Thursday, June 10, 2010

Anyone Have a Time Machine I Can Borrow? I Need to Go Shopping in 1928!

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?


Emily said...

Great post! I am loving the catalog! I would go back to the 1940s and take one of everything! Mostly shoes would come back with me because I am a major shoe nut. But, I would also love to get a real leopard fur coat too, because I could definitely afford one at 1940s pricing! Plus, I have always wanted one.... someday, maybe!! :) Oh, and I love your comment about "stout" and "plus." Very true! I had never thought of that. Maybe we are just so used to plus sizing and possibly people back then had the same feeling about stout. Who knows!

Zootsuitmama said...

The hats are what I love. And the cherry one is my fav too, my Mom, Aunt Betty and my Grandma all had round straw purses with cherries on top that would have matched. While I love the 40's styles for women, something about flappers and the twenties are also equally cool..think Chicago, the musical. But, I'd refuse to tape my boobs down to look flat chested! Please, show more of the catalogue ! Zootsuitmama

Kristen said...

Unfortunately I don't have a time machine, but please let me know when you find one - I want to come too! Twenties chic at thrift store prices? Sign me up! :D

Miss CherryBubbles said...

Emily - I'd love just about anything vintage leopard - might have to put that on my shopping list and check my other catalogs ;)

Zootsuitmama - Those purses you mentioned sound adorable :) And no "taping" for me either - lol.

Kristen - Time travel vintage shopping is always more fun with a friend ;) And you sure can't beat the prices of things in 1928!

Charlotte said...

Hats with cherries on?! There's always room in my collection for more. Wait for me, I'm coming toooo!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny