Friday, May 31, 2013

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

To the right, the cover of the 1961 Noma Christmas Lights catalog, once the world's largest manufacturer of Christmas lights--followed by some select pages for your enjoyment. Click on the photos. 

Wouldn't one of these Noma buildings make a great putz!

And in case you're really in the mood to do some serious Christmas research, on lights or anything else, check out  

www.oldchristmastreelights.com/ and
www.familychristmasonline.com/

And for the reader looking for some putz house patterns, here's a great place to start http://bigindoortrains.com/primer/glitterhouses/pack_o_fun/pack_o_fun.htm

1950's Girls of Summer vintage postcards courtesy of Viewliner http://www.viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2013/05/girls-of-summer.html

THE VIETNAM YEARS: CROTON'S VETS, PART 3

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

By special request of our local veterans, EverythingCroton presents "The Vietnam Years: Croton's Vets", Part 3. Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the hard working volunteers at The Croton Historical Society. Become a member today; download the form here: http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_WebDocs/HistoricalSociety/HSMembership.pdf 

Please note that this is not a forum for anti-Vietnam war commentary. Rather this post is intended to honor those who served. Click on the scans below.


MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

--Yes we admit it. We love the 30's! Carole Lombard was certainly stunning in this 1937 cover from Picture Play, a British movie magazine. For those who don't know, Lombard's career was cut short when she died at the age of 33 in a plane crash while returning from a WWII bond tour. Click on the photo.

--Update: The 10th Avenue Angel reproduction putz house has been completed and it is VERY true to the original made in Japan; click on the link and scroll down the page to see several shots--excellent job Brian--http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=384 - then click on this link to see a side by side with the original http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=384&start=10

--Some gorgeous antique Lauscha Christmas ornaments http://www.goldengalleryofgalax.com/HTML_Pages/Christmas_Group/ChristmasOrnaments.htm?zoom_highlight=christmas

--We were delighted to be able to identify a superb storefront tin--great graphics and shape--our friend found at a tag sale, thanks to...http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/01/parein-biscuit-tin-2.html

--THE TOY VEHICLE PORTION OF SERIOUSTOYZ AUCTION 55 ENDS FRIDAY 5/31  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/serioustoyz-2013-auction-55-ends-soon.html

NEWBURGH,HERBEK RESIGNS MAY 2013, TIMES HERALD RECORD

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FROM THE TIMES HERALD RECORD 5/30/13; HIGHLIGHTS ONLY, READ THE ARTICLE AT http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130530/NEWS/305300331


--NEWBURGH, Richard Herbek has resigned, according to his lawyer.
--Herbek had arrived for work shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, leaving briefly to transfer a load of boxes from his office to his Newburgh condo.
--The City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Executive session.

THIS POSTING IS CLOSED TO COMMENTS. 

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

THE VIETNAM YEARS: CROTON'S VETS, PART 2

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

By special request of our local veterans, EverythingCroton presents "The Vietnam Years: Croton's Vets", Part 2. Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the hard working volunteers at The Croton Historical Society. Become a member today; download the form here: http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_WebDocs/HistoricalSociety/HSMembership.pdf 

Please note that this is not a forum for anti-Vietnam war commentary. Rather this post is intended to honor those who served. Click on the scans below.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MORE PHOTOS FROM CROTON'S 2013 MEMORIAL DAY

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A few more photos from the 2013 Memorial Day service in the village; see more at http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/some-photos-from-crotons-2013-memorial.html  Click on the photos below:

THE VIETNAM YEARS: CROTON's VETS, PART 1

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

By special request of our local veterans, EverythingCroton presents "The Vietnam Years: Croton's Vets", Part 1. Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the hard working volunteers at The Croton Historical Society. Become a member today; download the form here: http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_WebDocs/HistoricalSociety/HSMembership.pdf

Please note that this is not a forum for anti-Vietnam war commentary. Rather this post is intended to honor those who served. Click on the scans below.


PLS NOTE-THE CORRECT SPELLING "NEWBERY", ONE R

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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

Every now and then you come across an ad, Christmas or otherwise, that leaves you wondering what the....and so it is with this ad from 1956 - yes indeed you too can make your lamps into Christmas trees...this leaves you speechless... Has anybody ever seen one of these in "real life"? Click on the photo.

UPDATED: PAUL SAYS: A DANGEROUS CHRISTMAS DECORATION AND A FOOTNOTE TO HIS ARTICLE ON THE SUBJECT OF DANGEROUS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS--YOU CAN READ IT HERE http://www.familychristmasonline.com/trees/ornaments/dangerous/dangerous_decorations.htm

Friend Paul Race has been prepping for the 2013 Open Railroads (National Garden Railroad Convention)--you can read about it here http://familygardentrains.com/newbost/13_prep_for_conv/prepping_for_2013_open_rr.htm
and see his latest "trashbashing" efforts here--just keep scrolling down the page http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=210&start=40

Two peak roof cottage putz pattern from Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com; just click on the link to get it http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=388

The 1937 Catalog, Whitehead Steel Cabinets  http://retrorenovation.com/2013/05/23/whitehead-kitchen-cabinets-1940-20-page-vintage-catalog/

Monday, May 27, 2013

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

Hello fellow vintage fanatics--to the right an awesome cover from Calling All Girls, 1960--from the publishers of Parents Magazine. 

This one has all the bells and whistles--very "innocent" and charming but we don't think it would fly as such today.

Boy we sure know some talented people! The creativity is on speed dial over at CardboardChristmas.com:

--From Brian B, a repro of the 10th Avenue Angel putz; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=384
--"Parades" staged by Howard and article too--Paul Race--"Building the Flag City Storefronts"; awesome; click on the link. Keep scrolling down the page http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=385
--In honor of Memorial Day, a great putz from the archives, and Howard Lamey  http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=387

More Sears houses, 1921 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/4-even-more-sears-kit-houses.html

And check out these super late 60's, early 70's vintage lamps a friend picked up for her daughter's "retro" room; click on the photo.

SOME PHOTOS FROM CROTON'S 2013 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

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

Just a few photos from Croton's 2013 Memorial Day remembrance at Veterans Corner. Benediction led by the Rev. Victor Harrison of Asbury United Methodist Church; program led by Patrick Calcutti. Holy Name's Knights of Columbus assisted with preparations. Prayers were requested for Pastor Anthony Stephens of Our Saviour Evangelical Lutheran Church, currently serving in Afghanistan (see http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/an-update-on-our-saviours-pastor.html) Click on the photos.

See more here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/more-photos-from-crotons-2013-memorial.html

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: A CROTON MEMORIAL DAY 1973 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-1973-croton-memorial-day.html

Sunday, May 26, 2013

1971 "ROCK DAY" TRADITION AT CROTON'S NIDDY NODDY

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

It's a real treat when residents send EverythingCroton "vintage" village clippings to share with you all--and of course copies are always sent to the historical society.

Today we found this in our mailbox: FROM JANUARY 1971-"ROCK DAY" TRADITION OBSERVED AT THE NIDDY NODDY; for those who don't know, the NIDDY NODDY was a shop here in the village that specialized in knitting and related arts:

THE ARTICLE READS: ROCKDAY, A TRADITION OBSERVED BY WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE AND COLONIAL AMERICA WHICH WAS REVIVED SIX YEARS AGO BY IRENE MILLER, OWNER OF THE NIDDY NODDY, A CROTON YARN AND NEEDLEWORK SHOP, WAS HELD AGAIN AT THE SHOP ON OLD POST ROAD. 

Due to the awkward layout of the page, we had to do some creative cutting so you could see it all. Click on the scans below. Enjoy!