Monday, December 15, 2014

The Twelve Days of Santa - Day 3

In keeping with yesterday's Day of Santa, we find Santa once again with his, er, ash on the chimney.

This ashtray is marked Japan on the bottom.  As smoking has decreased over the years, an art form has been lost: the decorative ashtray.  Although I've never smoked and am actually allergic to cigarette smoke, I collect ashtrays.  Despite their intended use, I've found those from the 50's and 60's to be a lot of fun.  Looking at those currently available, they're all quite utilitarian and lacking in style.


  1. Amazing style, almost didn't know it was an ash tray. Cool.

    1. I don't think I realized it was an ashtray when I bought it either until I noticed the slots at the corners. It also took me a bit to realize Santa is holding a lighter.


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