As always, some wonderful new finds, special requests, oldies but goodies and more. Click on the photos and links.
First up, a pair of large--and new--putz churches we've spoken about before. What they lack in architectural detail, they more than make up for with color and sparkle--and the artful way the scene is arranged--thanks Matthew for allowing us to share. That's followed by some scans from our very own 1966 Western Auto Catalog. Oh for a time machine......
And finally, a a fab vintage postcard of a very young and striking Tony Curtis courtesy of our friends at European Film Star Postcards. They have a fab post and many more fab images on Curtis here. Again click on the photos and links.
Royal Lighted Village Catalogue No. 203V; more here
Here's a neat little site dedicated to HOJO--Howard Johnson--history:
The year was 1925, the financial health of the nation was sound. Economists talked about "an era of prosperity" and the future seemed nothing but bright.
However, the outlook for 27 year-old Howard Deering
Johnson was not so bright. Read more here.
FROM 2012: SPRING INSIDE MACY'S EASTER WINDOWS; a pretty neat blog---from happier days-----see it here
AND FROM THE SAME BLOG--SOME GREAT CHRISTMAS IN NYC PICTURES; more here
amazing piece of tinplate from Toys and Stuff: the 1930s Marx Gas
Service Station. Very cool! This is one of the best vintage Marx pieces
ever and just screams "putz-ability": http://bit.ly/1NQhgxL
12 vintage refrigerators---from rare to wacky to sublime; courtesy of Retro Renovation
SHADOWBOX DIORAMAS, WITH VINTAGE CHRISTMAS BOXES; MORE HEREPATRIOTIC DECORATIONS FROM "TRADITIONS"--lots of inspiration---some of it is terribly expensive, and over the top fun, but plenty of eye-candy, see it all here
OUR FRIENDS AT EFSP HAVE A GREAT POST ON SHIRLEY MACLAINE HERE.
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE.
AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: THE APRIL 2021 FAMILY GARDEN TRAINS NEWSLETTER https://familygardentrains.com/.../21_04_newsletter_gr.htmAND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: EVERYTHING CROTON'S ALL THINGS COOKERY, KITCHEN & TABLE #20--EVEN MORE EASY PRETTY DESSERTS WITH JUST A FEW INGREDIENTS--PART TWO PLUS OLD FASHIONED APRONS...... https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2021/05/everything-crotons-all-things-cookery.html
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