Saturday, September 5, 2015

Welcoming Autumn!

Some of my personal Fall photos.

Kewaunee County Wisconsin, Hwy42 

Brilliant smiles!

Our backyard garden produce

I smile~~while cleaning our garden's bounty.

Chicago Botanical Gardens, Glencoe, Illinois

Crabapple trees loaded with fruit,
 critter food for the long Chicago Winter.

Walking the forest preserves and parks. 
Birch trees beckoning from the end of a path.

Lakewood-Lake County Forest Preserve-Illinois
Leaves falling and thinning
 the growth at the edge of the marsh.

Chippewa River, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Sunlight kissing gold and lipstick red leaves.

Lakewood-Lake County Forest Preserve-Illinois

Nature's seeds ready to take wing on the next breeze.

Building a natural centerpiece from our yard.

Pumpkin and naturals for a centerpiece.

Vintage coffe pot and porcelain cup/saucer
Ready for a pumpkin latte.

Lakewood-Lake County Forest Preserve-Illinois

Geese resting on sleek waters, waiting for their long migration.

Lakewood-Lake County Forest Preserve-Illinois

Dusk seeping into the lake from cinnamon clouds.

Enjoy Welcoming Autumn.

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Visiting with Granny in a 1940 Collier's

Last post was Junkin' in Grannys' Garage #2  and I promised I would share some more. 
Down at the bottom of one of the four totes were these fab 1930-40's magazines.
While browsing last night, I realized that this is a window into our 
grannys' pasts and the times in which they lived. 

Today I'm going to share 
Collier's June 1, 1940 just 6 months prior to WWII, 
and the month my mom graduated from high school. 

Notice the world in the background of the picture…a mature couple flying above the fray in an airplane, enjoying cocktails and cigarettes. The lady does not have a wedding ring on, the man's ring finger is discreetly hid.  They are off to do 'no good' by 1940 moral standards. 
The artist, Robert O. Reid wasn't particularly subtle with this. Back to the globe---showing fireworks/explosions on the other side of the world from the U.S.. By June 1940, Europe had been at war since 1938. And the U.S.A had been outside of the fray.

The article,  Out of the World, by W.B.Courtney explored flying over 30,000 feet above the earth in the 'stratosphere' on new Continental Airlines passenger planes. 
I find it interesting that the cover artist and the editor, chose the subject matter they did to tie into the Continental Aircraft story, infidelity and impending war doom?

Full page color ads were the tops in this magazine. Here is a "Buy Nash" again for fun in the sun. I really can't imagine a tangerine orange Nash for they were huge cars. 

Claiming to be a National News Weekly, Colliers had one short dismal article on the war. A story about the capture of Narvik, Norway a deep water port by the Germans.  The rest of the news was a few tidbits less than a 'Tweet' long on other stories from around the world, the extensive article on the Continental Aircraft, an article on car safety, and many short stories about this and that. 

Some of the short stories were frivolous, have to love the artwork from a behind the scenes Hollywood film fiction story.

The advertisements were very eye opening---aimed at both men and women. 
Look what would have happened if International Motors had managed to capture the school bus market, RED SCHOOL BUSES??? 

Below on the right is the International Motors premium family car, I owned a 'Woody' like this for a short period of time. Back in the day, before affordable rental cars…you bought a junker for $100 while your car was being fixed. I needed a big wagon for hauling pottery to shows while my van was being fixed, so I had one of these for about 2 months…
it leaked gas and oil and was like driving a tank with no power steering.
I sold it immediately afterward, mostly because my arms were sore, LOL.

Here's a great ad with 'Elsie' the cow getting friendly with a little boy over the fence. Apparently 'Elsie' did wash on the side, while making milk for Borden's. 

How many of you remember this? Klim on the lower right. According to the text, Klim- That's milk spelled backwards, or then known as canned milk. 
Hmmm, that brand wasn't around in the 1950's that I can remember.

Borden's did use this slogan for years, "If it's Borden's, it's got to be good."

A mattress ad with the historic twin bed set-up, with people shown in the bedroom with at least one person with both feet on the floor. Those pesky censors, you know. Again, a name brand we still see, Beauty Rest. LOL, only a penny a night then and now $1000+ for a premium mattress
 which is more like $$$ each night.

