We're so happy to bring you this rare, working find: the 1954 Raylite Musical Church Organist. It contains a Swiss music box. When the music box plays, his arms move up & down and he sways from side-to-side, creating the illusion he is playing music. Raylite used a very thin Vinylite plastic, which broke very easily--the Swiss mechanism did as well--which accounts for why finding one in good working order is difficult. There are a few missing pieces here and and some minimal paint loss but it's still an outstanding find. Click on the photo.
THE 1959 CHRISTMAS IDEAS MAGAZINE FROM BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS; so much kitschy 50's goodness http://www.flickr.com/photos/30673837@N02/sets/72157639455389675/
The Valentine Shop is open at Blumchen http://www.blumchen.com/valentine_shop.html
Fab fun blog: THE DEPARTMENT STORE MUSEUM http://departmentstoremuseum.blogspot.com/
THE VILLAGE QUILTER #3 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-village-quilter-3.html