One of our very favorite vintage blow-mold Santas. Only 13 inches tall, click on the photo.
Speaking of Santa Claus, the VINTAGE (AND VINTAGE-INSPIRED) Santa Claus set has been updated; lots of made in Japan and German goodness--putz house scenes featuring good old St. Nick--ephemera, and some photos from his past visits to Croton too; click on the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157626186825669/with/4280909457/
Steve's first "loggie" putz house; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page once you get there to see all the variations possible from a single pattern http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=479
Speaking of loggies, in case you missed the LOGGIE GALLERY, IT'S HERE http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157636179233783/ - houses by Karl Fey and Howard Lamey too.
COURTESY OF CROTON'S OWN SERIOUSTOYZ.COM, and featured in their last auction, some photos of a 1910 German putz house village. Click on the photos below.
Are you looking for putz house patterns and templates? Go here! http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=10&sid=00d7f24412aa9be9f6822ba76355bc44
For everyone who has asked about Antoinette Stockenberg's amazing annual putz house Christmas mantles, just be patient...it's coming; in the meantime, entertain yourself with past mantles here http://www.antoinettestockenberg.com/xmas.htm
A fantastic balloon from the 1958 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade http://www.flickr.com/photos/14609852@N00/6358890667/in/photolist-aFUYDZ-aFURj6
THE HISTORY OF THE W. BRITAIN, THE MOST FAMOUS TOY SOLDIER COMPANY OF ALL TIME! http://www.wbritain.com/history.cfm