Thursday, January 31, 2013

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHINGCROTON

--A fab clipping to the right from December of 1945, It's Time to Light The Tree again, courtesy of the late Marion Costello.

--Scroll down the page at this link to see some great retro Christmas ads – there are some classics here http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/christmas-ads-of-yesteryears/ 

--From 1951—wow, that’s some Hollywood line-up on NBC's Theatre Guild (RADIO) sponsored by U.S. Steel: Tyrone Power, Raymond Massey, Kirk Douglas, Ronald Reagan, Joseph Cotton, Danny Kaye and many more; click on the scans below.

--From Christmas Notebook—putz houses and more—always worth a second look—keep scrolling down the page http://christmasnotebook.com/2009/12/13/little-glitter-houses/

--Christmas paper crafts and paper models http://www.ss42.com/pt-christmas.html


PATTY ANDREWS, LAST MEMBER OF THE ANDREWS SISTERS TRIO, DIES AT 94 & THE GREATEST GENERATION, CROTON

Yes, this was THE GREATEST GENERATION.

Patty Andrews, Last Member of Andrews Sisters Trio, Dies at 94, 1/30/13, WSJ - The last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters trio, Patty Andrews, passed away on Wednesday from natural causes, according to the Associated Press. She was 94 years old. The singer was a part of the trio of sisters that helped to raised the morale of U.S. troops during World War II by entertaining soldiers with songs like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” and “I Can Dream, Can’t I? You can read more here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/01/31/patty-andrews-last-member-of-andrews-sisters-trio-dies-at-94/?mod=google_news_blog
Also fyi from Wikipedia: Eldest sister LaVerne died of cancer in 1967 after a long bout with the illness. Both surviving sisters had something of a comeback when Bette Midler recorded her own version of their song "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" in 1972. Their most notable comeback, however, was in the Sherman Brothers' nostalgic World War II musical: Over Here! which premiered on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in 1974 to rave reviews. This was a follow-up to Patty's success in "Victory Canteen" a 1971 California revue.

Vintage ad courtesy of the late Marion Costello's Playbill collection.  The Greatest Generation cover below from The Croton Historical Society. Click on the photos.

SEE THE ANDREWS SISTERS HERE  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGnIiGszOSQ

AND BETTE MIDLER'S VERSION  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsrAJtXsRMc

You may also have an interest in THE WOMEN WHO SERVED, featuring many residents from the village. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627590122757/with/6166839198/

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHINGCROTON

For all you putz house crafters from scratch, a little architectural inspiration from the 1936 Sherwyn Williams paint brochure. 

Click on the scans.

Brian's 2012 Vintage Christmas Putz village; lots of vintage putz eye candy, Plasticville, celluloid, etc. 

Keep scrolling down the page once you get there - this is quite a collection...

And so very well- presented http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=298

Interesting site: colored mica--Yamaguchi Japan http://www.p1international.ca/images/colored_mica_flakes-%20page%202.htm

Route 66 Classic Motel images http://www.viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2010/03/motel-swim.html

1933 Bing Crosby Tobacco Card  http://www.flickr.com/photos/59015064@N02/8431133338/in/contacts/

FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2013, #4

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2013. Our 2012 series was wildly popular; this year’s series will feature more of the same--ephemera, photos, maps, links, articles and more--model railroads, Croton's train history, general train history, toys, tips, the new and the old, etc. As was the case last year, we’ll be scouring the rail archives of The Croton Historical Society—and featuring items from our growing base of readers as well. 
 
 
To the right another great 1945 Brit ad for Meccano/Hornby Trains--and dreams of what will be available again after the war; click on the scan.
 
