Oh, how clever our dear readers can be, with their eBay searches. Nathan made a wonderful score with a whole bunch of New Old Stock paper patterns from Douglas Fir Plywood meant to be transformed into holiday lawn art. Which he (or a friend?) did! In our uploader of readers’ holiday decorating over the weekend he wrote:
Vintage paper patterns from Douglas Fir Plywood promotion. Patterns bought off ebay, created and assembled new. Fresh snow last night in Minnesota 🙂 Nathan Anderson
Of course, this reminds me of Mike’s U-Bild Santa set — patterns for which are still available today. But NOS from the (what?) 1960s? That’s upping the degree of difficulty quite a bit. In fact, I heard from another reader, Jake, who said he found a stash of similar posters made by the Fir Plywood Association. Stuff’s coming out of attics and folks are seeing the value rather than tossing — good to hear!
Above: Two mystery readers also uploaded photos of their wooden lawn ornaments. One was made using U-Bild patterns, the other, I’m not sure.
Thanks for sharing, Nathan — and the snow: picture perfect! I’m very envious of your find — New Old Stock! — I would have bid hard against you for them!