Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Good Housekeeping - December 1946

Yesterday morning was officially Thanksgiving, our visitors had left and there was an auction taking place about 40 minutes away - we went but we didn't even get out of the car, there was no place to park and it looked like the whole auction was taking  place in a small garage, there wasn't a hope that you could even see anything for all the people, so we left and went down the road to the "flea market" - look what I found - Good Housekeeping from December 1946.  There were a few magazines and I did buy another one which I'll share again, but I knew this one would be interesting because it was the Christmas copy.  The magazine is thick - 246 pages, it's chock full of great old advertisements, fashions, articles, stories - I've gone through it a couple of times already and I've seen something different every time.

Here's a peak at some of the pages, I could be making collages but then you don't get the same look at the pic.   Click on anything for a closer view.

This ad for Cannon Towels is on the inside cover - Canon advertises sheets, blankets and stockings, I never knew they made stockings...  I guess they did back in 1946.

This is the back cover - and there's a recipe!

Camay soap - I can remember having that, I think I've seen it at the dollar store but it can't be the same as it used to be...

A Glasbake Tubular Cake Dish, made by McKee, Jeannette, PA.

Wear-Ever Pressure Cooker

Isn't this a sweet old ad??  


There was even an ad for Pyrex - look at the size of that gift set, eleven pieces for $4.90!!

Judy Garland was advertising Max Factor lipstick - she looks so pretty there!

"Our pop says "Chap Stick" was his buddy when he fought the war."  Hah!  

Wasn't Philip Morris one of the companies that was depicted on Mad Men?

Mom had a small bottle of Evening in  Paris, I can still see that little blue bottle..

There are a couple of old movie ads - this is a great one!

I never expected to see a Dionne Quints ad - especially not after I just found that Dionne book when I was on vacation.  There's pages and pages of these small black and white ads - Musterole does not sound good at all!!!  I went further along in the magazine and there was another Dionne ad...

I love finding old magazines like this and it's not often that I do - each magazine was $3 - I think it was worth it.   Hope you enjoy the sneak peek!

I just realized my last post was my 300th one, onward to quite a few more..

 Join in with the fun this week at We Call it Olde ,  Thriftasaurus and for the first time, Thrift Share


  1. Thanks for posting these. Really fun to see. The girl in the Camay ad looks like a young Marilyn Monroe. Love the Judy Garland ad.

  2. What fun to see ads or Christmas of 1946, and what a sweet face on the cover of the magazine. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Very cool! I am a vintage lover like you and I adore finding things like this!

  4. What fun to look through this old magazine. I especially like seeing the ads. I don't remember Judy G. doing ads like that. Love the perfume ads. It really makes you think times were simpler. Hugs!

  5. What a great find! I remember Camay soap and Midnight in Paris perfume. I love seeing the old advertisements. Fun stuff.

  6. I love old ad's yours are great. I have a fare size collection but have only posted a few.

  7. Great find! I wish I could come across old magazines! :) Happy belated Thanksgiving!

  8. Oh how fun! Thanks for showing us! I think $3.00 is a great price because new mags are more than that! ♥

  9. That ad with Judy Garland is wonderful! She is so elegant. Thanks for sharing all these great ads. Old magazines are the best!

  10. You have the best luck finding the Dionne Quint stuff! If I could bear to tear the magazine apart, I would totally frame those Christmas ads!

    Maddie was super excited that you liked her SMASH Instagrams. She says you are the "expert" :-)


  11. An "It's a Wonderful Life" ad--how cool!

  12. Oh MY!! how fun to look through--so many cool old ads I wish they still looked like that and not so slick--so very glad you came by Thrifter Maker Fixer Farm and I hope to see you link up next week as well...I've already been out thrifting up a storm but nothing as cool as your magazine

  13. First, congrats on 300 posts! These olde ads are wonderful. The Camay ad is funny, with her dry, styled hair wrapped in a towel and red lipstick. I sure don't look like that when I get out of the shower. :p And you know I loved the Glasbake & Pyrex ads. Thank you so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link-Up. Another party starts on Tuesday, hope to see you there again. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  14. This post makes me want to go dig out all of my old magazines! Such great things to find!