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This is another papercraft set from Mistletoegreetings.com which is going bye bye. These are miniature Christmas Tree Light boxes from old five and dime stores like Woolworth’s, McCrory’s and Kresge’s. I like vintage packaging, especially stuff from the holidays. I copied the packaging pretty closely from the original designs, so these are authentic, albeit in miniature. Add them to Christmas dioramas and dollhouses, print and fold a bunch of them and fill a bowl as a table centerpiece, string them up like popcorn for a garland, tie them to a bow, etc. I just design them. You get to choose the usage.

Orlando Grocery 1970sOh, hello Richard Deacon, character actor of such classics as “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. I had no idea you were a television chef. Was this before or after you were in “The Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood”? Answer: It was before.

I found a stack of “Orlando Sentinel” Food sectionals from the early 1970s, loaded with adds for local restaurants, grocery stores, appliance stores, etc. I have tons of these, so this is the first in a series. Click the images to make bigger.

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More for the now defunct Mistletoegreetings site. These are tiny boxes with vintage style Christmas wrapping paper. Cut them out, put them together following the instructions, and let your creativity run wild. Use them as decorative accents on packages. Decorate a Christmas Doll house scene. Put candy in them and use them as stocking stuffers. Lot’s of possibilities. Each of the selections below will print out on 8.5 by 11 paper. Click on the image to make larger.


More Christmas papercraft from the late Mistletoegreetings.com. I created these ornaments for the 2008 Orlando Festival of Trees. These paper ornaments are the real thing. Be sure to print them on heavy paper so they’ve got some heft to them.
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Retro Computer
I have soft spot for 1980s computer tech. Maybe it’s because I grew up during the start of the personal computer revolution and was heavily invested in it at an early age. Maybe it’s because I’m nostalgic and I feel sad for all those early generation beasties, languishing in land fills today. Maybe it’s because I’ve never gotten past my love of the old keyboard clickety-clack sounds, which were so much better than the mushy keyboards of today. Regardless of the why, I like the aesthetic, so here are some fine examples. Click an image for a larger version.

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