Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Nifty Thrifty Ideas - Vintage Magazines

On my recent "pick" of an old farm house, I was delighted to find boxes of vintage magazines.  A variety of years and labels.  This one is from March of 1946 - almost 70 years ago.  It is in excellent shape.  I tried to find out information about the artist, Alex Rose, but was unsuccessful.  I did see that he is credited with several of the Good Housekeeping covers.  I love this little girl's face, he sure captured her smile and the twinkle in her eyes.  

As I page my way through this issue, I find several interesting ads:  

(More doctors smoke camels....yikes)

This issue is filled with parenting advice and helpful tips:

Romance stories: (this reminds me of my mom and dad)  

Practical living advice:

I appreciate that this issue has quotes from scripture (when is the last time you saw that in Good Housekeeping?!)  

Wait till you read this little gem:  

Charities Eight Degrees 
by: Moses Ben Maimon

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty, assist the reduced fellowman, either by considerable gift, or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business, so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity.  This is the highest step and the summit of charity's golden ladder.  

(I love that one)

Cute comics:

This issue has pages of fashion tips, sewing and patterns, recipes and home decorating ideas.  

I post this under my "Nifty Thrifty Ideas" because - it is full of nifty thrifty vintage ideas.  Have we really strayed so far away from practical living that the articles in these old issues aren't applicable?  I think not.  I have enjoyed paging through this issue and plan to try a few of the recipes out.  

The next time you go to a thrift shop, look through the magazines and pick up a few.  The thrifty ideas are priceless.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

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