Hello ladies! Im so glad to be able to take part in Rednesday over at Its a Very Cherry World and Vintage Thingies Thursdays at Colorado Lady. I love seeing all the entries in these two fun “eye candy” carnivals as I like to think of them.
This past weekend my family went out of town for an over-nighter to hear my father in law preach at his new church. As we were driving down the road to the hotel, we passed an adorable antique store and of course my heart went pitter-patter. It turned out we were about a half an hour too early to check in, and my husband very generously offered to back-track so I could check out the antique store for a bit. What a guy!
I wasnt in the store very long when I came upon something that made my heart skip about four beats. An ENTIRE TABLE of 1940s editions of Woman’s Home Companions and Ladies’ Home Journals (wish I had had my camera so I could show you how many of them there were!). I didnt even know what to do with myself because I knew I had a small amount I was allowed to spend, but I so desperately wanted to take the whole table home! I had never seen such a collection of well-kept magazines from as early as the 1940s. I asked the owner about where they came from and dont you know she said they had JUST come in the day before… her husband bought them all off one person, she didnt know the details but I would have loved to know the lady that prized this decade’s worth of homemaking magazines enough to keep them in such great shape.
So… it came down to the choosing and while each and every edition was GORGEOUS I settled on four spring/summer editions, as I have more holiday-themed vintage magazines and lots of images from that time of year, but less so for the warmer seasons. Here are the ones I settled on:
Keep in mind, ladies, that these are pretty rough-cuts of the magazine images. I didn’t have time this week to do my normal photo editing that I use to make my images really shine, but I wanted to share a brief glimpse into these gorgeous periodicals with you. Hope you enjoy!
It makes my hands hurt thinking about the fact that these homemakers used to use the same soap for their laundry and their dishes! Yikes! No wonder Palmolive was a hit when it came along!
What I want do know is: did these ladies REALLY vacuum in their high heels? I am all for glamorous housekeeping but… did they really do that?
Well, ladies, I hope you had fun taking a very quick peak at these gorgeous 1940’s editions of Ladies’ Home Journal and Woman’s Home Companion. You will of course be seeing much more of these magazines as the weeks and months to come, as I am able to collect and edit them properly and use them in my various blog posts.
And before you go, dont forget to scoot over and sign up for my Gimmick-Free Give Away of The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen! It’s a great book and all you have to do is leave a comment to enter.
Thanks for stopping by!