Sunday, May 25, 2014


Not long ago we mentioned that a local Croton shop--Sunshine & Clover--was carrying reproductions of the Gurley/Tavern holiday candles so popular in the 40's and 50's. The repros are much larger than their original counterparts but the charm is still there in spades and are being made by Two's Company.

Imagine our delight when we came across this full page Christmas ad for Tavern Candles in a December 17, 1945 edition of Life Magazine--from our recent vintage magazine haul at a tag sale. Click on all the photos. Enjoy!

P.S. Vermont Country Store also features nostalgic repros of Tavern/Gurley candles during assorted holidays

Once upon a time Christmas lights were made everywhere--not just China. Click on the link to see a great old ad from 1965 featuring US manufactured, Italy, etc. light sets

Remember Dennison patriotic seals? Blumchen has them 

A very interesting flickr photo pool dedicated to General Electric Christmas lights; so much eye candy - click on the link

Very interesting WWII three minute video, courtesy of Croton's own Tom Faranda

Want more vintage? Click on the link

And before you go....

Check out these Noel Poinsettia Angel candleholders from a 1960 catalog.

Definite made in Japan kitschi-ness

And to those 'outsiders' looking in--if you're ever in Croton--check out Sunshine & Clover

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