Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED SERIOUSTOYZ.COM
So many interesting things to show you today--to the right, and from a previous auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz, a 1965 Corgi Wall's Ice Cream truck; it sold for $143.75--proving once again that if you have serious stuff, SeriousToyz has serious bidders. For more about them, visit www.serioustoyz.com - we just can't help but wonder if--with all the vintage and new toy trucks we find out there at tag sales, if it wouldn't be possible to modify one into a putz!

It's followed by a wonderful vertical putz display from our friend Matthew. Cake stands offer real possibilities if you have limited space--and made from cardboard to plastic etc., you can find them in assorted price-points just about everywhere on the internet. Click on the photos and enjoy.

So here's a happy ending for a sad tale; a friend of ours inherited a little--and I mean tiny--wind-up train from her Dad; the mechanism was such that it traveled in a tight little circle--and every year it made its way into the center of her putz village--to be wound up and watched. This year, however, the mechanism finally went--and was beyond repair.  Enter a very clever husband who purchased a battery operated revolving turntable--the type used to display model airplanes, cars and such--and ta-da--the train now goes round and round just like it did before--in a manner of speaking.

Needless to say, she's thrilled to have the "effect" back in her village--and the cherished family "heirloom" now has a second life. Amazon has lots of options and reviews on battery operated turntables in case you just want to add a little movement to your next putz display.

The Royal Village Grocery Store: http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/12/royal-lighted-village-catalogue-no-203v_27.html

Want more vintage? Go here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_30.html

Remembering Ricky Nelson  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/remembering-ricky-nelson.html

And check out this wonderful post we found on the Noma lighted altar--lots of detail and a great little story to go with it--including "window" putzing http://www.father-of-five.com/2013/12/the-christmas-altar.html

REMEMBERING RICKY NELSON

Who died this date in 1985: Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) – known as Ricky Nelson, later also as Rick Nelson – was an American actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He starred alongside his family in the television series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–66), as well as co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks's western feature film, Rio Bravo (1959). He placed 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973 including "Poor Little Fool" which holds the distinction of being the first #1 song on Billboard magazine's then-newly created Hot 100 chart. He recorded 19 additional Top 10 hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987.[1][2] In 1996, he was ranked #49 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.[3]

Read more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Nelson

CONCLUSION, THE BEST OF CROTON 2014: DECEMBER 2014 WITH MONTH BY MONTH INDEX FOR THE YEAR

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

Back by popular demand: Everything Croton's Annual Series continues--THE BEST OF CROTON 2014.
   

Final installment for THE BEST OF CROTON 2014 - from our schools to our houses of worship to the arts to our business community to our volunteers...and more...THE BEST OF CROTON 2014 - DECEMBER, click on the links.

--SANTA CLAUS VISITS HOLY NAME OF MARY, COURTESY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/santa-claus-visits-holy-name-of-mary.html

--CONGRATULATIONS to Bagels on Hudson--2nd place mention from Westchester Magazine for the BEST EVERYTHING BAGEL; click on the link http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Blogs/Eat-Drink-Post/December-2014/Taste-Test-Tuesday-Westchester-Best-Everything-Bagel/

--A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK @ THE BETHEL BELLS, RING & SING, ASBURY METHODIST  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-behind-scenes-look-december-14th.html 

--PHOTOS FROM THE ANNUAL ALL VOLUNTEER CROTON FIRE DEPARTMENT 2014 CANDY CANE RUN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/some-photos-from-2014-croton-fire.html

--ERICA AND JANE PRICE LAUDON IN WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/croton-in-news-erica-jane-price-laudon.html

--CROTON IN THE NEWS, YO LA TENGO http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/croton-in-news-yo-lo-tengo-ira-kaplan.html

--HOLY NAME OF MARY'S GOD SQUAD ANNUAL SLEEP-OUT, PHOTOS HERE, SPECIAL GUEST CARDINAL DOLAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/photos-from-2014-god-squad-sleep-out.html AND POST SLEEP OUT PRESS RELEASE, GOD SQUAD RAISES $5,300 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/press-release-god-squad-raises.html

--SEE ALSO KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND THE GOD SQUAD, BREAKFAST http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/holy-names-knights-of-columbus-2014-god.html

--PHOTOS, OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SERENADA http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/photos-from-2014-annual-serenata-to-our.html

--CONGRATULATIONS JOSEPHINE BURNS, SENIOR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, WESTCHESTER COUNTY

--CROTON CUB SCOUT PACK 28 SPENDS A NIGHT IN THE MUSEUM http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/croton-cub-scount-pack-28-spends-night.html

--WINNER, EVERYTHING CROTON'S TOP CAT FOR 2014 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/everything-crotons-top-cat-for-2014-is.html 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR EVERYONE.

