It just isn't Christmas without Chicago Flying Scout Roller Skates--the kind most of us learned to skate with--a great old ad from 1940. They were heavy--and noisy--with or without rubber tires--and this style dominated the market well into the sixties. Although many people saw them as dangerous, none of us remember falling (perhaps that's selective memory!).
Followed by a wonderful still of Gene Tierney, circa 1946. Truly one of the Hollywood's most beautiful and talented actresses. While some remember her best for "Laura", she will always be Mrs. Muir to others. You can see the trailer for The Ghost & Mrs. Muir here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN6S6FwT5HM
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Paul has set up a new thread over at the Cardboard Christmas forums for Pete's vintage putz house collection items. From time to time, he's sent a photo for posting--and now they will have a central location--only one on for now but we suspect that will change http://bit.ly/2heyAcx
If you like Victorian inspired nature "scrap reliefs", Blumchen has butterflies, amphibians and bugs available here http://www.blumchen.com/scrap_pictures_shop_animals_pg3.html
A simply outstanding collection of vintage Christmas cards, some with very impressive mid century modern graphics https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/sets/72157638719243393/