Wednesday, October 13, 2010

VTT: Needlecraft Magazine



I am joining Coloradolady this week for Vintage Thingy Thursday. See what other people are sharing - click on the icon above.

At a local 'antiques' store I picked up a copy of Needlecraft from December 1934.  The depths of the Depression, though it's hard to tell from this issue.

Various crafty gifr ideas are included.  And ads for items a homemaker might worry that she needed, such as a Perfolastic girdle - reduce your hips 9 inches!


I hope you enjoyed your trip into the past.
viridian

17 comments:

Mary said...

I'm so glad the days of the girdle are long gone :-)

LV said...

I enjoyed looking trough your vintage book. I am glad some things are no longer used.

Postcardy said...

Unbelievable results!

Coloradolady said...

Oh goodness....the thought of losing 9 inches in that contraption....LOL....I maybe could use one, but don't think I could manage it for long!! Happy VTT

Rein said...

This is wonderful, tanks for sharing.

Tracie said...

I remember my mom wearing a girdle! I always wondered why. Now, unfortunately I know!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG!!! Great post!
*hugs*deb

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

WOWSA...that is quite a girdle :)

Blessings!
Gail

Anna said...

Kudos to the women who could wear those things. Nine inches...ouch..that had to hurt. Even at the hight of the depression, well healed homemakers had money to spend, I guess. Fun and interesting post.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! I love this post! You lucky, how wonderful to happen upon this magazine - Christmas mags are my favorite. I got such a kick out of the caption "Bring joy to hand hungry needlecrafters".

Happy VTT,
Sally

Roslyn said...

OMG that corset brings back memories, my maternal GM wore won that her daughter laced her into! SHe had a 19" waist when she married around 1909, no wonder they were always fainting!

Sarah said...

NINE INCHES!!!!!!!!!!! Owie!!!!

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

Sarah

Melody said...

OMG. I love vintage magazines. I've never heard of this one. GOnna have to keep a look out.

very merry vintage style said...

I so enjoy looking at vintage magazines. Such a fascinating peek at life back then!

A Gracious Home said...

I enjoyed your post a lot. I wonder if anything could make hips that much smaller. I wear girdles sometimes and my fat just pops up in a different place. I would love to find a magazine that old. The cover looks more like a book. Doylene

Deborah said...

9 inches, huh? That would certainly make me happy but I am sure it is just more snake oil :)

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I did, indeed, enjoy my trip with you to the past through your wonderful old magazine. Aren't they fun to read? I have some dating back to the early 1800s and they fascinate me.

Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to seeing you link up each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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