If you grew up in the late 50's or early 60's, chances are you remember these: SOAKYs by Colgate--bubble bath for kids in your favorite cartoon or seasonal character bottles. These were immensely popular and are very collectible today--CLICK ON THE PHOTO to see a 1962 ad. You can read more about their history and see some sample prices here http://bit.ly/1f3joY1
The ad is followed by MORE VINTAGE SOAKIES from a prevous auction at Croton's own SERIOUSTOYZ.
And another photo from Pete and Linda's made in Japan early putz house village; these houses are circa 1930's and were featured in the Prange's Department Store Christmas windows (Sheboygan, Wisconsin).
All are stamped JAPAN.
See more here. Remember to keep scrolling down the screen.
And finally your editor's photo from the Christmas Eve 2018 at Holy Name of Mary Church--their life-sized nativity--sans Wise Men at the time. Click on the photos and enjoy.
If you're a fan of Howard's "miniature Santa Claus" figures--he's provided a molding tutorial with photos over at the forums--click on the link and just keep scrolling down the page once you get there---you'll also get to see the world's smallest(!) vintage made in Japan Santa again http://bit.ly/1L1v4sS
AND OVER AT PAPERMAU: Ice Cream And Donut Miniature Gift Boxes - by Aya Honda
To our Brussels readers, this is probably the "grocery store" you are looking for.
HOWARD'S "TEN CENTS CITY" CONTINUES; houses reminiscent of the dime-store items from the 50's--see the patterns, back-story, progress and more here.
And in case you missed it, some fun links and more:
--A VERY PUTZABLE BELL TOWER PATTERN FROM PAPERMAU HERE.
--CONNIE HULL'S LATEST EDITION OF THE WOODSTON PRESS, her weekly newsletter, has some fab things in it--early Christmas cards, an interesting recipe, and some humor--never buy a dog when you're drunk; see the newsletter here.
--BY SPECIAL REQUEST, YOUR EDITOR'S FLICKR PHOTO HOMAGE TO WOOLWORTH'S AT CHRISTMAS AND THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS CENTER, WHICH WILL BE RE-OPENING IN ANOTHER PENNSYLVANIA LOCATION IN 2019; more here
--THE LATEST FROM THE FAMILY GARDEN TRAINS FB PAGE HERE
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We collected them all and were the cleanest kids on the block, but we never got the Santa Claus or the Superman.ReplyDelete