SEE THE BEST OF CROTON 2014 JANUARY & FEBRUARY HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-best-of-croton-2014-january-february.html

SEE THE BEST OF CROTON 2014 MARCH & APRIL HERE   http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-best-of-croton-2014-march-april.html

SEE THE BEST OF CROTON 2014 MAY & JUNE HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-best-of-croton-2014-may-june-2014.html
 

SEE THE BEST OF CROTON 2014 JULY HERE  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-best-of-croton-july-2014.html
 

SEE THE BEST OF CROTON 2014 AUGUST HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-best-of-croton-2014-august-2014.html 

TOP 3 MOST READ 2014 ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING 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.

TOP 3 MOST READ 2014 ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ARTICLES AT EVERYTHING CROTON

#1
A LOOK BACK @ REV. GERARDUS BEEKMAN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-look-back-rev-gerardus-beekman-1950.html

#2
CONGRATULATIONS ST. AUGUSTINE'S http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/congratulations-to-st-augustines.html

#3
RESULTS, RUN TO SQUASH HUNGER 2014 http://sta5k.com/results-2014

AND VERY CLOSE BEHIND: AUTUMN SUNRISE @ ST. AUGUSTINE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/autumn-sunrise-st-augustines-in-croton.html
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--TOP 3 MOST READ CROTON ROTARY ARTICLES FOR 2014 @ EVERYTHING CROTON  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-three-most-read-2014-croton-rotary.html   
--TOP 3 MOST READ 2014 "CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES" ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-3-most-read-2014-croton-history.html   
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--TOP 3 MOST READ 2014 TEMPLE ISRAEL ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-3-most-read-2014-temple-israel-of.html 
--TOP 5 MOST READ 2014 SPORTS ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-5-most-read-2014-sports-articles-at.html 
--TOP 5 MOST READ 2014 "MUSIC" ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/everything-crotons-top-5-most-read-2014.html 
--TOP 5 MOST READ 2014 SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-five-most-read-2014-shakespeare.html

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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

It is with great pleasure that we present one of the most beautiful putz churches we have ever seen--it's new--but who cares--and is part of the outstanding putz and more--2014 Christmas display from flickr friend, MatthewUnd, all rights reserved. Click on the photo, then the link and prepare to be wowwed--it's all very charming and done with great care--lots of new putz houses too. https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthew1und/with/15461579594/

A resident was thrilled to find a 1930's Katzenjammer Kids Christmas light cover at a recent estate sale--just one--but at 25 cents and in mint condition, she almost fell out of her sneakers. You can see the entire set here, courtesy of the forums at OLDCHRISTMASTREELIGHTS.COM--click on the direct link below for the light covers and box--keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=92

COLLECTIONSETC is having their annual after Christmas sale--now admittedly there's a lot of things here you will have zero interest in, but every now and then....http://www.collectionsetc.com/

We've been having so much fun at this site called ULTRA SWANK--check out these Christmas links and more:
--CHRISTMAS WITH BARBIE 1964-1968 http://www.ultraswank.net/inspiration/christmas-barbie-1964-1968/
--RETRO CHRISTMAS, A RETRO MUSIC COMPILATION http://www.ultraswank.net/compilation/retro-christmas/
--RETRO AIRLINE AND AIR HOSTESS FLIGHT BAGS http://www.ultraswank.net/travel/retro-airline-and-hostess-flight-bags/

AND BECAUSE WE NEVER GET TIRED OF LOOKING AT ALL THE 1950'S CHRISTMAS GOODNESS OF CORA BAITLER... http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/10/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_24.html

SEE YA TOMORROW!

WANT MORE VINTAGE PUTZ--GO HERE http://antoinettestockenberg.com/Putz2014.htm

TOP FIVE MOST READ 2014 SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON

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TOP 5 MOST READ 2014 SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON--Normally we only do a Top 3--but these were all so close:

#1
1966 MORE CROTON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/more-croton-shakespeare-festival-1966.html

#2
MORE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL & CHILDREN'S THEATRE 1967, 1982 AND 1984 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/more-croton-shakespeare-festival.html

#3
1972 FESTIVAL CLOSES ON A HAPPY NOTE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/1972-croton-shakespeare-festival-season.html

#4
1966, CYMBELLINE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/1966-cymbeline-croton-shakespeare.html

#5
1964, THE WINTER'S TALE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/1964-croton-shakespeare-festival.html

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Monday, December 29, 2014

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Many of you first became familiar with the Shorpy site thanks to PapaTed--we were reminded today just how amazing it is--and what a wonderful resource too. 