An incredible archive with excellent prints: The American Locomotive Company Catalog, Light Locomotive, http://ia700200.us.archive.org/2/items/AmericanLocomotiveCompanyCatalogNo10051/a.pdf
 
And on the lighter side: Vintage Battery operated Flintstones train/Bedrock layout--fun and cool http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/04/flintstones-and-town-of-bedrock-on-map.html
 
So you think you'd like an outdoor Garden Train--you'll need to start here first: http://www.btcomm.com/trains/special_offers/gt_store/gt_store.htm
 
SEE PREVIOUS INSTALLMENTS OF FOR TRAINS LOVER ONLY 2013 - here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/for-train-lovers-only-2013-3.html

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

MORE MEMORIES OF CROTON'S POP BERGER

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

We were chatting with an older Croton resident today about the late Pop Berger, a man who is still much loved and well-remembered today. That’s when we were reminded that we had recently scanned this posting to the right from The Croton Historical Society’s archives. Click on the scan. Wish we had known him. It sounds like he was a remarkable man.

For more about Pop Berger: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-croton-memories-pop-bergers.html 

And if you have any photos of the store before the fountain was taken out, please send a copy to the Historical Society: 

http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_WebDocs/HistoricalSociety/index

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

--Couldn't resist this 1961 Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop image sent to us over the weekend...click on it!

--A fully restored vintage clock putz; see the before and after here:  http://bit.ly/Wv5X6X

--The photos below show you are never too young--or too old--to appreciate a vintage Christmas village. First up LEIGHA'S VINTAGE CARDBOARD CHRISTMAS VILLAGE 2007: With very little help from grandma, this vintage village with white feather tree was created by Leigha, not quite three at the time. Followed by these wonderful past displays from Linda's aunt who was in her 90's when the shots were taken. Click on the photos.

--1954 Marx #3771 Diner; very green; very cool http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/01/marx-3771-diner-green.html

Monday, January 28, 2013

YES WE ADMIT IT...WE LOVED THE UNTOUCHABLES

Frankly, we don't care if it's politically incorrect to say so these days--but back then we just loved THE UNTOUCHABLES--and still do. So when Pete sent us these two clippings on the show, we were pretty excited. These are from 1961, and he found them wedged in an old book he bought from--you got it--The Old Book Room right here in Croton (111 Grand St., 271-6802). Click on the photos and enjoy. We're also throwing in the Untouchable Tommy Gun featured in a previous auction at Croton's own Serioustoyz - check them out at www.serioustoyz.com

And for a definitive write-up on the show--plus the Marx Untouchables playset from 1961, click on the link from Toys & Stuff:  http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/05/series-untouchables-was-one-of-most.html

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

Finished! Howard's latest creation--click on the photo--see it from start to finish, and with train too, here--photo all rights reserved http://bit.ly/XMQM60

P.S. A question has arisen as to where one gets the "red berries" for the trees (yes Howard makes them too)---they're called peps and you can find vintage peps and stamens here; click on the link: http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/flower-shop/stamens-peps

Want to once again encourage you to visit Noel-Kat--this is really a super store with lots of vintage Christmas eye candy at reasonable prices http://www.blujay.com/?page=profile&profile_username=noel-kat

West Bros. E&A Confectionary Candy Container - love it -- and bonus content too http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/01/west-bros-e-812-confectionary-candy.html

And who could resist this clipping--from the 1952 Photoplay--the Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio Love Story; click on the photo.

THE EVERYTHINGCROTON MAILBOX: 1944, A CHRISTMAS GREETING TO THE NEIGHBORS IN CROTON

We were delighted to receive this newspaper ad from a resident this morning who prefers to remain anonymous. It was from The Croton-on-Hudson News, December 7, 1944 and literally crumbled on the way to the scanner. We did a lot to bring it back--and think the message was worth saving...

A Christmas Greeting to the NeIghbors in Croton. Click on the scan. (Mrs. Benjamin Griff, Mrs. Frank Grant, Mrs. Krolich)

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/part-three-you-never-know-what-youll.html

VINTAGE CHOCOLATE, VALENTINE OR OTHERWISE...

