Saturday, January 31, 2015

TOP 3 MOST READ 2014 BOY SCOUT & CUB SCOUT ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON

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THE TOP THREE MOST READ 2014 BOY SCOUT/CUB SCOUT ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON

#1 - STAR SCOUTS & STETSONS, 1972, 1973 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/star-scouts-stetsons-croton-1972-1973.html

#2 - CROTON CUB SCOUTS THANK VAN CORTLANDT MANOR http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/van-cortlandt-manor-cub-scout-thank-you.html

#3 - THANK YOU NOTE FROM BRADLEY D'AURIA, MONTROSE VA EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/an-update-on-bradley-daurias-montrose.html

SEE MORE EVERYTHING 2014 TOP LISTS WITH A PARTIAL INDEX HERE:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-5-most-read-2014-art-articles-from.html

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THE TOP 5 ENVIRONMENTAL ARTICLES FOR 2014 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-5-most-read-2014-environmental.html

COLLEEN McCOLLOUGH, AUTHOR OF THE THORN BIRDS, HAS DIED

FROM CNN: 1/30/15, McCollough dies at 77...Her 1977 novel "The Thorn Birds," which sold 30 million copies worldwide, was made in to a TV miniseries in 1983, starring Richard Chamberlain, Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Simmons and Christopher Plummer. 

READ MORE HERE:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/30/asia/thorn-birds-colleen-mccullough-obit/index.html

Much of this landmark made for television movie is available on YouTube.

The complete series is available on Amazon.

Friday, January 30, 2015

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

Courtesy of SuzeeQue, an outstanding--and unknown--Ziegfeld Girl from her postcard collection. 

For those who don't know, Ziegfeld Girls were the chorus girls from Florez Ziegfeld's  theatrical spectaculars known as the Ziegfeld Follies (1907–1931), which were based on the Folies Bergère of Paris

This one is just stunning!

She's followed by one of our favorite railroad station putz buildings/lakies ever by Karl Fey. In fact all the houses in the photo are by Fey. 

Click on the photos.
 
PART 2, MORE PAC-O-FUN PUTZ HOUSES FROM HOWARD LAMEY http://bit.ly/1wKvEOX

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ENJOY KD VINTAGE OFFERINGS, PUTZ HOUSES, REPRO GARLANDS, OTHER VINTAGE INSPIRED CHRISTMAS AND HALLOWEEN GOODIES http://www.christmastraditions.com/Merchand/WalRidge/KDVintXm.htm

LOTS AND LOTS OF TRAIN AND VILLAGE PHOTOS FROM THE 2003 WISE AVE. VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT CHRISTMAS TRAIN GARDEN http://www.spikesland.com/2003%20Wise%20Ave/index.html

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/06/everything-crotons-fabulous-web-finds.html

ANOTHER LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON PLAYERS, 1920 & 1950

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Two quick articles from 1920 and 1950 about THE CROTON PLAYERS, a blast from Croton theatre past; click on the images below. For more about THE CROTON PLAYERS, see http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-croton-players-blast-from-croton.html

CROTON UNITED MEMBER JOEL GINGOLD'S 1/29 GAZETTE LETTER, POST GOUVEIA

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CROTON UNITED MEMBER JOEL GINGOLD'S 1/29 GAZETTE LETTER, POST GOUVEIA ACQUISITION VOTE

To the Editor,

For better or for worse, the Gouveia Park will soon become part of Croton.  I sincerely hope that, five years or so in the future, I will be able to look back and say that the decision to accept it was a wise one.  But I remain skeptical.

The questions surrounding the acquisition were never related to the property itself.  While few people have actually been permitted to visit it, from the descriptions provided, no one disputes that it is a very desirable piece of land.  What remains unknown is the cost of developing and maintaining it and whether it will become a drain on the village’s finances.  And this question was not adequately addressed in the village board’s rush to commit to the acquisition.

As in so many of the board’s actions, the problems lay less with WHAT they did, but in HOW they did it.  The mayor announced some time ago that a decision would be made sometime in the spring.  Then, out of nowhere, it appeared on the agenda for last week’s meeting.  Published on the Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend for a meeting Tuesday night.  And buried in the over forty documents attached to this item were two critical reports which had never been seen before, namely the report of the ad-hoc committee and the updated cost-benefit analysis.