I thought this one was interesting for Chrysler. Clearly aimed at the female audience. Nicely done. 
Love the red gloves, however she is a safe driver with the matronly shoes and button-secured frock. Can't have a 'driving' lady look anything but respectable. 

Collier's demographic advertising leaned toward men, but occasionally toward women. 

Other ads in this magazine were for the following products you might remember: John Hancock Insurance, Vaseline Hair Tonic, Bell Telephone System, Kellog's All Bran, Chevrolet Trucks, Pall Mall, Ford, Ken-L-Ration, Firestone, Mobiloil, Motorola Radios, Texaco, A-C Spark Plugs, American Airlines, Mennen Skin Bracer, Budweiser, (electric) Remington Close Shave Razors, Kraft French Dressing, Evinrude Outboard Motors, Kleenex and Camel's. 
MOST of the ads were directly aimed at men.

Surprisingly, these American Companies and their products are still around in one form or another. 

Lastly here is a ad, with prices for a whole line of Elgin watches for new graduates, 
 considered premium at the time and costing more than a week's wages for most people. 
I think my mom had the 4th from the left on the top tier.

Hope you enjoyed a peek at this 1940s Collier's magazine.

And as always, thanks for stopping by and any comments, 

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Junkin' in Grannys' Garage #2

Three Totes from the Grandmas, One tote + a trash can from old shop, and a few--I have no idea?

Yesterday, I pulled 4 totes from the garage, ran inside with them and began to excavate. 
It was so hot this morning before 7am, I threw everything out on the table and settee 
on the front porch, took pics, and ran back inside dripping wet. 

It's FALL__not really! 

So I'm going to share, my (unpurchased) junkin' finds. $0-$0-$0
In earlier posts, I have explained how my family-4 generations-collected 
and passed the sickness on to me. 
I have inherited a ton…and now I have to either weave it into my home…
Or let it go.

No order here---just have fun junkie' in granny's Garage #2

4 pc. unique smoking set, all hand wrought turned brass, 
probably Mexico…unmarked?
and a small copper ashtray, I will have to research these.

Another (brass ashtray)? in the shape of a sardine can. 
An Onyx high quality lighter worth $50-60, 
and unusual Chinese brass bowl and stand---
I had picked that up in the 70's..and it was old then. 
8 dinner plates…crazed but otherwise in great condition…
pink roses and black/gold rims very--SHABBY! 
A Way-Rite kitchen scale…very chippy green, I will keep!(worth $65+ here) 
Another small copper ashtray, with a phoenix brass corner thingy.

Heres a pretty hand turned maple bowl…and a NOS bag of speckled eggs…
perfect for Fall. I may keep this for a grouping. 
Also, a bunch of very old shoe stretchers.
 Vintage closet stuff has disappeared fast, we will see after researching.

An Awesome bakelite-shaving brush with stand in perfect condition, 
from my mom's stash, I know this is $$$ 
The chippy, rusty filigree thing was marked--stove part---
so must be from Annabelle, the huge stove at my parent's old cottage in Wisconsin. 
Keep, maybe?

In the middle of that pile---remember it was hot,  a car horn, circa pre-1920.
 The rubber bulb disintegrated, but it still has great sound, 
 I blew in it at 7am…lol and got a HUGE honk, shame on me. 
Replacement bulbs are available, so I will polish and let it go-$75-125.

Great old Footwarmer, circa pre-1910..
rusty and the carpet is shedding…but they all seem to be that condition---
probably will get $75-100 or more for it, here.

Old Marcel wave hair crimper and 2 old electric curlers…
from the 1930-40's and two, a blue and green handled curling irons. 
 not worth much, maybe $15-25 for the lot.

An electrified oil lamp---still has residual oil in the glass bottom. Cute will go for a song.

The wood cutlery box…is really old. Pegged and square nailed…fine old washed wood…
Great primitive…may have to keep this. Mom had this at the cottage.

