Vintage Easter Cards

Since opening my Etsy shop I found it as an excuse to buy even more vintage greeting cards, including cards I hadn’t previously bought for, such as Easter cards. In the past I’ve shared various selections from my ephemera collection, most notably my annual vintage Christmas card post, and with a new swath of cards,…

Christmasville

This year I got over Halloween oddly quickly, and was very eager to put up Christmas. However I ran into a hiccup that wasn’t totally unexpected. I’ve never been one hundred percent happy with the arrangements of our collection of vintage aluminum Christmas trees, plus we keep adding new ones, so it is ever changing.…

Book Review: Starlite by Revlis A Sensational Revelation

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of reviewing Theron Georges’ The Evergleam Book, a detailed account of the fantastical Evergleam aluminum Christmas trees produced the Aluminum Specialty Company. If you’ve been visiting the blog for at least a year, then you’ll know I’m in love with aluminum trees. Well, Georges is back…

Naughty & Nice: Ode to Haddon Sundblom, the Man Behind Pin-Ups & Coca-Cola’s Santa

Santa Claus. How do we describe Santa’s appearance? White beard. Red Suit. A bit on the portly side perhaps? An icon of Christmas, Santa has seen many different interpretations over the years, but today we all pretty much agree on his appearance here in America, and there is an urban legend that the modern appearance…