First up, a recent chance encounter with an article about dying yarn with Kool-aid reminded us of Howard Lamey's "kool-aid" dyed coconut putz house experiment back in the day.
Read all about it here--and just keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://bit.ly/1hEbeW3
That's followed by a fabulous 1937 publicity still for Gary Cooper--strikingly handsome--AND FINALLY, AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE---THE PACK-O-FUN MAGAZINE! But seriously, Pack-O-Fun, a 70's publication, billed itself as "The Only Scrap Craft Magazine"--and if you think abut it, they were ahead of the curve---"upcycle-ing" everything from egg cartons to can lids.
Some of the scans you'll see at the link below are REAL hokey but--some of the ideas can also be "elevated"--and alot of them are fun, especially the 1970's ads.
Alas, most of the pages were beyond saving (stuck together) and this was all that could be salvaged. Click the link and enjoy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157626724529540/
A 1951 living room---love the sofa! This entire design holds up very well. Click here.
Old German wind-up train video - very neat! Click here
Elizabeth has inherited some wonderful antique and vintage toy circus pieces; she's been bitten by the bug but knows her pocketbook will never sustain this new obsession if she stays strictly antique and vintage. She has, however, found this neat website; click on the link and enjoy a great tin toy site--reproduction (and more) pieces anyone can afford--and few with "putzing inspiration": https://www.tintoyarcade.com/carousels-and-fair-rides
MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: GLORIA SWANSON, FAY BAINTER & HOWARD DA SILVA; CLICK HERE
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE.