Sunday, 5 March 2017

Adventures In Stitchcraft - Advertising in 1937

Welcome to another week of Adventures In Stitchcraft!






I thought we would look at some of the wonderful advertising from 1937.


How we got around in 1937









What we ate in 1937









What we were drinking in 1937










It seems that then, as now, Coca Cola spent a lot of money of coming up with new advertising campaigns.


What was in our houses in 1937










What we were wearing in 1937
 





Personal hygiene and beauty in 1937

This has to be one of my favourites!







And some that you just wouldn't see any more!


Special Christmas designs on your cigarette cartons for under the Christmas tree!

Some stereotyping that you wouldn't see now - why not have both?!
Which is your favourite advertisement? I do love the B.O. one as it is just so funny. Also the Williams Oil Burner ad, where the lady is supposedly shovelling coal in that lovely outfit, high heeled shoes and all!
But for sheer style, I could easily live in those Enna Jetticks shoes - they are divine. And imagine touring around town in that Chevrolet - classy!


For my actual project, I still have not located my second skein of yarn. But I am risking it and have cast on anyway (Ravelry link here). It will surely turn up somewhere as I know it has not left the house! It is just hiding from me, being a rascal.





So here is the progress (or lack thereof) so far. I will admit that I have been taken up with knitting a vintage style coat for grandbaby's first birthday, which I just love and am keen to see finished. But I will be working away at this as well.


See you next week!




10 comments:

  1. Love the ads, I can empathise on the lost wool , ive stalled a quilt because i put the last strip i need down somewhere , its been 6 months..lol

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    1. So frustrating! I hope you find it.

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  2. The General Electric "Now you can throw these away!" really caught my attention. I just watched the first season of Mr Selfridge. It's fantastic!

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    1. Oh, I have that on my list to watch! I was hoping it would be wonderful.

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  3. I love these vintage posts, Jayne. I have been chuckling at a few....the pay off...mmmmm?? Now that has made me smile! Oh dear, the jury's out here re the food.....canned pork and beans?? As for that stove; oh how I would love to have one of those vintage beauties cooking up a storm in my kitchen. Measuring the legs for the stockings is hilarious and that well-built fellow in his trunks....so funny. Thank you for putting many a chuckle in my day, Jayne!

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    1. I just love vintage ads! Well, all things vintage really. I had so many more - had to whittle it down to just these ones.
      I too would love one of those stoves.

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  4. Lost yarn. The bane of all existence. I keep losing the extra skeins to the baby blanket I'm currently behind on.

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    1. I just don't know how they can 'disappear'. It's not like they are leaving the house! I'm sure it will turn up when it is good and ready. Hope you can find your yarn and get back to your blanket.

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  5. Nothing worse than loosing part of a craft project, hope it turns up soon. Love the old ads, the Enna Ettick shoes are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you - I'm sure I will find it somewhere. I have a real love of shoes from this era, as well as everything else!

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