Unbelievable and lucky for us: kicked to the curb; a strange little ceramic tree music box still bearing its Lefton Made in Japan label--strange because it has little holes for plastic bulbs--no doubt meant to be a light up tree somewhere in its life and instead being mounted to this music box with label; don't think it's a marriage but just an odd little piece; still works; still revolves! No chips or cracks. Just missing one red berry.
U.S. Metal Toy buildings; the P.S. 23 School Coin Bank--another great find from the 50's--adore the graphics--lots of "putzabilities" - click on the link http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/03/us-metal-toy-mfg-co-school-ps-23-coin.html
Barbie had a birthday: she's 54 now http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/happy-birthday-barbie.html
2 pages of fab vintage-inspired Easter containers from Shackman http://www.shackman.com/retail/index.php?cPath=7_88
We love re-visiting this putz house scene from Linda's aunt, circa 2010, because it shows the decorating possibilities of mixing in other types of vintage Christmas with a great old photograph. Click on the photo.