A couple weeks ago, I finally purchased a 1928 Sears catalog that I've had my eye on for some time. When I first saw it months ago, the price wasn't right - for me, anyway. The catalog is in fair shape, but certainly not good enough to deserve the price marked.
Well, the antique shop owner must have decided to send the catalog on its merry way, because she reduced it to half-price! So, naturally, that was all the incentive I needed to show up with cash in my hand and a smile on my face.
And now that I've seen what was available from Sears in 1928, I need a time machine.
Here are some of the items on my shopping list...
Don't miss all the neat details - click on the pics to enlarge.
1. Dresses - and some even come in the "stout" sizes that I'd need to buy. ;) You know, I'm not sure if saying "plus" 2010 is really any better than saying "stout" in 1928. Anyway, aren't the prints and styles just darling?
2. Hats - Did you guess that I'll be buying the straw cloche with the cherries?
3. Coat - Everyone needs a swell coat and I think I'll have the jazzy plaid one on the lower right.
4. Shoes - Oh no, I shan't leave 1928 without purchasing these two terrific pairs of shoes! Sure, there were lots of fancy heels, but my feet will appreciate something a little more down to earth...
5. Fabric - These fantastic prints would certainly be incentive for getting my sewing room set up sooner! I particularly like the Dolly Madison prints in the upper right corner.
6. Cookware - I love the Energex and Table Grills! I mean, who wouldn't? You can cook an entire meal with one appliance... right at the table! ;)
7. Hammock - Well, a girl's gotta relax in style, right? Now, which one do I choose...
8. Ukulele - If you've got a hammock, you must have a ukulele too! And if you like a ukulele lady, ukulele lady like-a you. ;)
Okay, whose willing to loan me their time machine? I'll be glad to pick up a few little 1928 somethings for you while I'm there. :)
So, what would you travel back in time to buy? And where in time would you go?