Holiday Happenings

Cory Adams | 5207 Sea Fare Place Tampa, FL 33624 | 813-728-5784 |

Welcome to Holiday Happenings! This site will offer you primitives, Americana, Folk Art, and vintage holiday pieces. I have been a collector and dealer of primitives since 1994. I began to specialize in holiday collectibles in 1999. I have been a proud member of The Golden Glow of Christmas Past since 2009. Payment methods include personal check/money order (made payable to Cory Adams), and PayPal. Lay-a-way is offered for your convenience. Feel free to contact me (email or texting is the best method) with any questions. Additional pictures of items can be sent. Other inventory items can be located at

Victorian Love Token

Offered today is a Victorian love token. It has a metallic back with flowers inside with a paper trim saying "Walk on roses". It has a glass front with a Dresden trim. It measures about 3.25"x2.5".

Price: $85

2021-Feb-27 11:41am EST | Tags :

Small Sprinkling Can

Offered today is a small tin sprinkling can. It has an original coat of light red/bittersweet paint, which has loss in many areas. It is complete with the holes in the spout and both handles. It measures about 5" tall with a base diameter of 3".

Price: $95

2021-Feb-27 11:33am EST | Tags :

Stone Fruit Half Pear

Stone fruit half pear. It is a larger piece that measures 5" tall and about 3.5" wide. It is a nice, sturdy piece without major chips or cracks, but a couple small chiggers. It has excellent color and hand-painted detail on the opposite side.

Price: $75

2021-Feb-21 01:25pm EST | Tags :

French Millinery Head with Bonnet

Very nice French millinery head from the Victorian era. This piece measures approximately 15.5" tall, hand painted, and still retains paper labels attached to the side. It is in excellent condition considering it age and all the years of use. There is a small amount of wear on the note and more wear to the back side of the head. I'm also including a green silk and velvet bonnet in this sale. These are very hard to find, especially in this condition! More pictures available upon request. I offer lay-a-way! Additional pics upon request.

Price: $1295

2021-Feb-21 01:24pm EST | Tags :

Tin Weighted Candlestick

Early tin candlestick in cream paint with red stripes. It has a sand weighted base and a crimped tin drip pan attached. It measures approximately 5.5" tall and has a base diameter of 2.75". It has both embossed and punched designs around the circumference of the base and tube.


2021-Feb-21 01:21pm EST | Tags :

19th Century Loom

Offered today is a 19th century wooden loom. It is marked "KMRCDS". It measures approximately 11"x6.75". It's prefect in a bowl or hung on the wall.

Price: $345

2021-Jan-02 12:11pm EST | Tags :

10" Redware Slip Plate

Offered today is a redware slip plate. It has a diameter of 10". It has crazing and a couple small rim chips. There are a couple tight hairlines too. Additional pics upon request.

Price: $235

2020-Dec-27 08:43am EST | Tags :

Large German Nodding Santa on Donkey

Offered is a large German Santa on donkey. The Santa has a red suit with speckled gold. He has a rabbit fur beard and a basket on his back. He is attached to a donkey that nods. The donkey has Dresden embellishments and has wheels on his feet. He dates to the 1920's. It is approximately 13" tall by 12". He is in good condition with a minor repair to a hoof where the wheel is attached. Additional pics upon request. Layaway is always an option.

Price: $1375

2020-Nov-22 11:22am EST | Tags :

German Hunched Santa

Offered is an early Santa Claus on a platform. He dates to around the 1920's and is marked Germany on the base. This guy has he rarely seen hunched back. He has a red felt coat with brown bag over his shoulder. There is a feather tree spray in his hand and has a rabbit fur beard. He stands about 8" tall. He is in great condition with the exception of a cracked foot that has been repaired. Additional photos upon request. Layaway is offered on all items.

Price: $795

2020-Nov-22 11:18am EST | Tags :

Santa Claus Candy Container

Offered is a German Christmas candy container. It has a cardboard base with a composition snow mound. Attached to the top is a composition Santa. It is in good condition. The total piece stands about 5" tall and the base has a diameter of 3.25". Additional pics upon request.

Price: $225

2020-Nov-21 03:58pm EST | Tags :

Victorian Glass Panel Christmas Light

This is one of the early ways in which you would at light to your Christmas tree. It is a metal and glass lantern. It consists of 8 glass panels placed into a metal frame. Each glass panel was painted with various colors: red, green, yellow, and blue. Since this piece is from the Victorian Era, it has seen many joyful times during Christmas and the paint has faded on the glass panels. There is a wire bail at the top which is original to the piece. There is a candle cup inside which held the candle that you would illuminate. It stands about 2.75” tall. There is no damage to the glass.

Price: $95

2020-Nov-16 05:34pm EST | Tags :

Candle Box in Gray

Offered today is a candle box with sliding lid. It has period gray paint. It has round nail construction on the base. It measures about 11.5"x6.75"x5.75".

Price: $185

2020-Nov-01 09:55am EST | Tags :

Portrait of Lady

Miniature portrait of lady. It is painted on a thick piece of metal (appears to be brass), fit into a wooden frame with metal front. The back board appears to say, "Grace ?? wife of Mathew ?? Married 1727 died at the age of 98". Total piece is about 9.5"x7.75".

Price: $235

2020-Nov-01 09:52am EST | Tags :

Blue and White Coverlet

Offered is an early coverlet in white and blue. It measures approximately 84"x66". It is in good condition with a few holes.

Price: $95

2020-Oct-18 11:15am EDT | Tags :

Firkin in Apple Green Paint

Offered today is a top of the stack firkin. This piece has the best original apple green paint. All nails on this one, no staples. It is about 7.5" tall, base diameter of 8", top diameter of 7.25". Additional pics upon request.

Price: $395

2020-Oct-17 03:50pm EDT | Tags :

Green and Mustard Sugar Bucket

Small sized sugar bucket. It stands about 6.25" tall (excluding handle). It is painted with old dark green and the metal bands with a mustard color. The base has a diameter of about 7". Good condition!

Price: $195

2020-Oct-17 09:33am EDT | Tags :

Small Dome Box in Blue

Offered is a small trinket box with a dome top. It is wooden and has a key hole, but the lock is long gone. It has a hinged lid. It is painted blue with a decorative scalloped painted trim on the sides and front. There is a floral design on the top. It measures approximately 4"x2.75"x2". Additional pics upon request.

Price: $195

2020-Sep-19 10:10am EDT | Tags :

Treen Footed Bowl in Black

Offered today is a treen footed bowl in dry black paint. It has a diameter of approximately 11" and 11.5". It stands about 3.25". It has a nice, smooth surface. Additional pictures upon request.

Price: $375

2020-Aug-29 10:10am EDT | Tags :

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