As always, some wonderful new finds, oldies but goodies, special requests and more. Click on the photos and links.
First up, an ad for Connie Francis from the December 1965 Life
Magazine. She's followed by these fab vintage catalog scans for
"Kewpie" pillows to embroider or purchase complete, from a circa 1914
needlework catalog. And finally a scene from the 2021 French Christmas Putz and "Notre Maria", that maverlous Cathedral by Howard Lamey and a 1930's castle repro from Karl Fey. There will be more.
For those who want to know all about the history of Kewpies, click here.
It's kitschy vintage Christmas catalog time and some oldies but goodies....
And a great way to date those tag sale and flea market finds you just want to know more about!
A fabulous 1960's Drumming Santa toy, so much fun, 1960's made in Taiwan, click here
And for fans of A CHRISTMAS STORY, the Daisy Red Ryder with Compass & Sundial with canvas case, BB tin and custom display rack!!!!! http://www.toytent.com/Special/8444.html
Building a vintage style (putz size!) stone cottage! More here.
We are always amazed at the awesome creativity of our friend Linda.
Always worth a second, third and fourth look--here's 3 photos from her 2011 Christmas buffet putz....
It had a ski theme--NUMBER ONE, CLICK HERE AND NUMBER TWO, CLICK HERE AND NUMBER THREE, CLICK HERE
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER, COURTESY OF EPHEMERAL NEW YORK https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/this-is-the-first-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree/
VIDEO FROM 2020 AND OKPAT; MORE HERE
AND IN CASE YOU EVER WONDERED:
Yes, it is obviously ironic that Marshall Rauch, a Jewish man, was once the largest Christmas ornament maker in the world. He is 93 years old, and has heard — and told — every possible joke about it. The man put a doormat emblazoned with “Shalom” outside one of his ornament factories in Gastonia. He once called himself the Jewish Santa Claus. “All my friends used to tease me: ‘How do you feel about making ornaments for the Christian religion?’ ” Rauch says. “I said, ‘I have no problem. One of our guys started Christianity.’ MORE AT https://www.ourstate.com/the-unlikely-o ... kI4LJ3R1O4
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. AT https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2021/12/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_9.html
AND LEST WE FORGET; SOME OF OUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS POSTS FROM THE PAPER COLLECTOR https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2021/12/some-of-our-favorite-christmas-posts.html
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