Many thanks to Lisa M for finding this wonderful public domain photo from 1937 showing Annapolis midshipmen with dolls to be distributed to the poor at Christmas.
It's followed by one of our favorite creations from Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com
And just in time for autumn thoughts - and Halloween dreams - his red barn with silo. Click on the photos.
Look what David C. found -- illuminated lanterns for buildings http://bit.ly/1p0Ng9O
Another look with the basic cottage putz house pattern http://bit.ly/1qEPVnH
Road Grader--a great piece of 1950's vintage plastic by Manoil--with trailers! Manoil, who many collectors associate with those gorgeous sleek, streamlined die-cast cars made before WWII, did some plastic pieces post war--this is one of them.
Want more vintage? Go here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_31.html
FANS OF TEXTILE ARTIST VERA may have an interest in this article from 1970 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/1970-crotons-own-vera-neumann.html