Ten Cent Santa Mugs from the Fifties

Beverly's blocks 022Last week on of my students came in with two bags of junk and stuff. They had been cleaning out junk and they thought of me. The sacks had crafts item, lace and trims, and other things I could use at school. But, the neatest thing was six miniature ceramic Santa mugs from the 1950’s. The pictures are deceiving. They are about the size of a shot glass. The mugs are glazed white and sometimes the faces are painted on after firing. That is why the red always chips. It is painted on later. All of them had lots of chips on the red where it was falling off. I wiped them off really good and got my trusty ole red fingernail polish out and spruced them up. A lot of them had 10 cents on the bottom, and one was marked Japan. I’m going to put them in the display case in the sun-room with all my other collected 1950’s Christmas. Thanks, Jayden!!Beverly's blocks 015 Beverly's blocks 016 Beverly's blocks 017 Beverly's blocks 019 Beverly's blocks 020 Beverly's blocks 021 Beverly's blocks 023

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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2 Responses to Ten Cent Santa Mugs from the Fifties

  1. Bren Bren says:

    Those are so cute. Were they for candy? Seems like my Momma had some of those. Good job of fixing them up.

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