Monday, October 26, 2009

Vintage Magazines and Estate Sales

One of the many vast vintage items I collect is vintage magazines. I love to thumb through all the old ads and pictures and discover new recipes. I also really enjoy the cover art. I like how some magazines have photos for cover art, like LIFE; and some have a more artistic take, like Ladies Home Journal. I think one of the biggest reasons I enjoy collecting vintage magazines is because they are relatively inexpensive and normally easy to come by. The last two estate sales I went to didn't have any vintage magazines, however there were many other great items up for grabs.

The sale I went to last weekend yielded the above; a beautiful painting ($2) and a vintage knitting bag ($4). The knitting bag has been on my list of things to look out for and the painting just kind of happened. I found it in the basement under a bunch of stuff and figured if the price was right I would buy it. I did get a few other items at the sale; some lovely linens, a super cute vintage apron, and some dishes -- something I can't seem to get enough of!! I sure do hope that I will have a lot of stage pace in my future kitchen and lots of dinner parties to make use of all these purchases!!

I went to a bag sale today and picked up a few items. The most exciting was four strips of vintage shelf edging in the most beautiful rose pattern. I also picked up a bag of vintage iron-on embroidery transfers for my mom and I to share. She has already picked out her favorites!

Hope you all had lovely weekends!



The Cookbook Junkie said...

When I was in college, I used to go to the library when I had a break and I would look at all the bound ladies magazines they had there. They had Ladies Home Journal and a few others. I loved the ads. So weird to see the old cigarette ads, especially.

It was nice that I could enjoy them but not have to take them home and store them. I wish I had access to something like that now.

Protector of Vintage said...

You found some wonderful treasures. I love the old magazines, too.

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I adore vintage magazines too... I tend to get piles of them at the annual Newberry Library Sale here in Chicago. My favorite are the home decorating magazines, I love all the kooky tips that gave homeowners back then!

Q's Daydream said...

I love vintage mags! So much inspiration! :o)

Rosie said...

Nice finds! Post a pic of the shelf edging!
When I was a girl in the 1970's I'd sit in my Grandmothers hot, dusty attic for hours going thru boxes of 1940's ladies magazines. I really learned alot about how a young lady should act. Amazing how some of that stuff still applies today!