Monday, December 31, 2012
We've received so many requests for help in finding patterns/templates to make your own cardboard putz houses that we're sending you to the BEST place around--you can find hundreds of patterns and templates conveniently located in one place--not to mention the best advice at Cardboard Christmas Dot Com; click on the link: http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=10
VINTAGE JAYLINE TINPLATE BUILDING, SUBURBAN STATION http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/12/jayline-no-201-suburban-station.html
It was our privilege to shoot and scan some pages of a 1930's movie star scrapbook belonging to a local vintage Hollywood morabilia collector here in the village. We've had to do heavy duty restoration in some cases, but with classics like these, we're sure you'll agree it was worth it--especially the MGM two page mega-ad; click on the photos below.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Early tray based hacienda putz house http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=252
Oh...and click on the link for a great Reynolds aluminum Christmas wrapping paper ad, 1950's http://www.flickr.com/photos/alsis35/8305002986/in/pool-holiday_ads/
AND GIVE PYREX FOR CHRISTMAS! 1960 http://www.flickr.com/photos/alsis35/8306144216/in/pool-holiday_ads/
Saturday, December 29, 2012
In the meantime, here are some great Christmas ads from his collection--circa 1936 and 1937. We especially love the ad for the 1936 "Radio Lamp"--and for only a dollar...which was probably a tidy sum in '36.
And the Santa Claus ad for RJ Reynolds Tobacco.
We'll take a dozen. Also included below is a scan from a matted Christmas image we bought at The Cornelia Cotton Gallery some years ago--circa 1950's (111 Grand St, Croton on Hudson, NY)--mainly for the train! And a great 1934 Maybelline ad from Lisa. Click on the photos!
Friday, December 28, 2012
An old toy/”musical novelty” with a Christmas theme: ‘CHRISTMAS EVE CAPERS’—made by Glolite--wind it up, the children “sneak” down the stairs while Santa Claus descends from the chimney; once “spotted”, Santa scoots back up the chimney—ditto for the kids—to repeat the process over and over again all powered by the music box mechanism. See the 1949 ad below.
Click on the photos.
P.S. SEE AN INCREDIBLE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS PUTZ DISPLAY BY OKPAT AT THIS LINK--and keep scrolling down the page to see all the pix http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=263
AN END OF YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM, OUR OWN LOCAL TREASURE; CLICK ON THE PHOTO. And remember—joining is easy. Just click on the link: http://www.crotonarboretum.org/join-us/
Some Croton New Year's Eve ephemera; the newspaper ads are from 1973, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society newspaper archives; the little calendar card (ad is on the back, too worn to scan, the year is not decipherable) for Gino's Post Inn is from a private collection and believed to be from the 50's. Click on the photos.
You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/mad-about-vintage-top-5-most-read.html
Thursday, December 27, 2012
--ANOTHER GREAT OLD PHOTO FEATURING PLASTICVILLE!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Happy Holidays, Dennis Kooney, Director
CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW, all rights reserved CYC; you may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/croton-yacht-club-blast-from-past.html
Sunday, December 23, 2012
And from Paul Race: the latest newsletter - WELCOME to the December, 2012 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 Indoor Trains(tm) and Big Christmas Trains(tm) web sites. Click on the link and scroll down the page to read it all! http://www.bigindoortrains.com/trains_n_towns/12_12_newsletter_indoor.htm
And a very cool article and Space Race Car--gotta love the 50's--from http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/12/unk-mfr-space-race-car.html
Today was the conclusion of Las Posadas, a tradition in which the Holy Family’s search for a room at the inn is re-enacted for several days by members of Holy Name of Mary Spanish Ministry. It culminates in songs and a reception of ethnic food, pinatas, and Santa Claus in the Parish Meeting Rooms. We stopped by there today to join in the fun (and we had a very good time watching Santa do the Macarena!) Click on the photos below. For more info about the Spanish Ministry at Holy Name of Mary, visit http://www.holynameofmary.org/index.php/ministries
You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/photo-2012-serenade-our-lady-of.html AND a photo from the 2011 Las Posadas http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6563758279/in/photostream/
THE GRANDSTAND (a Croton institution!) recently held a Toys For Tots collection; click on their facebook page to see some photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151177741391566.434306.201906441565&type=1
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
2012: A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON LIONS CLUB
Here are only some of the activities—in no particular order--that The Croton Lions were involved in this year—see below—and a blast from Lions past, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society—click on the photo.
--Some photos from the LIONS CLUB 2012 CHRISTMAS TREE SALE and a blast from the past too http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/some-photos-from-2012-croton-lions.html
--Lions Club donates teak bench to the Croton Arboretum http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/lions-spotted-in-croton-arboretum.html
--Croton Lions Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Tenampa http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/photos-croton-lions-club-wine-tasting.html
And from 2011, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Croton Lions http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/07/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know_26.html
|From The Croton Historian, Winter 2008-2009|
Here are only some of the activities—in no particular order--that The Knights of Columbus were involved in this year—see below—and a blast from Knights of Columbus past, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society—click on the photo.
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THIS BLAST FROM KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PAST, 1973 - OUR LADY OF FATIMA PROCESSION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/croton-memories-2012-holy-name-knights.html
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
What more can one say about the Croton Diner--which recently celebrated its 40th year in the village. Great food, reasonable prices, and the ongoing generosity of owner Pete Tsagarakis (Croton Caring Committee honorary director and more).
We'll just let the photo do the talking instead...click on it!