The Crazy Suburban Mom: Retro Tuesday on Vintage Thursday!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Retro Tuesday on Vintage Thursday!

Also posted today: My weight watcher post is HERE click to see this weeks progress!

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I missed Retro Tuesday so I'm doing Retro Thursday and combining it with Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingies Thursday. I've been participating for a few weeks and I've loved the things I've visited along the way. I'm clearly not the only one with a love of things old by a long shot!

I've decided to concentrate on vintage magazines as a whole today because they encompass so many things that tweak our fascination. One magazine can provide something for everyone.

I've started leaving these old magazines around for guests to flip through (those that aren't moldy; as many tend to be) and people pick them up a quite lot. They aren't hard to find; they are all over eBay although they sell at premium prices online. If you find any at sales or shops they make a fun addition to a coffee table or a guest bedroom. Most people have never seen a vintage magazine and I recommend magazines from the 1950's through the very early 1970's as an addition to a guest room night table. I promise they will be more fun and much more memorable than anything new. And chances are you're the only one doing it!

In this Woman's Day from April, 1952


Here's something for those of us that love kitchenalia


Vintage fashion float your boat?


Looking for clues on what makes a color scheme authentic.


Which seem to fall in to one of two categories: Very, very good
and very, very my, oh my...


I started buying vintage magazines for the kooky ads. The crazy products, the insane promises. I don't know. I couldn't get enough of them.


The Ohh! La! La! Bra with the $10 Million Lining that guards your health?

Vintage magazines are really lots of fun!

I've missed lots of categories here because it's magazine dependant: Home decorating ideas, crafts, money saving, sewing, fiction - and the topics change with the subject of the magazines.

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Lemondrop Marie 9/24/09, 1:30 PM  

Love, love these magazine ads, especially the hankie one, it's pretty enough to frame.

Coloradolady 9/24/09, 1:31 PM  

WHAT great magazine photos. I love the kitchen...I am going with colors similar to this for a laundry room makeover this weekend as a matter of fact....hope it looks as great as the ads show!!!

Have a great VTT and wonderful weekend.

Tootsie 9/24/09, 2:02 PM  

great post...I love the kitchen and in some ways wish that things were the same way as they were back then! Everything was just so pretty!

Happy Cottage Quilter 9/24/09, 2:18 PM  

Great magazine! Love the kitchen stuff. Happy VTT!


Vonlipi 9/24/09, 2:38 PM  

I just love Lustro Ware! I have to get vintage mags, they are so cool! I only have one! lol

I can't find some here ;(

~~Carol~~ 9/24/09, 3:21 PM  

Oooo, love that turquoise kitchen! I love old magazines too. As you've shown, the ads are great, and the recipes are interesting! Love the cover on that Woman's Day mag too!
Happy VTT!

LV 9/24/09, 4:17 PM  

Really enjoyed your post. I love all the vintage items you shared. Very nice post.

ladyjanewriter 9/24/09, 4:18 PM  

Oooh, I'll have to see if O'Gara and Wilson Booksellers carry these?

They're always big on vintagey ephemera, and I saw a 60's Playboy in the window with some of the more classic literary gems...If they do, I bet they're soopercheap compared to Ebay prices.

Roslyn 9/24/09, 4:23 PM  

Love the uses of the handkerchief squares, I remember those days!
The ooh lala bra what a hoot, reminds me of a certain unorthodox singer[the name Madonna ring a bell?]
The scrapple recipe sounds really nasty, yuck!

Jane 9/24/09, 4:32 PM  

What a fun post...I love the ads!! I think it's a great idea to put these out in a guest room....a definite conversation starter. I'm going to be on the lookout now for some.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Lynette 9/24/09, 4:32 PM  

love it love it
stuck in the 50's right with ya

Anonymous,  9/24/09, 4:37 PM  


I love the colors of the kitchen, I love that kitchen.

And the recipe -- I glanced at it and went mmmmm, chocolate chip cookies. Then I read it and ugh ugh ugh.

Kathi Fly 9/24/09, 4:40 PM  

Love the idea of putting vintage magazines in guest rooms. I'll do that! I buy them on ebay and use them in collages. Sometimes I just sit and flip through to see the ads. They are a scream. Thanks for sharing and the great idea!

Diann 9/24/09, 4:47 PM  

I love them all! What a fun collection.

Elizabeth 9/24/09, 4:50 PM  

I love old ads, also. Those rocket bras look like they were painful!

Jan Ely 9/24/09, 6:17 PM  

Ooh la la! Love this post as it shows a great slice of how life used to be! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa 9/24/09, 7:03 PM  

I can't believe the price on that magazine! I love the hankerchief square page!

Jeve (aka John and Steve) 9/24/09, 8:40 PM  

That's a great idea! I think I'll be going vintage magazine shopping.

Anonymous,  9/24/09, 9:12 PM  

What a fun post! Only, now I question if my bra is guarding my health also. The Splashes of Color page and the kitchen picture are so very very cool!
Thanks for sharing them!

Postcardy 9/24/09, 9:59 PM  

I like old magazines and the kitten picture on the cover makes that one extra appealing.

The imPerfect Housewife 9/24/09, 10:04 PM  

Handkerchief squares and Ooh la la bras?? Now that's two things I never thought I'd see today - you got me there, girl!! LOVE the ads - so VINTAGE! Love it ~ ♥

Maureen 9/25/09, 12:09 AM  

All that fabulousness for 7 cents!

JEWELGIRL 9/25/09, 12:32 AM  

I just love the color combos they used in
the kitchen photo! WOW! Love old magazines!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood 9/25/09, 7:36 AM  

Such a fun post with the vintage magazine ads! Tells a lot about the times, doesn't it?
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Beth Dunn 9/25/09, 8:28 AM  

A magazine for .07 cents WOW xoxo

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