Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Woman Obsessed-Vintage Scrapbook Collection

If you have ever been curious about entertaining tips from the 1950's and 60's, look no further. I have no doubt that this collection of Scrapbooks would answer any question that you might have.

Vintage Scrapbook

Old Scrapbook

While I shouldn't assume that these were put together by a woman, I think, given the dates and types of magazines that the clippings came from, it's a safe assumption. Besides, the title of this post would have been something like "A Woman or Possibly a Man Obsessed- Vintage Scrapbook Collection" and that just seemed too long for a post title.

Also there may be a name somewhere in this collection that led me to believe it was a woman.

I found this load of goodness several years ago in an antique store in Indiana. It is a store that I usually try to pop into when I am in Cincinnati visiting relatives. After seeing them on several different visits over a few years I decided that I couldn't bear for them to go "unloved" any longer and they came home with me.

I am glad that they did. Going through them has been more fun that I thought it would be.

Old Scrapbook

There are recipes, crafts and decorating ideas all organized by season and holiday. Every now and then there is a fashion or make-up tip to fit a particular holiday. Priceless.....

Each time I open one of these tomes,  I can't help but to try and knit together the story of their creator. How many magazines did she get? Did she cook or make any of these crafts? Did she entertain? Or was she a shut in who entertained herself by clipping articles for a party she would never have? I prefer to imagine that it's the former rather than the latter.

Vintage Scrapbook

Due to a studio clear out, I have decided to part with the collection. I have photographed many of my favorite pages in order to revisit them from time to time. They are heavy on old recipes so if you or someone you know enjoys that sort of thing like I do then follow the link to my etsy shop.

Oh, and just for stopping by, here's a 15% off coupon code for the shop PAU1126.  It is good through November 30.
Vintage Scrapbook


Vintage Scrapbook

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