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Thursday, May 26, 2011

What's Old is New

Now while walking through a flea market or antique mall I expect my 'Vintometer' to go off in my now that giddy feeling...the aw moment...when you see something and your 'vintometer' goes off and you think I remember that....that was in whatsherface's house......Grandma loved that......well. while walking through Hancock and Joanne's Fabric, Home Good's and Hobby Lobby....even Wal-Mart recently my 'vintometer' went off. I was just out trying to get some inspiration, so upon my return home I began looking through some of my vintage magazines and guess what I realized.......MY 'vintometer' is pretty good.

1958 House Beautiful 1001 Color Schemes for your Spring Decorating

The fabric of our lives are back!! He He.

 Isn't it too  cool! All the pattern, color, texture, all retro and look at this.....................
1958........or........2011 Hobby Lobby? The pic is from the 1958 mag pictured above. The I found these ads in a couple other 1950 magazines..................................
The blanket in this 1950's ad is very similar to one I saw at Wal-Mart a while back, but take a close look at that bed lace!!!

and, this 1950's  reproduction Colonial bedroom suite looks very similar to one we saw at Ashley Furniture. Then while at Home Goods I like to go thru the pillow isle.........

The patterns and colors were very similar to these 1906 examples from this book.......

You ordered the stamped pillow, threads, etc, and embroidered it yourself.
Isn't it amazing how some think everything 'new' is so much better.....I'll say it again
Everything Old is New again!

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LV said...

It has always been said, history repeats itself. Looks like you proved that today. Great post.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

How cool to have all those old mags to refer too. Hey, skip a few years foreard and you'll be ahead of the game! LOL
Have a fun weekend!
And thanks for adding me ♥

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I forgot to mention I LOVE your header!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

So funny - "Vintometer"! We bloggers know how to coin some interesting words, don't we? I love old magazines, and you're so right, Melody. Nothing is EVER totally new. There's always a hint of the past somewhere. ;)

Have a terrific holiday weekend!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Sweetened by Kagi said...

Wow, this is such an amazing post :) I really enjoyed reading through your blog! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comment- I am now your newest follower, I look forward to reading your future blog posts :D!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love old mags!

~ Gabriela ~

Holly said...

Hi Melody~
These pictures are wonderful! You do have a good Vintometer. (Is that how you spelled it?=0)
Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer Scull said...

love looking through the old mag pages. thanks for posting!
happy Pink Saturday! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Sure brings back memories! And it's nice to see things come back! ♥

Daniella said...

Hello my scooter friend!!
Were those swatches of color something you put together, or were they really in a book? THOSE are so amazing!! The wheels of my brain are turning!! You have to tell me!!!
I love vintage!! I love seeing your posts. They are so informative and entertaining!! You rock!

Diann said...

What a great magazine tour! I just love looking at these od magazines and they really do give you lots of fun inspiration because verything comes full circle! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great Memorial weekend!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What goes around comes around! I wonder if they'll ever sell pink refrigerators again?

Beansieleigh said...

"Vintometer"! I like that, Melody!! Yes, my OWN vintometer goes off at times too, and then I have to clear my head and really think, really hard, whether I have ROOM for what my vintometer's bells and whistles are absolutely SCREAMING over!.. Well, anyways, love your new blog header! Very nice!.. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Very nice vintage post! Isn't it amazing that things come around and around time and again? Good thing we like them! It's not so good when we don't - like some fashions and such. Enjoyed my visit. Thanks. Jenn

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, what an awesome post!!! I love these treasures from the past...Here's the weird part--I'll bet everything was made in the USA! I wish it was today too!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, what an awesome post!!! I love these treasures from the past...Here's the weird part--I'll bet everything was made in the USA! I wish it was today too!!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Yep! Even the "owls" are back, what next....mushrooms? Ya' gotta love it.

Daniella said...

You didn't tell me about those gorgeous swatch boards though!! Did you make them?
I'm making a color journal you know, and I am VERY curious!!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful HPS to you! I think you have to hang on to things because they come back full circle! My late older sister had all that beautiful early American/Colonial furniture in her home. Beautiful!
ENjoy the weekend and loved your post. Anne

Aunt Snow said...

I love the concept of a "Vint-o-meter."

My mom saved all those magazines, but I confess, we finally dumped them years ago. I suppose we should have donated them instead, but that's water under the bridge.

Thank you for sharing them with us - you're more wise!

Happy Pink SAturday weekend.

Daniella said...

Oh no! I am so sorry Darlin'!! I know it is hard for you. I never meant to make you feel bad!! I know you are a sweetie!! Really, I'm sorry!!

Those pictures are fabulous though. Meaning, it looks dimensional! The trim looks like it is sticking out!! It's hard to get good dimension in pictures. They really knew how to do things back then, didn't they!!!
Feel good!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Melody. Thank you for being here to make it a special day.

I am so there with you on this. And, I love all the images you shared. They do bring back sweet memories.