1957 Good Housekeeping Magazine

Good Housekeeping cover, April 1957

I adore looking through old magazines. Talk about a step back in time! Recently I got my mitts on a Good Housekeeping from April 1957. It was only 35¢! The pages smell a little musty and are yellowed, but I don’t mind! With classic article topics like “10 Ways to Look Different” that suggest you “change your dress color” and “point your eyebrows out” to a full-length article asking “To Refreeze or Not to Refreeze?” life just seemed so simple and sweet in the 50s.

But the real prize are the advertisements. Check out these incredibly revealing (and sometimes hilarious!) peaks into the past!

A Kotex “belt”? Oh my god.

Good Housekeeping Kotex ad 1957

 

Such a pretty bottle of makeup!

1957 Good Housekeeping Makeup ad

Why isn’t there a spray nozzle on the starch bottle? Would you just dump it on?

Vintage 1957 Good Housekeeping Starch Ad Sta-Flo

Underwear sure has come a long way. I’d love to step back in time and shows these ladies a pair of thong underwear. Imagine!

Vintage 1950s underwear ad

Obviously.

Vintage 1957 Good Housekeeping ad Perma-lift Magic Oval Pantie

Compared to today’s makeup this probably isn’t very good, but the pink liquid looks so pretty I want to try some!

Vintage 1957 Good Housekeeping ad Revlon Touch and Glow Makeup

There’s nothing cuter than vintage baby clothes!

Vintage Carter's ad 1957

To think this staple was once “new!” I use this stuff all the time!

Vintage Comet ad 1957

Imagine!

Vintage 1957 Oxydol ad

Aren’t these fun? I’ll probably eventually do another post on some of the articles I found in here. Such a time capsule! Let me know what you think in the comments!

<3

Christy

One day only! 30% off everything in the shop! Sale starts at MIDNIGHT Friday!

In need of a holiday dress? Friday is the day to grab it!

Vintage black friday sale

Here are some new arrivals to whet your appetite.

Vintage 1970s dress

Vintage 1970s CHERRY SWIZZLE party dress / small medium

 

Vintage 1950s wool plaid skirt

Vintage 1950s PACESETTER wool skirt / small medium

 

 

Vintage 1950s RAZZLE DAZZLE cocktail dress / small

Vintage 1950s RAZZLE DAZZLE cocktail dress / small

 

Vintage 1960s LITTLE IMP velvet cocktail dress / XS

Vintage 1960s LITTLE IMP velvet cocktail dress / XS

 

Vintage 1960s TUXEDO SEASON Bill Blass dress w/ tags attached / Large XL

Vintage 1960s TUXEDO SEASON Bill Blass dress w/ tags attached / Large XL

 

Vintage 1930s THE GRAND ILLUSION Silk Satin Wedding Gown / XXS

Vintage 1930s THE GRAND ILLUSION Silk Satin Wedding Gown / XXS

Is it just me or is the build up to Christmas better than the actual day? I’m not at all religious, so the holiday doesn’t take on any religious significance for me, but it does ignite feelings of snowy nights, warm fires in the fireplace, decorating the house with my family, and twinkling lights all over the neighborhood. The entire month of December is one big cozy hug for me. So when the actual day comes and goes, I’m left feeling a little…empty. Anyone else?

Either way, I’m going to continue on with my Christmastime is Awesome Time until I crash and burn December 26. So with that, I present you with my latest holiday-themed post. I was sitting here, laptop on lap, with my Christmas tree staring me square in the face, when I thought…I want to see how people of yesterday decorated their trees! I love looking at old photographs, especially of the 40s and 50s. So here are a bunch of cat vomit-inducing tinsel trees coming at ya!

1940s Christmas tree

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