Christmas Catalog Mix – 1980s Toys

Here is another Christmas catalog mashup, aided by, Wishbookweb.com. This time, I’m exploring the wonders of my own childhood. The Sears Wishbook arrived in September every year, and I can distinctly recall spending hours flipping through the toy section, craving. These images are some of the things I wanted most in the mid 1980s. Speaking of… see that robot on the top of the page? That’s the Omnibot 2000. I...

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Christmas Catalog Mix – Sausage & Cheese

Oh friends! Here is a photo mashup I made just for you! Okay, that’s a lie. I did this entirely for me. It’s about one of my favorite subjects. Sausage and Cheese. As I was perusing one of my favorite sites, Wishbookweb.com, wondering if it’s too late to order that Millennium Falcon in the 1981 Montgomery Ward catalog for only $30.87, I made a discovery. It turns out that as far back as 1947, they were selling those...

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Christmas Papercraft – Dimestore Christmas Lights

This is another papercraft set from my old site, Mistletoegreetings.com, which is long gone. 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...

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Christmas Papercraft – Miniature Gift Boxes

More from my old defunct site,¬†Mistletoegreetings. 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...

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Christmas Papercraft – Old Fashioned Ornaments

More Christmas papercraft from my old site, 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. Click on the images below to download larger versions of the template....

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