Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Wonderful Gifts

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday. If you are new to this party, please take the time to read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. I have gotten a few complaints about people linking in and not doing what is required, please, try and visit each and every participant, that is really important. I know we are all busy, but even if it takes a few days to do so, please do that. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies being showed that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much.

*****New Link Below:
***** For the second week, I am trying out a new link system from McLinky. This is really a neat concept and hope this works well for us here at Vintage Thingie Thursday.
(1) Add your URL in the spot provited, then add blog or post title in the second spot.
(2) upload a picture for you post today, you can crop photo once it has been loaded, follow instructions. (It does not have to be the first picture on your post, just upload the picture you want to show in the thumbnail) That's it.
I am making the thumbnails larger this week, so I will see if that works better for the few of us who may have less than perfect eyesight.....
raises hand here~

A few weeks ago, I received a lovely package in the mail from Susan. She is a reader of my blog and had inherited a box from her mothers estate. She felt sure I would enjoy a few of the things in that box and asked for my address. First off, that is so incredibly sweet of her, but when the package arrived, I was beside myself with joy.

This is a wonderful publication from the 1950's. And it is just full of wonderful ads, patterns and instructions for wonderful things. The cover alone is amazing and wonderful coloring.

This is dated Fall-Winter 1953-54, and will you look at the price..... 50 cents.

Just look at the fashions of that day.....This is a lovely hand knitted dress.

Another fun page of fashion inserts.

Look at these adorable doll kits. Oh, I love the magorette doll, she is just so sweet.

Here are more dolls and look on the far right....Look at that wiener dog!!!! Oh, so cute!!!!

What do you think about these needlework bedspreads, pillow cases and tablecloths. Pretty stuff!!!

This book even talks about quilts and quilt blocks!

I love the red and white one! So pretty.

Look at this ad!! I have never heard of a knitting bracelet. Pretty ingenious item truthfully.

And last, look at this ad for selling Christmas and all occasion cards. When I was in grade school, I answered one of these ads. Instead of money, if you sold so many boxes then you could win a black and white tv. I was determined to win that TV. I can remember walking the streets at my grandma's house selling these cards. I did sell enough to win the TV and was so proud of my efforts. This ad brought that memory back and a reminder of the spill I gave while I was trying to sell all of those cards to my grandma's neighbors!

This book is such a treasure, it is full of wonderful pictures, articles and ideas. I will be sharing more of this in the weeks to come!

Now, this my friends is a real jewel. I entered one of CC's giveaways and was the lucky winner of this beautiful apron. Oh, how sweet this one is too! Be sure to stop by her wonderful blog, she always has cute Sunbonnet Sues to show off!!

Thank you ladies for the wonderful gifts that arrived in the mail, it is so fun to know someone thinks of you and know just what kind of things you like! I am very grateful.

Have a wonderful Vintage Thursday Everyone......come back next week, I have lots to show you in regards to a Vintage Shower I gave......post starting Monday and will finish on VTT next week! Have a great weekend.


45 comments:

  1. I can't even imagine how many cards you had to sell to win that TV! Those books that were sent to you are just amazing. So many great ads and projects in there, and I think I want one of those knitting bracelets! I wonder if I could find one on Ebay....
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  2. Very nice Suzanne. I love the dolls too. I also like the way those fashions emphasize a woman's femininity.

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  3. That is a very interesting issue of McCall's Needlework.

    The bigger McLinky is much better.

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  4. I am so happy you like your apron..Remember, when you're tired of cookin, just put on a apron and dance. :). I loved that book she sent you..the dolls are adorable,and the tablecloths are to die for. Happy VTT sweet Suzanne,and thank you so much for hosting us on my favorite day of the week.
    p.s. I like the size of this McLinky better..I can see it easier..

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  5. Love those ads and the patterns but adore the ballet cover on McCall's Neddlework!

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  6. That apron from CC is gorgeous! You'll look so cute cooking something up in your red-accent kitchen wearing it.
    And what a thoughtful, perfect gift from Susan. I love the ballerinas on the cover of that pattern book.

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  7. You have great vintage patterns, I might just have to take up sewing again ,.."when I retire"
    lol

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  8. Suzanne, You always show us something fun and interesting. I love the 'sewing bracelet' shown in the pamphlet.

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  9. I guess you needed to sell a whole lot of cards for that TV! What a wonderful book and a cute little apron.

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  10. I remember those Christmas cards and how wonderful you sold enough to get the TV!
    What a sweet friend to send you such a treasure and the apron is beautiful!!!

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  11. What a cool book! Hey, I sold those cards too door to door. I think I ended up owing them money, LOL. Neat apron too!

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  12. OH Suzanne, I DO love this magazine! The cover is great, the articles and advertising are stupendous but how I wish I had that 'weiner dog' pattern. Isn't he so cute!!

    Lovely apron from CC!!

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  13. Wow - lots of good karma in your world! Such wonderful treasures. The ballerinas are such vintage-y goodness!

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  14. Oh, these would be so much fun to it and go through! I love the one wiht the needlepoint bedspreads and tablecloths!

