Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Thrift store jackpot

Since I haven't unpacked any moving boxes and we have tons of room (ya right), I decided that I should go to the thrift store and get even more junk! Haha. Monday's are 25% off, so I love going when I know I can get an extra good deal. It was so packed though! I had to park really, really far away and went I got inside there were no carts. So, I thought it would be alright to carry Isaiah around for a little bit, but carrying around an extra 25 pounds is not easy while you're trying to shop. I was getting a little panicky when I first walked in and I found these two beauties.

I had to stalk out-going customers for their cart so I could pick these two up! They are two McCall's magazines from the 1960's. I spent the rest of my day flipping through the pages, reading the adds and looking at the projects. Some of them are really cute, some not so much. There is even a whole section for Bazaar crafts. Let me tell you, I was cracking up reading that article. I guess back then Bazaars were big. Here are some of the things that I thought were so cute.

These are knit and are just too cute. I wish I knew how to knit, but I definitely don't have the patience for it. Aren't they just so springy?!? Does anyone want the directions for these? I'll be happy to copy them for you because I want to see these cute things made!

And then these are made out of felt and are stuffed. They look like a simple project, but isn't that how all us crafters get into trouble? Something like.."hmm, I could make that."

Here are the ideas for the Bazaar. There was another page, but I didn't take a picture of that one. I'll save that for another day.

But these crafts really did me in. I was laughing so hard when I saw these. The McCall's people were probably thinking, "now what could these ladies make to wear to their bridge game?" The title for this page was "Kicky Jewelry."

These are some dresses you could knit or crochet for yourself for those warm summer months. On first inspection, they might be cute, but wouldn't you be sweating wearing them?

And finally, something that I just had to share. I can not even fathom drinking this. I mean, I love Dr. Pepper just as much as the next guy, but seriously, this?

Just in case you can't read that, it says Try Dr. Pepper Hot. Heat Dr. Pepper in a saucepan until it steams, pour into a glass over a thin lemon slice and serve piping hot! You could even write away for special Dr. Pepper mugs. Gross. I dare you to try it. I swear if anyone would do it, they'd get something special out of it. haha!

Did I mention that these two cost .60 each!?!? How exciting! I did walk away with some nice fabrics and trims, but I'll show those another day. Hope you enjoyed a walk back in time. I'll have to share more later.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and nope not CT, I'm in Maine :)

Love all your thrift finds and I'm gonna try the hot Dr. Pepper! Have two cases of it in the cupboard, I'll let you know how gross it is or not;)

lera said...

Funny books.

I don't drink Dr. Pepper, but I'm not sure if I would want any heated soda. Hot carbonation does not sound appetizing to me.

Anonymous said...

Katie, I'm going to get my sons to try the hot Dr. Pepper. They'll try anything! LOL!

Jess said...

Oh my gosh, I will totally try it! I loves me some Dr. Pepper!

LeeAnn said...

I picked up some 1940-1950 McCalls at a used book store a few weeks back. That's how I learned to embroider. I used their "how to" embroidery thread designs to get started.