Monday, June 14, 2010
Vintage magazines - oh my!
I'm so happy - I just took delivery of a massive stack of vintage 1940s magazines I won on ebay last week. I loooove vintage magazines! I frequently leaf through my two or three tattered 1941 "Everywoman" magazines, so I was super excited when I saw someone selling a near complete collection covering over a decade, separated into lots. I ended up paying a little more than I'd orignally hoped (though still a very good price per magazine), because someone else came in for a snipe in the closing seconds and nabbed some years from under my nose, but I did come away with 1942, 1943, 1945, and 1947-1950. I've had a quick flick through some of the wartime ones, and they're stuffed with fabulous make do and mend ideas, knitting patterns, home front news and household tips, not to mention all the adverts and beautiful cover artwork and story illustrations. Oh my!
In related news, this new arrival - and the resultant need to make room for more magazines in my bookshelf - has given me an idea for my now rather overdue 100 follower giveaway! Stay tuned for that...