Friday, January 20

back in the land of the living!



Thankyou all for the kind comments, emails, phonecalls, hugs,
cards and cakes that arrived following my recent mishap.
I'm touched by such thoughtfulness
even though I don't really "know" any of you.
Pleased to report that I'm mending well in spite of feeling a bit
sheepish about my own stupidity!
Bruce is enjoying a winter holiday getting hairier,
muddier. . .and needless to say fatter by the day.

Enforced time indoors has seen me clearing through the
stockroom cupboards where I found these two
vintage magazines from opposite ends of the spectrum-
A 1975 Valentines edition of Jackie and a 1927 copy of Home Notes


such a contrast between the elegance and simple lines
shown in the fashions of the Twenties, and the funky fabness of
teenage life in the Seventies


The adverts in both magazines make great reading!


The topic of making an income from home is obviously
a timeless one. . .


which era do you prefer?



22 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

I love looking at the old adverts especially the ones from the twenties and thirties.
Julie xxxxxx

My Spotty Pony said...

I am so pleased you are mending, but I suggested relaxing with knitting not clearing out stockroom cupboards... naughty Miss Bunny, you should be taking it easy!:)
I remember appearing in Jackie magazine in the 70's. Sadly it was not with David Essex!
I would love to know what the '6 Events in a girl's life' are from the 20's advert. Probably much different from the 70's!
Love, Abby xx

Susan T said...

I remember 'Jackie' magazine very well. I lived in Kent in the 70's and it always seemed to be sunny. So on balance I think I would plump for then.

Gretel said...

Ooh, Cathy and Claire! My goodness, that brings back memories of being given a big pile of Jackies by a cousin, from exactly this period! Glad to hear you are on the mend now :)

Janet said...

Gosh ! thats a blast from the past -my friend always read Jackie mags -I always preferred " My Pony " mags ! Love old adverts,especially from the 60`s backwards to the 20`s
glad you are feeling a little better -take good care xx

Hesta Nesta said...

So glad you are on the mend Elaine. Oh dear, I remember Jackie magazine growing up in the seventies, but I do prefer the 20's if I'm honest. My Nan who was born in 1920 always used to say she and I were born in the wrong eras as she was so modern and I love anything old! Have a lovely weekend.
Jo xx

sue15cat said...

ooh...yuo make me feel soooo old....I HAD that copy of Jackie when it came out. The three Davids were all over my bedroom wall (Essex, Bowie and Cassidy).

You call tidying out cupboards resting.....you're as bad as me!! Glad to hear you're on the mend though.

Sue xx

melbatoast68 said...

So glad you are doing better! I must say that I'm nostalgic for the 70's because that's my childhood, but I LOVE the styles from the 20's. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Sylvia said...

Always interesting to find some old magazines, Elaine !
So glad to hear you're feeling better !
Nice weekend,
Sylvia

Fran said...

I was brought up on Jackie! And now I use it in my English Language A level lessons to compare with modern magazines.

Sherri B. said...

I am so happy that you are on the mend, it's no fun to be down like that. At least you were able to sort out a bit and find those fun ads..I like both of the eras but would not want to go back to the baggy dresses but have to laugh at the 'big hair' of the others. - Take care my friend! xo

jane and the happy crow said...

Hello Elaine, so sorry I missed your last posts. Pleased you are on the mend. My new years resolution was to keep more up to date with this blogging milarky and post more stuff but have not got round to it yet!!!!!! Hope you keep on mending well. Is Bruce looking guilty or just a bit smug?! Lots of love Jane xx

Rose H (UK) said...

It's so good to read you're on the mend Elaine.
Remember the Jackie very well, but would now much prefer to read the older magazine! Give muddy Bruce a hug (the rascal).
Best wishes - hope you're soon fully recovered.
Rose H
x

Liz said...

I used to love "Jackie" magazine and remember the Cathy and Claire problem page! Great illustrations too.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

YONKS said...

I think I remember having that Jackie issue back in the day, I remember the picture of thingamybob on the front - oh yes David Essex, that's the one, see the mind is going!
Di
x

polkadotpeticoat said...

I'm so sorry about your big OUCH I missed that post...poor thing ,I love looking back through the old adds and how proper they wanted us housewives to be....after spending some time with younger moms as of late we could maybe use a little proper back just a little.....the conversations have gone graphic...hehe!
take care, Momma love Heidi

Edward said...

Great to hear you’re on the mend, hope you feel one hundred percent soon.
Regards
Edward

millefeuilles said...

Oh my goodness! I have just read back to your last posts and I am SO sorry to learn the accidents which have befallen you. (Is 'befallen' still a word?) Please take things easy: I don't like the sound of you clearing up store rooms one little bit. Sit down and read or knit!

'Jackie' and 'Blue Jeans' were my staple diet of magazines when I was a teenager growing up in Kent in the 80's. My goodness the memories you have rustled up there for me. Thank you!

Stephanie

Menopausalmusing said...

Loving the look of those mags from the twenties! Great to hear that you are on the mend, but take it easy (if possible! ha!). x

ilovemyhouse said...

Great to have you back! Glad your mending.
Oh,oh that Brucie....of course he's getting fattier now that he enjoys some rest too :)
I prefer this era, i'm happy to look at the future.

Have a happy tuesday.

xx

haizi daizi said...

I love looking through old magazines and remember 'Jackie' well, thank you for sharing. Glad to hear you are recovering well, I hope you aren't overdoing things and that you are getting plenty of rest (reading through your finds). Take care ~ Haizi x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hope you're not over-doings things E!

I was an avid reader of Jackie magazine, way back then...But I always think I should have been born in the 20's...Not that I would have suited the hats of that time!

Take care of yourself,
Niki x

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