Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Another fab die-cut vintage Christmas card--why oh why can't they make them like this any more!

It's followed by one of our fave TV Guide covers of all time: the 1965 "TV Guide" featuring "The Munsters", January 2nd, 1965 (includes Mention of Upcoming Show Named "Star Trek"). Featured in a previous auction at Croton's own Serious Toyz, it sold for $32.20---for more about SeriousToyz, visit their website

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PutzinVt made this adorable vintage inspired putz ornament birdhouse; very vintage-y indeed

So worth looking at: the history of the earliest Christmas light sets--specifically the figural bulbs

Hideous--but amazing it survived--1931 figural Betty Boop Christmas light

Love this folding paper Christmas Girl frieze from Sweden

Want more vintage? Including a great "stone cottage" putz house by Howard? Go here

Memories of Christmas Past

And in case you missed it--the latest sale-ing adventures of Rob and Monica


  1. I'll never forget Gwynn in My Cousin Vinny

    1. He was so very talented. Remember this exchange in My Cousin Vinny:

      Gwynne played Judge Chamberlain Haller in the 1992 film comedy My Cousin Vinny, in which he used a Southern accent, and his verbal sparring with Joe Pesci's character, Vincent "Vinny" Gambini, over how to pronounce the word "youths" was prominently featured in the film's trailer.

      Vinny: Is it possible that the two yout's--
      Judge Haller: Uh, the two what? Uh, uh, what was that word?
      Vinny: Uh, what word?
      Judge Haller: Two what?
      Vinny: What?
      Judge Haller: Did you say "yutes"?
      Vinny: Yeah, two yout's.
      Judge Haller: What is a yute?
      Vinny: Oh, excuse me, Your Honor, two youths.

  2. Thank you, Maria, for the mention and for all of your great posts!
    By the way, I wish I had that TV Guide! (Rob)