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  15. Suzanne, what wonderful treasures. I love old magazines as much for the vintage adds as anything. Your apron is so cute. I remember stitching on gingham when I was a child. It's the perfect grid for cross stitch.
    Thanks for hosting this fun weekly meme.

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  16. I love your meme. When I realized it was time for Vintage Thursday Thingy, I literally thought "Oh goody!" Appreciate the thumbnails, too. Nice addition.

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  17. I love the vintage art work! Would you please knit me one of those dresses in Hot Pink, size...Oh never mind :) Beautiful things!

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  18. I loved the whole book, but I too enjoyed looking at the card advertisement. I enlarged the pic to see what the company name was. I remember one of my first jobs as a child was selling a collection of cards thru an advertisement in a magazine. My prize was a bow and arrow set. I had learned how to use one as a Junior Girl Scout at day camp and had to have my own. Thanks for the memories!

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  19. Oh Suzanne, what wonderful photos! No doubt you have been having a wonderful time pouring over these magazines. Thank you for sharing the pics and that wonderful story of your early sales activity. When you get a chance, please share some more pics with us. Thanks for Vintage Thingie Thursday, a real favorite of mine!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  20. Hi Suzanne,

    Its my first! I had a tough time getting the MckLinky to cooperate. Its probably tired too LOL! Love all your pictures. My stupid camera is on the fritz (I've been waiting for months to get it back) so I have to get my info and pictures from the net in the meantime! Love your post. Its a fun idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Anne-Marie

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  21. Great magazine...thoughtful friend! I'm just crazy for those bedspreads...I've been wanting one of those applique quilt kits for forever-they are now very expensive if you can even find one!

    What a great apron you won from CC's give away!

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  22. Interesting post Suzanne I'm not sure what I like best but that knitted dress is gorgeous!And the knitting bracelet, I wonder if it really worked!

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  23. I have that exact issue as well! It's wonderful!

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  24. The mclinky worked fine this week. I would love to have one of those Progress quilt kits.

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  25. Great treasures! One thing I like so well about the needlework book is how ladylike all the women appear to be!

    Have a great day!

    Sarah

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  26. Love the magazine and the apron! And thank you, thank you, thank you for the much larger size photos for Vintage Thingie Thursday! I can see them now!

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  27. Love this post, Suzanne! I've got to learn how to crochet one of these days. I used to sell those Christmas cards as well - what a memory!

    This thumbnail Linky is so cool - I'll have to try it for Rednesdays!

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  28. How interesting. It is so neat to look at old print, particularly adverstisements. It makes us realize how much life has changed!

    This is the first time I've linked to your meme and I had a bit of difficulty with getting a photo to link. All of the ones from my post itself were too big and Linky wouldn't accept it. I wound up using my header. Have you had this problem before? Any tips?

    - The Tablescaper

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  29. What wonderful magazines to receive from a blogging friend. The projects really are neat, and the adds are great. It's such a special reminder of the contest you entered. The apron is lovely.

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  30. Look at those little tiny waist lines! These patterns are beautiful and really showcase an era of fashion and decor. Thank you for sharing!
    Happy VTT!

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  31. Hello Suzanne, I was so excited to join the party for Vintange Thingies Thursday that I added the wrong title for my post. It should be for My Vintage Photo Collage, I apologize for the error. Thank you for hosting such a fun day!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  32. What a wonderfully fun party!
    My first time here!
    Thanks for hosting it, what a neat collection of sewing ephemera and linens you have!
    Yum!
    I hope I can make some new friends and learn more about our past!
    Blessings to you as you make your home today!
    ~Leslie

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  33. Lovely gifts! I really like that magazine, so full of great ideas. The apron is adorable!

    Happy VTT!

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  34. This type of magazine will always be useful!! Love all the old pictures. And thank you for the bigger thumbnails! I'm one of those . . . : ))

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  35. How ironic that you and I posted ads? I love to browse through old magazines. The ads are so graphic in detail and bring back memories.

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  36. I love the McCall's Needlework magazine. I have an old hardcover sewing book from the 1950s that I'll have to feature one week.

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  37. Hi Suzanne! Im Late but I made it. Thanks for hosting again. And as always I have a lot of fun. Have a good day seeing everyones collection...Julian

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  38. That surprise package turned out to be really nice one. You have been so lucky getting all these neat things from blogging friends. I think it is great. Looking forward to the shower blog.

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  39. Hello Suzanne, Thank you for your visit and your sweet comment on my " Vintage Thingies Thursday, Photo Collage...". I really appreciate you hosting and for taking the time to leave a comment.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  40. Love the fun graphics- The front is such a wonderfully shabby color!

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  41. What beautiful treasurers!!!! How nice of your blogging buddy to send you something.

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  42. I'm a huge dachshund fan, and am enjoying the rest of the blog, too. *following* :)

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  43. Thank you for the opportunity to link to this fun party! I found you through Goodbye House, Hello Home!

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  44. Looks like I missed out. I did post to your blog though. Looks like you have some great postings.
    Next time!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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