Ormsby, Newbursh and dated 1843. It has the upper and lowercase alphabet stitched on it. It measures 8"x7.25" and has been mounted in an antique style frame, professional made, with a glass front.

Price: $175

2020-Oct-03 03:53pm EDT | Tags :

Small Dome Box in Blue

Offered is a small trinket box with a dome top. It is wooden and has a key hole, but the lock is long gone. It has a hinged lid. It is painted blue with a decorative scalloped painted trim on the sides and front. There is a floral design on the top. It measures approximately 4"x2.75"x2". Additional pics upon request.

Price: $195

2020-Sep-19 10:10am EDT | Tags :

Red Hanging Fragment Mirror

Offered today is an early fragment mirror. The mirror shows a lot of foxing and has a horizontal crack in the center. It has been placed on a wooden panel with a chamfered back. The mirror has a wooden trim that has been added with small square head nails. It is also supported by a hardened type of putty around the wooden trim. There is a wire hook attached at the top for hanging. The front of the piece is painted with a dry red that is period to the piece. The total piece measures approximately 9.5"x6.25". Additional pics upon request.

Price: $695

2020-Sep-14 07:23pm EDT | Tags :

Treen Footed Bowl in Black

Offered today is a treen footed bowl in dry black paint. It has a diameter of approximately 11" and 11.5". It stands about 3.25". It has a nice, smooth surface. Additional pictures upon request.

Price: $375

2020-Aug-29 10:10am EDT | Tags :

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