One of our favorite "custom" putz houses from Howard Lamey--love the bay window---you can see the original house--and more photos at the link below--just keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://bit.ly/1000GXu
It's followed by a 1957 ad for one of our favorite films, Raintree County with Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Eva Marie Saint, set during the Civil War, and directed by Edward Dmytryk.
Panned by the critics and plagued with problems during production, it has nevertheless developed a cult following.
Next up, a 1944 Berke's fruitcake ad. Fruitcake, when done right, is marvelous---but it's one of those things you either love or hate. Still, a great uncle said that fruitcakes were indeed a reminder of home and always appreciated during his time in the Philippines.
And finally, a 1960 Christmas advertisement---SANTA'S GIANT CHRISTMAS PACK--a tree and 100 toys--all for $1.49! Click on the photos and enjoy.
FANTASTIC piece of vintage T. Cohn tinplate--Sunnyfield Farms Barn--the graphics are outstanding. See it here.
At Blumchen, made in Western Germany, vintage Santa Claus cut-outs....
Still in their original packaging; limited quantities; on sale--more here
Wonderful bottle brush trees--and some interesting putz houses too--in outstanding color combinations at this ETSY shop GLITTERATMIDNIGHT
PUTZ HOUSE WINDOWS & DOORS HERE
FREE PRINTABLE VINTAGE INSPIRED HALLOWEEN NUT CUP from a fun site to spend some time in--Altered Artifacts HERE
Another great Halloween house from Lucy; the Greystone Clock House; more here
A trio of vintage Santa elves---very made in Japan---with putzish putz-a-bilities. Your editor sense a project coming on for someone we all know. MORE HERE.
Believe it or not, seasonally, available only in the fall, products--are started to hit the shelves. So as usual there will be an Everything Test Kitchen. Please send your hits and misses....
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. HERE