Every yr after Thanksgiving when I was a kid I remember begging my mom to let me get the Christmas boxes that were packed FULL of Gurley candles out so I could set them all up. At that time I wasnt too worried about the tree or the other decorations. I just wanted the candles.
I remember the lamp posts, trees, carolers, santas, angels, snowmen, reindeer, I would spend hours setting them up like a little village with the fake snow flakes and my brother who was a baby at the time would come by and knock them over. Oooooh, Ide get SO mad, but would start over, haha!
Over the years the candles got pretty beat up and broken, but before mom passed she told me to go into the boxes and see what was left. There was one Christmas tree, and angel and a bigger santa, she told me to go ahead and grab them before Nick (my brother) got them, ha!
Christmas time brings back so many sweet memories of my mom, from putting up the tree, baking cookies to wrapping presents. Unfortunely mom passed a few short weeks before Christmas, will be 2 yrs this December. I decided I was going to try and collect Gurley candles.
Does anyone collect them? Ide love to see your collection!
In case you dont know what a Gurley candle is, the Gurley company was right here in Buffalo NY and made decorative candles throughout the 50's and 60's and maybe even before that. They are hard to come by unless you get them on ebay but the prices can get outrageous! So when I do come across one or more I snatch them right up.
I only collect Christmas but LOVE the Halloween and Easter ones.
*I borrowed these pictures from ebay as my collection is packed up*
If you have a Gurley collection please let me know!
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