Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas in a vintage way!

 I found the most interesting vintage pictures at this website:

and there was this information about dollhouses!

December 1900. Christmas tree in the home of Wilbur and Orville Wright at 7 Hawthorn Street in Dayton, Ohio, three years before their famous flight. 4x5 dry-plate glass negative by the Wright Brothers.Their brothers, Reuchlin and Lorin had children -- one was an inventor of toys -- hence the dolls and miniatures.What great presents--the doll tea and dishes set, roller skates and some very detailed doll furniture, the train--a classic Christmas!

January 1901. Dayton, Ohio. "Bertha Wright, age five, niece of the Wright brothers, daughter of Lorin Wright," with some of her many Christmas presents. Dry-plate glass negative by the Wright Brothers.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Last year, the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz inspired Harrods department store. It was hard to misunderstand the theme: For the building's exterior, the company commissioned a design team to craft a 12-foot version of the Wicked Witch of the West's legs that looked as though they were peeking out from under the building. The ruby slippers were composed of 46,000 crystals, 500 pounds of glitter and 200 fiber-optic lights. The windows carried out the theme, depicting a variety of scenes from the famous film.
Photo: Iain Murray

Friday, December 17, 2010


And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."
Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)