First up, those of us who make our own models, train layouts and/or putz houses are always looking to add that touch of authenticity--a'la billboards and other ads. And so when we spotted this photo again (no known copyright restrictions), circa 1929, courtesy of the National Library of Scotland, we just had to share----perhaps there's some inspiration in there for you and your next project. It's been hi-defd to bring out as many details as possible from the small image available.
That's followed by a fab vintage Green Hornet costume, 1966...and from 1916, Christmas Pudding at the Front. It's all capped off with an amazing "House of the Month" from Peter Oehmen---a gorgeous made in Japan vintage putz that you can see more of here. Again, click on the photos and links..
Getting back to making your own billboards for your putz villages or model rail layouts...courtesy of Paul Race and Howard Lamey...click here.
And you'll find more billboard inspiration links courtesy of Toys and Stuff: http://bit.ly/2xbgbUt and http://bit.ly/2xO64EG
ALL THINGS COOKERY, KITCHEN & TABLE #2; MORE HERE
Lucky Dip Sweet Cigarette Cards, 1956, TRANSPORT, PRESENT & FUTURE; some fab images at http://bit.ly/2ymi8hj
One of our favorites--Howard's repro of a vintage German toy castle (by Elastolin) complete with a tunnel for a train; track the progress of this very detailed project, from start to finish at http://bit.ly/2xPx5oL
And you'd like to see even more vintage toy castles, largely German, check this out this oldie but goodie http://bit.ly/2hT8rLr
For those of you making repairs on those vintage ornaments, some resources:
--Hard to find mica colors from Meyer Imports; click here
--GLASS ORNAMENT SUPPLIES, CLIPS, FEET, AND MORE FROM BLUMCHEN; CLICK HERE
--GLASS DECO BEADS A'LA VENETIAN DEW from Meyer; assorted colors---see so much more here
--BULLION/CRINKLE WIRE FROM BLUMCHEN; WONDERFUL WIRE-WRAPPING! MORE HERE
--MUSHROOMS, SPUN COTTON FLORALS; MORE HERE
ART DECO SCANS/STANDARD PLUMPING CATALOG; MORE HERE
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE
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