Saturday, November 24, 2012

Vintage Christmas Shopping!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We have enjoyed every minute of having our boys under the same roof!  We have played Canasta, watched movies, eaten way too much food, and reminisced of times gone by.  Since my focus has been on my family, my post for Saturday is short, but centers on what is on many of our minds...buying gifts.  Take a step back in time with me and enjoy these vintage ads.

What do you think about this gift? She looks happy! 
This reminds me of Miracle on 34th Street.  Only the original version for me!
I love this picture of the family.  Look at the way she is looking at her husband.  I think this is better than the Hoover!
Or what about this vintage ad from the 1930's?  This saying is true for all times.
A pair of stockings makes a merry gift! I wonder how hard it was to keep the seam straight in the back?


"Christmas lives forever in the hearts of children"
Another ad for a phonograph!
This ad was from the 1920's.  I found several ads for Kodak cameras from that era.
What a wonderful gift this would be...
West Bend was reminding everyone to shop early.  I wonder if the writer of this ad would ever have imagined camping out on Thanksgiving evening just to catch a few great deals?
Even today, you know it is Christmas when you hear the Norelco ads on the tv!
Little Jack Horner wants Rice Krispies in his stocking! What about you?
I like this one.  It has a whimsical quality about it.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving weekend!  And for those of you getting out in the pre-Christmas frenzy, happy shopping!
Blessings from Still Woods

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    1. They are fun, aren't they? I love vintage ads! Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.
      Blessings from Still Woods

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  2. How cool-- and how things have changed! Fun post!

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    1. Things have changed and not always for the better. Don;t you wish that the price of toys were the same as in the Gimble's ad?!
      Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  3. i remember those Mojud stockings.Keeping those seams straight with my skinny legs was a challenge. So glad they are gone today. Loved remembering.
    Balisha

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    1. Glad I brought back a fun memory. I love the seams in vintage pantyhose. Very classy!

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  4. Simpler times......thank you for sharing.

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  5. Oh my gosh, I love all these vintage ads! A seemingly simpler time, for sure. I would be looking that way at my husband, too, if he was fastening a pretty bauble around my wrist!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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    1. I would too! Although I do need a vacuum cleaner since mine has decided that it no longer wants to work! Thanks for hosting again this week.

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  6. The artwork and detail is amazing to look back on. I was an advertising major, so I loved seeing these :-)

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    1. I also love the artwork and the beautiful colors. I could spend hours looking at vintage ads. Thanks for visiting Still Woods Farmhouse!

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  7. oh my goodness these are wonderful! :) And I think my grandparents had a flowered chair quite similar to one of those ads!

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    1. Thank you Debra for vising and I hope you come back soon!

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  8. The ads from back then were so lovely. Have a great weekend. Tammy

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    1. There were so many to choose from I had a hard time narrowing down my selection. Have a happy Sunday!

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  9. Oh! I used to love to play canasta! We used to play for hours.

    Love all the old ads, so much fun.

    Happy holiday weekend!

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    1. Hooray! Another canasta lover! We play for hours as well. It can get very heated but always fun. Have a wonderful Sunday and blessings from Still Woods.

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  10. I love reading old ads and these ones are special with their Christmas theme! ~ Maureen

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    1. Hi Maureen,
      I can spend hours looking at vintage ads. They have such character. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Come back soon!

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  11. Makes me think Of Mad Men which we do not get because we don't have cable. Visiting from MHC, Olive

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    1. I love the clothes on Mad Men. I just watched an adorable Christmas movie where the main character wears vintage clothing. It was a great movie on the Hallmark channel. Thank you for stopping by Still Woods. I hope you stop by again!

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  12. So happy to have visited here via MHC's A Favorite Thing. The Christmas ads were such a treat -- really enjoyed seeing them!

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    1. Hi Jeanmarie...So glad you stopped by. I enjoyed finding the ads and have a huge list of others that I might pop in now and then during this month. Blessings from Still Woods

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  13. Hi, I've never seen these ads - they are so fab!! It's interesting to look at images from another era. The lady with the hoover made me laugh - not sure that'd go down well in many households!! J9 x

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    1. As I told Claudia in one of the comments above, my vacuum is on its last leg, so I might be happy about Santa bringing me a Hoover. HOWEVER, I think something that can go around my wrist would really make me happy!

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  14. What wonderful ads! So sweet, cute, and sentimental! These made me smile today! Thanks fo much for sharing. Happy new follower!

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    1. Shenita,
      So glad you stopped by and thank you for leaving a comment/following! I am especially glad that the ads made you smile!
      Blessings from Still Woods

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  15. Love these vintage ads and the family values they represent. BTW-New follower!

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    1. Hi Susan,
      I had fun putting together these ads and had a hard time selecting from the many out there. I agree, they do represent some lovely family values. I am so excited that you stopped by and became a follower.
      Blessings from Still Woods

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  16. Thanks for sharing these great vintage ads with us. I too watched the original Miracle! A glimpse into another time.

    Linda

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    1. I know, I love the original Miracle on 34th Street. The clothing, scenes...I love it all.
      Blessings from Still Woods

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