Ultimate Throwback Thursday! ~1930’s style~


I am SO happy to finally have my site and web hosting working again. For the past two days, my internet service and my web hosting service were not working well together causing my site and anything related to Host Gator to stop working.  I literally spent 6 hours yesterday going back and forth between companies while they did diagnostics.  And as of an hour ago I am good to go and can finally post again!  I tell ya though, if this happens again I don’t know what I’m going to do!

If you read my Facebook post yesterday I shared a shot of my breakfast nook wall with my framed state quilts on it.  I love how they look with my antique hutch too. There are a ton of sites online where you can find state blocks. I suggest Pinterest as your go-to resource. SO many links and tutorials to look up.

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On a total different tangent, I just have to show you what I found at a local antique show last weekend in town! I rarely find something I purchase right away, but I couldn’t’ resist:

2014-04-28 18.34.58Vintage needlework magazines!!  In an antique book booth I noticed this magazine titled “Needlecraft: The Home Arts Magazine”.  It was $5 and it included a few of the needlecraft magazines as well as some religious woman’s literature in a paper grocery bag.  I snatched it up and brought it home.  When I pulled everything out I found about 15 more issues!!!  They are all dated from March 1931- November 1933!  They are in fabulous condition and all had the typed address of the owner on the back cover.

2014-04-28 18.36.42Each issue is filled with stories about being a “modern woman” while still being the ultimate homemaker. There are patterns for various needle crafts throughout as well as needlecraft patterns you can order.   In the back section, you see ads for curing ailments, companies that sell scrap fabric and lace, and catalogs you can have sent to you for various products. Here’s a neat pattern I found in the first issue:

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It’s called the Grapevine Triangle. Foreign language to me know, but I may have to put needlework on my crafty bucket list after seeing all these great ideas. There are also patterns for home, kids and adults.  What I enjoyed the most were reading the ads and classifieds!

2014-04-28 18.38.48Coats & Clark!  So many ads like this. There are  pages in these magazines I’d love to frame, but the historian in me will enjoy them and preserve them to share with others in the future. Maybe frame the whole magazine? The covers are fantastic so maybe that’s an option. Now look at this one:

2014-04-28 18.35.53The magazine also includes information about current fashion trends and patterns for clothing like this.  The hair and hats I love them most.

So how’s that for a throwback?  I’m going to finish reading through them this weekend and will try to share some more interesting ads as I read them.  Do you own any vintage sewing or craft materials?  How do you use or preserve them?  Have a great day everyone and thanks for reading.  Cindy

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