To the right is a dissected section of a 1921 Schar Electric Christmas window that's filled with vintage lights, appliances, a train and a great piece of Lionel tinplate in the far right corner. It's followed by a photo of this year's 2014 Fontanini Nativity, the right side. (You can see the left side here: http://www.familychristmasonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=53)

Click on the photos and enjoy!

And don't forget to check out the Shorpy site: http://www.shorpy.com/taxonomy/term/102

Speaking of nativities, a sweet little story from Paul Race , click on the link http://www.familychristmasonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=54

An update from THE NATIVITY PROJECT and our friend ItaliaIrish: Three years ago I did the first part of this Nativity Project, but there were many places I wasn't able to get to, so this year I was close to so many of those areas on my travels, so I decided to finish off with a Part 2 to the Project..hope you all enjoy the photo of the Beautiful Nativity scenes that have been out this year in various areas..I'll be posting new photos until the Epiphany. January 6 - click on the link  https://www.flickr.com/photos/9753875@N05/sets/72157628546273483

Don't think we ever told you about this hacienda putz (Occupied Japan) that Tom H has some interesting commentary on http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=731 

And at Retro Renovation: 14 Favorite Stories from 2014  http://retrorenovation.com/2014/12/23/14-favorite-stories-2014/ 

Another item from the Royal Lighted Village, the municipal airport http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/12/royal-lighted-village-catalogue-no-203v_29.html

Want more vintage? Go here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/more-fabulous-vintage-webites-finds-etc.html

TOP 5, MOST READ 2014 SPORTS ARTICLES AT EVERYTHING 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.

HERE ARE THE TOP 5, MOST READ 2014 SPORTS ARTICLES AT EVERYTHING CROTON 

#1 
MORE 1973 CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

#3, A TIE
--1st ANNUAL JASPER HORECKY HOCKEY MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/1st-annual-jasper-horecky-memorial.html 
--NEW YORK RECOGNIZES CHEERLEADING AS A SPORT AND A BLAST FROM CROTON CHEERLEADING PAST http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/04/ny-recognizes-cheerleading-as-sport.html 

#4 
CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING 1958 THRU 2014 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/croton-harmon-high-school-wrestling.html 

#5
THE SMITH ERA DVD http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/looking-for-smith-era-dvd-youve-come-to.html 

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

MEET REFLECTJEN

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

If you were unable to attend the recent Shop with Sol event at Yoga Sol, you missed out on some very interesting vendors--among them REFLECTJEN--Spiritually Inspired Art & Apparel--click on the photo. Check out her website for more at http://reflectjen.com/

For more about Yoga Sol in the historic Upper Village, visit http://www.myyogasol.com/

And here's another vendor we met at the Shop with Sol event: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/discovered-yoga-sols-shop-with-sol.html

ALL ABOARD THE 20TH CENTURY LIMITED @ CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES

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

NEW @ CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES--ALL ABOARD THE 20TH CENTURY LIMITED--AT HARMON http://crotonhistory.org/2014/12/28/the-twentieth-century-limited-at-harmon/

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--LILI DIMITA AND ERROL FLYNN ABOARD THE 20TH CENTURY LIMITED  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/for-train-lovers-only-2014-2-errol.html

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

To the right, a wonderful Christmas gift from a friend: a package of vintage postcards featuring turn of the century women--and among them this one of Camille Clifford, known as the quintessential Gibson Girl. You can read more about Clifford--and her 18 inch wasp-waist--EIGHTEEN INCHES--here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Clifford

Clifford is followed by a shot of this year's Fontanini nativity, the left side, complete with Roman soldiers. The carpenter's "shed" was actually a stable created by Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com--but took on a new life instead. This year, miniature vintage bubble lights from the 70's were added. Stay tuned for more. Click on the photos.

