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 www.picturetrail.com/holidayhappenings.
Offered today is an early treen compote. It has a period dry black paint. It stands about 6" tall and has a top diameter of about 11". It is in good condition but has a couple nicks out of the rim. Additional pics upon request.
Offered is a miniature shaved broom. It is about 12" in length. This is a great early original piece in good condition. There is a split in the handle that is tight. Additional pics upon request.
Offered is a metal hogscraper in gold paint. It stands about 7" tall. It is in working condition with some candle wax residue.
Offered is an early Halloween metal parade lantern. These lanterns were made in Toledo, OH and date to around 1904-1907. The lantern is 4 pieces: front and back half of the pumpkin, candle cup, and metal carrier. These were originally lit with a candle inside and carried during a parade or festival. The JOL itself measures approximately 7" in height. It is in good condition with minor paint wear. Additional pics upon request, layaway is welcomed.
Offered today is a slide top candle box. This piece is wooden and constructed with square nails. It has a chamfered sliding top with a dry period coat of red paint. It measures approximately 11.5"x6"x5". Additional pics upon request.
Offered is a lot of 5 wooden toy tops. Each is identical and has a metal top. They are painted blue and red. Each is about 2" tall.
Offered is a larger pieces of blue and white homespun. It is in great condition with no rips, stains or holes. It measures approximately 8 feet 3 inches x 5 feet. It's perfect for a bed, tablecloth or folded and placed in a cupboard.
Offered today is a tin top hat. It was most likely used as some type of lantern. It is made out of tin and is the regular size of a top hat. It has the original black paint. There is a small door that opens on the back which shows the inside that still has remnants of melted candle wax. On each side of the hat are 5 holes to allow the light to be exposed. It is in good condition with a few dings and paint loss. It measures about 8.25" tall and has a base diameter of 10". The newly painted red stand comes with this item in order to display it. Additional pics upon request.
Offered today is an apple box in period dry red paint. It has a detailed design (on all sides) in dry blue paint. It has canted sides and is constructed from square nails. It measures approximately 11"x10.75"x3.5". Additional pics upon request.
Offered is a wooden Shaker pail. The staves are tight and it stands about 4.25"tall. The top diameter is 5.25". It has an alligatored dry black paint with red underneath. Additional pics upon request.
Offered is a ladies blue and white homespun bonnet. It is in good condition with a few stains on the back side. It's complete with tie strings on the front and back and buttons attached.
Offered is a German Halloween JOL dating from the 1930's. This piece is cardboard with a paper face eye insert. It is about 3.5" tall. It is in good condition with some paint loss. It still retains the original wire handle. These were used as lanterns...candles were placed on the inside while being displayed at parties during the Halloween season. Additional pics upon request.
Offered is a dome top box. It measures about 10"x6.5"x5". It has a coating of period dry gray paint. There is a brass handle at the top, metal lock with original key. It is constructed with small square head nails and a couple round head replacement nails. The inside still have some of the wallpaper that was original to this piece. Additional pics upon request.
Offered today is a Japanese witch candy container. She dates to around the 1930's. She is made out of cardboard and has a crepe paper outfit. Her head is an orange JOL. It is marked Japan on the base. She is in good condition with a minor rip to her dress at the bottom right. She stands about 6". Additional pics upon request.
Offered is a stone cucumber. It measures about 6" in length. Good condition with a vibrant color. It would make a great addition to your stone fruit collection!
Offered is a framed silhouette of a lady. It measures approximately 8"x7". The frame has the original brass hanging loop with a gold painted boarder and glass front. Great condition!
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