Tuesday, July 29, 2014


An oldie but goodie--a 1941 ad for Goodrich Tires featuring Santa Claus and a little girl that looks like Margaret O'Brien.

It's followed by AN AMAZING Made in Japan circa 1950's Cadillac--isn't it a beauty!

To be featured in the Sept. 2014 auction at SeriousToyz.com. Click on the photos.

Looking for little things to inhabit your putz villages? Once again, Meyer Imports has a lot to offer: http://bit.ly/1tW60aL

Hobbit/Lord of The Ring stars are back http://bit.ly/UzkL6Y

1950's Kitchen--courtesy of repros from Dot & Bo--a lot of fun to be had here  http://www.dotandbo.com/collections/time-capsule-1950s-retro-kitchen

LOOKING FOR MORE VINTAGE--in case you missed it--the latest adventures of Rob & Monica: PLAN B! http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/07/plan-b.html

P.S. My vintage cartoon/animation flickr set has been updated  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/vintage-animation-cartoons.html


  1. Thanks for the Hobbit update!

  2. Last year, Shelia and I were taking friends to see a Christmas play in the Victoria theater in downtown Dayton. I dropped them off so they could pick up their tickets while I parked the van. And about six blocks from the theater, I saw a fully dressed Mrs. and Mr. Santa hoofing it in the direction I had just come from. Turned out that they were doing a shift at the Schuster Center's Christmas shop (across the street from the Victoria). Even though they were not exactly young (the white beard was real), the festival people wouldn't let them park in any of the empty reserved parking spaces, so they had a 4-6- block walk every time they came in. I enjoyed giving them a ride in, which meant of course, that I had to go back out to park. By the time I reached the theater, my party was wondering what had happened to me, and I said, "I just gave Santa and Mrs. Claus a ride." "Right," they said. But it makes a great story.

  3. As always, thank you for posting our adventures, Maria! We both love your site so much! (Rob)