Tuesday, 7 September 2010

A beautiful piece of history

The other day I 'won' (actually paid a fair bit of money for) a beautiful piece of history on eBay, which turned out to be even better in the flesh than I could ever have hoped for, considering its 73 years. Home Notes (June 19, 1937) – a weekly women's magazine back in the day - is in excellent condition and best of all...squeeeaaalll...it came with the pattern pieces and instructions for the four dresses on the front cover! Oh, and did I mention that it's my size too!?!


I've not yet had the time to read it cover-to-cover, but I've posted some more pictures below to try and give you a taste of it's content, which is filled with: fashion tips, recipes, hilarious adverts, cute anecdotes, romantic fiction and a even a racy problem page dealing with how parents should answer their children's questions about sex.





 







I'm seriously in love with this little treasure. Even though it may not be a rare piece as such, it feels very special to me.

9 comments:

  1. What a cool find! How wonderful to have a little historical context AND some really awesome looking patterns!

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  2. What a wonderful treasure. The dresses are so stylish and beautiful :-)

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  3. I just recently bought a mail order catalog from 1940 (for $9!) and I love it too. I was surprised at how many color pages there are in it.

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  4. Wow, I love it! Your profile could be talking about me, its nice to know someone else has a love of mostly forties, sometimes fifties and sixties vintage sewing! Old mags are a wealth of information about the mindset of people during these eras, I am always amazed at how different attitudes were to various things. Happy sewing.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by and admiring my find all!

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  6. these old patterns are amazing!
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  7. you lucky girl you! this is an amazing buy. i cannot wait to see the dresses you make!!

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  8. Can't wait to see the dresses made from these! For the pages from the magazine, I've always wanted to see inside one before I bought it, thanks!

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