Friday, September 30, 2011

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

Once again, we're having a hard time keeping up with all the neat things our readers have been sending, but we sure are having fun trying!

Howard Lamey’s latest train station with terrace putz (www.littleglitterhouses.com) – click on the photo! The biggest thing he has built to date--the terrace is 19 1/2 inches wide!

Click on the link below at WWW.CARDBOARDCHRISTMAS.COM and keep scrolling down the page once you get there--to see some wonderful old putz photos: http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2


When it comes to putz villages—and train layouts—some of us are all about scale. And some of us don’t care. Either way, if you haven’t checked out the Lemax line of village accessories, you really should:

http://www.village-peddler.com/villageaccessories.html or

http://www.lemaxcollection.com/home.aspx

A friend of ours is a big fan of both cardboard putz houses and Dept. 56. You may enjoy seeing her annual Dept. 56 mantle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627665804229/with/3158243878/

The Woolco Guide, 1973-74, in French—but who needs a translation—the vintage goodies speak for themselves, just 9 pages uploaded so far http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehappyapple/sets/72157622005011191/with/3850764368/

Cool, green 1950’s repro Christmas stockings $9.99 for the pair, on sale! http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/productDetail/Catalog/Yankee_Bargains/Yankee_Bargain_-_New_Markdowns/Green_Vintage_Christmas_Stockings_%28Pkg._of_2%29/52995

The vintage clock and watch http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627523453022/

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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

Pictured: Trains from the 1940 Sears Catalog--click on the photo

A great NAPCO collection
http://www.flickr.com/photos/belleflower29/sets/72157623918634693/with/4689158050/

From Howard Lamey of
littleglitterhouses.com, the MOST amazing Christmas village fences are being created today by this guy! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uncle-Alvins-Christmas-Tree-Fences-LLC-dba/102116706549602

And two great entries from Toy Connect this week--
The Flintstones at the drive-in: http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/09/mcfarlane-flintstones-at-drive-in.html and
Built-Rite, a brief history of the company and a great example: http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/09/built-rite-56-4-drug-store.html

Updated the vintage and vintage-inspired planes, trains, ships and buses set http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157626099573671/with/4308436447/

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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

PHOTO ALL RIGHTS RESERVED HOWARD LAMEY--Wow--you guys sure are keeping us busy!

You have to love what Howard Lamey does with his tag sale finds—click on the photo-then read all about his Santa, Sleigh and Reindeer project at http://tiny.cc/gelxc


What a fabulous catalog: The 1938 Quaker Oats catalog—chock full of premium give-aways! 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gloriousvintage/sets/72157621893683292/with/3772760966/

There once was a time when Melamine dinnerware was new and exciting—1968!

Gorgeous ink bottles and… Old office supplies with some fine labels from an illustrated stationery catalog for Shaw & Borden Stationers in Spokane, Washington. Oddly enough there is no date on this 250 page catalog, but it appears to be 1910s or 20s. http://letterology.blogspot.com/2011/08/stationers-supplies.html 

HELP, THIS GIANT WHITE PUMPKIN JUST APPEARED OUT OF NOWHERE IN HARMON!

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

You know fall has officially arrived when the GIANT PUMPKIN (or is it technically a gourd, who cares, it's GREAT and it's WHITE) arrives at Umami Restaurant, one of the great places to dine in the Heart of Harmon. Click on the photo to see this latest monster in all its glory, then the link below to see Umami’s 2010 offering: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/5047953963/ UMAMI CAFÉ, a local treasure. 

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN FLAG DAY EVENT AT UMAMI-JUNE 2011 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/06/some-photos-june-14th-flag-day-at-umami.html

PHOTO - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED M.D. CUDEQUEST