For example, the housewife in 1951 had the opportunity to unscramble 5 state names to be in the running for one of 25 beautiful wrist watches. Such a complicated puzzle. Why, I'd be surprised if they even got as many as 25 women who got all 5 puzzles right. I mean, after all, could you get them right? You just study on it a minute and then let me know.
Oh. You could? Well, yeah. Maybe you're just smarter than the average 1951 housewife. Or then again, it was probably just a gimmick.
I find the ad for Konturettes right there on the same page as the toy pattern just a little disconcerting... but even stranger is the kitchen hint, sandwiched between the pattern and the ad. Just so obviously filler!
Here's something you don't see every day. In fact, I've never seen such a thing. Have you? Seems to me if it really worked, "Magic Loop" Fish Bowls would sitll be around. In fact, I'm pretty sure the fish would suffocate in a contraption like that. Not enough surface area = not enough oxygen. But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm just baffled.
This month's Junior Workbasket project isn't quite as hokey as the paper bag masks were last month. I mean, after all, practically anybody could use a handy-dandy string holder. And yes, I would be proud to have a set of tea towels embroidered by my little girl.
Oh, dear. I thought last month's baby doll was scary looking... but this "doll sensation of the year" with her "blondie braids" growing right out of the sides of her otherwise bald head, does not seem the least bit "amazingly life-like" to me!
I wish I could get a relaxing, soothing gadget that would take off ugly fat where it shows most! I wonder what our happy model is going to do about the bow at her waist when the Spot Reducer jiggles it's way just an inch or so to the right? Do you think that's really what they recommended you wear when you use the silly contraption?
Don't you just love the apron pattern this month? It even shows that it could be cut from a feed bag!
Well, that's it from me for this month's Vintage Thingy Thursday.