Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Howard sent us the most wonderful music link! http://upchucky.com/

Photos from Linda’s 2012 Christmas putz - all made in Japan vintage houses; here it is during the day - click on the photo - all rights reserved Linda S. and at night; click on the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6796300721/in/photostream

Great news from Lynn on a Barclays repro Christmas piece that should be ready for Christmas 2012—click http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=145

Crafting vintage inspired chenille ornaments http://www.vintageimagecraft.com/christmas-chenille-doll.html

We love this vintage inspired Valentine’s ornament with how to instructions and free scraps http://www.vintageimagecraft.com/hankie-doll.html

A friend used this tree to display her large putz houses on each “platform” http://www.jz-rose.com/Christmas_Store/item/68304-0

Batmobile! http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/01/mattel-2010-t9751-09a0ag1-track-stars.html

And vintage Batman:



Monday, January 30, 2012


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

We stopped by THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY today where everyone was working hard on the new exhibit, sorting new material, and more—to take a look at some baseball and basketball photos from the village’s illustrious sports history. The society has an excellent archive, all of it handy at a moment’s notice. Kudos to the volunteers for their ongoing efforts to preserve this part of Croton’s heritage. They do it so well!

All that said, we made a lot of copies, and took lots of photos of photos, for future editions of Croton Memories 2012 here at EverythingCroton—some we will restore and “bring back” from the land of “fade” whenever possible. We're starting with the 1932-1933 Croton baseball team, click on the photo. Pictured in the back row, left to right: Loren Campbell, Sam Parsons, Harold Adams, Frank Gildersleeve, Carl Anderson, Jim Loconto, John Fryer, Carl Sherbloom, Art Frank and in the front row left to right: Harold Eckloff, Carmen Picciano, Art King, Mike Gerardi, Francis LaBake, Bill Porchmouth, Albert Rozell, William Fleming, George Kingsley, Winslow Kimball, Harry Morton. In front is Eben Slaving.

Stay tuned for more Croton Memories 2012. To see past editions:

A CROTON WELCOME HOME, WWI - http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/more-croton-memories-2012-croton.html

CROTON MEMORIES 2012 – WRESTLING – WHERE IT ALL BEGAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/1958-croton-wrestling-where-it-all.html

CROTON MEMORIES 2012 – A 1967 HAPPENING, DANCE AT HOLY NAME OF MARY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/1967-happeningcroton-style.html

YOU CAN ALSO SEE AN INDEX OF THE 2011 CROTON MEMORIES SERIES HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/index-of-2011-croton-memories-series.html

Sunday, January 29, 2012


It will be a very long time before the 1916 Sears Christmas/Winter catalog is completely scanned for your viewing pleasure...so for now, we'll just let you know when we add batches to the set.

Please note that the catalog is NOT in any particular order. Whatever pages are falling out or in danger of completely disintegrating--are the ones that get immediate attention.

This update is all about the furniture: dining tables, chiffoniers, wash stands, beds, etc.
Enjoy! Click on the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157625908978489/

Saturday, January 28, 2012


We know that by today's standards, the smoking bunny to the right is very politically incorrect. Still, we love him--made in Japan, late 1950's, early 1960's, one of our favorite things. The "PC" crowd be damned!

Flocked Christmas trees. You love them. You hate them.


We made these paper ornaments from last year’s Christmas cards—fun, pretty, easy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKG-5pF9Q6w&feature=related 

A SIMPLY FABULOUS SET OF OLD Christmas photos, ephemera and more-including an extremely wild flocked tree http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattletim/sets/72157628484180163/with/4197575560/ 


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


The Croton Council on the Arts is sponsoring a concert of The Chamber Players of Croton on Sunday, January 29, at 2:00pm at the Unitarian Fellowship, 2012 Old Albany Post Road, Croton. The concert is given in remembrance and celebration of the life of Stephen Morris, the founder of the ensemble and its guiding spirit until his untimely death last October. 

Stephen Arthur Morris was born in 1949 to Benjamin and Rachel Morris of Glen Cove, Long Island. He showed early promise in both academics and music. Both were fulfilled in his lifetime. As a musician, Stephen first studied piano with his mother, an accomplished musician, and later took up the flute as his favorite instrument. He was accepted into the prestigious Curtis Institute, where he studied under William Kincaid, later Julius Baker, two legendary flautists. Stephen was also accepted by the University of Pennsylvania on a full academic scholarship. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, he then entered Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1979 Stephen was awarded both a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Phd. in Pharmacology, becoming the first student to be granted both degrees at that institution.

While Stephen continued to play the flute, his professional career was in medicine and pharmacological research.

The first half of his professional life was spent practicing medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, where he was also an Associate Professor of Medicine. Later, in the mid-1990's, he turned his attention to the pharmaceutical industry, dedicating his talents to developing life-saving drug therapies. At the time of his death, he was Senior Director of Clinical Research at Progenics Pharmaceuticals, in Tarrytown.

After moving to Croton-on-Hudson in 2008, Stephen became involved with the Croton Council on the Arts. He quickly distinguished himself by establishing The Chamber Players of Croton-- a talented and dynamic group of chamber musicians, but he was interested in promoting all areas of the arts. As Vice President of the group, he envisioned a newly-flourishing Council that would become a strong presence in our community.

To all his endeavors he brought a keen intelligence, irrepressible spirit, and infectious sense of humor.

Stephen Morris is survived by his partner of 17 years and later spouse, Jeff Murphy, of Croton, his mother, Rachel Morris of Glen Cove, a sister, Linda Lang of Manhattan, numerous loving nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

The concert will feature music by Bach, Debussy, Glazunov, Hovhannes, Poulenc, Rimsky-Korsakov, and others. Performers will include Ann Butler, flute, Gina Serafin, oboe and English horn, Greg Kullberg, clarniet, Liz Dejean, French Horn, Edwin Cabrera, bassoon, Erika Schenker, piano, and Terri Hoover-Huntington, soprano. Admission is free; refreshments will be served. All are invited.