Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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

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 in the ad--click on the photo). 
 



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

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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

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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

Monday, November 21, 2011

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE 12/12 AT HOLY NAME OF MARY

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On December 12th, the Spanish Ministry at Holy Name of Mary will celebrate the feast day of OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE. There will be a gathering at the church at 4 am, mass at 5 a.m., serenading by a traditional band and others, ending at 7 a.m. We’ll be there to take photos of this very special event.

Photo, all rights reserved M.D. Cudequest

Sunday, November 20, 2011

THE VINTAGE KNITTER #4: A KNITTED AFGHAN

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CALLING ALL CROTON KNITTERS: Introducing a new series here at EverythingCroton: THE VINTAGE KNITTER! -
We got the idea when Hallie Flanagan Wolfe of hallieflanaganwolfegardens.com, recently donated a small cache of dogeared but very interesting vintage knitting and crochet magazines from the 1940's through the 1960's. Some of these patterns are simply gorgeous!

Our fourth installment in the series is a KNITTED AFGHAN, 1942. Click on the photo.

RELATED:

THE VINTAGE KNITTER #1, A MID-1950’S DATE SWEATER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/vintage-knitter-1-mid-1950s-date.html

THE VINTAGE KNITTER #2, BABY TALK, 1944, a “1 year size” jacket and cap http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/11/vintage-knitter-2-baby-talk.html

THE VINTAGE KNITTER #3, CAREFREE & CASUAL http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/11/vintage-knitter-3-carefree-casual.html