Friday, December 30, 2011

MORE EVERYTHING CROTON'S FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC.

Click on the photo to see Lady J's 2008 dining Christmas putz--some outstanding vintage made in Japan houses here along with newer houses by Howard Lamey, Aimee Gomberg and others--all in a beautiful setting.

More on Styrofoam bases from Paul Racep of BigIndoorTrains and www.CardboardChristmas.com: Here's how I made one with a pretty good "river" running through it. The article shows how to finish it for summer, but it doesn't take much imagination to see how it would work for "snow" with a coat of white latex (and maybe a dusting of mica or clear glitter). http://www.bigindoortrains.com/primer/portable_displays/portable_indoor_displays.htm


Wow! A two story tin litho firehouse from Marx--1954--courtesy of ToyConnect: http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/12/marx-tin-litho-two-story-firehouse.html

For those who asked about the silver tinsel trees a lot of us have been using—they’re from Gumps—and the only time to buy them is when they are on sale! See them decorated here http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/5272405931/ and here: http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=60 


Then see them on sale here--link won't last forever:

VintageOrnaments has added more dresdens and scraps http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/

Lots of vintage Christmas goodness—new photos from Angela http://www.flickr.com/photos/17041736@N07/sets/72157628630611331/

Saturday, December 24, 2011

2011 LAS POSADAS @ HOLY NAME OF MARY IN CROTON

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Las Posadas ~ A Spanish Tradition ~ ended last night at Holy Name of Mary Church (click on the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6563758279/in/photostream). If you haven't yet attended any of the events sponsored by Holy Name's Spanish Ministry, we encourage you to do so. Good food, fellowship, music abounds, and all are welcome.

More photos from last night's Las Posadas have been sent directly to the coordinators for the Spanish Ministry and the church administrator Cheryl Comitto. Feliz Navidad.
For more info about the Spanish Ministry at Holy Name, visit www.holynameofmary.org/index.php/ministries/28-hispanic-outreach

Friday, December 23, 2011

WORTH A 2ND LOOK: A CROTON CHRISTMAS 1938-1978

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WORTH A SECOND LOOK, A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE:


Monday, December 19, 2011

YOUR DRINKING WATER--A 2011 MESSAGE FROM THE VILLAGE

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The village has sent by regular post, a notice dated 12/14/11 concerning September 2011 "more than two" coliform incidents involving our drinking water. The notice was not received until today. As many people simply throw out these notices, we felt it was important to scan it and place it online. Click on the image to the right.

OH THOSE (CROTON) CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PART 2

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More Christmas lights! Click on the link below to see some wonderful vintage Christmas lights catalog pages and ads--as well as some photos of Christmas lights here in the village—past and present—with more to come.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54481157@N07/sets/72157628353596329/

Sunday, December 18, 2011

CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA: A BRIEF HISTORY FROM CROTON'S OWN ROBERT SCOTT

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In keeping with the Christmas season, Croton’s own Robert Scott has an interesting article in this week’s Westchester Guardian. Titled “Christmas in America: A Brief History,” this informative piece explores the dating of the holiday and reveals how the traditional Christmas holiday originally brought from England and Holland was changed in nineteenth century America by the influx of later immigrant arrivals from Germany. 

This timely contribution is the first part of a two-part series. READ MORE HERE:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

We just love the ad to the right--a page from the 1958 Sears Christmas Wishbook catalog. It just screams 1950's! Dad with his new shotgun, Mom with her new luggage, Junior with his new bike and of course “Susie” with her doll and carriage! Click on the photo.

And...

It is with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of writer and fellow collector Antoinette Stockenberg’s 2011 Vintage Christmas Mantle, wonderful and quite early—made in Japan putz houses complete with vintage zinnfiguren a.k.a. tin/lead flats! Click on the link, read the lovely story, then keep scrolling down the page: http://www.antoinettestockenberg.com/Putz2011.htm 

Video: the art of the aluminum Christmas tree http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRx0bm177_I&feature=player_embedded