Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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

The 1948 ad to the right for Flexible Flyer sleds is one of our favorites--but it's also very special. To date, it is the ONLY AD we have ever come across which features a cardboard putz under the tree (lower left hand corner--click on the photo).

1955 Marx Roy Rogers Bunk House – very cool - http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/11/marx-roy-rogers-rodeo-ranch-set-bunk.html

And a sad blast from the past: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/07/roy-rogers-museum-has-closed-its-doors.html

And Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com on Toy Connect! http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/11/howard-lamey-little-glitter-houses.html

A stroll down Greyhound Bus memory lane courtesy of Viewliner http://viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2008/06/greyhound-bus-lines.html

Oh those department store Christmas windows: Vintage Animated Old-Fashioned CHRISTMAS WINDOW DISPLAYS from Adam, Meldrum and Anderson's Department Stores in Buffalo, NY - now are the Holiday Jewels of Lancaster. Here's an evening stroll through the many moving Dolls, Santa & Reindeer, and Victorian Scenes! These Delightful and Beautiful CHRISTMAS Decorations, Lights and Music fill every storefront's windows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgKACH1iGws

If you love vintage pinball machines, vending machines, etc., this is a fantastic site: http://www.gameroomantiques.com/

Video-Family Christmas Lionel Train layout – very elaborate train track set-up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fThER3G2wNU&feature=related

Our local Episcopalian Church is having a Christmas music album fundraiser http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/11/ready-set-shop-locally-for-christmas.html

Toymaster 1940’s electric cardboard fireplace! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GqwftVeHRM

So over the top but gorgeous Asian inspired tree http://www.marthastewart.com/267581/asian-inspired-christmas-tree?czone=holiday/workshop-christmas/workshop-christmas-lights

Monday, November 28, 2011

A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE 2011 LIONS CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

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The tradition continues: the Lions began their annual Christmas Tree Sale yesterday at the Shoprite parking lot. One of their biggest fundraisers, the Lions have been selling trees for generations. Click on the link to see a few photos and all the trees laid out in their full evergreen glory. Included is yet another photo from the 1950’s, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157628188864287/ 


To learn more about the Croton Lions, click: http://www.crotonlions.org/Croton_Lions_Club/Home.html

ENGEL RIVER RESCUE COST CROTON $30,000

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CROTON-ON-HUDSON —HIGHLIGHTS: ENGEL RIVER RESCUE COST CROTON $30,0000

-The village spent nearly $30,000 on a search-and-rescue operation after a group of expert whitewater rafters capsized on the Croton River in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, killing one of them and triggering a major response from emergency agencies across the region. Village officials are now seeking reimbursement from the federal government, as they continue to review the Aug. 28 emergency operation, as well as fix a problem with radio communications that hampered the initial response.
-While they work on lessening the financial impact of the storm, which claimed the life of 53-year-old Peter Engel, a psychiatrist and extreme sportsman from Cross River, village leaders also are looking for lessons to be learned on communications between rescuers.
-The final report on the accident prepared by village police, obtained under a state Freedom of Information Law request, shows a fast-moving and complicated operation spanning several miles of riverfront. Dangerous situations were plentiful for the rescue crews as well as for the five men in the raft. 

Read the entire article here--LINK GOOD FOR ABOUT 2-3 WEEKS ONLY: http://www.lohud.com/article/20111128/NEWS02/111280314/Croton-s-rescue-efforts-river-cost-nearly-30-000?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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

Over the course of the next few days, a lot of us will be building our putz villages in earnest. The one on the right, however, should provide plenty of inspiration! It's always worth a second and third look--the amazing village of J. St. Pierre; click on the photo to see it in all its glory! Photo, all rights reserved J. St. Pierre

1952, Christmas Toy Catalog, French! http://www.flickr.com/photos/39495180@N07/sets/72157628127948461/with/6394616143/

Putzs—patterns—tutorials—amazing link http://melstampz.blogspot.com/2008/09/wee-houses-35-templates-tutorials.html

A page full of Victorian Christmas reproduction pop up cards, message fans, die cuts and more https://carriagegifts.hostasaurus.com/Xmas.html

These look soooooooooooooooooooo interesting http://www.marthastewart.com/270014/floating-ornaments?czone=holiday/workshop-christmas/workshop-christmas-stock

Paper cone favors; downloadable pattern http://www.marthastewart.com/275159/holiday-clip-art-crafts/@center/307034/christmas-workshop

How we missed this one we don’t know! http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/09/kelloggs-uk-paper-village-post-office.html