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1952 My Home Magazine eBook

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My Home July 1952 Cover

This July 1952 issue of My Home contains a delightful number of features, including all of the following:

  • Fashion article with photos “We Take to Beauty,” chock full of style advice
  • A photo essay on “The Royal Family and Their Dogs”
  • Knitting patterns for a jersey suit for toddler boys, men’s striped socks,
  • A full-color insert with “trousseau pretties,” a knitting pattern for a lovely bobble stitch cardigan, and a feature on bedroom furnishings
  • Etiquette and home advice
  • Scads of ads that illustrate the era’s styles and accessories

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1951 Woman and Home Magazine eBook

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Woman & Home Aug 1951 Cover

This August 1951 issue of Woman and Home contains a lot of fantastic features, including all of the following:

  • Fashion plates “ready for your holiday” for April styles, plus a full-color page of children’s fashions
  • “The Story of Windsor Castle,” complete with photographs of the royal family
  • Knitting patterns for a summer twin set and a baby’s matinee jacket
  • Health, beauty and style tips
  • A full-color insert with summer lingerie and children’s clothes
  • Scads of ads that illustrate the era’s styles and accessories

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A bevy of gorgeous 1930s magazine eBooks!

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Free Magazine Samples

NEW: Four 1930s magazine eBooks! There’s a marvelous antiques shop about 15 miles from our home in South Africa that just brims with treasures. Upstairs is an Aladdin’s Cave of vintage clothing and accessories, and, every now and again, I find a new-to-me magazine or pattern book. Well, I hit the proverbial jackpot this week, as the proprietress had just added a stack of 1930s-1950s magazines with gorgeous full-color covers, detailed seasonal fashion plates, knitting patterns, embroidery instructions and so much more. I scooped up the lot and have been scanning madly so I can share them with you! Read more…

Fashion Inspiration: My Glamorous Grandparents (Part 2)

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In my first post, I covered my grandparents’ early history in Hollywood up to the point where “Pop” asked his US Army Air Forces superiors to consider sending him overseas to join the air war instead of working in recruitment and training. They granted that request, and he immediately transferred to North Island to learn to fly Lockheed’s brand new P-38 “Lightning” before joining the 48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, serving in North Africa. Read more…

Fashion Inspiration: My Paternal Grandparents

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From my earliest memories, I have loved to play “dress up,” and a large portion of my play wardrobe came from my paternal grandmother’s cast-offs. I remember teetering around on silver high heels in a sparkly red chiffon dress liberally sprinkled with rhinestones. How I wish now that I’d known what I was wearing and saved it, but–alas!–that particular dress got worn to death and ended up in shreds long before I could appreciate its real value. Thankfully, my grandmother kept back a lot of her favorite clothes for me to enjoy as an older teenager, and I still have several beautiful pieces. Read more…

2014 Historical Fashion Tour Now Booking!

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Suzi Clarke and I are so excited about everything we’ve packed into next year’s England tour! We’ll be revisiting some of our favorite places from the 2010 and 2012 tours and adding a couple of new items, including a full-dress Titanic-themed dinner in a sumptuous private dining room. We’ve got wonderful guest speakers and curators […] Read more…

1908 Ladies’ Home Journal Summer Fashions

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This is a charming article with lots of beautifully detailed illustrations from the June 1908 Ladies’ Home Journal (summer fashion issue!). Three pages of text cover everything from what flatters a particular complexion to what a governess should wear–all written by Lady Catherine Milnes Gaskell. I’ve also included a bonus page of “Frocks for the Holidays.”

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