Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thrift Store Book Review - Part II

Today's book is another 25 cent beauty from the thrift store. Farm Journal Christmas Idea Book, copyright 1973.
The first third of this book is recipes which I haven't looked to closely at yet, but the other 2/3 are on decorating and gift giving. One of the first projects to catch my eye was this wall decoration. Doesn't it remind you of the Alexander Henry fabric from last Christmas called Merry Modernica? You can check it out here (sorry, kind of a bizarre link, it was the only place I could find it! I know I have a yard of it hidden away somewhere though.) The only difference? The wall hanging pictured is 5-1/2 feet tall!!


And do these remind you of anything? Martha thinks she is sooo smart! :)
For all you patchwork lovers out there...how about a poncho? Or a nice vest for your man? A classic look, no? He, he, he...
Now, these I think look like fun. It is felt glued on painted plywood then sealed. Some very cute possibilities for kid room decorations.
Hoped you enjoyed this one! I'll be back tomorrow with more. Would you like hints on entertaining from the 50s & 60s or needlecraft gifts for the new baby from the 70s??

9 comments:

Vallen said...

I love the felt designs!!! That I could manage.

Breanna said...

The felt designs are cool, the vest cracks me up! I can just imagine getting my husband to wear something like that...

Amy Jo said...

these are a hoot - what a great find!

amyelisedesigns said...

I love old school books! I have some fun retro cook books like the joys of jell-o!! Check out my blog, I have tagged you! Amy

amandajean said...

I love that FARM JOURNAL published this one. My dad used to get the magazine (and he still may). Love seeing all the retro craft ideas. Thanks for sharing.

I would vote for needlecraft gifts for the new baby from the 70's.

I checked out a vintage craft book from the library last night. fun.

Amy Jo said...

Would you seriously part with zippers? I don't care what colors or sizes...I just need some. That was my first zipper, and I don't want to pay regular price for them at WalMart.

Amy Jo said...

Yes, another comment - was in hurry a minute ago - kids getting on bus.....I would love to do a trade. Interested?

Beth Leintz said...

Fun finds! I would have past right by that vintage craft book- but it's got some cool ideas- I like the felt wall hangings- those could be cute designs for cards, too!

muebles madrid said...

It can't truly work, I think this way.