Okay---I'm assuming this is from Denmark. 
It looks new but it isn't-simply has been bleached.
 Grandmother used this to press meat-Rollepulse…
which was a Danish rolled luncheon meat made from 
lamb breast, onion, pepper, prunes, and parsley. 
Unique mechanism as the end-screw flips down…and the top swings to the side.
Very Neat…will have to keep this. 
Everything looks hand-wrought on this piece. I can check the screw grooves, if its'
metric, I can assume it is from Denmark.

Donald Duck Beverage bottles…circa 1952-7. 
These bottles even have raised designs of Donald on the throat of the bottles. 
I have 11 bottles--$5-10 each? 

Lower-right is a weird cigarette box, which lifts a cigarette and match,
but, I have no idea how to load it???
Behind, a Phillipine cigar box..from when? My dad gave up smoking in the 1970s.
 I have no idea---will have to research the stamps.

Inside great collection of very old buttons,---will sort and decide what to do with them.

Quite a few bake-lites in there.

Celluloid tidy scoop---$5-10 (Fuller Brush maybe)
Seagrams gift bag 1857-1957…anniversary issue?
4 Wood spigots $5-10 each…
Three Miller High Life tip trays early 1950s $5-15 each.

Silly cigarette box...
and Postcards…
lots of them $1-15.00 each, scenic museum sites in Wisconsin.

Home Sweet Home long pillow NOS from my original shop…will use in 
Fall vignettes, when it isn't 90+degrees 

Silverplate tray---since I'm buying these, I guess I have to keep this one. 
Brass pail---will
In the back a Silver trimmed bowl--marked England, 
nice heavy pattern glass very old, we will see if I keep that.
An Enamelware soap dish lid…yes, this is old…from Mom's cottage.

I actually bought the aluminum container for 50 cents, sometime ago…
going to use it in the craft room for brush storage.
The Miniature candleabra--was in mom's stuff---going to the DIY Barbie house, for grand baby. 
Birthday candles will fit in the little holes, but would be so cool to light it with seed lights. 

Family heirloom, this wonderful brass grater from Denmark
 hallmarked and from the early 1800's or late 1700's. 
All hand wrought. KEEP< KEEP>KEEP!

Fishing-net bobbins…
A real powder horn, hopefully the rest of the parts, I think they were silver, will show up. 
A 1960's Sterling Silver gravy boat-- from my parent's25th anniversary. 
It was stuck in with everything else.
Mom wasn't terribly organized. 
And when we packed up the house, I simply repacked-
cardboard boxes into totes, as I found them.
A 1940's Salt shaker in Blue Willow pattern hope the pepper shows up?

Another heirloom is this Copper sauce-pot (heavy) 
with heart wrought handle, a beautiful piece.
 I will have to keep this somehow.

See the detail where it is joined. This hasn't been polished since 2006--
I put mineral oil on them then..this holds the polish well on copper and brass, too.

A Copper hanging planter--Think this is just from the 1940s. 
Let it go--

CHIPPY old tub-soap dish---this was on the tub when my parent's got the cottage 
(farmhouse) in Wisconsin--and it looked like this in 1963…LOL.

One of two Planters' Peanuts 100th anniversary jars, 
Grandma bought for my boys---
one jar is missing, and will probably surface, I hope.

One trash can of Fall flowers from my old shop, New-Old-Stock.
 I will just have to get creative, because this is simply a 
beautiful assortment for Fall!

Love the texture on these thistle balls and ferns. And the toasty colors, Nummy!

Another heirloom from 
  Great Grandmother's silver-plate coffee set. 
This had been Polished so much the brass shows through--
but it's really dirty right now. I may have to polish it a bit, just to bring up the details.
I will keep this and use the entire set in my craft shop to hold treasures.
This was buried in boxes of newspaper and crap. 
No rhyme or reason to Mom's organization or storage ideas. 

This cracked me up…Has to be circa pre-1957 because that is the last time 
my parent's vacationed in Minocqua, Wisconsin. 
It will work in the basement fishing room…lol.
There's more---three dishwasher loads of stuff…that had been all mixed together. 
Crazy, Huh!
Welcome to Junkin' in Grannys' Garage only #2…
there are at least 15 more trips ahead of us.

Have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear. 
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