Some wonderful things to share with you today; to the left a vintage cardboard wind-up made in Japan chimney with Santa pop-up; definitely some crafting inspiration here if we can mimic the graphics on the lower part. (We've already got the basic brick pattern from BIGINDOORTRAINS - CLICK ON THE LINK http://tinyurl.com/39upo2j)
A great example of vintage Japanese Christmas kitsch.
Santa is followed by another example of Mary Pickford World War One ephemera from 1917. She's shown gathering toys for orphans in France. And finally what a LOT of girls wanted for Christmas in 1954--the most magnificent doll ever made: the "life-size" Sweet Sue by American Character.
Click on the photos and enjoy.
For those who don't remember: Firestone made annual Christmas albums--check out Firestone's Christmas
Album Volume 3 circa 1960’s, with one of our favorites, GORDON MACRAE.
Of course, Youtube has some of it available for
your listening pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngn8LsVaUBs
1940 MAZDA CHRISTMAS LIGHT AD http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=158
FOR FANS OF Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians: Fredrick Malcolm Waring (June 9, 1900
– July 29, 1984) was a popular musician, bandleader, and radio-television
personality, sometimes referred to as "America's Singing Master" and
"The Man Who Taught America How to Sing.”
He was also a promoter, financial
backer and namesake of the Waring Blender, the first modern electric blender on
the market; a 1957 Christmas album has been re-issued and is available on
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