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.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day 
reminds us
to be kind.
It is a day to reflect
on people who you love
and who love you. 
Love with 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cheery Breakfast

What better to greet you in the morning but a cheery rooster.....

and a hen, and a cow.

Coffee? Juice?

I guess we're having tulips for breakfast, since I was so busy setting the table. ....

Red plates- JC Penney Outlet

Coffee pot -Pfaltzgraff Heritage White

Mugs- no mark, garage sale

Red platter- Home Goods

Juice glasses- thrift store

Napkins- Target 

Flatware-Oneida Wordsworth

Hen butter dish- Sears

Rooster- Antique store

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sprinkled with Hearts and Bits of Ribbon

Here is my some of my red transferware, Memory Lane by Royal Ironstone and white ironstone. 

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Things I Prefer Not to Live Without

 Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting an impromptu party on  your list of can't live withouts! My list is short, but useful.

Mane N Tail Hoofmaker : A hand cream that strengthens your (unpolished) nails. Origionally used to keep horse hooves from cracking, the people applying it to horse hooves noticed their own fingernails became stronger. Now packaged for people.  Helps cracked fingers and heels too. I use it all winter, as that's when my nails tend to flake and split. 

My Walgreens used to carry it, but not now. I get it at the feed store, and is available at some hardware stores. I bet "feed store" sounds funny to some really urban areas! (off topic) Some of my best childhood memories were going to the feed store. All that grain smells so sweet when you walk in, and in the spring, there were always lots of baby chicks in the feed store. There were usually several cats to pet,  lounging around on the grain sacks, supposedly watching for mice.

Pizza wheel cutter:

I use it especially in cutting bar cookies, brownies, and  sheet cake. No lumpy crumbs coming to the top to make the frosting look ucky,  nice clean lines.

Key Clip:

I hate digging in my purse for keys, and so I use a key clip, like on a dog leash. I use plastic, because metal just adds to the weight.


I use all Bare Minerals products, but even if I didn't I would use Prime Time. Applied before your makeup, it keeps your skin from getting oily and your makeup from running during the day. In humid Kansas in the summer, I need it. I still have oily skin, and it really works. 

Things on my refrigerator:

My dogs are all mircrochipped, and I recommend it! This is the magnetic tag I keep on the refrigerator, just in case. 

A magnetic map of my state. When the TV starts saying what counties a tornado has been spotted in, I want to know quickly how close it is.  I got this at the hardware store. I am sure it would be useful for all kinds of weather alerts. 

Cold Prevention:
I keep these lozenges at school with me for when I feel a cold coming on. I do believe it shortens and calms a cold. I start sucking on these ( about 4 per day) at the first signs of a cold. I think they work as well or better than Airborne, and much less money. 

Coffee Filters:
I am a dish a holic, and I use coffee filters to keep each plate from scratching the other in a big stack. Cheap and easy. 

And lastly, my little luxury. I don't drink but 2 cups of coffee per day, but I only want this. I am not a Starbuck's person, and am content with this vanilla caramel flavored creamer. My family teases me that I have a little coffee with my creamer. Your point?

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