Thursday, March 12, 2015
More vintage fashion, this time a black and white illustration from McCall's magazine from 1916. "For afternoon calls and afternoon teas." Sounds nice!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
This rather modern-looking, black and white striped dress is from a fashion illustration in the September 1911 issue of the Delineator magazine.
This delightful little frame came from an article in the May 1922 issue of Woman's Home Companion. It sets your "beauty budget" for the week - referring to your budget of time. Each day had a certain focus, such as wrinkles, hair, and skin.
Friday, March 6, 2015
I love everything about this ad, from the colors used to the way it is designed and styled. Also we get a tiny glimpse into a beautiful vintage bathroom and living room. The ad is for Congoleum Floor Coverings and I found it in a 1914 magazine.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The latest woolen fashions for sports, from a 1926 ad for Lux soap. I love the green chevron stripes and all the bright colors in this drawing.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
"What woman does not know that she is a thousand times more attractive when her skin is smooth and fresh and fair!"This illustration is from a 1928 ad for Woodbury's Facial Soap. The slogan was "A Skin you Love to Touch."
Monday, March 2, 2015
What an inspiration for a home office! If only I could have that exact floor, rug, curtains and flowers in my own home. This beautiful, sunny corner with a big desk and lots of plants was found in a 1934 ad for Armstrong Linoleum Floors.
Here is a lovely magazine cover, right from the very end of the Victorian period. The magazine was the November 1900 issue of the Delineator, and the cover shows a winter outfit in shades of brown.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I'm not very much into cars, but even I could see the beauty of this lovely illustration. It's a close-up of a part of a 1928 vintage ad for Ford cars, and the vivid colors of the cars contrasted with the soft pastel colors of the buildings, and the geometric lines throughout, make this one a favorite of mine.
This beautiful Edwardian bride comes from the cover of the June 1902 issue of Ladies Home Journal magazine. I love the way the bold golden yellow color of the background contrasts with the simple black and white illustration.