As always, some wonderful finds--click on the photos and links!
First up, an oldie but goodie -- there are some old photos that really speak to you; the beautiful Victorian woman to the right is one of them--and was so meant to be shared. She's followed by something completely different: a 1922 ad for the Daisy Air Rifle.
We also learned that Daisy Outdoor Products (known primarily as Daisy) was formed in 1888 to manufacture windmills. As a sales promotion, they started providing air guns with the purchase of each windmill!
In the end, they were so popular, they began offering them for sale and the rest is history! Read more here http://bit.ly/1NcjRGC
The Daisy ad is followed by one of our favorite putz houses by Karl Fey; we can't stop looking at the clock house - just love the curved fence on this one. And a beautiful hand-colored photo Valentine postcard, courtesy of Suzee, pre-World War I, and most likely French. PLUS remember when NYLON TULLE Christmas trees for all the fashion (see the 1958 ad below)---A FELLOW PUTZER has found a "how to"--go here! Again, click on the photos and enjoy.
A fabulous vintage telephone collection; click here
NYTIMES--Benjamin Bradley, a collector whose obsession is Christmas; HIS PASSION EMERGES ANNUALLY; he hangs it on a tree; more here
In case you missed it, the latest houses in HOWARD LAMEY'S BUILDING TEN CENT CITY, recreating 1950's little cardboard houses; more here
Tin plate toy, DOES EVERY PUTZ VILLAGE NEED A....HEARSE!!!!! MORE HERE
REMEMBERING LOUIS JOURDAN; adored him in GiGi with Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier---MORE HERE
BY SPECIAL REQUEST, A FLICKR COLLECTION OF LOGGIE/LOG CABIN PUTZ HOUSES; MORE HERE
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE
PLUS SEE GORGEOUS MADE-TODAY NYLON TULLE TREE HERE--FOURTH PHOTO DOWN at this link, click here
AND DID YOU KNOW...JAMES LORD PIERPONT & THE MYSTERY OF JINGLE BELLS
many people, the song “Jingle Bells” is so deeply etched in memory it’s
hard to recall when we learned it. Written by Unitarian James Lord
Pierpont (1822-1893), “Jingle Bells” is among the most popular American
songs of all time, and although it is strongly associated with
Christmas, this story of a wintertime sleigh ride contains not a single
holiday reference. READ MORE HERE.
ST PATRICK'S DAY PUTZ VILLAGE; MORE HERE
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