I don't blame her for being excited! These old catalogs are so hard to find at a price that won't cost an arm & a leg. And for some reason, I've had an especially tough time trying to get my hands on a department store catalog from the 1940's. So if you've got one you want to get rid of (for some silly reason) please keep your new blogging friend from St. Paul, Minnesota in mind. ;-)
Today is Tuesday...and for me, that means Twenties Tuesday. And I've got a weekend find to share that had me jumping and squealing almost as much as Casey! I found an original vintage 1923 copy of Ribbon Art: How to Make Hundreds of Dainty and Practical Things of Ribbons.
You might not be familiar with this 48-page magazine. I wasn't either. But after I found this at an estate sale and started researching it, I discovered that the 1986 reproduction is everywhere! But nobody that I've run into so far seems to have the real thing. And I do!
Now if you're not into the 1920's like I am, this might not make your heart sing as much as mine. But bear with me as I share some of the illustrations inside.
My temptation is to share it all at once, but I think I'll just give you a taste of it this week with more to follow on future Tuesdays. I always think that when something is really good, it's better to savor it slowly - don't you?
And I would spend my afternoons eating bon-bons and creating boudoir luxuries like these: