Monday, April 28, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
It's funny how reading another person's blog can set you off looking in an area of the thrift store that you don't usually look, this happened to me after reading Diane's post about her playing card collection, if you care to look at her amazing cards, you can right here. She has the neatest cards, I didn't even know cards like that existed!! So, now I'm looking at cards - oh, no....
For you that follow me on Instagram, you've already seen these sweet Old Maid cards, but now it's time for a blog post, so here they are..
Click on so you can have a close look - they're nursery rhyme Old Maid - they are so cute!!! I don't really know what I'm going to do with them, someone suggested framing, that might be cute if I had a small child, some could be going to the SMASH book, I really haven't decided.
That's the package, the top right card is the reverse of the above cards. The other card was a single instruction card for another pack, which wasn't there..
More cute cards that were only 25 cents.
Another 25 cent pack - I know these aren't old but they've got cute illustrations - they will definitely be SMASHed.
These Japan Air Lines cards took my eye too - another 25 cent purchase!
We already have this game but I've been looking for another one so I can use the cards for SMASHing!
I have another one of these little Scotch Brand Christmas tapes, they are the sweetest tucked in the Christmas displays. I am just reading the fine print - cellulose tape - made in Canada by Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company of Canada Limited. I guess we could call this old style washi, what do you think???
I think I'm on a lucky streak for vintage magazines, I brought this Good Housekeeping magazine to the counter, both front and back covers are missing, I told the clerk that, oh, she said, you can just have that!!! Fine by me!! Considering there is one left there and it is priced at $20, this was definitely a steal! It's the oldest copy I have so far, April 1934. There are some great old ads in this one too, those posts are so much fun to do, I will be doing one soon. In the meantime, here's a couple of ads from 1934.
Coca Cola - served in leading hospitals!!! It is pure and wholesome - didn't you know??
Finally, a Pyrex ad - I wanted to show this one as well so you could see the date down in the corner. You could send away for a 12 month menu calendar, for free - I have never seen any of those, I don't imagine there are many of those around anymore. As if we didn't know this - "Sparkling Pyrex Ware makes foods look and taste more delicious" It's so true!!!
Stay tuned for more ads...
Joining in with Dawn at We Call it Junkin and Thriftasaurus
Friday, April 18, 2014
I don't always bake, there are just some things that I don't bake and only pre packaged will do. I plan to have strawberry shortcake over the weekend, vanilla pound cake is what I use and I always buy it!! I was at a different grocery store this week and picked up this cake.
It looks good enough from the front, I was in a hurry and just took it, I didn't look at the best before date, didn't look at the back of it or anything, I feel embarrassed that I bought this cake so blindly. First of all, if I had looked at the best before date, I probably would have put it down right then, best before - Sept. 23 - really, what does this cake have in it?
When I was putting it away at home, I finally looked at the back - this cake was made in Dubai, United Arab Emirates - now I have nothing against that country but why in heaven's name is this cake at a grocery store in Canada? I wish I had turned the cake over and saw the back, I would have seen the print at the top, looked at the ingredients and then saw where it was made - I would never have purchased it!!! The first ingredient is sugar, oh my goodness, since this grocery store is not in my town, it will be going to the garbage! I went to my local grocery store yesterday and bought a cake made in Canada!!
Sometimes we are in a rush and don't inspect these packages like we should, I thought the day I bought relish made in India, that was bad enough but this seems worse, we should be supporting our own when we can and the products are made here. By the way, I returned that relish to the store and they looked at me like I had ten heads when I said why I was returning it!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Yesterday I bought these two 1938 Good Housekeeping magazines off a local buy, sell and trade site many of you that read my posts regularly know that I really like to find vintage magazines.
One thing that I noticed when I was going through them last night, a lot of advertisements used cartoon captions, I'm going to share a few of those with you. Click on any pic for a closer view.
There are very few colored ads in these magazines.
If only the summer menu was this easy!!! He looks happy to be having that can of Franco American Spaghetti.
She should have used Royal Baking Powder right from the start!!