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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vintage ads

WooHoo! Vintage Thingie Thursday again! I love reading everyone's post. Hope you can join us for VTT sponsored by Suzanne at Colorado Lady.
I have tried to find my cat-eye glasses that I posted about last week, but I cannot find them! Boy, I hid them good! Don't you hate it when you can't find something and you have looked in all of the obvious places? Oh well, I'll find them one day when I'm not looking for them.
This week I thought I would show three ads that are framed. The first two I bought at a yard sale for $1 each. The first one advertises "The New Playtex Fab Lined Girdle".It's dated 1950 and the highest price is $5.95!
The second one is a 1950 Coca-Cola ad..
The last one is an ad for Coats and Clark Speed Cro-Sheen. This was part of the crochet books that I found at a yard sale. The date is somewhere between 1942 and 1953. The crochet books are mentioned in an earlier post.
See ya next week!


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21 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I guess I'll have to get me a girdle so I can be that happy!

Deborah said...

Yes I too have lots of things hidden away that I will probably never see again :) I always like to see the vintage ads. The prices are astounding!!

CC said...

I'm with Elizabeth..I need one of those girdles so I can leap in the air and be happy. :). Love the crochet thread ad...Happy VTT..

CC said...

P.s. I just saw the little Calvin cartoon..where he advises to crochet nekkkid..cause life is so short..I almost fell off my chair laughing. Thank you..I truly needed it.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I can not even imagine wearing a girdle. The modern day spanx are bad enough!!! Have a great VTT!

Postcardy said...

I couldn't find the things I wanted to show this week. I thought I saw them recently, but now I wonder I just imagined seeing them.

Teresa said...

So funny, She looks like she is absolutely dancing with delight over wearing a girdle.

P. said...

I love these old ads. Have a couple framed ones myself. I really like the colorful Coats & Clark ad.

Maureen said...

I love vintage graphics (and more often than not post about them). The thread ad is really cool.

P.S. I just put something away for safekeeping. It's so safe even I can't find it!

Sandy said...

Charlotte, this is my first time visiting and I love your blog banner and backround! So pretty and unique! I just bought a 1919 Ladies Home Journal for December and the ads are so pretty! I lvoe the last one here, with the color! It woudl be cute in a sweing room! :)

viridian said...

I missed the girdle but now we have 'control top' panty hose. Ugh. the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Happy VTT.

~~Carol~~ said...

I remember my Mom always wearing a girdle when she was younger, and I don't ever remember her acting as giddy as the gals in that ad! I love those ads, and I'm disappointed that you couldn't find your cat-eye glasses! But it reminds me that I want to ask my Mom if she still has hers. I'll have to write myself a note, because I wanted to ask her last week, but I forgot!
Happy VTT!
Carol

LV said...

I remember some of these ads, but was fortunate enough not to need a girdle. I enjoy reading and seeing any older ads.

Sarah said...

Ha! From what I've heard about girdles, I'm surprised these women are able to be so limber in them! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Sarah

Ann said...

All those ladies are so excited about "not being able to breathe". We used to have to wear girdles when I was a teenager. Thank goodness those days are long gone. The Coke add is really cool too.

Mrs. P. said...

These ads are GREAT!! Glad to have grown up in a girdle-less generation (1960-1970's) but am suprised to see the old trusty girdle making a comeback...both my daughters love their Spanx, lol

Blessings!
Gail

AshTreeCottage said...

That girdle ad is my favorite! I would think that a woman would be happier if she did not have to wear one! Too funny!! Come by and visit me. I have a vintage ad too. To give you a hint, if one eats too much of the cereal in my ad a girdle will be needed for sure!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Postcardy said...

The best places to find old postcards are postcard shows and antique shows.

Miri said...

Oh Charlotte, that Playtex ad is hilarious...trying to prove that you can move just fine in a girdle! (which of course, you couldn't!)

heartfelt living said...

These are great ads. I always enjoying seeing them. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

I always love vintage ads- The girdle one is especially fun:)