Let it SnowDecember 13th, 2008 in member junk
When I was kid my mom would take my brother and I to Santa’s Land in Vermont. There were these strange little cabins painted bizarre colors and built to some odd scale. Everything looked vintage, even 40 years ago! As nutty as it may seem the place was very inspiring because of it crazy “carnival” colors and architecture.
I recently built this “Kids Snow Shovel Display” to look like it was from the gift shop at Santa’s Land. My design is based on memories of the colors and year-round Christmas atmosphere of the amusement park.
It's constructed of wood from a local sawmill that I cut, painted and “beat-up” to look like it had been touched by all the kids that passed through the park. I copied and painted the graphics from an old felt pennant onto plywood to create the top. The remainder of the materials are miscellaneous pieces of metal, wood, old lights, etc. that were hanging around my shop.
I basically didn’t know what to do with all these little snow shovels, so this is what I came up with.
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy JunkArchitect (copyright 2008)
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