Monday, March 31, 2014

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

One of our favorite antique Easter postcards of all time; embossed with flocked chicks, German, turn of the century. courtesy of SQ. Click on the photo.

A fun and informative site; worth re-visting again and again: THE DEPARTMENT STORE MUSEUM - "The on-line museum of North America's independent department stores. The museum holds all sorts of information about classic department stores which either no longer exist, or are changed beyond recognition." - CLICK ON THE LINK http://departmentstoremuseum.blogspot.com/2010/06/shillitos-cincinnati-ohio.html

CHICAGO'S BIG SNOW 1967 http://pleasantfamilyshopping.blogspot.com/2014/01/chicagos-big-snow-january-1967_5622.html

A source for stamens and peps http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/flower-shop/stamens-peps 

We've only seen the Addams Family Haunted House kit to the right only once--and that was a long time ago; this one will be in the upcoming auction @ Serioustoyz.com - click on the photo.

Victorian Trading has put more spring/Easter on sale  http://www.victoriantradingco.com/category/109106101/springtimeeaster

Can't recall whether these were ever mentioned here or not--tiny brads; perhaps an option for putz villages http://www.eyeletoutlet.com/

Want to see more of THE SERIOUSTOYZ AUCTION #56? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-sneak-peeks-from-yesterdays-visit.html

1955: A CROTON EASTER SEASON

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--and courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of the Croton Historical Society--1955: A CROTON EASTER SEASON. Click on the scans below.

You may also have an interest in: A VERY VINTAGE CROTON EASTER & PASSOVER SEASON 1956 THRU 2013 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-very-vintage-croton-passover-easter.html

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

For 1950: Introducing a fistful of easy picture taking, The Brownie Hawkeye Camera! Click on the photo.

Wondering what putz artisan Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com has been up to? Go here and scroll down the page http://bit.ly/1lxRAMU

A VERY early set of Christmas blow molds! A friar and a nun! Scroll all the way down the page once you get there http://oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=20

1950's/1960's Christmas, city pole mounts saved from the trash heap! http://oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=35

For our "fairy garden" artisans: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/cookie-is-back-croton-country-gardens.html

Want more vintage? Go here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_30.html

Sunday, March 30, 2014

MORE SNEAK PEEKS FROM YESTERDAY'S VISIT TO CROTON'S OWN SERIOUSTOYZ--2014 AUCTION #56

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

MORE SNEAK PEEKS FROM YESTERDAY'S VISIT TO CROTON'S OWN SERIOUSTOYZ--just a small sample of what will be in the 2014 Auction #56; click on the photos below--see more at this link too

http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/another-great-visit-to-serioustoyz-more.html

More details on the auction soon--or you can just visit serioustoyz.com and contact Tom Miano directly. Let's have some fun! 

UPDATED: AUCTION DATE SET http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/2014-auction-date-is-set-message-from.html

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

Long before cell phones...and texting...and...you know what we mean...there were Dick Tracy wrist radios--circa 1950's/60's--and walkie talkies...and viewmasters....and...click on the photos.  And see a "low cost" vintage walkie talkie ad here http://bit.ly/1h87Kox

Don't know how long this link will last but Martha Stewart is producing a "picket fence" edging punch http://bit.ly/1pE5r1q

One of our favorite pieces of rail tinplate: American Flyer #90 Hyde Park Station http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/search/label/American%20Flyer

A VERY short strand of vintage Christmas lights, 1935--just five lights--courtesy of Noel-Kat; click on the link and keeping scrolling down the page once you get there  http://oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=43

See his shop here http://www.blujay.com/?page=profile&profile_username=noel-kat

And it's time for the latest estate sale hopping from Rob and Monica--photo after photo of vintage goodness and some great holiday items too http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/03/pastrami-on-rye.html 

An oldie but goodie: 1975 GE Christmas Light Catalog courtesy of Mark Podmore - http://www.flickr.com/photos/markdpodmore/sets/72157623528774147/

Saturday, March 29, 2014

ANOTHER GREAT VISIT TO SERIOUSTOYZ & EVEN MORE FROM THEIR 2014 AUCTION #56--DETAILS SOON

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

Another banner visit to Croton's own Serioustoyz--as they prepare for the 2014 Auction #56--here's some more exclusive sneak peeks! Click on the photos. See more and additional links here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-sneak-peeks-upcoming-2014-auction.html

AND VISIT WWW.SERIOUSTOYZ.COM FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.  Stay tuned for more real soon!

UPDATED: AUCTION 2014 DATE SET AND MORE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/2014-auction-date-is-set-message-from.html

PART 1: A LOOK BACK @ CROTON'S PHOTOGRAPHERS, FROM THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES

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BY SPECIAL REQUEST, PART 1: CROTON'S PHOTOGRAPHERS. Courtesy of the outstanding archives of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Click on the scans below and stay tuned for more. (UPDATED PART 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/04/part-2-look-back-crotons-photographers.html)

Also for those with an interest, the 2014 PHOTOGRAPHERS OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER OPENS SUNDAY; The Croton Council on the Arts' 32nd annual Photographers of Northern Westchester (PNW) exhibition will open Sunday, March 30, 4-6 PM, at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Briarcliff, Croton & Ossining, 2021 Albany Post Road, Croton (Route 9, just north of the Route 9A Montrose exit).

The Opening Reception is always a well-attended community cultural gathering, but, if you can't make that, you can see the show on Monday, March 31 thru Saturday, April 5,from 6 to 8 PM. The opening and the later show hours are free and open to all. http://www.crotonarts.org/


Friday, March 28, 2014

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

We just love this 1953 ad for Dubble Bubble gum; click on the photo. You can see one for Christmas here http://bit.ly/1k1o2TG

Just a reminder that you can get Barclays Christmas 'flatties' reproductions here http://www.barclaycompany.com/servlet/the-Flatties/Categories

Vintage-y looking black cat brads--perfect for Halloween putz house scenes http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=614

To Renlez who asked about "back and forth" trains--we were just talking about this--click on the link: From Paul Race - Folks often contact me about train sets that run back and forth only, especially for Christmas displays. I've consolidated everything I know (which isn't much, but is SOMETHING) into an article: http://familygardentrains.com/primer/op ... _forth.htm

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE FOR SOME OLDIES BUT GOODIES

Sara B. sent us an amazingly interesting Christmas site—filled with vintage Christmas made in Japan wind-ups, tin toys, music boxes etc. and additional links to other interesting places. Click on the links and keep scrolling down the page:



Check out the House on the Hill Toy Museum—Stansted Mountfitchett Essex, England http://www.stanstedtoymuseum.com/

1912 - THE LOCOMOBILE COMPANY OF AMERICA  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/1912-locomobile-company-of-america.html

PART 3, EVERYTHING CROTON COMMEMORATES THE FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY

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

In August 2014 the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, also known as THE GREAT WAR....and like so many big cities and small towns in America, Croton-on-Hudson was there. You can read more about that--and see a fabulous shot of Croton WWI veterans too--by clicking on the link http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/first-world-war-centenary-why-its.html

EverythingCroton is pleased to join the commemoration with a series of postings from now until August 2014 featuring village residents who answered the call, ephemera from private collections, interesting links, and more from the archives of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Along the way, we'll also have coverage of the European theater as well as seldom seen photos and articles from all sides of the equation. Here's Part 3, CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW, FEATURING CROTON RESIDENTS, as well as scans of related ephemera from my private collection.

SEE PART 1 HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/part-1-everything-croton-commemorates.html 
SEE PART 2 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/part-2-everything-croton-commemorates.html

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