Hello everyone! Well, here we are again, I sharing some neat old magazine and you anxiously awaiting to see what I have chosen. How did these weeks past so quickly? For this month's MM, I really didn't have to think much on this time around with what to share from my collection. I've been sharing alot from the 30's lately so I opted for a time change by bringing out my newest addition to my stash; a dear old thing from the 1900's! (A Designer none the less!) I'm not sure about you, but I was quite ready to look upon these longer, elegant corseted styles. It is nice to have a change from time to time is it not?
Staying true to my character, I am starting out with just a few of this magazine's delightful advertizements. I started realizing I quite like ads from past times a while ago and ever since then, I have collected a few loose ones (mostly stray magazine pages or the like) from little antique booths or on a "lucky" whim from in-between pages of an old book. I'm not precisely sure why, but I suppose it is the fact that like ads are today, they are casual to that time period. Quite commonly overlooked by the ones living in said time, but oh so relevant to the everyday life of those in the past. It's as if each one is a photograph of a house-wife, a little boy in a romper, a daughter playing happily in her new Spring hat designed by a famous someone; instead of a drawing by a talented artist. How wonderfully life can be preserved by illustration!
Okay! Now to get into the meat of this magazine! I selected a few pages of blouses that one would view the illustrations and designs of, then order the pattern with the corresponding pattern number. Aren't they just too elegant? I dare say so prim and proper! What a wonder that the swing of the 20's flapper days were not too much after these were introduced! There are also a few more Summer blouses down below which are quite fancy, decked with lace and all. Those are even sporting a shorter sleeve! *gasp* ;) The middle pages above makes me want to try out a waistcoat pattern again.You see, I began one of those straight cut coats once before, but I was too much a busy-body shall we say to do a proper job of it then. But I think I need to revisit that pattern and see what I can do with it now that I have *ahem* become more tactful. Maybe cross it with a Civil War something or another for this year's Muster? *hmmm*
Ahh. To the dresses we have come! It's so neat to hold in my hand a copy of a common little token of a favorite era of mine. (Let's face it I could hardly say I have a favorite. Haha!) But I must say most or practically all of the books, movies, & things I love the most have been set in this decade or, perhaps earlier, but still quite the same fashion wise. (I said mostly okay? Haha!) Such as Anne of Green Gables, Christy, Mrs. Potter, my beloved American Girl Doll, Samantha Parkington; the list goes on. I think when the average person thinks of something as "old fashioned" they picture flamboyant ladies' hats, aprons with big starched bows, long hemlines, and calico prints. Most of those can be found true to this era as you see throughout this post.
It is also a joy to see not only woman's fashion, but mid-teens and children's as well! Aren't those bathing suits just a trip! How neat to see them styled by such modest young girls instead of being gawked at! I wonder though, do you think we would have found them too revealing had we lived as they? I wonder if they were as bikinis are to us these days. Something to think about I suppose, especially as most of us consider both vintage & modesty in our daily lives.
Oh my goodness! These little ones are just too cute! I definitely would have to say that the above page is my favorite today! I just love a short tubby baby! Haha! It is dead true though, they are just too cute! I can't even tell you how much I do! Haha! :D
I've ended today with a couple more neat things that caught my eye...and also as usual, the full front and back covers of today's magazine. When I found this, there were actually two magazines of the same size, this one and a Delineator from 1907 (?) which was really neat, but since I already have one from 1886 (?) (I'll have to share it one day!) & 1928 and didn't even have one Designer, as you can see I decided on the Designer. But actually this back cover sold me on the Designer once I saw it. It was too neat for this half Dutch girl to leave behind. We still are unsure of what the phrase "Lest We Forget" was referring to or even if the man and girl where to be Dutch or (our guess) Swedish. Do you have any idea?
Make sure to check out the Boyer Family Singers blog today while on your vintage kick as Brigid has put up the linky-widget for Magazine Mondays again for those of us who are sharing!
Which blouse would you wear?
Don't you love those adorable tubby babies?
What do you think of the bathing suit topic?
What do you think of the bathing suit topic?
Do you have any Dutch blood?
the elder one