I was cleaning out drawers this week and found an old copy of Woman's Day magazine which was dated August 1947. I enjoyed leafing through the magazine. It brought back memories of products that my parents used as I was growing up. I also noticed that some things have not changed through the years. Women have always been interested in fashion, home decorating and food. The table of contents featured articles and short stories. Other categories included Needlework, Home Decoration, Fashion and Beauty, Food and other departments such as News and Gossip and the HOW TO section.
I snapped some photos of some of the articles and ads in this issue. Do you remember these products?
The needlework section featured an article on Pineapple Crochet. My grandmother created crocheted items similar to these.
The article in the Home Decoration and Workshop section was titled "Where No One Ever Lived Before." It showed photos of the upper level of a small barn in Pennsylvania which was transformed into living quarters for three. It reminded me of the barn that my sleuth, Daisy Swanson, in the Daisy's Tea Garden cozy mystery series, transformed into her house when she moved back to Willow Creek Pennsylvania to start her tea garden business. She also remodeled the upper floor of her garage into a small living quarters for her daughter Vi, her son-in-law Foster and their son, little Sammy.
The Fashion section featured clothes for the grade-school girl. The article showed clothes that could be made from patterns and included a coat and a choice of four outfits to be worn with it. These are clothes that are similar to some of the outfits I wore as a young student.
It's always fun to find reminders of our past and the products and clothes we grew up with. Do you remember any of the items I found in my vintage issue of Woman's Day?