Thursday, February 17, 2011

A wink to the housewife that I'll never be.

It's no secret that I am obsessed with the 1950's.
It just seemed like such an iconic time.
I mean, I know that it probably wasn't an ideal time
for feminism but there is just something
so beautiful to me about the simplicity of that era.

The biggest question that I get around here
is where do I get the images that I use.
Well, I collect magazines from the 1950's.
The flea market is like a dream come true for me.

I have over 20 issues of vintage Ladie's Home Journal Magazines.
Any time that I need an image for my blog,
I just plop down on the couch with an old issue
and step back into time.
Then I scan them in and wah lah...
my Blog instantly feels special.

I thought that I would share some of the best ones with you.
Feel free to copy them for your blog...
it's a little gifty from me to you!











Aren't these ladies dreamy?

15 comments:

Holly said...

Thank you so much for posting these lovely pics. I, too, love all things vintage and I will be adding these to my sidebar. You're the best!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing!

April said...

I collect those old 40s and 50s mags, too, mainly for the ads. It makes me chuckle how much society has changed.

Shannon said...

Thanks for sharing! Love these!

Christy said...

I adore the 1950's too. There is just something simple and iconic about that time. Thanks for sharing; I love these!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

I loooooooove these! Of course, I love vintage art in general, especially ads, so these are totally up my alley. Thank you for sharing!!

Sue said...

I'm a fan of the 50s, too. I was born in 1952, so I have some memories of that era. And they are pretty golden.

=)

Tiffany said...

These always remind me of my grandma. She was a young mom in the late 40s and early 50s. Pictures of her back then look like they are right out of one of these magazines.

Actuary Mom said...

Wow, these are great! I am glad I am alive when I am!

Mommy Lisa said...

I love those old pictures/ads. Always so much fun to see what was considered "motivating" back then. ;)

Stephanie K. said...

Oh, to own a girdle. Just the word makes me laugh! And that burnt pot one is great...I'll have to send it to a workmate whose wife burnt a pot out yesterday...thanks for sharing!

Ms.Wasteland said...

I love that beer ad!

Deborah said...

Hi...just came across your blog. Loved the old pics from your magazines. So great! Glad I stopped by :)

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Oh Leigh--I love old magazines too! My great grandmother used to write for Harper's Bazaar in the 1930's and we have tons of Vogue and Bazaar magazines from that era. I like the mags of the 1950s too. I think what was so cool about that ear (like you said minus the inequality--of course nobody thinks that was cool) is that family values were paramount. It was cool to be a mom and have your kids happy. I think we bloggers are making an honest comeback in our own way!
xo

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

oops--I meant what was cool about that "era". ;)