Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 13, Hello 14!

Just getting this New Years post in at the last minute. I wanted to share some New Years-ish ephemera with you from my collection, I say New Years-ish, because this particular postcard you see below is not totally New Years related, but it feels like New Years to me. Especially since attached to it is a printed calender for the year 1977. Also, the Inn reminds me of Holiday Inn.  This Lovett's Inn still exisit. Maybe you will go there if you're in New Hampshire.

Vintage Postcard of Lovett's Inn - The Cedar Chest blog

Just in case you're not familiar with the film Holiday Inn (and from what I've heard, the chain of motels did take there name from the film) here are some images from the film.

The other piece of ephemera is this Happy New years card from 1876! Looks like it was from some business. 1876 was the year the first telephone call was made. It was only 11 years after Lincoln was shot.

Antique New years Card - The Cedar Chest blog

The last thing I want to share is this snapshot of some kind of party. I'm gonna pretend it's a new years party.  I mean what is going on here?

Crazy Party Snapshot - The Cedar Chest blog

The lady in white seems a bit traumatized by this party. 

close up of crazy party snapshot - The Cedar Chest blog

Well, hey I am already hearing fireworks.  
Get your kicks, pals! Mine involve some lady comedy and hard cider.  Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lawrence Welk Christmas

Things have been busy for me the last part of the year and I haven't been able to post here as much as I would like to. Hopefully I can at least get this one Christmas post in. I wanted to share this Lawrence Welk Christmas Card. In it is a punch out calender with a picture of Lawrence Welk on the back.

Lawrence Welk was a big thing at one time. He had a show on that ran from the 50's through 1980. He had a resort and a restaurant, maybe more than one. It was a big deal. I like watching the old shows, especially the color ones. The colors and sets are amazing and kooky sometimes. It's nice to image that such a sweet simple musical program was so popular. My grandparents would watch it a lot when I was a kid. At that time they were probably my age now.