Sunday, October 24, 2010

Use An Old Card Table As A Frame For Hooking Rugs

Also in that Hint Hunt booklet, an impressive tip that addresses recycling an old card table and ease in crafting!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Forget The Spoonful Of Sugar - Try This For Giving Medicine To The Kids

The following tip for improving the ease of giving liquid medication comes from a vintage Hint Hunt booklet, circa 1940s. Hint Hunt was an old Armour Radio show broadcast on CBS and this booklet contains "367 prize winning household hints" -- although, some pass the test of time better than others. *wink*

Friday, October 15, 2010

Vintage Consumer's Pledge

This scan of Make and Mend For Victory (The Spool Cotton Company, 1942) isn't from my own collection (but now that I've seen it, I'm going to get one!), but I love the text of the Consumer's Victory Pledge:

As a consumer, in the total defense of democracy, I will do my part to make my home, my community, my county ready, efficient, strong.

I will buy carefully - and I will not buy anything above the ceiling price, no matter how much I may want it.

I will take good care of the things I have - and I will not buy anything made from vital war materials which I can get along without.

I will waste nothing - and I will take care to salvage everything needed to win the war.

Office of Price Administration

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Handy Gift Sewing Kits

This vintage tip was found in a 1956 issue of The Work Basket. What I like about it is that as far as gifts go, it's one thing most people could actually use -- too many folks do not even have a sewing kit. The other things I like about it is that it's neither too expensive nor too difficult to make -- yet those who receive it, those who do not have a sewing kit or know the basics of sewing, likely will have their minds blown that you made it. *wink*

PS Sorry for the long gap in posting; we moved this summer -- and along with moving into a smaller space, we had to make room for all the vintage magazines & publications (the Things Your Grandmother Knew!) and collectibles. And the kids still insisted on having their rooms filled with their own stuff; go figure!

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