Wednesday, March 9, 2016


So many great things to share this morning--we vintage holiday collectors sure do keep busy(!). First up, we bring you Christmas Greetings from The Big Four in 1923: Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks. That's followed by one our favorite "little loggies" from Howard Lamey of there's a great shot of actress Gloria Swanson (who lived for a time in Croton) decorating her Christmas tree, 1921. And finally the cream of the crop---Howard Lamey's version of Downton Abbey--or rather UPTON ABBEY. His most detailed project to date. Click on the photos and enjoy.

And if you'd like to see more 'UPTON ABBEY", click on the link 

Check out this very BIG cardboard playhouse for children

A rather large unfinished twin peaks putz house kit

A vintage Dolly putz house with great windows

With St. Patrick's Day on the horizon, you may also enjoy this article from Paul Race: St. Patrick, His Work, His People and his Day

From 1939, and Ricarde of Hollywood, yes you too can own jewelry from GONE WITH THE WIND....the "Scarlett"! Click on the link 

FROM TOYS AND STUFF: Memories of Easter Past: If Christmas brings back memories of trees and presents, then Easter brings back memories of Easter baskets and eggs (and candy!). In our family my mother would load up a large Easter basket (commercially made - not hand-made) full of candy, colored hard-boiled eggs, and a small toy and hide it somewhere in the house. READ MORE HERE


  1. Howard's greatest creation to date!

  2. Only you could find a shot of Gloria Swanson decorating her Christmas tree. Nice! Linda

  3. Wow Howard that is one amazing building. Teresa Lloyd