Sunday, September 25, 2016
Here are a few more ads from the 1950s. I like this Lipton Tea ad—with just one sip, everything is just brighter.
This Coca-Cola ad is interesting.
This Birds Eye freezer food ad makes me sad—that’s some unappetizing looking food…
This Campbell's soup ad isn’t particularly enticing; the most interesting part is that back in the day, there were only 21 soup options. Today, there are a seemingly unending number of soup choices.
A Hit Parade cigarette ad. That’s some wholesome and sophisticated fun those smokers are having.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
I tend to gravitate towards wool—I just can’t seem to help myself. I love wool. And I know I have too many wool garments (particularly skirts). But this pleated wool skirt was just so cute…I couldn’t resist. While a younger version of me wouldn’t have liked this skirt because of the colors, the current me likes this desaturated color palette.
I got this old copy of Gone With the Wind from 1937 for $2. I liked the simplicity of the cover and thought the font that was used was quite lovely.
Finally, at an estate sale I bought this Stock Market Game for $3. I played this game as a child at my grandparent’s house and enjoyed it.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
This airline box is pretty fantastic. I love the different logos on it.
I liked this Needle Book art.
And this Magic Stylus art was interesting as well.
This emergency raincoat’s packaging was nice.
These mixing bowls were cute.
I considered getting this ceramic teacup, but it was chipped so I decided not to.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
I bought this black silk Banana Republic skirt for $4. I love the diagonal detail at the top and the basic structure of the skirt.
I got this black leather belt for $2. I’m not sure I love the gold buckle, but I wanted a new black belt since my old one is dying…
Finally, I bought a piece of navy fabric that’s about 2 yards for $2. I liked the drape of the fabric and navy is one of my all-time favorite colors to wear.
And I got this pair of navy and white canvas Land’s End sandals for $3. They are a half size too large for me, but I thought I’d see how comfortable they were. [Pause.] Some days after I took this photo I tried to wear these sandals and realized that they just weren’t comfortable for me. So I donated them to a thrift store. [Sigh.] It’s always a bit sad when I buy something that I don’t end up liking as much as I thought I would.