An oldie but goodie and another one of our favorite putz houses from artisan Howard Lamey; the Dutch colonial double chimney. See more of Howard's fabulous work at littleglitterhouses.com
That's followed by a great Christmas-y postcard featuring actress Romy Schneider and actor Horst Bucholz, who died in 2003. Bucholz was one of your editor's favorite actors--a must see in The Magnificent Seven, One-Two-Three, and Fanny. Courtesy of our friends at filmstarpostcards.blogspot.nl/
And from 1963 and featured in a previous auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz.com, a Jetson's lunchbox by Aladdin! It sold for over $666! Proof positive that if you have serious stuff, they have serious bidders. Click on the photos and enjoy.
And finally: This wonderful wonderful tourist "railroad" ran on the iron pier at Orchard Beach, Maine--circa 1900. Now this is one railroad we'd LOVE to own! Click on the photos and enjoy.
Always worth another read: A Christmas Memory From The
Firestone Store; yes, they were once about more than tires; click here
Confidential to WHAT ARE THESE HOUSES?------your houses are from the Dolly Toy Company!
How wonderful you have found so many.
As it turns out--and not very long ago--over at the Cardboard Christmas forums, "Dolly-wood" was a big thing! Everyone went ga-ga for reproducing--and re-interpretting these charming little putz houses and their elaborate windows--OVER TEN PAGES OF PATTERNS, COMMENTARY, PHOTOS AND MORE--Check it out at bit.ly/1QV9XMv
VINTAGE TRAIN GOODNESS--EARLY MARX FREIGHT CARS, 1931; more here
AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
--BRIAN'S 2018 PUTZ VILLAGE; 4 PHOTOS; KEEP SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE ONCE YOU CLICK HERE.
--THE LATEST FROM PAPERGLITTERGLUE--A PATTERN FOR THE ROUND ARCH HOUSE; THE SNOWY CHURCH PATTERN; MORE HERE
--ANTOINETTE'S 2018 CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IS NOW ONLINE; more here
--HOWARD'S 2018 VILLAGE! MORE HERE
--AND FROM FAMILY GARDEN TRAINS; A WONDERFUL OUTDOOR RAILROAD AND "STATION" from Paul Race--see more here
--REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/12/pearl-harbor-remembrance-ceremony-and.html
--SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: PETER FRAMPTON, DUDLEY FIELD MALONE, DORIS STEVENS, and VERA NEUMANN; MORE HERE