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

We were in the local Shoprite when we spotted the annual Snoopy adored Whitman's Valentine boxes of candy...and were reminded of all those ads we have in the archives for Whitman's Chocolate. Whitman's has been around a very long time...since 1842 to be exact--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitman%27s

Click on the photos...enjoy...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHINGCROTON

You guys are keeping us so busy, we now have a volunteer that goes through all the vintage email EverythingCroton gets!  Keep it coming! This is a pleasant way to drown!

-- Well, you are all in for a treat; Margaret has found the most wonderful vintage catalog of Sunday School Supplies for Christmas 1897 at the link below--the cardboard brick candy boxes alone are worth the visit: http://ia700501.us.archive.org/9/items/catalogueofsunda00jpbm/catalogueofsunda00jpbm.pdf

--Vintage Coca Cola Christmas give-away; very cool  http://www.flickr.com/photos/41326973@N05/6623520135/in/photostream 

--And below, the quintessential 1970's dining sets, complete with shag rugs, from our recent acquisition, the 1975 Sears Spring Summer catalog. Click on the photos. 

--A reader likes to put silhouette scenes in her putz house windows (reminiscent of the printed window scenes in vintage Dolly putz houses). She says that she has been using this printed tape to great effect and promises us photos: http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/1a/i22443.html and http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/1a/i20634.html and threw in this one as well http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/1a/i22444.html


Saturday, January 26, 2013

VINTAGE SATURDAY FINDS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

We're starting a new series here at EverythingCroton called Vintage Saturday Finds in the Hudson Valley--dedicated to vintage goodies we find at local tag sales.

It was a great morning: White Chocolate Capuccino at J&J's Sandwich Shop in the upper village, followed by a private estate sale on Maple Street (lots of vintage magazines, we bought most of them, catalogs too--more on these soon). Then off to the weekend tag sale on North Riverside in the former thrift shop next to 3rd Universe. (It will be on again next weekend and the one after that too)...here are some photos from the sale (it's open again 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday). For those who like to collect vintage Bradley fabric dolls made in Korea, they have quite a selection, mint in box, old store stock....here are just a few--click on the photos...enjoy. p.s. they also have a lot of brick-a-brack.

THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973: 1/28 THRU 2/4/73

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

CONTINUING OUR SERIES, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973: 1/28 THRU 2/4/73, plus or minus.  Courtesy of the fantastic newspaper archives maintained by the hard-working volunteers of The Croton Historical Society. Click on the photos. 

Holy Name of Mary Luau, Grand Union, Spring classes at The Niddy Noddy, Croton Steak House, Croton basketball beats Pleasantville and more. You may also have an interest in the village's 75th anniversary celebrations http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/part-2-1973-crotons-75th-anniversary.html
 

Friday, January 25, 2013

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHINGCROTON

So many wonderful things are hitting the email here at EverythingCroton! Where vintage rules--and yes, we admit it, we love those little cardboard putz houses, vintage or otherwise.

First up, some shots from Linda's amazing "Uptown Christmas Village"--all photos, all rights reserved--a collection of vintage made in Japan putz houses--and that wonderful cathedral created by Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com - click on the photos - followed by a fantastic vintage Christmas tree scene from France circa 1910. Keep it coming folks! We want it all!

p.s. And for all you train lovers, look what hit the mailbox today: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/for-train-lovers-only-2013-3.html

And on a lighter note: Dino skateboarding! http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/01/1991-dino-skateboarding-post-cereal.html

1910 French Christmas

FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2013, #3

We weren't planning on another installment of our popular series FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2013 so soon, but when these wholesale catalog pages came in from a local Croton collector, we just had to post them (prices are by the dozen). They're from the 1900 Herlich (?) catalog. Click on the scans.  We boosted the pages as much as we could as they were quite faded. Enjoy:

P.S. You can see the index to the 2012 FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY series here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/final-installment-index-for-train.html 

FOR THE 2013 SERIES SO FAR:
#1 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/for-train-lovers-only-2013-1.html