Even assuming that someone had found them, and I admit that I missed seeing the financial analysis, there was not adequate time to properly review them, formulate questions, and have them answered.  The mayor’s review of the cost benefit analysis, projected on a screen that few could read, was inadequate at best. Perhaps, this was not an accident, but part of the board’s strategy to rush the approval through before any serious doubts could be raised.  A subsequent reading of the financial statements indicated a number of questions regarding both the estimated costs and the projected revenues.

The legitimacy of the entire process was brought into question last year when it was revealed that the mayor and Ms. Gallelli had secretly conspired with Barbara Sarbin of Something Good in the World to establish SGW’s school on the property without the knowledge of the public or even the other board members.  And this issue has not gone away. READ MORE HERE https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-official-joel-gingolds-129-gazette-letter-post-gouveia/402557009901336

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

This amazingly light--and still very much intact--vintage Made in Japan celluloid dog inhabits a Christmas village every year; it's  most likely late 1920's or early 30's and a remarkable survivor given how easily it could be crushed--found for only a quarter at the Peekskill Flea Market.

He's followed by an incredible METALCRAFT ZEPPELIN KIT, featured in a previous auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz.com. From 1928--and although missing parts--it sold for $554.40--proof positive that if you have serious stuff, SERIOUSTOYZ.COM has serious bidders.

Click on the photos and enjoy.

From Tom H: "half posts" on vintage putz house fences http://bit.ly/1KdUuOq and more http://bit.ly/1zlz7Yy

And in case you missed it, a message from Pete Oehmen and his vintage putz house catalog update, lots of pix http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=800

An outstanding quick collection of vintage Christmas, Halloween and miscellaneous blow molds; some very unusual ones here https://www.flickr.com/photos/blow-mold-collection/

Remembering Harold Russell, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, who died yesterday in 2002; one of our favorite films of all time--he also visited Croton in 1948 - http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/everything-croton-remembers-harold.html

More Marxville O Guage accessories:
#416A Floodlight Tower, Twin Lights
#417 Bell Ringing Crossing Signal
#421 Crossing Signal w-Flashing Lights
#428 Automatic Crossing Gate
#0430 Railroad Accessory Set

Click on the link http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2015/01/marx-marxville-accessories-pt-8.html 

UNDECORATING @ ROB & MONICA'S--a vintage Christmas extravaganza http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2015/01/undecorating.html 

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_28.html

Thursday, January 29, 2015

ATTN. VINTAGE CARDBOARD CHRISTMAS HOUSE COLLECTORS, PUTZ HOUSE COLLECTOR GUIDE FROM PETE OEHMEN

And now a word from Pete Oehmen: Hello fellow putz house enthusiasts, As you know the Christmas Cardboard Putz House Collector's Guide is going to be a lifetime in the making. 

As of today the guide has 39 chapters with over 550 pages. I haven't even scratched the surface of the houses that are just in my collection alone. Today I sold my 3rd complete guide and that's without trying to market it yet. I'm posting some chapter front pages as well as some inside pages. Any monies I make on any of my putz project and parts goes right back into producing the guide as well as new punch dies for the window mullions. I also have other projects in the works that will benefit our fellow hobbyists. If you'd like to learn more please don't hesitate to ask--EMAIL oehmen@sbcglobal.net--click on the link and keep scrolling down the page once you get there to see and read more http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=800

PAUL STEINBERG'S 1/29/15 GAZETTE LETTER, GOUVEIA & WEIGMAN'S/PUGH'S 'REVENUE GENERATION' PLANS, ETC.

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THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM CROTON UNITED'S PAUL STEINBERG APPEARS IN THE 1/29/15 EDITION OF THE GAZETTE:

To the editor:

Plans for revenue generation from the Gouveia endowment and property as set forth by Mayor Weigman and Trustee Pugh are risky on both investment and legal grounds.

Mayor Weigman proposes to borrow at the village General Obligation (GO) bond rate and invest the Gouveia money. He says this is smart because the difference will produce net revenue.

What the Mayor describes is properly called an "arbitrage bond" and it can result in the IRS declaring Village GO bonds to be taxable. This would have serious consequences, including potentially locking the Village out of the credit markets.

