Sunday, November 30, 2014

PART 1: 2014 PHOTOS FROM TODAY'S CROTON LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS TREE SALE--UNLOADING THE TRUCK IN THE WEE HOURS

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And the tradition continues:The Croton Lions Club Christmas Trees arrived today from Pennsylvania--and as always, all sale proceeds go to fund the club's charitable endeavors. They've been doing this a very long time.

Volunteers from the Croton-Harmon High School basketball team and Croton Cheerleading Squad--with an assist from the Troop 28 of the Croton Boy Scouts--well over 50 "kids"--helped the Lions unload, tag and size some really outstanding evergreens--and all in the wee hours of the morning.

Click on the photos below, all rights reserved. See more photos courtesy of Patricia Lynch here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/2014-more-photos-from-sundays-croton.html

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

A quintessentially mid-1950's Christmas ad for Pepsi. Just love the bangles and capri pants! Click on the photo.

Check out Laurie's "craftsman" putz house; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://bit.ly/1vYNrYC

Check out this water wheel music box house Lynn found; interesting in its own way http://bit.ly/1B3fUxw

But your editor prefers Howard's version from littleglitterhouses.com--no music of course--click on the link  http://bit.ly/12abbvJ

Here's another style from Lamey http://bit.ly/1ts88FB

Want more vintage? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/04/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_5.html

Saturday, November 29, 2014

DEBORAH TOMASELLO DESIGNS, COLORWORKS BY DEBI

Starting this Sunday (and every Sunday until Christmas), Tomasello will have a sampling of hats, socks and scarves for sale at the Gab and Kinit table at the Black Cow...12:30 to 2 pm or you can reach her directly @ CoeDeborah@aol.com. See some of her original designs here https://www.facebook.com/deborah.c.tomasello?fref=nf

Or here http://www.ravelry.com/designers/deborah-tomasello

p.s. Deborah says:   This isn't a craft sale, per se. While Michael Grant has been wonderful about letting the Croton GnK knit at The Black Cow, he has not authorized a craft sale of any kind. It might be better to contact me via email at CoeDeborah@aol.com or call me at 271-6936. I always have items with me when I knit at the Cow, but if there's something in particular you are interested in seeing, I will be sure to have it with me on Sunday. Or just stop by the Cow, have a cup of Joe, and see what we're knitting!

SANTA CLAUS POPPED INTO POP-UP SHOP KENOTIN TODAY!

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For those of you who missed it, there's a new pop-up shop in town called Kenotin--it's on the first floor of the Acker House and will be there till year-end--and perhaps beyond. It features the work of local artists and crafts people. You can read and see more about it--and some of the items featured--by clicking on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-few-photos-from-opening-of-pop-up.html

Moving along...Today Kenotin held a special event for Small Business Saturday: Santa Claus popped in--and what a great Santa!

And now, Henna on Hudson is also showing some of her wonderful hand painted Christmas ornaments and candles at Kenotin. There are also some gorgeous fashions too by Moontide Dyers.

And if you're looking for something different, check out Croton's Loomis Mayer. He does these amazing charcoal portraits and his work would make a great gift for the holidays--or anytime. Here's a snap from his fb page http://on.fb.me/1w57WSR - or you contact him directly at oomis@aol.com

Click on the photos to see a few snaps from the event.

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So we're dating ourselves here but how many of you remember that in the "old days"--on Thanksgiving--or the night before--the original Wizard of Oz was played on television for holiday viewing--usually on "WPIX CHANNEL 11" or "WOR CHANNEL 9"--and yes, you could always count on seeing 1934's BABES IN TOYLAND--also known as THE MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS--starring Laurel and Hardy too....(click on the photo to see a promo ad for the film courtesy of Jinn's collection).

This year, however, at least in our neck of the woods, neither could be found.

Which is why so many of us own copies of great holiday films--if they are available--to keep such "traditions" alive.

