If you’re following me on Instagram (if you’re not – what are you waiting for?), then you know what the Mister brought home for me – a Better Homes and Gardens magazine from 1947. He found it at the Goodwill Outlet (otherwise known as “The Bins”). The ads are an absolute crack up!
Here are a few choice ones:
Look at these…
Or this one….
This is especially disturbing for those of us living in old houses!
Don’t forget the running water, electricity, and coal…
Thankfully we’ve evolved and come a long way in the past 66 or so years.
What’s your favorite vintage magazine or periodical?
Go Gingham related links:
Using nature to decorate your home – frugal and fancy decorating
Dumpster diving woes: please don’t put a cover on dumpsters!
Green living: once a month garbage collection
A free chair – that was rejected!
Wrapping presents with free maps makes for pretty gifts
2 thoughts on “Better Homes and Gardens circa 1947”
I love old magazines. Fun. My mom gave me her old cookbook (they’ve been married over 60 years) and some of the household hints are pretty hilarious.
Kris, they are pretty fun to look at ~ and I love the pictures! The tips can really be hit or miss – either they’re applicable for today (and smart!) or they’re like the ones shown above! 🙂 Thanks, Kris.
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