First up, and highly recommended from TOYS AND STUFF---the latest TRAIN TIME post--VETERANS DAY WEEK RUNNING---wonderful military train, fabulous buildings, lots of photos and inspiration, great accessories; see it all here.
Next, from 1966--and one of our great vintage magazine finds---Julie Newmar--of Catwoman fame...followed by a fabulous collection of 50's plastic dime-store vehicles.
And finally, this year's Christmas Mantle--featuring houses by Karl Fey and Howard Lamey, vintage accessories; military parade, soldiers, etc. headed to the USO Dance at the high school.......more photos soon. Again click on the photos and links.
Speaking of vintage plastic, check out the early 50's Pyro spaceship @ Toys and Stuff; click on the link http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/05/pyro-rocketship-early-1950s-silver.html
And now for something completely different from putz artisan Howard Lamey:
A very retro travel trailer "putz".
And here's a set of Mazda G.E. Figural Lamps from the 1930's, complete with the box--how cool it survived----that you have probably never seen before....
Courtesy of Noel-Kat---These are in fantastic condition---great photos too; truly wonderful shapes and colors----see and read more at http://oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=61
NOT CARDBOARD BUT STILL A CHARMING CHRISTMAS VILLAGE; keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/2011/12/vintage-christmas.html
AND GETTING BACK TO TRAINS IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: FROM PAUL RACE -I just updated my article on Bachmann Christmas trains to include their only currently-supported products. Plus I made several corrections to the early draft. GO TO
AND ANOTHER IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: DIY Christmas Paper Village for Advent - Christmas Houses https://paperglitterglue.com/diy-christmas-paper-village-advent/