Can't get enough trains, vintage or otherwise, CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE and join the forums at BIG INDOOR TRAINS(TM) bigindoortrains.com/ There is SO MUCH great info to be found--for collectors of "old" and "new", tips, tools, catalogs, fab ads and more.
Next up a neat photo from 1959--77 SunsetStrip's Edd Byrnes! Edd's "Kookie" character became a national phenomena; read more about the show here http://bit.ly/2kVROkB
It's followed by one of our favorite vintage "building" tins; the Alamo! We haven't been able to find out much about this one.
Last time we looked it appeared to have been a candy filled souvenir.
Click on the photos and enjoy.
For the crafters---putz and more---fabulous art textures:
--Art texture using crumbled wax paper and glue youtube.com/watch?v=YskhEvNsrIo
--Another great art texture and a fab way to re-use cellophane, plastic wrap and bags (your editor loves this and uses it alot on small furniture pieces, cardboard projects, and more) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gyi_Iq83Zg
--An oldie but goodie and one of our favorite putz houses from Howard Lamey--lighted! http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6925279266/in/photostream
--Here's a nifty little tin-litho jet from the Japanese firm of 'K', courtesy of Toys & Stuff http://bit.ly/2BhNPc6
--For the love of tiny pianos, from our friend Holiday Jenny http://everyday-is-a-holiday.blogspot.com/2012/04/for-love-of-tiny-pianos.html
--Another oldie but goodie, fab putz houses from Mimi.... http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=268&p=1284#p1284