Mr. Pugh goes even further and is seeking a 5 percent return on Treasuries, or possibly investing in the stock market. READ THE REST HERE https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-paul-steinbergs-129-gazette-letter-regarding-the-gouveia-ac/402212069935830

EVERYTHING CROTON REMEMBERS HAROLD RUSSELL, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

Who died this date in 2002...and who visited Croton in 1948 and spoke at Croton Harmon High School. You can read more about it here:

http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-croton-memories-harold-russell_05.html

and here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/part-two-harold-russell-visits-croton.html

Click on the photo to see Russell as Homer Parrish and Cathy O'Donnell as Wilma Cameron in THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, directed by William Wyler. 

Russell won the Academy Award for his performance. Upon completion of the film, Wyler told Russell to return to school since there "weren't many roles for actors without hands." Russell returned to Boston University and graduated with a business degree in 1949. Russell authored two autobiographies, Victory in My Hands (1949) and The Best Years of My Life (1981).

SOME MORE VINTAGE CROTON, BITS & PIECES

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

Some miscellaneous vintage Croton items we've collected over the years--from Our Saviour to Suffragist Inez MIlolland of Croton's Bohemian fame to Croton notable and actress Fay Bainter--SOON TO BE FEATURED IN AN UPCOMING HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT--and everything in between! Click on the images below, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society, the elves and Everything Croton readers.

You may also have an interest in: 
--ROBERT SCOTT'S CHRONICLES OF CROTON'S BOHEMIA, INEZ MILHOLLAND  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/inez-milholland-scotts-chronicles-of.html
--OTHER VINTAGE CROTON BITS & PIECES http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/vintage-croton-bits-pieces.html

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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

Today we bring you a fabulous offering from a previous auction @ Croton's own SERIOUSTOYZ.COM - a circa 1930's tin Mickey Mouse bank featuring Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto. It was part of the "Happynak" series and sold for $119.84 at auction...

It's followed by Howard's latest--a personalized putz house--you can read more about it here  http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=794

Click on the photos and enjoy.

To the person looking for little stand-up animals you can re-paint--don't know how long the link will last http://bit.ly/1uCfRC7

Rob and Monica--their latest adventures http://bit.ly/15URry4

To the reader doing a restoration on an old ornament, Blumchen has "venetian dew" but VERY limited in colors'; click on the link and go to the bottom of the page once you get there http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_mica_glitter_pg3.html 

We love this blog: A Christmas Yuleblog - and yes we've mentioned it before--but it has some really really neat stuff with a focus on Christmas music mainly--Oh where to begin!

1949 Christmas ads, 43 of them, just keep scrolling down the page: http://christmasyuleblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/vintage-christmas-ads-pt-22-life.html 

A Lorne Green Christmas! http://christmasyuleblog.blogspot.com/2006/01/lorne-greene-have-happy-holiday.html 

Paul and Paula—a holiday for teens! http://christmasyuleblog.blogspot.com/2006/01/paul-paula-holiday-for-teens.html 

Want more vintage? Go here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_26.html

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

1971, CROTON COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL HOUSE TOUR

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A BLAST FROM CROTON COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL PAST, 1971, CCNS HOUSE TOUR. Click on the photo.  FOR MORE ABOUT CCNS, VISIT THEIR FB PAGE https://www.facebook.com/CrotonCommunity?fref=photo

Monday, January 26, 2015

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

Today we bring you a marvelous bit of 50's Christmas kistch, courtesy of Mary B: KISS-L-TOE, JUST THE RIGHT GIFT, with Pine Permascent of course!

What more is there to say.

It's followed by one of our favorite "stone" cottage putz houses from 
Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com; it uses the textures provided by Paul Race at BIGINDOORTRAINS.COM - you can read more about that here http://www.bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/brick_n_stone/brick_n_stone.htm

Click on the photos and enjoy.

Space the final frontier--we were turned onto the neatest blog today:

DREAMS OF SPACE, BOOKS & EPHEMERA, Non-fiction children's space flight stuff 1945-1975. 

There is some very cool stuff in here: dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/ - Of course, we're partial to the Christmas themed entries! http://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/search?q=christmas

Fans of aluminum Christmas trees will just die and go to heaven once they see this set of photos--which includes the rare ice-blue color https://www.flickr.com/photos/31395401@N08/sets/72157607966701111

From Melissa Francis, only 4 in stock, a large church house/putz kit  http://store.scrapbook.com/hh-wb037.html?w=house+kit

CHRISTMAS TRAINS! Quite literally http://viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2008/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-3-christmas.html

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_25.html

1972 MUSIC HOUR @ ASBURY METHODIST 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're pleased to share this clipping sent to Everything Croton by a resident from June of 1972, "Music Hour at Asbury Church" featuring students from the Bennett Conservatory among others. Click on the photo.

