It's followed by a great ad from 1919 for Charms Candy--Trim your tree with Charms! And from the 1920 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog, White Polar Talking Teddy Bears and more! Click on the photos. Enjoy!
For those mid-century modern afficianados, here's a reminder: you can still get Retro laminates at HEFFRONS
For those person looking to spice up those cupcakes at her Tiki party---here's just the ticket! Hula Toppers! From Tiny Things Are Cute of course-----DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THE LINK WILL LAST BUT GIVE IT A TRY AT http://bit.ly/Uv1m75
Your editor has gotten a lot of questions recently about American Flyer S-gauge trains---there's only one place to go for some answers--and that's here.
New from PAPERGLITTERGLUE, a Christmas farmhouse putz in "stone"; click here
An outstanding collection of vintage and new PEZ candy dispensers being made today; click here
By special request, your editor's Flickr album of putz castles and lakies....from Karl Fey and Howard Lamey; click here
And Howard Lamey latest PAC-O-FUN putz house is here.
p.s. AN UPDATE FROM DC--ABOUT THE "PHOTO CHRISTMAS CARD"--
The wonderful Christmas card shared by Heather might be a bit earlier than late 1940s. The prominently shown toy car is a pre-war only LaSalle made by Hubley. They changed the car slightly for post war production. The car itself measures about 7 inches overall and has nickel plated separate headlamp pods. It is the last Hubley toy to feature nickel plated components. It happens to be one of my favorite toys and I buy every one I can on eBay. They don’t show up often. I have at least one that is really over restored with chrome foil on the bumpers and grille and very shiny red paint that could pass for the one in Heather’s card. The post war Cadillac version was in production much longer.