First, here's a 1965 Buddy Hackett Christmas ad for Smirmoff Vodka. He's followed by one of our favorite politically incorrect made in Japan battery operated vintage toys--The Smoking Bunny--featured in a previous auction at Croton's own SERIOUSTOYZ--LATE 1950'S.
And from 1907, a very young Ethel Barrymore. Followed by the Christmas fireplace of Flickr friend Raining Rita--oodles of vintage dolls and toys---and sliced into a bottom half close-up so you can see all the details--including the Pineville putz houses on the right. Click on the photos and enjoy.
For more about Pineville houses, click on the link and scroll all the day down to the bottom of the page--they're circa WWII. https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/papateds/WWII.html
Vintage made in Japan tin litho air force bus; by TOEI;--with flattie possibilities; more here
Fab US METAL TOY CO. vintage bank--P.S. 23--definite repro possibilities; great graphics - more here
We have found an amazing sticker line--check out Violette stickers line--the putzabilities are endless violettestickers.com/
A site that is fast becoming one of our favorites--Victorian Trading---and their periodic post-holiday sales are fantastic.
Yes, they have putz houses from time to time--mainly churches--but also wonderful Downton Abbey inspired costume jewelry at very reasonable prices, and other Victorian inspired goodies victoriantrading.com
Assorted mason jars and bottles, shapes and sizes from Oriental trading; more here
An oldie but goodie: Outstanding candy container/putz items from a previous auction at BERTOIA AUCTIONS; some rarities and more here
And outstanding collection--over 600 photos--Novelty transistor radios; check it out here
Some items that are worth looking at again:
--ST. PATRICK'S DAY CRAFTING LINKS; MORE HERE
--REMEMBERING WLLY COX AND CROTON'S PATRICIA BENOIT--A.K.A. MRS. PEEPERS--TOO--CLICK HERE
--LINDA'S 2016 CHRISTMAS PUTZ; more here
--LINDA'S 2014 DEPT. 56 CHRISTMAS VILLAGE; more here
--HOWARD'S 2016 DOLLY COMPANY PUTZ HOUSE REPROS/Christmas village; a fabulous collection so very close to the originals; more here
Moving along, an index of vintage train catalog links; more here
Spun cotton watte shapes--bells, fruit, rarely seen shapes---for recreating those old German ornaments many of us will never find----more here
IT'S NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY----a little history and much more----ENJOY----CLICK HERE
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE
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