You may also have an interest in other more recent music events that have been held at Asbury:

--BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE CROTON CHORALE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/behind-scenes-with-croton-chorale.html

--A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE BETHEL BELLS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-behind-scenes-look-december-14th.html

THE CROTON POINT BUNGALOW COLONY AUGUST 1952

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

Delighted as always to share this find from the days of THE CROTON POINT BUNGALOW COLONY: The Croton Point Lighthouse, August 1952--a home grown, hand-typed  "newspaper" that existed for those who lived out on the Point a.k.a. the Bungalow Colony. Courtesy once again of the outstanding archives maintained by The Croton Historical Society. Click on the scans.

If you want to know more about THE CROTON POINT BUNGALOW COLONY, visit:

Part 1 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/part-1-croton-point-bungalow-colony.html

Part 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/part-2-croton-point-bungalow-colony.html

Part 3 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/part-3-croton-point-bungalow-colony.html

YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE NEWSPAPER FROM AUGUST 1942 HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-croton-point-bungalow-colony-august.html

Sunday, January 25, 2015

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

We just had to share this page from SCREENLAND magazine 1923 of silent film actress Nita Naldi--whose real name was Mary Dooley--something we would not have believed possible given the exotic looking woman pictured here.

You can read more about her here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nita_Naldi

Naldi is followed by a fantastic photo that features  just a small sample of what you'll find at the NATIONAL CHRISTMAS MUSEUM a.k.a. National Christmas Center. A reader here reminded us how much we long to see this place.

For those who don't know--it's nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country--and among its exhibits is an astonishing Woolworth's Christmas Display from the 1950's. Click on the link to read all about it http://www.nationalchristmascenter.com/

Then click on the photos and enjoy the beautiful Nita Naldi and all that vintage Christmas goodness.

Howard has finished his faux "flattie":  click on the link and keep scrolling down the page once you get there to see it - very labor intensive http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=786

Vintage Christmas card collages you can download -- a montage of old Shiny Brite boxes http://artskooldamage.blogspot.com/2012/11/download-this-vintage-christmas-card.html

So worth looking at again--a putz extravaganza http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=284 

Fred Fox' vintage Christmas store is now on ETSY

JAN. 30TH, CROTON-HARMON HOOPS FOR HEROES, VINTAGE CROTON BASKETBALL & MORE

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

Your editor is always pleased to present stories that exemplify what the real Croton is all about: 

Croton-Harmon High School Boys’ Basketball Team is excited to announce, that they have partnered with the Barry Fixler Foundation and Hope for the Warriors to host the first ever “Hoops for Heroes…Celebrating the Military”. 

This year’s event will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Croton-Harmon High School.  The event will feature varsity and junior varsity boys basketball games between the Croton-Harmon Tigers and the Red Devils of Peekskill High School.  The goal of the event is twofold, first we look forward celebrating those who have served or are serving in our military, and second we are attempting to raising donations for the Barry Fixler Foundation and Hope for the Warriors.

Mr. William J. Thom, Head Basketball Coach
Croton-Harmon High School
36 Old Post Road South - Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
william.thom@chufsd.org
cell: (914) 837-8123

FOR MORE ABOUT THE BARRY FIXLER FOUNDATION, VISIT http://www.fixlerfoundation.org/

FOR MORE ABOUT HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS, VISIT http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/

CAN'T GET ENOUGH CROTON-HARMON BASKETBALL?
CHECK OUT THESE LINKS:

--THE 1916, AND 1928-29 CROTON HARMON BASKETBALL TEAMS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/more-croton-memories-2012-1916-1928.html

--VIDEO, FRIDAY NIGHT'S CROTON-HARMON WIN OVER PLEASANTVILLE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/boys-basketball-croton-harmon-over.html

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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

This fantastic 1950's "Torpedo Boat" made by Marusan, Japan, was recently featured in an auction at Croto's own SeriousToyz.com; here are the details: 12.5", litho tin w/ crank propeller; lots of dimensional tin details, complete w/ both flags; mint in NM box w/ original inner wrapping (box has cut–away illustration of a real PT boat on cover). It sold for $310.50, proof positive that if you have serious stuff, they have serious bidders. For more about SeriousToyz, visit serioustoyz.com

It's followed by one of our favorite 'loggie' putz houses by Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com.  We just love the roof line.

