Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Look Back at 68 Years Ago

Looking through a 1944 Woman's Home Companion that I got off Ebay for the cover, I really loved the old ads, and thought I would share.

 This first one really caught my eye, because I have the exact same problem!!!

It was a toothpaste ad. Who knew that is all it takes???

This next article was about how to fix up your home with a few dollars.
"A dash of ingenuity, plus a few dollars wisely spent, will make your rooms as new as autumn 1944."

"Add sparkle to an old sofa with a row of round fat cushions, three at one end, two at the other."

"A dreary carpet will blossom with the addition of a white cotton string scatter rug. Use one, as we have here, to pull a group of furniture together--in front of a mantel or in front of the couch."

"Don't hide your favorite china in the china closet. If you have a pretty tea set, or an old tureen, or group of cups and saucers you're fond of, bring them into the living room and display them proudly with your books."

These next two ads acknowledge WWII, from 1939 to 1945, and how it affects their products. 

Here's the full page ad for silver, and below the closeup of their explanation. 

I want my figure to be ready... but the ad doesn't say ready for what....

Oh Yeah! The Madonna look........

Hope you enjoyed this look back in time.

I am joining


Sarah said...

Fun post! Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

This post was so much fun - I loved reading it. Thank you for that travel back in time!

Tracy F. said...

What fun! Brings back memories of reading my mother's magazines, when I was a little girl.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Cute post! I am 68 and enjoyed!:-)

The Tablescaper said...

Very neat post! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hello, Pat! I just took a stroll through your wonderful blog! I love your answers to the quiz and seeing the ads during war time!
Best to you!, Barbara

Jaybird said...

Funny...I just bought a set of the Danish Princess silver in a garage sale. It really is beautiful! Do you mind if I print the story to go with it??
Great post!