Thrifting Thursday – The Jacks
Today, lets talk about the jack-o-lanterns! To me there is no other item that bring thoughts of Halloween to mind like the jack-o-lantern! Personally I have a great big loving spot in my heart for orange plastic jack treat buckets. My favorites go on display in little stacks.
These two are almost twins and are not as good for stacking so they are on display elsewhere in the house (I’ll have a little Halloween decorated house tour soon!)
Then of course I have the glass or ceramic jacks. Started far left is a candle I found thrifting, the next one was a gift from my friend Tracy, and the last two were thrift finds. I like that most of these guys look like they were made in paint your own pottery type of places.
And then of course we have the paper pulp jacks! You can see some nice reproduction ones up in the top photos. We don’t actually own any original ones because sadly they are usually pretty pricey and I’ve yet to find any in a thrift shop. However I am really in love with the designs by Season’s Gone By. Sadly from what I can tell, they are no longer creating reproductions. They were a business based in PA and I’ve been able to find one or two articles about them
. However their website is gone and their phone number is disconnected. Such a shame too as they offered really amazing reproductions at really reasonable prices. We found this one at a local antique shop. I read that they started writing on the bottom because people were removing the tags and trying to sell them as vintage….personally I am not a stickler about an item being vintage, I just adore the look of vintage things, so reproductions are fine by me.