Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Toot and the Home Journal

First of all, how in the world can this possibly be comfortable???





In other news, I've been drooling to have some 1950's Look magazines to add to my collection. They have the best celebrity info and ads in them but it seems as though I was destined to be the Queen of the Ladie's Home Journal. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining! I've been lucky enough to find some issues in fabulous condition and my strict "no messing with intact vintage things" is in full effect.

Of course when I find pieces/sections of mags like these Ladies' Home Journal from the 1930's, my creative wheels start turning!



But as for the following, I will not be touching them other than to read them. The ads and articles are amazing! I added some pages from one of them that has the most beautiful fashion spread ever!

Enjoy!


April 1954


July 1954


March 1957

And my favorite issue so far, April 1957.









And what's this??? Another Toot video! In this one, Toot has just woken up from a nap and I'm going to get her. And before you think me a Mean Mommy by not getting my child when she reaches out to me, trust me, she's reaching for the camera strap not me. :P

34 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

Looks like you are the proud mom of a little gymnast :), babies can be so funny.

Jocelyn said...

Oh My Maggi...I cannot believe that she could sleep that way!!!! Amazing!!!! Love the posts of the pics and the VIDEO.....JUST LOVED IT!!!! Hi Toot!!!! :-)

Callista said...

I told you she was a superhero! no one else could sleep like that. silly little toot!
love the magazine pages! yummo!

Madeleine Miranda said...

Awww, adorable pictures!

xxx

Julie Ranae said...

I am SO glad I found your blog...I thought I was the only one who lived in my 'nostalgic' world with magazines!

Do you even REMEMBER a time you were as flexible as Toot?

Lisa said...

Love those mags, but LOVE the baby pic and video! So cute!

laterg8r said...

love how babies can sleep like a pretzel, too cute video, love when you copy her :D

i think i like the red raincoat cover best - wishing we all still dressed like this :D

ps - gave you an award on my blog :D

Lisa T. Howard said...

This has to be one of my all time favorite posts. I was giggling like crazy over the little lady's sleeping position...if only I could ever be that flexible. Then the fabulous eye candy! I think you may have created a new passion for me...a passion for all things vintage. I 've always found them charming, but now I'm beginning to feel a need to possess! LOL! Loved the adorable video too!

That's Who I Am said...

Can't be the most comfortable way to sleep lol! Love the video. Toot has the prettiest skin. I bet you hear that all the time. I love those magazines. One time someone let me borrow the 50th anniversary of 17 magazine and it was the neatest thing to look at. Wish I had I would definitly send it to you:)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my goodness her eyes are just getting bigger. She is so adorable in the clip and that is a crazy uncomfortable position, but hey shes bendy so what the heck.

We could have "Toot's blog" ~ diva days!!!

he he xxxxx

Euphoria said...

what are you talking about? I sleep like that ALL the time! (kidding) :o)!

Sweet finds on the magazines!!

Danielle said...

Toot is a FABULOUS gymnast, and adorable too!!
Those mags are delish, but ironic. While reading the "headlines" of the stories, it is just like reading the headlines in todays papers!!
Cool how some things never change!!

FOREVER JANN said...

MISS TOOT'S SURE IS A CUTIE...WHAT GORGEOUS EYES SHE HAS. WOW AND A BIRTHDAY SOON. WHAT A PRECIOUS GIFT SHE IS. HAVE ANOTHER GOOD DAY MAGGI DEAR.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hehehehehehe.....that looks sooooooooooooooooo uncomfortable!!!! LOL! LOL! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the video and LOVING those mags!!! WOW!!! What a FIND! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

yyam said...

Wow! Toot's doing yoga while zzz...pretty impressive..:) She's such a cutie!

My Big Mouth said...

LOVE the magazines!
Toot is so darn adorable!
Oh to be that limber again...*sigh*

Jackie said...

Toot is simply adorable...what cute pictures!And I love the magazines....very cool!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh to be able to sleep anywhere, any place, and in any position!!!!
xo

A Vintage Revival said...

The most captivating imagery is that of the lady with the bold red lips and the flawless skin. The women in the ads to follow are absolutely stunning, oh to live back then........

Chantel said...

Stopping in from SITS! I too often wonder how kids contort themselves into those sleeping positions without feeling some kind of pain. I often find my own two sleeping in awkward ways, such as my daughter once had her legs all the way up one side of the crib..She was practically on her head. I didn't take a picture though. I didn't want to wake her with the flash. I love your old family photos as well. The oldest my family has are from the 50's when my grandparents were wearing the dresses in ladies home journal.

Midday Escapades said...

I thought I had strange sleeping positions! Ha, ha. I'm visiting from SITS. Have a beautiful day!

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

OMGosh! I can't believe how much she's grown! That pic of her in the crib seriously looks like it hurts!! We've got to try to get together again and let the girls play! And yeah, I still have something that belongs to you! (a RAK!!!!!)

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

How cute! But you are right, that does not look comfortable in any way, but as long as she was comfy right?
I love the vintage Ladies Home Journal, what amazing things to own. I can see why the April 1957 is your favorite. The cover is absolutely stunning and the dresses from the pages your included are fabulous!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Those magazines are too amazing for words! You're leagues ahead of me in the vintage mag department, at present I just own a few (vintage) copies of Better Homes & Gardens, which while lovely in their own right, just can't compare to those glossies that featured fashion spreads. You're so lucky to have old school copies of Ladies Home Journals!!! :)

Wishing you & adorable Toot and splendid Thursday - big hugs,
♥ Jessica

Keith said...

Toot is so adorable. Love the photos and video.

Those magazines look fantastic. I really love vintage mags. I wish modern mags were from like those.

Mo said...

omg! the sleeping photos are soooo cute! what awesome finds! wow! i love toot videos!!!! she's getting so big! Tell Toot Happy Bday!!!

Lorry said...

Oh Dear!! to us that looks sooo uncomfortable but we all know she would not stay that way if it was. I have to say that is the strangest position I have ever seen, and my kids had some strange ones. I left something for you on my blog check it out when you have time.

Lorry said...

Oh Dear!! to us that looks sooo uncomfortable but we all know she would not stay that way if it was. I have to say that is the strangest position I have ever seen, and my kids had some strange ones. I left something for you on my blog check it out when you have time.

Carmen said...

Yes but just think of some of the funny positions she must have slept in in your tum ;)Such an adorable piccie.

Loved the video too - how cute!

jacque4u2c said...

Kids are amazing!!!! I miss this age! Enjoy it - it goes SOOOOOOOOO fast!!!!

Luvin' your mags!

Tikimama said...

Those magazines are wonderful! Do you have a Flickr account where we can see them?

Your little girl is precious!

Alexander Dyle said...

The April 1957 issue looks like a good read! The red lipstick is blindingly good!

I am, &c.
Alexander Dyle

The Royal Family said...

oh my she is cute! have fun at her b-day tomorrow. She totally could pull off some pigtails and small simple bows. :) I could add free no slip grips on them!!!!

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Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

How stinkin cute! If I fell asleep like that, I wouldn't be able to move for days!

Love your magazines and the video of Toot is too precious! She has such gorgeous eyes!!!

Hugs,
Karyn