Click on the photos and enjoy.

Tom H. has found a very interesting  putz house--a little red coconut house from the collection of the late PapaTed. See it here http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=787 

Check out this really neat pre-WWII Marx train track set-up brochure with some very interesting configurations http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/05/marx-pre-war-track-plans-brochure.html

Unfinished paper mache gazebos--a set of three in assorted sizes, for those who don't want to make one from scratch http://www.dcccrafts.com/shop/28-4120-P220C374.aspx 

And if you like antique carousels, http://www.mycarousel.com/restsamp.html 

BOYS BASKETBALL, CROTON-HARMON OVER PLEASANTVILLE PLUS VIDEO CLIP

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COURTESY OF PATRICIA LYNCH--This is a video of the last seconds of the Croton Varsity Basketball 52-51 win over Pleasantville last night.  Garrett Lynch scored the go-ahead basket with 3 seconds left on the clock.  Garrett came off an amazing screen set by Lucas Curran and was given a perfect 'alley oop' pass from senior, Conor Thomann to make the basket for the win. 

CLICK ON THE LINK https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=7c7cfc5588d5e04b&id=7C7CFC5588D5E04B!27876&ithint=video,wmv&authkey=!AOdQCItcS5FxMjg

FROM THE CROTON FIRE DEPT. FB PAGE: CONGRATS TO THE NYS FIREFIGHTER 1 PROGRAM GRADS

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FROM THE CROTON FIRE DEPARTMENT FB PAGE: Tonight, after over 100 hours of training, seven of Croton's Bravest graduated the NYS Firefighter I program at Westchester County Fire Training Center. The graduates are PAF Taylor Brown (E119), FF Nick DiTomasso (E119), FF Mike Katz (R18), FF Rand Kennedy (E119), PAF Richard Leach (TL44), PAF Naomi Moledo (E119) and PAF Alyssa Rinaldi (E119). READ AND SEE MORE HERE https://www.facebook.com/CrotonFire/photos/a.407847632696133.1073741830.102744399873126/442713562542873/?type=1&theater

Friday, January 23, 2015

VINTAGE CROTON--BITS & PIECES

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

Some miscellaneous vintage Croton items we've collected over the years--from Max Eastman to the Parkway Delicatessan and everything in between! Click on the images below, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society, the elves and Everything Croton readers.

You may also have an interest in:
--ROBERT SCOTT'S CHRONICLES OF CROTON'S BOHEMIA, MAX EASTMAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/robert-scotts-latest-chronicles-of.html
--ERIC KNIGHT, THE CROTON CONNECTION  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/eric-knight-author-of-lassie-this-above.html

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

We're always on the look-out for wonderful old architecture; the fire station to the right comes from the land down under and depicts Sydney in 1890 (no copyright restrictions); we love everything about the shape of this building but especially the tower with its elaborate round windows.

It's followed by a wonderful circa 1950's log cabin tin for Towles syrup courtesy of a friend. We just love the graphics.

And finally an outstanding collection of relatively new small house tins courtesy of Howard Lamey--proof positive that cool vintage-inspired graphics can still be found today if you make the time to look.  Click on the photos.    

More from vintage putz collector Tom H--keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://bit.ly/1y77aQi

Well we had our first email from bonnie Scotland over the weekend...

They have been bitten by the putz house bug and were looking for templates, windows, and more....

So we sent them to:

THE PLACE FOR THE MOTHERLODE OF PUTZ HOUSE PATTERNS, THE FORUMS @ CARDBOARD CHRISTMAS DOT COM

The offerings are ever expanding!!!!

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=10

FINDING SUPPLIES http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=12

PETE'S SITE FOR COCONUT AND MORE http://cardboardputzhouses.com/

Had to share this 1977 Disneyland Gatebook--which Bryan has generously scanned and uploaded https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheshirecat666/sets/72157649552571878

And here it is--the updated 2014 Christmas putz in the kitchen https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157649860279710

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_22.html AND A BLAST FROM LINDA PUTZ VILLAGE PAST https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6796300721/in/photostream