AS ALWAYS, some wonderful new finds, oldies but goodies, special requests an more. Click on the photos and links.
Some years back, our Flickr Friend File Photo uploaded pages from the 1955 Howdy Doody Merchandise Catalog. For those of us who build putz houses and are fans of tinplate--vintage, faux or otherwise--here's Howdy Doody's General store. To see more of the 1955 Catalog, visit bit.ly/1OFm1dd
It's followed by a special request from a reader who discovered a "vintage and battered heavy foiled paper angel" in a tag sale. From the photo you provided, it appears to be German and constructed of 'Rauschgoldengel Doppelfolie' foil paper that was made in Western Germany for the production of their famous Nuremberg Christmas angels.
Blumchen is still making it today-- this double-sided metallic paper is bright and shiny with vivid colors. YOU CAN SEE MORE IN the PHOTO TO THE RIGHT and by clicking here. Your editor was gifted a few sheets of this foil paper----it's very high quality and folds with sharp creases. Extremely tactile and interesting.....Might be something the putz house makers would find useful to work with.
But then at Everything Croton....we love the Western genre, foreign or domestic. Here's some additional links you may enjoy:
--BARBAROSA, Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Gilbert Roland; more here
--ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, classic Sergio Leone; more here
--THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, Wayne, Stewart, Lee Marvin; more here
--WESTERNS ALL'ITALIANA, a blog that explores Spaghetti Westerns and more
--THE SPAGHETTI WESTERNS PODCAST #52, ROB WORD, "A WORD ON WESTERNS; more here
AND FINALLY FROM TOYS AND STUFF---THE WESTWARD HO WILD WEST PLAYSET; see more of it here. (If this is the kind of toy that gives you the vapors, please keep your woke comments to yourself and go no further.)
MOVING ALONG:SOME INTERESTING TIDBITS AND MORE FROM PAUL RACE OF FAMILY GARDEN TRAINS(TM)--CLICK HERE.
A reader discovered an interesting little putz house---it's an early open base coconut---thanks Pete for the info and photos---we knew we had seen them somewhere before! Go to at https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1712
FOR THE READER LOOKING TO IDENTIFY THEIR VINTAGE NATIVITY, these forums might help---dozens of links and posts about NATIVITIES FROM FAMILY CHRISTMAS HERE.
All content on this blog is Copyright (c) by Maria Cudequest and by the
posters who have contributed specific content. All material is for your
personal use only. No content or photos may be republished or sold,
without prior written consent from your editor and the individual who
contributed the content in question. For permissions or questions about
this policy, please contact the editor.