Sunday, March 1, 2015

1967 Furniture From Sears

Here are some of the furniture offerings from the Sears 1967 Spring/Summer catalog. Lots of bentwood back in the day. I have a rocking chair styled after this one in my dollhouse.

Not a fan of plaid upholstery, but these styles aren't bad at all.

Danish Modern anyone? I like this look. Unfortunately for me, my parents leaned toward the style in the next photo.

Yeah, about as far away from "modern" as you can get! 

Hmm...

We had a rocking love seat somewhat similar to the chair on the right. I never thought too much about its looks back then-- it was pretty comfortable though.

And the least expensive piece is now the most sought after and expensive. Go figure.

Hope you have comfy seating as you blog hop today!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Turquoise Postcard

I stumbled onto a blog called International Mail Art Project, and one of the posts is asking for postcards with the theme "Turquoise." Kind of intriguing. It went all the way to Austria (in excellent time too) and is posted with others here. My submission is all magazine paper.
Thanks for viewing!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

This is an older Wacky from 1973. Do you know what the original product name is? I had to look it up. Krispy Crackers saltines made by Sunshine. Apparently these are still available. I don't think I've seen them in years.

Have a good one!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Greetings

Sunday Postcard Art's theme this week is "Pieces of Pictures." I took a literal route and cut pieces from pictures in magazines. Enough to fill a 4" x 6" space. So which arrangement do you prefer? This first one is just random.

This one is alternating (more or less) flowers with landscapes.

Below is a color type arrangement.

This one is sort of alternating colors.

And this one is logical-- from sky down to flowers.

I went logical with a little tweaking. After I glued the pieces down, I had no idea what to do with it. I decided it looked like a real postcard so went with that.

Hope you find yourself somewhere pleasant today.  Thanks for viewing!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekly Album Project

Let's catch up with my weekly album. I really outdid myself with the "from scratch" cooking that week. Nuts to that! Ugh!

This is the first card I made with a design on the back. Thought it was appropriate. I might add a patterned paper or notes to the backs of the previous ones as they do look rather plain.

You might recall I decided to join in the Tim Holtz blog's 12 Tags of 2015. Gosh, the March tag will be posted soon!

I had to document the big snow we had the first week of Feb.

This was the week I made my first accordion books.  Plus it was Valentine's Day and Friday the 13th.

Another weather report page.  Nasty cold that week.

On to March and hopefully improving weather (I'm not holding my breath, however!).

Saturday, February 21, 2015

1967 Fashions for Girls

Turnabout is fair play-- time for the girls' clothing showcase from the '67 Sears catalog. Very cute-- notice the girl on the left is wearing gloves.

I must admit I don't remember seeing anyone wear one of these "Madeline" hats. Scarves (pictured at the bottom) I do remember. I even still have one my aunt made for me in the 60s.

Fun colors.

Matching raincoat, scarf, and unbrella! What more could you ask for? Maybe a Kanga and Roo plush??

Mod styles are sneaking their way in.


Yep-- mod! How about the granny glasses?!

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

I think most folks will know this week's Wacky. STP oil treatment, but do you know what that stands for? How does “Scientifically Treated Petroleum” grab you? The Studebaker company also tied it into advertising in the early 60s with “Studebaker Tested Products”. So what does it stand for today? I dunno. Anyone?

Have a good day out there and stay warm if you can!

UPDATE: So you can sleep better tonight-- Joe is right. STP still stands for “Scientifically Treated Petroleum.”  Thanks, Joe!