Thursday, July 9, 2015


Some weeks are more successful than others at the Peekskill Flea market--and last Sunday was one of the best. Not only did we find lots of old catalogs, vintage movie magazines, and Christmas kitsch, but we nearly jumped for joy when we found this framed reproduction of a very young Billie Burke. 

For those who don't know, Burke was an American actress, famous on Broadway and in early silent film, but is primarily known to modern audiences as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the movie musical The Wizard of Oz. 

She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Emily Kilbourne in Merrily We Live and is also remembered for her appearances in the Topper series. 

She followed by two putz houses we are constantly drawn back to--by Karl Fey and Howard Lamey.

And finally, we just had to share this amazing collection of vintage Santas from our friend Howard Murray--perfectly arranged! Click on the photos.

The latest edition of Antique Back Roads Magazine is out--with a focus on vintage Coca Cola collectibles among other goodies you shouldn't miss

Check out these simple, but nevertheless charming, hand-made cardboard putz houses by our friend Matthew

And here's the latest from Rob and Monica's "sale-ing" adventures: THE LAST WEEKEND IN JUNE; click on the link

If you love Lionel trains, then we have a Pre-War Lionel O Gallery for you--lots of photos, pages and other info

Want more vintage? Go here  

And a short video--lots of putz houses--Golden Glow of Christmas past convention


  1. Thanks for mentioning us, Maria!
    As always, you have shared some great sites for me to see! (Rob)