Friday, July 13, 2012

My Mom in-Law Strikes Again!

I am one lucky lady - in terms of in-laws, I hit the jackpot!  :D

You may remember posts about my mom in-law here, and my dad in-law here - truly, two of the most generous people I have ever met, who use their talents in the most benevolent ways.  How?  Well, Rose, my mom in-law, is an amazing seamstress and makes items to donate to various charities. Dave, my dad in-law, is a super-talented woodworker and has created heirlooms for everyone in the family (including the amazing 15-drawer chest in my studio, highlighted in the link above).   Like I said - JACKPOT!  :D

And Rose strikes again!  A couple of weeks ago, she was out rummage-saling - one of her favorite pastimes. She found a box of old "Saturday Evening Post" and "Ladies' Home Journal" magazines, marked at 50 cents each.  She's so good at "saling", she even talked them down a little on the price - and then she gave them to me!  She and Dave both laughed at me because when she presented the box to me, I took a nice, deep whiff.  I LOVE the smell of old magazines and books - you know, that vaguely mildewed and attic-aged smell - well, after a couple minutes of that we brought the box out to the car.  Turns out that not everyone is as enamored with the smell as I.  Go figure!  :D


Here is the box, resplendent with vintage magazine-y goodness.  They're all from the 50s and 60s and they're all nearly pristine!  Those of you who've been reading this blog for a while know that vintage magazines are at the top of my list in terms of ephemera, and these also don't disappoint.  Not only do they have beautiful covers....



but the ads!  Those glorious mid-century ads!

That dashing fellow on the right is John Raitt -
Bonnie Raitt's dad!  :D

I already have a zillion ideas for ATCs and collages from these wonderful digests of the past half-century.  I just can't get enough of 'em!  Thanks so much, Rose - you're the best!  :D




8 comments:

  1. Woo-hoo! You really did hit the jackpot! I'm drooling!

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    1. They are super cool, Kristi! Keep your eyes peeled at garage sales! :D

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  2. Mel - What great in-laws you have!! and what a great thing to receive!! you've had a great week!!! :)

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    1. I do have wonderful in-laws, Ann. It's no wonder Brian turned out so great. :) And I have to be honest - I have it great every day! :D

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  3. Be still my beating heart Mel - how wonderful! I am definetly Green! J

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    1. I am one very lucky lady, Jewels! I didn't even show the Ladies' Home Journals I got - talk about a trip back to the Sixties! :D

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  4. What a great find! I'm with you that the real jackpot is those advertisements. Have fun!

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    1. Thanks Andria! I am going to have a BLAST with those ads! :D

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