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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures.


I have decided to join in Tuesday's Treasures this week. It is being hosted by Melody .
Who has the lovely blog The House on the Side of the Hill.
Last week Mum dropped of a box of items. I was told I could keep them or pass them onto somebody or give them to a op-shop. No they were staying put right here at my home. The box has what we think might be a silk lining.

The silk lined box.

These old crochet books belonged to my Nana. I have quite a collection of her things now.

All styles of crochet are in the books.

"The Australian Woman's Mirror" Wednesday, August 25,1948.

I especially love this magazine on the front cover is a pattern for a "Filet Phone Mat" a bit different to the phone's and covers we make today. I wonder in 60 years time will people be fussing over our phone covers  we make today .

"Adelyn Fashions"

I loved reading the advertisements in the magazine, including this one which says the following

"Designed in Paris by Nina Ricci and Adelyn Adaption Selected by Mary Hordern Original Paris fashions used to be  for the privilege of the very rich. Adelyn has made them available to everyone with the taste to appreciate them. From this lovely model from the Paris mannequin parades has been adapted by Adelyn for many leading fashion stores in all cities and towns throughout Australia.
Yours from 5 pounds.

I wonder how many people were able to afford the dress.

I hope you enjoyed my Tuesday's Treasure. Make sure you check out every one's Treasure over at Melody's blog.

Happy days.
Bev C


Anonymous said...

Oh what a wonderful treasure! I'm so completely envious *grin* toni xxx

Notjustnat said...

How exciting to received a box of goodies. I love looking trough those magazines too. We have them in our Rarebook collections. Lucky girl and I know you will treasure them - Hugs Nat

BubzRugz said...

That was such a fun box of goodies... I wonder what the silk lined box was used for.... rather like the dress - if you have the right waist-line??

Melody said...

Hi Bev, Thank you so much for playing Tuesday Treasures. I adore this post. No wonder you wanted to keep everything everything in the box. The magazines are fascinating, and how wonderful to share something from inside, I'll bet not many could find five pounds that easily.

Maria said...

WOW what a wonderful box of treasures. No wonder you do not what to part with them.
Oh that pattern book is a little older than me. LOL

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a wonderful collection of Nana's books Bev...I wonder about the phone covers too LOL!!! Dzintra♥x

fairchildstreet said...

Beautiful dress. My how fashion has changed and how many more people can afford fashion. Charmaine

Rochelle Buckley said...

What beautiful treasures. I love books like these and I have some at my Pop's I need to go through myself. In fact I purchased an old pattern book on sock knitting recently for 20 cents at Vinnies.
Silk box is beautiful and what a wonderful treasure to know it belonged to your Nan.
My Nan passed away 3 years ago and my Pop only yesterday gave me a huge stash of her hand embroidered doilies, table cloths, napkins and teacups. I understand how much you will treasure these things of your Nans.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hello Bev, lovely Tuesday's Treasures....Warm Regards, Lyn

Janice said...

That is a real Treasure Chest of goodies. I love looking through old magazines and patterns. How times have changed. It's nice to have some of your Nanna's things.

Francien said...

Wow...that is a real treasure Bev...don`t you just love old patternsheets and magazines?!..you are so right to "hang-on"to them..
I went to Melody`s blog and have put it at my blogrol, it lovely too and like to go back to look at it..to bad she has no "follower"gadget...thanks for the link....
greetings Francien.

Sheila said...

I'm so happy for you that you have chosen to keep these treasures , love the old magazines and find them fascinating to look at .

SheilaC said...

Wonderful keepsake from your grandmother. Lucky you!


Pam said...

loved Tuesday's treasures...what a nice Mom you have...I hope my kids want my treasures one day.

Mitzi Curi said...

I just love old craft and handiwork booklets, and old magazines. The ads are so amusing. What a nice treasure you have from your Nana!

NessaKnits said...

I love your Tuesday Treasures post! Great to have all those old patterns and from your Nan!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What fabulous treasures - I am also lucky enough to have some of my Nan's vintage pattern books. So much fun to look through.

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a treasure box your Mom gave you. : ) The advertisement would make a great item to scan and use for card making. I see paper with those type of images.Thanks for sharing.