Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Let's Do A Little Vintage Christmas Shopping!

Last year, I wrote a blog post about vintage Christmas ads...Vintage Christmas Shopping  I love the color and detail in vintage ads.  I saved a few from last year to share with you this year.  Let's have a Girls' Night Out and do a little vintage shopping!

This has to be one of my favorites.  Any soldier coming home for Christmas is a special gift.  The ad from Greyhound Bus Lines captures the excitement of the moment. 
Vintage Coke ads always feature a jolly St. Nick with rosy cheeks. This ad caught my eye.  My husband is an avid train collector.
Plymouth's 1950's ad looks just like a Norman Rockwell painting!  He must have been a Plymouth fan!  We had a Plymouth when I was in junior high.  It was the size of a boat! 
Mom, this ad is for you!  For years, I gave my mother Evening in Paris.  I loved the beautiful color of the bottles.  My mother would wear it proudly.  I found out many years later that she hated the scent!  If you have the time, head over to my blog post on Evening in Paris.
Now this is an old one from 1920.  Tinker Toys certainly have been around a long time. My boys loved their sets of Tinker Toys. 
I know some of my Still Woods Farmhouse friends remember days of stockings with the black seam down the back.  It must have been hard to keep them straight!  Do you think they will ever come back in style?
Someone is up to a little mischief in this 1953 David Lockhart drawing!
This 1948 Maxwell House coffee ad is delightful! My dad has always said that the best coffee is made in a stove top peculator. Can't you smell the coffee?  It's good to the last drop!
Who wants a 1956 Cadillac for Christmas?!   Doesn't this handsome gentleman look like Carey Grant?
"You'll shoot your eye out" comes to mind with this ad!

Dubble Bubble still makes a great stocking gift!
This ad by the Tire A Rubber Company promotes the purchase of war bonds as a Christmas gift.  Obviously a wonderfully, patriotic company.
A 1949 television or radio makes a terrific gift.  "They'll fondly remember for years..." Do you remember when a television was a piece of furniture as well as entertainment?
Look at all the color and details in this 7 Up ad.  Just beautiful!
Guaranteed to give you a "lovelier leg complexion" at only $1.30 a pair!  I bet this ad caught the eye of a few men! If you search for vintage ads, you will find quite a few for stockings. 

Lastly, I'll leave you with one of my favorite ads.  This one is from 1948.  Love that lipstick!


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21 comments:

  1. I LOVE seeing these old ads!!! Haha the boy with the gun is a little intimidating!!

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    1. Such a treat reading your post this morning! Jane

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    2. Glad you liked them! As I said, I love vintage ads. They are colorful and lively. The women in the ads are so well groomed...manicures and all! Speaking of manicures, I think I need one!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. I LOVE having the seam in the back of my stockings!! What I HATED was wearing the garder that held up the stockings. Those two hooks in the back hurt/pinched so much when sitting in the wooden pews in Church. I got into soooooo much trouble one time because I took my stockings off before church.
    Love alll the old advertisements!! We've come a Long Way Baby!!

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    1. Now Suzan, you do not look like you could have ever worn stockings with seams! Maybe if the seam comes back, the garter will not! I bet taking your stockings off before you left church is equal to my boys removing their ties before they left church!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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    1. Hi Deb! Thanks for dropping by and taking a gander at my ads. I decorate with vintage laundry ads in my laundry room and vintage movie ads in our tv room. I have a blog post somewhere about that. I am fairly new to blogging so it would have to be last year. If you get a chance, look back and check out the laundry ads. Have a great day!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. I love every one of these ads! I have seen many of them before. I remember thinking that my mom's generation was so proper and old fashioned and then I caught a glimpse of some of the old ads and realized that maybe they weren't so proper and well behaved after all! ;) Happy Holidays!

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    1. I agree Kim! There are quite a few "not so proper" ads out there. I was also amazed at the numerous Christmas cigarette ads. Nothing like giving a carton of Camels for Christmas!
      Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

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  5. What a great collection of ads.Thanks for sharing them!
    Karee

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    1. Hi Karee, So glad you stopped by and thanks for following Still Woods.
      Merry Christmas!

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  6. What a fantastic collection!! Loved it!!

    Thanks for your visit!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you Deb. It was a hard deciding which ads to use. There are so many terrific ones. Glad you stopped by!
      Merry Christmas and Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  7. Your vintage Christmas ads are so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Diane! I am glad that you liked them. They are so much better than seeing a certain mens' underwear commercial for a certain "mart" on tv! Much classier!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  8. Very cool vintage ads. You have found some really good ones.

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    1. Good Morning! I adore vintage ads and have featured different ones during my first year of blogging. I am glad that you liked them! Thanks for visiting and come back soon!
      Have a Merry Christmas and Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  9. I love each of these ads, thank for sharing. Stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop. Stop by my blog at http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Georgie! So glad you stopped by for a visit and that you are following my little blog. I am looking forward to visiting you! Love the title of your blog! Have a Merry Christmas and Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  10. Great ads!! I think the girl with "Cary" looks like a young Marilyn Monroe. And, yes, stockings with seams were back in in the early 80s-- I had a pair (I missed the first go around!!).

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  11. What fun to see these ads! My aunt made coffee in a stove top perc until she she passed away 15 years ago.

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