Some wonderful things to share--first up, this amazing repro of a vintage putz house--the Red Coconut Barn--by JCASS; see the pattern and more photos--two pages--over at the Cardboard Christmas Forums http://bit.ly/2E1D3Jv
It's followed by a close-up of the 2017 "French" putz---castle by Karl Fey (a repro inspired by the original from the 30's) and NOTRE MARIA(!) CATHEDRAL BY HOWRD LAMEY; paper ornaments, handmade, other accessories vintage Limoges or made in Japan; the ship is a new pillbox, the lamppost is new too.
And that's followed by some great p.r. shots from the 1950's magazine collection; James Garner and Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis.
Click on the photos and enjoy.
Love 'em, hate 'em---they're here: Heart-shaped marshmallow PEEPS have arrived at most major stores.
WANNA KNOW MORE ABOUT MARSHMALLOW PEEPS? Check out their illustrious history and more here-- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peeps
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY the history of Conversation Hearts a.k.a. SWEETHEARTS http://bit.ly/2GQUVov
Paper "Flattie" Easter rabbit inspiration, download http://bit.ly/2sbOaKy
IF YOU HAVEN'T VISITED TROCADERO LATELY...I encourage you to do so--it's an antiques aggregator that is constantly being updated--and while much of it is cost-prohibitive, there are genuine finds and bargains to be had--as well as a lot of inspiration http://www.trocadero.com/
ANGELA has updated Halloween 2017 photos---some outstanding vintage items http://bit.ly/2FKhHwM
For fans of Fontanini Nativity pieces--especially the five inch
versions--click on the link to see an outstanding collection of photos.
Some of these pieces have been retired but if you're lucky, you can find
them on the secondary market: http://bit.ly/1TwOwOg
REMEMBERING AL LEWIS, GRANDPA MUNSTER http://bit.ly/2E3P2lM
A LARGE VINTAGE GERMAN PUTZ HOUSE VIA OKPAT AND THE CARDBOARD CHRISTMAS FORUMS http://bit.ly/2E2L90K