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

Sunday, November 20, 2011

THE VINTAGE KNITTER #4: A KNITTED AFGHAN

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

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

A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL 11/19--CROTON BEATS SCHALMONT

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Croton defeated Schalmont yesterday (see
http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/11/croton-tigers-in-syracuse-next-sunday_19.html) Here are some photos from last night’s reception for the team. Click on the link. All photos, all rights reserved M.D. CUDEQUEST. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157628063654651/

Saturday, November 19, 2011

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

We’re always drawn to the photo on the right—this gorgeous scene is created by the aunt of fellow Christmas collector Linda. Aside from bringing up the boxes and unpacking, Linda's aunt--who is 95 we believe--did all the decorating in her room herself. By the way, that's her aunt on her wedding day. She still has the dress. Many thanks for sharing this glorious vintage Christmas display. Click on the photo--ALL RIGHTS RESERVED L.S.

MADE IN JAPAN ‘ELECTRIC HOUSES”; yep, that’s how they are always described on EBAY—stand alone houses with a bulb—that usually burns incredibly hot by the way, and some kitschy little scene. We’ve been slowly collecting them for years and they really came onto the scene—so it seems—in the late 50’s to early 70’s. We’ll be putting up more in the days ahead: http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=51