Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Shelter me

I adore old magazine and found these Brighter Homes issues recently.  They are from 1929 and 1930.  Proof positive that shelter magazines are not a modern phenomenon.  I would not want to live in that time period but I sure wouldn't mind visiting there and doing a little shopping!
I want everything in this picture, including her dress!
Okay, and this one, too.  Well, maybe not the ice box.  I'm sort of addicted to electricity.
Love the elephant bookend, at least the one on this end.

Oh, those porch supports and the swing-out casement windows!

I'll take a couple of each of these, too, please.
From what I can gather, I think this magazine is something Glidden paint put out as advertising.  Each is only about 20 pages. I looked up Brighter Homes and a chain of stores does exist with that name but it seems like they didn't start until around 1960 so I don't know if there is any connection.
That shower curtain!

All of these old prints were tucked inside the pages of the magazines.  I love that someone saved them. Thanks to The Grapes of Wrath and The Waltons, I picture the Depression Era as sepia colored and dusty.  I stand corrected!


laurie -magpie ethel said...

I like the title of the magazine...Brighter Homes. So fun to peek through those pages.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, Love this and the title for the mag too. I could look through those pages for hours. So much to take in. Thanks for sharing.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love looking through old magazines too. I have often framed and sold pictures from fashion magazines. Hope your booth is going well


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They really are pretty illustrations. I'm always trying to see what dolls the little girls are holding! heehee! Hugs, Diane

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love old magazines, even the ads are fun to look at. That old ice box would be a perfect end table. So many fun things!!

Annette said...

These are so much fun. You really find the neatest things. Love all the color!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So cute!! Love all of them!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a kind comment!!