First up, we were reminded recently that the designer of the iconic, beloved midcentury flamingo lawn ornament -- Don Featherstone -- died in June of 2015....Click here to read more.
Which brought us of course to Howard Lamey's interpretation of a vintage made in Japan putz house--complete with new "coconut"--and of course, pink flamingos....an oldie but goodie worth looking at again.
It's followed by a fabulous postcard of Alida Valli and Farley Granger in the 1954 film, Senso.
Read more about the work of this beautiful actress from our friends at EFSP; American audiences will probably remember her best in THE THIRD MAN with Joseph Cotton. MORE HERE
Then one of our favorite toys---a T. Cohn Sparkling Machine Gun toy from the 1930's--with the box! Followed by a page of fab automobile toys from the 1953 Reliable Plastics Catalog and finally, Howard's latest Ten Cent City Putz House (see them all here). Again click on the photos and links.
FROM BLUMCHEN, DRESDEN CANDLE BOBECHES, OLD STOCK, MADE IN WEST GERMANY; YES THEY STILL HAVE THEM; more here
AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE FROM THE CARDBOARD CHRISTMAS FORUMS--The 4th of July bird house! MORE HERE
WORTH A REPEAT VISIT--Outstanding little diorama--sort of--with dog house--and pug dog---utterly charming--MORE HERE
NEW FROM EFSP, CHILD STAR "BABY PEGGY" 1918-2020 HAS DIED; READ MORE HERE
FOR THE READER WHO WANTS TO HAVE THE EFFECT OF VINTAGE--TRADITIONAL--"BOY'S TOYS" UNDER THEIR CHRISTMAS TREE BUT "ISN'T RELATED TO THE ROCKEFELLERS"--we've just the place for you. It's called TIN TOY ARCADE and they do wonderful repros--vintage inspired items that can be magical when paired with some of your authentic pieces......
Here are some "boy toy" options--For pistols, cap guns and caps; click here. For space race, rockets and such, click here. For toy soldiers and such, click here.
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE
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