Wednesday, August 11, 2010

1959 magazine

Another great find at a garage sale to add to my collection of old books, cookbooks, and magazines.

Take a little peak into a woman's life in 1959 from a McCall's magazine.

An electric range with a pull-out oven, for easier cleaning. That sounds like a great idea!

Japanese-inspired clothing patterns

"Let's Eat a Real Breakfast" article. A doctor recommends eating a full, well-balanced breakfast to prevent hypoglycemia, mid-morning fatigue, dizziness, and fainting. He suggests that protein be included instead of common breakfasts of just toast, juice, and coffee.  (still good advice today.)  I certainly hope that the photo included shows a wide range of breakfast choices, not just one breakfast!

Hmmm . . . now that's an interesting-looking dinner!

"A Wonderful Way to Live" - McCall's 1959 Idea House

Our house was built in 1960. Some scary similarities, like paneling that we painted over, and bathroom tile although ours is a more neutral color palette, thank goodness.  That tile is still in good shape (what kind of amazing mortar and grout did they use back then?), it's going to take some elbow grease when we rip it out someday!


Mom said...

Hey - great magazine! You realize this is from the year that Dad and I graduated from high school!!!

Actually I like the idea of the meal with the meatloaf in the tube pan with the peas and potatoes in the middle. Looks yummy!

Love, Mom

Nancy said...

Our bathroom has the ever so chic light blue tile, sink and tub. With the three boys, I'm just glad that it's blue instead of pink or peach. Ha!

Maisy said...

What a fun post! Love the pull out oven to clean easily.