Hello everyone. So much to show you.
We sometimes forget that in the 50's and 60's, and even the early 70's, Christmas lights were also manufactured in Italy; we've seen the ones to the right very rarely--and until today, only in green. A wonderful find from a collecting friend--we believe they are from the mid to late 1960's, possibly early 70's. With many thanks for sharing this awesome find.
And now some scans from our recent vintage magazine and catalog scores at the Peekskill flea market; check out these awesome examples of 1953 mid-century modern lighting; there are some truly hideous examples here but also a few "Jetson" types we wouldn't mind having.
Click on the photos and enjoy.
Some awesome antique Christmas items, most appear to be German http://on.fb.me/1ggYUwd
A fun blog find: ECCENTRIC ROADSIDE; it's "devoted to old fashioned American roadside attractions...
the wonderfully big, bizarre, crazy, wacky, quirky, weird, funny, unique
and mundane sites you see travelling cross-country by car in the USA,
where getting there really is all the fun!" Click on the link http://eccentricroadside.blogspot.com/
NEW Advent calendars added @ 32 Degrees North--just keep scrolling down the page http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/advent-calendars
America's First Christmas Store: Remembering Doc Johnson http://familychristmasonline.com/memories/smethport/smethport_store.htm
Want more vintage, including Christmas, Popeye, putz and more? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_13.html
AND IF YOU'RE A FAN OF BUSTER KEATON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/part-2-we-love-silent-films-buster.html