I love everything I bought but there are two items that really stick out for me. I purchased them from the "Flea Market" section of the shop, which is my absolute favorite part of Manto Fev. It's chock-full of one-of-a-kind items!
The two items I'm referring to today are these two catalogs:
I love them both. You probably know already how much I adore trading stamp anything, so to get this intact S&H catalog was a MAJOR score. It's from 1963 and it's full of mid-century modern furniture and accessories. Those of us who grew up in the late 60s/early 70s will certainly recognize many of these items - they probably played a pretty big role in our childhoods! It's funny - the colors seem to be too garish - like the color register was off when they printed the catalog. But I have a feeling it was actually the true colors of the items - scary indeed! :D
The second catalog is from Milton Bradley - I had no idea they were suppliers of educational and art materials! Just check this out - phonics cards, watercolor palettes, weaving looms, puzzles - and the prices! They're ridiculous! Judging by the style and the photos, I'm going to take an educated guess that this catalog is from the late 40s/early 50s.
As I was perusing these wonderful catalogs last night, I wished for a second that I had a time machine and that I could travel back to when these books were new so that I could take advantage of the bargains. I imagined how much fun stuff I could get with 1950 prices and a 2011 budget! Maybe that's what I'll ask for this year - a portal to the past so that for one day I can be immersed in vintage paper and supplies. Do you think Santa can deliver? :D