Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gentleman's Retreat

The Retro MAN CAVE

Whether bachelor or benedict, a man wants a spot all of his own.

A good chair, the right light, a nearby table or shelf for a book and a tall tumbler are the necessities.
Huh, no mention of  neon lights, pool table, fridge, beer and large screen tv - boy how things have changed.

Decorating tips provided by the May 1952 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

For Glamorous Hair

For Glamorous Hair use Lustre-Creme Shampoo

From the May 1952 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine


Maybe it is because we live in a time where our clothes are mostly made of cotton and synthetic materials and it is not so common for us to wear woolen underwear?

Or maybe no one likes the smell we remember from rummaging through our grandmother's closets...

Maybe more people have cedar closets or at least found that it was better to have "cedar balls" as an alternative.

Maybe there was a moth plague in the mid-century that I was unaware of...maybe that plague was the idea for the illusive MOTH MAN!!!!!!!

Nonetheless there are a lot of vintage ads for moth balls...

These are from the May 1952 issue of Good Housekeeping

This one is so strong you can't even buy it at the local 5 & 10 or hardware store, you have to get it from your druggist!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ken-L-Ration - Canned Horse Meat

Serving Ken-L-Ration to your pooch may have kept him friendly but as a horse lover I was shocked to read that it was actually US Govt. Inspected

I looked it up on wikipedia (as I do everything) and here is what I found:

Canned horse meat was introduced in the United States under the Ken-L-Ration brand after WWI as a means to dispose of deceased horses.

The 1930s saw the introduction of canned cat food and dry meat-meal dog food by the Gaines Food Co. By the time WWII ended, pet food sales had reached $200 million. In the 1950s Spratt's became part of General Mills. For companies such as Nabisco, Quaker Oats, and General Foods, pet food represented an opportunity to market by-products as a profitable source of income.

The ad was in the December 1947 issue of Woman's Day.

Oh Chiquita, I am speechless!!!!!

Here is a close-up of the recipe for your culinary delight!!!!  Just click on the image to make it bigger if you need it.

When I started this blog I wanted a place to put pictures of my favorite fun vintage ads and learn some new vintage recipes...
I was looking for something along the lines of Grandma's Sugar Cookies or even a good casserole
But this...
leaves me speechless!

I love how on the blog
they actually make and try so many cool retro recipes.

I would if I could but just can't!!!!

If someone out there in the blog universe reads this and has the courage, please do let me know.

I will admit - I am disgusted but oh so curious!!

This gem of a recipe was found in the December 1947 issue of Woman's Day!


The amazing family at over at Retro Recipes made it!!!!!
The whole family are now my official idols...

Check out the post here:
(you may be suprised)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ha, Big Man With The Ladies!

This ad for Green Giant Vegetables was in the May 1952 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine  and features Art Linketter.

I had no idea he was a "Big Man with the Ladies"

I also didn't know that there was a Green Giant TV Show "Life with Linkletter" on ABC TV.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cleanest Wash and Dishes too!

This Tide detergent ad is from the May 1952 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine.

The print in my scanned image may be hard to read but on the bottom the ad suggests that you always buy two: one for your laundry and one for your dishes!!!

Who knew?

Wouldn't this ad look cute hanging in your laundry room?!