Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Rosemary Clooney was a very big deal in our house. Click on the scan to see a promo from 1958 for The Lux Show. And of course we loved her in White Christmas...you can read more about Clooney here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary_Clooney

You may also enjoy  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/time-for-some-vintage-radio-1954.html

Now here's a real treat for all you vintage Christmas light collectors and enthusiasts...the 1931 General Electic Christmas Lighting Guide courtesy of Jeff Carter. Great Art Deco cover...Jeff says: "This is one of the earliest guides - if not the earliest - to promote Christmas lighting. The C6 cone shaped, series lamps had only been on the market a little over a decade and the C9 multiple bulbs were only five seasons old. The multiple burning C7 were another couple of years from being introduced. The Great Depression was beginning to take hold but many municipalities and business associations were looking for ways to lighten peoples mood and give them hope and encourage to spend what little money they did have. Enjoy this Art Deco guide to Christmas Lighting and some of the earliest examples of residential and commercial Christmas Lighting." Click on the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffcarter629/sets/72157635788383523/

And don't forget this great resource for old Christmas lights: Old Christmas Tree Lights(tm)  http://OldChristmasTreeLights.com

P.S.  DC turned us on to this Spanish 1930 toy model of a church--currently being offered for auction--it is putz adaptable for sure--don't know how long the link will last http://www.vectis.co.uk/Page/ViewLot.as ... 3&Start=20

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