Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Look What We Found In The Wall

A full magazine
From 1920
When ladies still wore corsets!
Not to mention the lovely fashions
And the advertising is a feast for the eye. Not sure how I will use it? But I do know I will. The images are wonderful and it really gives you an idea of what it was like to be a woman in 1920. I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful peice of vintage. And from the walls of our very own cottage. I suppose that helps to date our home also?

We live in what is called the Old Mill District. Most of the homes were built for families or individuals that worked at the now extinct lumber mill here in town. As most of you know our cottage is only about 850 sq. ft. And that is with weird little spaces that have been added on over the years. I wonder who lived here when it was new? Was it just one man, or a family like ours? He would have been able to walk to work from here and walk downtown to where all the action was, and still is.

We love our little cottage, but alas......it will be time to move on to a larger space very soon. Not much larger really, but one that includes a studio that is all mine. (Not the kitchen table like I use now). We will still be living in a cottage. And it is only about a mile from here. There is about 950 sq. ft. involved. All being renovated by my husband at the moment. A larger yard. Plain ole more space for our family of 4 to move around in, yet still have the coziness that we enjoy now. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and I hope to post before and after pictures for you. You will be amazed how ugly this new cottage is- I mean, it is painted purple with pink trim, how could it get worse than that? I promise to get a picture of it before it is painted over. You just have to see it to believe it!! LOL New paint inside, new floors, new carpet, new fixtures etc. It even needed all new wiring and plumming. Quite a job for a man of one without much help.

So that is the big news. I finally get my very own studio room. It is actually quite large too. I get to paint the floors in a checker board pattern, and pretty much decorate however I want from the floor up. Yippea!!!! I can't wait to have all that space to create in, to get my sewing machine out, to paint, and alter, and just plain enjoy all the elbow room!!


Anonymous said...

Oooh! I'm so jealous.

First, the magazine. My grandmother made paper dolls from magazines like that, and my mother still has them safely stored in a box in her own studio.

Second, a cottage in my favorite part of town. *sigh*

Third, moving to a bigger space with your own studio! That's wonderful. I'm sure someday my family will have a living room unencumbered with my "office".

KhrisW said...

Those are soooo pretty! I used to love to go through my Grandma's pattern drawer and leftover pieces of fabric. I usually made stuffed hearts that you could hang on your door. Thanks for sharing those pictures!

Lori said...

Wow! What a jackpot! what a perfect find for a vintage lover! I would frame the soap advertisement and hang it over the tub! What a treasure.

such awesome news about the new cottage...and your own studio! Bonus! I can't wait to see the progress...lots of before and afters...don't forget!

High Desert Diva said...

That magazine is fantastic!

And definitely post before and after pics