First up, a wonderful repro--worth re-visting--of a vintage Made in Japan "green spottie" putz house by artisan Lynn. The miniature Santa is celluloid and from the 1940's. That's followed by an ad from the 1940's drama, Since You Went Away--although your editor has seen it a dozen times or more, it's always worth another look. This film is a definite one for your movie "bucket list". The cast is amazing: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, a growing up Shirley Temple, Monty Wooley, Joseph Cotton, and more. Here's a YouTube tribute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2lIMEmRqNw
And finally, worth revisiting, a great still from GIANT, featuring James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor. Click on the photos and enjoy!
We've talked about this one before but it is always worth mentioning again - The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.
This Charles Graham version is circa 1870, and the first representation of Santa Claus dressed in a red cloth coat trimmed with white fur.
The type used in this edition is the seldom seen anymore "Ringlet".
GENEROUSLY SCANNED AND SHARED, COURTESY OF OUR FLICKR FRIEND JON WILLIAMSON--http://bit.ly/1XaHXFk
Step by step tutorial for making vintage inspired tinsel rosettes and everything you need as well right down to the "scraps"--from Blumchen of course; also a great resource for making repairs and/or restorations of your antique and vintage rosette pieces---see more here.
DIY CUCKOO CLOCK THAT REALLY WORKS---FROM PAPERGLITTERGLUE OF COURSE---CLICK HERE
FOR THE READER LOOKING FOR THE VINTAGE MADE IN JAPAN COTTON TOP PUTZ HOUSES---THE BIG ONES(!)--FEATURED IN A RECENT BLOG POST, CLICK HERE.
AND SOME OLDIES BUT GOODIES ALWAYS WORTH RE-VISITING!
--THE TWELVE HOUSES OF CHRISTMAS! MORE HERE.
--HOWARD'S 2018 VILLAGE! MORE HERE
--NEW FROM EFSP, JUDY GARLAND; some stunning old postcard images of Garland more here
--SEE IT FROM START TO FINISH, HOWARD'S Vintage Passenger Train “Flattie” Reproduction Project…https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1628
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE.
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