Friday, February 28, 2014
BY SPECIAL REQUEST: PART 3, A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM 1930'S THRU 1970'S; click on the photos below, once again courtesy of the outstanding archives @ The Croton Historical Society--and a special contribution by Lewis Ward. Stay tuned for more.
SEE PART 1 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html
and PART 2 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/part-2-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html
SEE THE FINAL INSTALLMENT HERE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/part-4-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Stay tuned for more about the 2014 auction @ SeriousToyz.com; in the meantime, you may enjoy this: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/space-age-toys-arrive-nyc-toy-fair-with.html
Don't think this one was ever shared: a "bank" putz house candy container that showed up on EBAY some time ago; click on the link http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=370
And an interesting "mansion" again, courtesy of Toys and Stuff: 'New' Marx ACW Mansion-We have yet another American Civil War Mansion, this time from what many collectors call 'New' Marx aka "Louis Marx & Company" aka "Marx Toys" of Miami, Florida, founded about 1990 by Jay Horowitz. For the decade of the 1990's, Mr. Horowitz's firm attempted to recreate the Marx magic of the '50s and '60s by re-creating many playsets, using many recast Marx pieces as well as...READ MORE HERE http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/02/new-marx-acw-mansion.html
GURLEY INSPIRED EASTER CANDLES http://bit.ly/1fWzNHr
Now this a rarity indeed: 1930's/1940's Little Orphan Annie toy stove http://www.flickr.com/photos/41606952@N07/3897734533/in/set-72157622920481579
THE VILLAGE QUILTER #9 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-village-quilter-9.html
With Easter coming up: GOT ANOTHER REQUEST FOR HOWARD LAMEY'S "CHICK SHACK" PUTZ PATTERN; click on the link: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/special-thanks-as-always-to-paul-race.html
Our new series here at Everything Croton--THE VILLAGE QUILTER--continues to be so popular, that we just had to share the latest quilts that came our way. As always, click on the photos.
AND NOW...THE VILLAGE QUILTER #9: The stunning example above and to the right comes to us from visitor Cheshire Cat; created by his mother back in 2012/2013, it's a fall quilt called Whack 'n Stack. You can see more photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheshirecat666/archives/date-taken/2012/08/11/ - we think this is simply beautiful.
Next up is another gorgeous quilt from Croton artisan Sandi R called Brightest Stars. Not only do we love the colors but the three-dimensional quality of the layout just jumps off the screen. One of her very best to date.
And Croton quilter Barry J highly recommends a U.K. quilting site called "The Quilter's Guild"; click on the link to see more www.quiltersguild.org.uk/
WANT TO SEE MORE OF EVERYTHING CROTON'S "THE VILLAGE QUILTER"? CLICK ON THE LINK http://bit.ly/1px3dnv
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
BY SPECIAL REQUEST: PART 2, A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM 1930'S THRU 1970'S; click on the photos below, once again courtesy of the outstanding archives @ The Croton Historical Society. Stay tuned for more. SEE PART 1 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html
Updated: see part 3 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/part-3-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY SPECIAL REQUEST: A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM 1930'S THRU 1970'S; click on the photos below, once again courtesy of the outstanding archives @ The Croton Historical Society. SEE PART 2 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/part-2-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html
You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-2013-report-of-village-historian.html
Monday, February 24, 2014
Most of us are old enough to remember the devastation caused by Dutch Elm Disease here in the U.S. during the 60's and 70's. For Croton in October 1962, however, it was an especially sad time: BETHEL'S ELM HAS BLIGHT. Click on the photos, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
CROTON WRESTLING 1958 THRU 2014; click on the photos and link. Stay tuned for more, courtesy as always of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
2/20/14 CONGRATULATIONS CROTON-HARMON WRESTLING TEAM http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/congratulations-croton-harmon-varsity.html
Interesting vintage putz house photos have been posted over at the forums; we love finding new details:
-Arched roof church http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=574
--Wrinkly roof house http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=575
We all know how expensive those antique/vintage tin flats a.k.a. lead flats a.k.a. zinnfiguren can be--to see them used to great effect, visit the outstanding 2013 Christmas putz mantle of Antoinette Stockenberg http://www.antoinettestockenberg.com/Putz2013.htm -- and so we are always looking for little or similar things to populate our putz villages.
Scrapbooking brads--with the clips removed--just may provide an acceptable alternative. Check out this site for miniature animals, vintage cars and more:
We love the website known as Silvercrow Creations but it's a little cumbersome to navigate; so we're delighted to tell you that they are selling some of their inventory on ETSY now--and it's much easier to get around--you'll find lots of inspiration and little, unusual things too https://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverCrow?ref=ss_profile
A video showing the 1970's Bradford Celestial Tree Topper in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSYvg5l8E9Q
WANT MORE VINTAGE: GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_22.html
AND IF YOU LOVE THE 1920'S http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/updated-vintage-1920s-flickr-set.html
Saturday, February 22, 2014
LOOK WHAT CAME OUR WAY THIS MORNING: MORE CROTON FOOTBALL, 1973; click on the photos. P.S. LOOKING FOR THE SMITH ERA DVD? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/looking-for-smith-era-dvd-youve-come-to.html
Later, our tastes would move along to The Flintstones (http://bit.ly/1mkp4vZ), Lost in Space (http://bit.ly/1e2mtoo), and of course The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone! Click on the photos.
Work continues on Howard Lamey big Colonial Barn-style putz
house--and it's very very RED; see the latest here and keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=565&start=10
You really do need to spend some time at Meyer Imports, especially their miniature shop--Christmas gnomes, elves, animals and more--lots of stuff for the putzer! http://bit.ly/MKU9wk
We've talked about this site before--European Film Star postcards--but it's updated so often, we always recommend repeat visits http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2010/08/amedeo-nazzari.html
And the other day we were reminded of Jennifer's beautiful blue putz village; click on the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/3112449686/in/photolist-5K37RC-ceQxnj-ceVYfs-9rcJ8r
WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/space-age-toys-arrive-nyc-toy-fair-with.html
OR HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_8.html
1952 ARCHER CARS OF TOMORROW http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/02/archer-cars-of-tomorrow-1952-tanker.html
Friday, February 21, 2014
Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
A resident sent this clipping, circa 1972: TEMPLE ISRAEL'S PEOPLE TO PEOPLE WEEKEND. Click on the photos. FOR MORE ABOUT TEMPLE ISRAEL, VISIT WWW.TINW.ORG
Everything Croton is pleased to present this press release for the 2013-2014 JV Boys Basketball season from Coach Don Daubney.
Click on the photo.