Yay! Lynn is going to share her pattern for this putz ornament! http://bit.ly/1H8JFgV

A stunning, simply stunning, piece of architecture that would make a wonderful putz house http://bit.ly/1HTI3GB

Royal lighted village--the garage--check out the graphics! http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/12/royal-lighted-village-catalogue-no-203v_28.html

Reproduction putz clock house--very nice job--using Pete's coconut  http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=760  

ALL ABOARD THE 20TH CENTURY LIMITED http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/all-abord-20th-century-limited-croton.html

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NEWS FROM CROTON LANDING, AUGUST 1891, SOME INTERESTING ITEMS GATHERED BY OUR CORRESPONDENTS

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NEWS FROM CROTON LANDING 1891, AUGUST--with thanks to an Everything Croton elve. Click on the photos below.  You may also have an interest in CROTON LANDING 1896 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/croton-landing-1896-interesting-items.html


Saturday, December 27, 2014

EVERYTHING CROTON'S TOP 5 MOST READ 2014 "MUSIC" ARTICLES

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EVERYTHING CROTON'S TOP 5 MOST READ 2014 "MUSIC" ARTICLES

#1
PETE SEEGER DIES @ AGE 94  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/pete-seeger-dies-at-age-94-usa-todayand.html

#2
SINGER PHILL EVERLY OF THE EVERYLY BROTHERS DIES @ 74 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/singer-phil-everly-half-of-everly-bros.html

#3
1949 CONCERT PIANIST ANDRE DE LA VARRE WRITES HOME TO CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/1949-concert-pianist-andre-de-la-varre.html

#4
SOME PHOTOS FROM THE KENNY LOGGINS CONCERT @ THE PARAMOUNT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/1949-concert-pianist-andre-de-la-varre.html

#5
CROTON RESIDENTS DICK NAGLE AND JEANNIE McCABE APPEARED IN THE WELL RECEIVED MUSICAL "I DO, I DO"  

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

Another fab merge of Christmas and fine illustration from 1944--and Coca Cola--love the train! And it seems that everyone is pretty pleased with their presents. Click on the photo.

TRADITIONS is having their annual after-Christmas sale http://bit.ly/1v9LLWx

Here's something you don't see everyday: vintage British Ever Ready Battery Christmas Bell Lights http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=105

Back and forth Christmas trains  http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=206

Just love the way these vintage bubble lights are displayed https://www.facebook.com/TheGoldenGlow/photos/pb.196526901272.-2207520000.1419680286./10152833544046273/?type=3&theater

And now drumroll please, Angela has started to upload this year's vintage Christmas tree photos! https://www.flickr.com/photos/17041736@N07/

See ya later with much more.

p.s. Missed this 12/23 post from Rob and Monica's "sale-ing" adventures http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-surprise-three-day-weekend.html

Tom H, a putz house restoration, and Pete's coconut--scroll down the page once you go here http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=651

Friday, December 26, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR CROTON: DEC. 1961 NEWSPAPER SCANS

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COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: HAPPY NEW YEAR CROTON, DEC. 1961 NEWSPAPER SCANS. Click on the photos below. Stay tuned for more vintage Croton New Year.

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SERENITY IN THE GARDEN'S MOST POPULAR POST OF ALL TIME

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WHAT'S NEW @ CROTON'S OWN SERENITY IN THE GARDEN: IT'S MOST POPULAR POST OF ALL TIME IS... BLUE ANGELONIA. Click on the link to see and read why: http://serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/2014/12/my-most-popular-post-of-all-timeblue.html

DILLON O'KEEFE @ FRANKI'S GRILL 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. 

We love discovering up and coming artistic talent--click on the photo to see what we found @ Franki's Grill in the Upper Village: a mural by Dillon O'Keefe--and yes, he hails from the Baked by Susan family. 

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

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (although for us die-hard Christmas collectors and crafters, the holiday really never ends!)  And of course we love all things vintage too.

The mailbox is filled with so many links, photos and finds, it's hard to know where to begin....

To the right, one of our favorite Coca Coca ads from 1950. Advertising and illustration merge beautifully here. Honestly, vintage magazines are just an incredible resource on so many levels.

It's followed by a fabulous 1950's Marx train set featured in a previous auction @ Croton's own SeriousToyz. If you have serious stuff, they have serious bidders! More info @ serioustoyz.com

Click on the photos. Speaking of serious....Tom H. has been doing some serious vintage made in Japan putz house restorations lately. Click on the links:  

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=749

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=757

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=748

A 2014 CHRISTMAS MANTLE, FEATURING HOUSES BY FEY, RADKO AND LAMEY http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=758


A DECEMBER 25TH POSTING FROM ROB & MONICA--SALE-ING ADVENTURES, TIKI WARE, LOONEY TUNES GLASSES, BLOW MOLDS EVERYWHERE AND MORE! http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-week-before-christmas.html

From the E.C. mailbag: some time back we told you about a pair of mid century modern end tables at a local thrift shop; although they did not come home with us, a reader wrote us to say that after seeing the photos, they shot over there to buy them! And who could blame them!  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/updates-vintage-antique-furniture-and.html

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_93.html