Thought you'd enjoy this glass plate negative of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, 1915. Click on the photo.
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