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

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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

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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)


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

private collection

Thursday, March 27, 2014

1912: THE LOCOMOBILE COMPANY OF AMERICA & CORNELIA COTTON GALLERY TOO

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One of our best finds from Croton's own Cornelia Cotton Gallery (111 Grand St., 271-6802), a sort of mini-catalog featuring 1912 offerings from The Locomobile Company of America. For those who don't know, The Locomobile Company of America was an automobile manufacturer founded in 1899. For the first two years it was located in Massachusetts, but production was transferred to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where it remained until the company's demise in 1929. Read more about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locomobile_Company_of_America

And remember: for ephemera, art, maps and such, Cornelia Cotton Gallery. Click on the select scans below. Enjoy.  P.S. Looking for info on Cornelia's book, Stepping Stones? Go here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/martin-smolin-on-cornelia-cottons-book.html

ANOTHER "NEW" PUTZ HOUSE BY HOWARD LAMEY

Howard has finished his repro-inspired version of the January 2003 Putz House of the Month from PapaTed's site (CLICK ON THE PHOTO). You can see the pattern, the original house on which his version is based, and the house in various stages of construction at the link below--just keep scrolling down the page once you get there--click here

For more of Howard Lamey's work, visit www.littleglitterhouses.com

THANK YOU WASHINGTON ENGINE CO. #2 & CROTON'S EMS--FROM CUB SCOUT PACK 28

CLICK ON THE PHOTO FROM JENNIFER KOONEY
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Washington Engine Cub Scout Thank You

Tiger Dens 1 and 4 of Croton-on-Hudson Cub Scout Pack 28 would like to thank the volunteer members of our Washington Engine Co. #2 and our Croton-on-Hudson EMS volunteers for a very informative evening together.  Washington Engine opened its doors to approximately 20 first grade Tigers, as well as their siblings and parents, and provided an interactive discussion about how they help people in our community.  They discussed the rigorous training requirements, the flexibility they need to be on call, the types of calls they go on and what it feels like to help other people. 

After the presentation, the Scouts were provided with a tour of the firehouse as well as an introduction to the special equipment our volunteers utilize.  The Scouts were able to enter an ambulance and take turns on the stretcher, sit in the fire trucks and experience the volume of the sirens.  They also learned about some of the special medical equipment that is utilized by our EMS volunteers.  A special treat was when two of the Washington Engine volunteers suited up in full gear and showed the Scouts the importance of each piece they wear, and most importantly, not to be afraid of the volunteers in uniform…if you see them, they are there to help you!

Thank you Washington Engine Co. #2 and Croton-on-Hudson EMS!  Not only for our fabulous evening together, but for all you do to keep us safe in our Croton community!

Warmly,
Tiger Den 1 and Tiger Den 4
Croton-on-Hudson Cub Scout Pack 28

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

This posting features two great World War II advertisements, one for Chesterfield, the other for war bonds, courtesy of Lisa and Mark. Click on the photos. Enjoy.

Blumchen's glorious paper mache Easter eggs are now online, 2 pages http://bit.ly/1m8sbqc

1962 NOMA CANADA FLYING SAUCER CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, with box too; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=40&p=103#p103

They came to us courtesy of Noel-Kat--check out his vintage Christmas offerings here http://www.blujay.com/?page=profile&profile_username=noel-kat

Victorian Trading has brought in some fun stuff for Easter http://www.victoriantradingco.com/category/107105/easter

You just have to spend some time at this model railroad layouts and scenery site http://bit.ly/1h0BuDN

We just love this old movie blog  anotheroldmovieblog.blogspot.com/

Plasticville #1921 firehouse; very nice!  And very putz inspiring:

http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/03/plasticville-1921-firehouse.html

CAN'T GET ENOUGH VINTAGE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/everything-crotons-more-fabulous.html

THE HONEYMOONERS! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-sneak-peeks-upcoming-2014-auction.html

LYNN REMINDED US ABOUT THIS VERY INTERESTING PAPER SITE  http://www.papermodelkiosk.com/shop/index.php