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........