Tuesday, March 31, 2015


One of our favorite Easter ads ever--this one's for Whitman's Chocolates, Easter 1943. 

Love the gloves--not crazy about the hat, which is by Lilly Dache, the most famous milliner of her time. 

You can read more about her here

Whitman's and Russell Stover were the kings of chocolate gift-giving at Christmas in our house--and especially at Valentine's Day--but were eventually supplanted by Brach's in the 60's and 70's. 

Neither spring snow nor slush keeps Rob and Monica from their weekend sale-ing adventures (check out this great Dinah Shore LP they found on a recent excursion, released in the US in 1957). 

See what they've been up to here: "Spring arrives...on the calendar" http://bit.ly/1Ii7cM3

And since it is officially PEEPS season, a great ad from 1978.

Click on the photos. 

Howard is working on a new house; it's his interpretation of a very complex Made in Japan vintage beauty; see it here and keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=851

A nomination for putz house of the month--great roof--go here

1 comment:

  1. They're making peeps in a whole range of horrible flavors now. Give me the classic anyday.