So there it was--the ultimate in vintage Made in Japan post-war pottery kitsch--an early 1950's "lobster table set"---butter boat and salt and pepper shakers in a REALLY red flat glaze...click on the photo. It kind of left us speechless. Yes, it almost came home but didn't make the final cut...we just coudn't make up our minds if we liked it or not. Still, we have to say one thing: what are the odds we'll ever see one of these again...
Brian continues his outstanding reproduction putz houses from the original "Fair Set"; he just completed the "rainbow/Martha Stewart" house--featuring Pete Oehmen's silver coconut--click on the link and scroll down the page to see it from all angles: http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=384&start=60
For more about coconut, visit http://www.cardboardputzhouses.com/marketplace/coconut/coconut.html
Ah the days when we could only dream of owning a house with a fireplace at Christmas time until we saved enough--and like so many city dwellers had to 'settle' for the WPIX Yule log; click on the link for the history of this sweet tradition http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/how-the-tv-yule-log-became-a-city-christmas-tradition/
Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2008/12/24/one-christmas-was-so-much-like-another/
That lobster set made me laugh out loud.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the WPIX yule log story. When you consider that this was before cable, devoting a whole channel for so many hours was quite the public service.ReplyDelete
Good point. It was like a tradition in our home growing up until we got a house with a fireplace. My father would go over to the tv set and stand there after getting in from shoveling snow and say feel that fire, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!Delete