Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Christmas Rhode trip: Rhode Island ornaments from

The Big Blue Bug, outside Providence on I-95, mascot of New England Pest Control

Haven Bros. Diner car, in downtown Providence

A Del's Lemonade truck, and my shot of one rotting away in North Kingstown

The magnificent Rustic Drive-In theater of Lincoln

The U.S. Navy Seabees statue in North Kingstown

There's a company in Rhode Island,, that has turned some of the Ocean State's most beloved and quirky roadside attractions into delightful Christmas ornaments. Some of these sights have been chronicled by us at Eccentric Roadside and we thought we'd show you how well the ornaments replicate the real things. Local entrepreneurs Duke Marcoccio and his daughter Lauren run the business, and, as if that weren't impressive enough, they were also contestants on the CBS TV show "The Amazing Race" back in 2006. It's not too late to order these fine items for your or your loved-ones' trees. Nothing says Merry Christmas to kids from one to 92 like a pest control company's blue termite or an angry Navy bee with a machine gun. Now, everybody, sing with me: "Jingle Del's, Jingle Del's, Jingle all the way..."


Mod Betty / said...

OMG those are GREAT ornaments! Totally sharing these- thanks for the link Gunnar, and Dingle Dels all the way :0)

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Ho Ho Rhode!

Amber Von Felts said...

These are so great! Makes me think of what we could make ornaments of for our own town. Thanks for sharing!

Fuzzy said...

Awwwww! Love these!

Bill said...

My Fab daughter gifted me the Rhode Island Auditorium, Rocky Point and Blizzard of '78 ornaments from My Little Town. Very cool.

Gunnar and Sherry said...

I agree, everybody!

Bill: That daughter's a keeper! The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.

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Tam Francis said...

I had no idea about the ornaments. We LOVE roadside attractions and anything vintage (even wrote a vintagey swing dance novel), but this is something I'd not run into before. Thanks for sharing. GREAT pix. I love the giant but and ornament. This has got to go on my list as things to do!