Monday, May 7, 2018

1949 February Ladies Home Journal

One of the neat-o magazines I picked up this past winter was this February of 1949 Ladies Home Journal.  It is jammed packed with colorful ads and articles!  Because there are so many, I will only be sharing a few of my favorites with you today.
The cover design was by illustrator Al Parker (1906-1985)---He did a number of Mother--Daughter covers for Ladies Home Journal over many years.
And here are a few ads to enjoy!
Oh I just love these Youngstown kitchens!  Back in the 1940s this was a high-class kitchen too.  My grandparents, like many families in this rural area, didn't have anything this fancy back in the 1940s.

I got a kick out of the small advertisement below.  It could be a predecessor of the more modern Zumba workout or even the "Sweatin' to the Oldies" workouts I used to see advertised on TV as a kid.  They say dancing is good exercise! 

I wonder how many of these Hotpoint ranges are still around, and if the "pushbuttons" still work. 
Maybe I'm just hungry but this cake looks good.  I don't think I've ever had a Chiffon cake.

Bon-Ami is my go-to cleaner to this day!  And I have one of those vintage styled cans she is holding.
Of course I don't USE the vintage one, I use the one I bought at the grocery store.  *sigh* it just isn't as cool as the old one.
Oooo more cake.

Here are some ads that were on the edges of opposite pages. 
Above is a double add for Libby's.  That reminded me of the old jingle "When it says Libby's Libby's Libby's on the label label label..."  (I'll leave the Libby's ad from You Tube below, because now you probably have it stuck in your head too.)
That's all for today.  I hope you enjoyed this little walk through the past.  Until another time, have a happy vintage day!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Valentines Day Surprise

For Valentines Day 2018 my husband surprised me with a couple of items from Vintage City.
A fun and fruity tablecloth!
I had actually looked at his table cloth when I was there in January!
And another pretty apron!
He had visited there before I had with my folks.  Marla and Bill are good at keeping secrets haha!
I guess my family (and my vintage friends) know what I like!
That's all for today, until another time have a happy vintage day!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Vintage Reading Book

Peter's Family is quite possibly my favorite vintage reader that I own.  It was published in 1942 by Scott, Foresman and Company, and has the most darling illustrations.

There is a part in the book where the children visit their grandparents on the farm.
Here is an old fashioned clothes line!

And a picket fence!


Ah, the magic of telephone lines. 

    And when the children return home they all have a barbeque in the backyard of their new home.  
It is all so sun-shiny happy it almost makes you want to toss your cookies, but I love it anyways. 
That's all for now.  Until another time, have a happy vintage day! 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Vintage City Haul--Feburary 2018 And Vintage Valentines

So, this happened WAY back in February (I need to catch up quite a bit with my blogging).  The folks and I took a second trip to Vintage City in February because they had vintage valentines for sale and I was greatly interested in purchasing some.
Of course, I walked away with much more than valentines!
The first thing I spotted was this AMAZING little purse from (I'm guessing) the 1940s.  For a Lincoln, I couldn't pass it up!

This just might be one of my favorite vintage purses!

We found the Valentines and I went a little crazy.  My mother also bought me some, so now I diffidently have a collection.
Here are a couple of my favorites.

Apparently they were both to Mary from Pauline and one from Luella.  I just love it when things have old names and writing on them, gives each one a little story to tell.

Next I found this beautiful table cloth.  I don't need another tablecloth, but every time I see one I just melt, and this one was so beautiful and in such good shape, I just couldn't leave it there.

Here it is, in its new home, on my kitchen table!

 This little apron, I had seen on previous visits, and finally decided to purchase it.  But my mom is clever and managed to purchase it for me without me knowing!  I tried it on and as she helped me to take it off, she turned around, quickly handed it to the owner to put with her items!  So it was a gift from my mom, how sweet!  Thanks mom! 

I just love the blue background color and the yellow edging.  It hangs in my laundry room, and I have a tiny bit of mending to do on the bottom.  It won't be worn because I don't want it to get dirty or stained, but it's really cute for display.

My mother also bought me a book and some old old old valentines.

This vintage book has so many ADORABLE illustrations, I will have to give it its own special blog post.

And here are the sweet little Whitney Mage valentines that are older than the ones above.  I'm pretty sure these are from the 1920s.  There is a really interesting website about valentine history (link is below) that helped me find the dates of my valentines...Oh goodness, I think I've discovered a new obsession (eye roll).

 That's all for today.  Next time I will tell you the story of my Valentine's Day surprise.
Until next time, have a happy vintage day!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

1949 V8 Juice Ad

Here is a colorful V8 advertisement from my February 1949 Ladies Home Journal.

And here is the half-page ad in its entirety. (is that an oxymoron???)
That's all for today, now go drink your vegetables, Sonny, and have a happy vintage day!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Collier's February 1953

While at Vintage City I nearly fell over when I saw their new display of vintage magazines.  I bought quite a few because they are like little time capsules! 

One of the magazines I bought at Vintage City was this 1953 Collier's with the grocery shopping mom with her rambunctious boys on the cover.

I get such a kick out of this refrigerator, stove, sink combo every time I see an advertisement for it!

I was surprised to see an article about VA Hospitals including the one that used to stand tall in our little city.  This hospital no longer exists and from what I gleaned from the article, was never needed.  Part of me was sad that they built the thing so big when it wasn't needed, but part of me was thankful that the need wasn't there.  It wasn't FULL of wounded men and women coming home from the war. The building used to sit somewhere on the land where Burdick Job Corps is now, west of MSU.

And I just LOVE when there are little notes jotted down in the margins of magazines or catalogs! It gives them a personal touch and makes me wonder who the scribbler was. I'm not sure what all the notes mean.  Sweetheart 3:45-4 KFYR (KFYR was a radio and TV station in Bismarck ND back in the 1950s).  Dragnet Sun NBC.
I thought this cartoon was quite funny. "It's a father!  I'm a girl!  I'm a girl!"
The short story "The Little Bride" was quite interesting.  It was about a newly married bride (the dark haired woman in the picture below) who has had a fight with her husband and comes home for a spell.  She tells her sorrows to her younger sister (also pictured) and her mother.  The wise mother of the new bride explains that she doesn't want to hear it....the bride needs to hike up her big-girl panties and head back home to work things out with her husband.


                          Well, that's all for today, until another time, have a happy vintage day!