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It's followed by a wonderful vertical putz display from our friend Matthew. Cake stands offer real possibilities if you have limited space--and made from cardboard to plastic etc., you can find them in assorted price-points just about everywhere on the internet. Click on the photos and enjoy.
So here's a happy ending for a sad tale; a friend of ours inherited a little--and I mean tiny--wind-up train from her Dad; the mechanism was such that it traveled in a tight little circle--and every year it made its way into the center of her putz village--to be wound up and watched. This year, however, the mechanism finally went--and was beyond repair. Enter a very clever husband who purchased a battery operated revolving turntable--the type used to display model airplanes, cars and such--and ta-da--the train now goes round and round just like it did before--in a manner of speaking.
Needless to say, she's thrilled to have the "effect" back in her village--and the cherished family "heirloom" now has a second life. Amazon has lots of options and reviews on battery operated turntables in case you just want to add a little movement to your next putz display.
The Royal Village Grocery Store: http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/12/royal-lighted-village-catalogue-no-203v_27.html
Want more vintage? Go here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_30.html
Remembering Ricky Nelson http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/remembering-ricky-nelson.html
And check out this wonderful post we found on the Noma lighted altar--lots of detail and a great little story to go with it--including "window" putzing http://www.father-of-five.com/2013/12/the-christmas-altar.html