That is my excuse for being late with the entry today. We met up with April and she brought back some 1960s magazines that I had loaned her. They are great for getting ideas for the townhouse. I am going to shrink them down and when I do, I will put them on the blog so that you can have your very own copies.
I also have a few magazines from the 1940s that I plan to shrink also. The back covers are just as interesting as the front ones.
We have a recipe for "Stuffed Spam". Much better than turkey! The other ones have an ad for whiskey, a chiffon cake mix and last but not least, a Chesterfield Cigarette add with movie stars smoking.....All women! How times have changed!
Since I am on the subject and have no new minis to write about, I thought that I would go back another hundred years and show you my 1860s Peterson's Magazine for Women collection. These are probably the most interesting of all. I bought three years worth when I was in college and later a friend gave me a fourth one because she was allergic to the stuff that collects on old paper....They made her wheeze every time she tried to read them!
Each year was bound for safekeeping. Unfortunately, they were not safely kept and are somewhat dog eared. They do still have their hand colored prints, one a month, of the latest fashions. There are recipes for everything from cake to boot black and home remedies galore.
There are short stories, craft instruction and even dress patterns that had to be enlarged by hand. Every once in a while, I enjoy just sitting down and reading about what was happening back then. I might just have to print out a recipe or two and a household hint every now and again for you to see.
Tessie insists that she had a dress exactly like the green one in the plate opposite from her......After she announced the other day that she was one of the survivors of the Salem witch trials, I don't question her. If she says she had a green dress, I believe she had a green dress.
Since I am so late, I think that I will give up for today and come back tomorrow with no excuses and something that is actually pertinent to miniatures.
See you then.