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

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

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

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

Friday, November 25, 2011

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

We spent some time post-turkey overload yesterday going through our collection of vintage Christmas ads again when we came across the one to the right from 1936; ah the lure of Hollywood. We just loved the graphics on the box. Click on the photo.

Blown glass candle clips; these are quite beautiful http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/1a/i17235.html

Cake stencils. James ordered these and has been turning out the most amazing things—his cakes were always great but now they’re simply stunning http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/1a/i20060.html

Vintage wind-up Santa and sleigh http://www.tias.com/9265/PictPage/3923890982.html

A Fleischmann Model Trains page featuring Faller Buildings as well http://www.flickr.com/photos/42817804@N04/4370680166/in/pool-modeltrains

Gorgeous Plasticville vintage house http://www.flickr.com/photos/30498272@N07/3129798850/

We couldn't part without sharing fellow collector Angela's 'jumbo ball" tree. Quite magnificent!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/5363415770/in/pool-966786@N20/

A curious site; dedicated to European film star postcards--the pictures of Alain Delon alone are worth the trip! http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2010/11/alphons-fryland.html

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

CROTON'S ROBERT SCOTT: HOW NY BECAME 'THE BIG APPLE'

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

The latest from Croton's own Robert Scott: HOW NEW YORK BECAME 'THE BIG APPLE' 

You've probably used the expression "The Big Apple" frequently without knowing its origin. It had nothing to do with Steve Jobs or with computers or with New York State's best-known autumn crop. In his latest article in the Westchester Guardian, Croton's own Robert Scott explores the unusual roots of New York's favorite nickname. Here's a clue: Think of horses and horse racing. READ MORE HERE http://notorc.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-new-york-became-big-apple.html