As always, some wonderful new finds, special requests, oldies but goodies and more. Click on the photos and links.
were delighted to find this 1945 "Christmas" ad for Eddie Cantor, an
amazing comedian, performer, singer, songwriter, founder of THE MARCH OF
DIMES, and all-around Renaissance Man. Cantor was also known for his
extensive charity work. For more about Eddie Cantor, click here.
He's followed by a great 1914 ad--WILL THERE BE A VICTROLA IN YOUR HOME THIS CHRISTMAS?
That's followed by the latest offering--with crafting tutorial as well---from BLUMCHEN---for Italian Wedding Flowers---yes weddings are back---but truly this has so many other applications. What a wonderful idea. SEE IT ALL HERE---DON'T KNOW WHO LONG THE LINK WILL LAST OR THE ITALIAN RIBBON!
And finally, a fabulous vintage (and early) made in Japan putz house courtesy of P. Oehmen, Another one in the "pagoda" line of houses; this one still has a price tag that reads "John P. Hall, Co. Hardware 50¢"
Again, click on the photos and links.
friend reports that she finally got around to making these "STRAW FLOWERS" for her Easter display this year---and mixed them in with live greenery and flowers, also her dried and silk flower arrangements on her family holiday table to great effect. Give it a try. A plastic straw craft--called SPLENDID STRAW that has other applications we're sure. Click here.
A very precise--and helpful--way to cut window and door openings in putz houses--for those who don't use auto-cutters and punches/dies---courtesy of Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com; click on the link for Howard's technique http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=553
A MAMIE EISENHOWER CHRISTMAS CARD! CLICK HERE.
Remember those glitzy kitschy Christmas corsages that were so popular in the 50's, 60's and even the 70's? Check out this project FROM GOLDEN EGG VINTAGE HERE.
Your editor hasn't had a lot animated pieces in her annual Christmas putz for a few years now---as expected, each one died their inevitable death AND WERE BEYOND REPAIR---but this year the POLAR EXPESS TRAIN IS BACK--owing to the fact that the track has now been permanently mounted--saving me hours of crawling around time!----and there are other plans--and actual projects--involving battery operated trains and toys in strategic locations. Things are so much easier to get now that the pandemic is winding down. I was also able to acquire on ebay a revolving turntable from DEPT. 56.
And here's a real oldie but goodie from Toys and Stuff-----Royal Lighted Village Catalogue No. 203V - Pt 1 Set Contents
SO MANY GREAT DESIGNS HERE, VERY INSPIRING. READ AND SEE MORE BELOW.
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