Sometimes I never know where my next idea for a post is going to come from. Yes if I have a project I've been working on or I am going to be somewhere I think you all would like to see, I know what I will be writing about. But every so often the idea can come from right out of the proverbial blue, and today was no exception. This morning I received a comment from Michele (with one "L") from over at the sweet blog NOOK and CRANNY. So as I regularly do when I see someone new to Rosemary Lane has made a comment, I will follow that person back to see their blog and what they are all about. Well after reading Michele's comment I followed her back to her little piece of bloggyland, and she had a wonderful post up about a vintage 1953 Workbasket magazine. (Click here to read her post.) Michele (with one "L") went on to share some of the pages from the magazine and at the end of her post she asked if you, her readers, collect any old books or magazines. Suddenly I remembered that I had four 1961 issues of Better Homes and Gardens tucked away in an upstairs closet! I had picked them up a few years ago while traveling through upstate New York in one of the antiques stores Mr. Rosemary Lane and I had been in. So thank you Michele (with one "L") for the lovely comment today, your post on the Workbasket magazine and for asking the question...
"Do you collect books/magazines like these?"
Here is a little peek at what the world was like 50 years ago through the eyes of Better Homes and Gardens magazine!!!
Check out the blue laminate counter top with matching appliances. Nope stainless steel appliances weren't even a twinkle in old General Electric's eye! And look at the coordinating wallpaper.
This next kitchen is in an add from Congoleum-Narin Vinyl Floors. I love the hounds tooth covered swivel chairs. The modern look with a traditional fabric...we are still doing the same thing with today's home designs.
The McCormick Gourmet Collection spice jars haven't changed much in the last 50 years! (Although I am pretty sure that they don't t make garlic chips anymore)
Are your arteries clogging up yet?
If you didn't care for the blue appliances in the first kitchen, how about pink ones in the laundry room?
Did you notice the author of this piece? Could it be???
Are you old enough to remember cigarette ads in magazines...the ones without the Surgeon General's warning?
"You can take Salem out of the country but...you can't take the country out of Salem".
This is from the November issue...now that is a nice price! But sadly the offer expired over 50 years ago!!
Some more of the decor of the early 1960's.
How about this garden? I love love love that picket fence!
Now I have never heard of a burnt sugar cake but this looks like something I'd sure like to try!!!
So now let me pose to you the question...
Do you have any old magazine collections that you'd like to share???
If you liked this post please vote for me by clicking on the picket fence below.
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