Friday, March 17, 2017

1935 Watkins Almanac

Here is a closer look at some of the pages in the Watkins Almanac from 1935.

Household tips.
A page of indoor games rainy days, and wash day tips (using Watkins products of course).  I would've liked to have tried that Green Palm Soap as Palmolive is the only dish soap I can use that doesn't cause my hands to crack.  So back in 1935, I'm sure a bar of Green Palm Soap would've been luscious to use on face and hands.
Colored illustrations of Watkins products.
Even more illustrations.
It's a fun little booklet to look through!
That's all for today.  Until another time, have a happy vintage day!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Flea Market Finds

Here are a few of the flea market finds from the first flea of the year. 
One of my favorite vintage finds was this cute little salt-n-pepper set in the metal holder.

They live on my shelf next to the little paper stove my daughter made for my birthday (there was a cupcake inside).
This little aircraft recognition has family significance.  My grandmother was part of the civil air patrol back in the 1950s.  She would listen for planes and watch the skies then record what kind of planes she spotted.  The book had an article, clipped inside with a paperclip, about the day my grandmother received a new set of wings after losing her original ones.  Part of me hopes it is HER book that found its way back to me.  The book itself is quite informative with loads of pictures of aircraft from the late 40s and 50s.  There is even a special little write up about my favorite bomber, the B-17.  It's amazing how many different aircraft existed back then!
Another favorite find was this adorable little spice jar. 
I found a second little jar the same day at Vintage City!
Here are all my special little jars all together.  I'd say I've started a new collection.  I especially like the little cake and cookie decorating jars full of colorful sugars and sprinkles!
Also at Vintage City, I found these precious little vintage valentines!  I LOVE vintage valentines.
And as a special little touch, Marla and Bill of Vintage City package them in little valentine treat bags!  What a cute idea!
Also from Vintage City was this little Watkins booklet from 1935.  Think of how old that is!!  My grandmother was a teen!  Olivia Walton (if she had really existed) might have had one tucked up inside her kitchen cupboard.  I will try to do another post on this cute little booklet real soon.
I also found some scrapbooking items at the flea market that my mother treated me to.  I already put them away and have no photos of them, but a big thanks to my Mom!  What a treat!
That's all for today.  Until another time, have a happy, vintage day!