Sunday, February 26, 2012

Build It Yourself, or, How Mister Hit the Jackpot...

On a recent antiquing jaunt, my Mister was lucky enough hit the jackpot!

I'd recently heard about Iroquois Antiques & Collectibles in Bainbridge, NY and thought it sounded worth the trip. What a fun multi-dealer shop! And what an amazing array of vintage, antiques, and collectibles - just about anything you can think of!

Iroquois Antiques & Collectibles, Bainbridge, NY

Well, we weren't too long in the place when my Mister discovered a treasure trove of Popular Home Craft magazines... all from the 1930s, no less... and only $1.50 each! 

 Of course, he ended up buying all twenty-two issues.

Along with the brightly-colored covers, the magazines contain all sorts of do-it-yourself projects. Here is a sampling from the March/April 1934 issue... including building your own travel trailer and wiring a doll house for electricity!

What's your favorite "vintage jackpot" experience?


Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

Wow those are really wonderful and in great condition! Can't wait to see your travel trailer!


SusieQT said...

Yes- let us know how the projects come out! :)

I love those type of magazines. Back then, so many people had to DIY it or they would never be able to afford it.

Miss CherryBubbles said...

Oh, if only we had enough time to do all of these projects... and there are so many more in the other issues too :O