And with all that in mind: GO HERE http://familychristmasonline.com/movies/movies.htm

And by the way BABES IN TOYLAND/THE MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS is available here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024852/

Utterly charming vintage tin building that just begs for attention from our putz crafting artisans--it can be so many things--and was recently discovered by DCrowe--http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=733&p=4554#p4554

And now to make your holidays a bit easier: HO-HO-HO CHRISTMAS RECIPES WITH A RETRO VINTAGE TWIST IN SOME CASES for Italian cheesecake, cocktails, egg nog, and cookies http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/ho-ho-ho-christmas-recipes.html

THERE WILL BE MORE!  

p.s. HANUKKAH RECIPES FROM MARTHA STEWART http://www.marthastewart.com/359265/hanukkah-recipes

and BTW IF YOU'RE IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS, CROTON'S OWN CHRISTINE TURTURRO IS APPEARING IN THE STEPINAC PRODUCTION OF "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE"  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/crotons-christine-turturro-in-stepinac.html

Friday, November 28, 2014

THANK YOU FRANKI'S SANDWICH & GRILL, ANOTHER REASON TO SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL

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NOVEMBER 29TH IS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY; PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY... because they support us on so many levels...Click on the photo--a thank you from Ms. Glynn's 1st Grade Class at CET to Franki's Sandwich & Grill in the historic Upper Village. 271-6366

A CROTON CHRISTMAS, 1961! FINAL INSTALLMENT

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COURTESY OF THE ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--AND THE EVERYTHING CROTON ELVES: A CROTON CHRISTMAS, 1961! FINAL INSTALLMENT

Click on the images below. Enjoy! Stay tuned for more. You can see Part 1 here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-croton-christmas-1961.html
AND Part 2 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-croton-christmas-1961-part-2.html

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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

Another great vintage clock by Ingraham offered in a previous auction at Croton's own Serioustoyz.com - the 1951 “Roy Rogers Animated Alarm Clock”, 1951, Ingraham, 5”, Roy & Trigger rock as clock ticks.  We just think this is so cool. It's followed by a great 1919 ad for the animated Mutt & Jeff cartoon Pets and Pests--from the day when cartoons were new and exciting. And that's followed by a beautiful piece of tinplate--ROY ROGER'S MINERAL CITY, circa 1952. Click on the photos.

TOOTSIETOY MODEL T, 1960'S http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/11/tootsietoy-no-3101-ford-model-t.html

Two new posts from Rob and Monica's "sale-ing": adventures:

A SMALL DIVERSION http://bit.ly/1xO6RdA
AND A WHOLE LOT OF VINTAGE THANKSGIVING!  http://bit.ly/1v00YNw

SOME FAB PAPER MODELS AND KITS FROM VINTAGE ORNAMENTS DOT COM - really neat things here http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/for-christmas/paper-models-and-project-kits

Here's a really neat site: it features an  inventory of Marx playset figures and accessories manufactured from 1951 to 1979--lots of eye candy here and so much fun  http://www.marxwildwest.com/

And EBAY Archaelogy: defining a putz house set--very early and interesting putz houses here--photos--keep scrolling down the page once you get there:

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=732

A READER ASKS: IS THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY STILL OFFERING PRINTS FROM "THE MASSES--THE CROTON CONNECTION" 2012 EXHIBIT?

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FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBAG: As some of you may remember, the Croton Historical Society's 2012 exhibit - THE MASSES, THE CROTON CONNECTION - was one of their most successful. And with good reason. The tireless volunteers of the Society (with special acknowledgement to Cornelia Cotton) assembled quite a show.


Recently a resident asked if any of the high quality prints of some of the great magazine covers featured in the exhibit--and offered for sale by the historical society at the time--were still available.  Unfortunately, the supply is now gone per the Croton Museum curator.

You may however, have an interest in seeing photos from the opening reception of THE MASSES in 2012: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/photos-from-opening-reception-of-masses.html

AND READING ROBERT SCOTT'S ARTICLE ON MAX EASTMAN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/robert-scotts-latest-chronicles-of.html

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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

Some wonderful finds for you today--first up, a fab photo (no copyright restrictions) from LOC--for the Wilson Store, circa 1910, 1920--a window filled with the latest baby carriages--it's followed by a close-up of the window so you can see all that vintage goodness.

And these are followed by a great battery operated 1950's made in Japan poodle with bone--and her name is Mimi of course! We don't know which we like better: the graphics on the box or the actual toy!

Click on the photos and enjoy!

And from Tom Hull, a mini hacienda putz house, made in Occupied Japan; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://bit.ly/1xU3JAO

Keep scrolling down this page for some cool Christmas paper mache—unfinished—objects—prices aren’t bad either http://www.thecraftshoppe.com/christmas.html and http://www.thecraftshoppe.com/christmas2.html

And drumroll please...WELCOME to the November, 2014 update of Trains-N-Towns(tm), the Official Newsletter of BIGIndoorTrains.com

This newsletter serves families who like O Scale trains and Christmas Trains, including those who are interested in combining On30, O gauge, or vintage toy trains with collectible villages or vintage accessories. It is produced in conjunction with the Big IndoorTrains(tm) and Big Christmas Trains(tm) web sites. Click on the following link.  http://www.bigindoortrains.com/trains_n_towns/14_11_newsletter_indoor.htm

AGENDA FOR 12/1 BD. MTG., GOUVEIA DONE DEAL ON AGENDA, LOTS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS 4 CONSULTANT 4 NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING, ETC.

Held on the second floor of the municipal building; 8 pm; televised on Channel 78 or webstreamed live at the village website; click on the link for the agenda http://crotononhudson.novusagenda.com/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=213&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda

2014 VASSALLO PARK CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

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The 2014 Vassallo Park Christmas Tree lighting will take place on December 3rd at 6 p.m. Come join your neighbors for light refreshments and entertainment.

Click on the photo to see the tree in 2013, all rights reserved.

You may also have an interest in seeing some photos from the 2013 lighting here: 

http://bit.ly/1yWspqx

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NOVEMBER 1893 IN CROTON

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

AND NOW A LOOK BACK @ NOVEMBER 1893 IN CROTON--thanks to an enterprising Everything Croton elf and the Peekskill Highland Democrat newspaper. Click on the images below. You'll recognize a few "old Croton" names.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN SEEING SOME SELECT SCANS FROM THE ASBURY METHODIST 1894 CHURCH SOUVENIR AND COOKING MANUAL http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/part-2-asbury-methodist-souvenir-and.html

A CROTON CHRISTMAS 1961 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.

COURTESY OF THE ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--AND THE EVERYTHING CROTON ELVES: A CROTON CHRISTMAS, 1961! PART 2

Click on the images below. Enjoy! Stay tuned for more. You can see Part 1 here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-croton-christmas-1961.html

AND THE FINAL INSTALLMENT HERE  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-croton-christmas-1961-final.html

Monday, November 24, 2014

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

Without a doubt...one of the nicest die-cut vintage Christmas cards we have ever seen, circa 1950's, and courtesy of Joanne O. No marks, no copyright.

It's followed by a repro publicity still from THE BISHOP'S WIFE, courtesy of Linda--one of the best Christmas films of all time--and now being released by Turner Classic Movies on Blu-Ray. 

Click on the photos and enjoy! 

p.s. You can get a lot of repro publicity stills at Allen's booth--the Peekskill Attic Treasures flea market--they're not printed on the best paper but are perfect for framing for the price and add a nice touch to your vintage displays. While the market is closed for the season, he promises to be back in the spring.

Beautiful antique German Christmas tin http://on.fb.me/1znvlws

A third ultra-mod putz house pattern to download from Retro Renovation  http://retrorenovation.com/2014/11/24/diy-christmas-village-house-pattern/

And now...drum roll please...a message from Paul Race: Welcome to the November, 2014 issue of The Christmas Times(tm).

This newsletter is for people who like celebrating holidays, especially Christmas. It is produced in conjunction with the following web sites.

  - Family Christmas Online(tm)  - http://www.FamilyChristmasOnline.com

  - Cardboard Christmas(tm)  - http://www.CardboardChristmas.com

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A CROTON CHRISTMAS, 1961!

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

COURTESY OF THE ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--AND THE EVERYTHING CROTON ELVES:
A CROTON CHRISTMAS, 1961! Click on the images below. Enjoy! See Part 2 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-croton-christmas-1961-part-2.html

You may also have an interest in A CROTON CHRISTMAS 1938 to1950 slideshow https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627810031344/show 

OR YOU CAN SEE IT AS STILL SHOTS HERE  https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627810031344/

AND SINCE ALUMNIUM CHRISTMAS TREES ARE MENTIONED BELOW, HERE'S A HISTORY LESSON AND PHOTOS TOO!  https://blog.etsy.com/en/2013/history-lessons-the-aluminum-christmas-tree/