Friday, June 13, 2014

Household '58

A variety of interesting ads from the back of the October 1958 issue of Household Magazine, some featuring really fun artwork typical of the era. So what will it be? Gorgeous sparkling Melmac dinnerware, or a Worry Bird to help you decide about that Clark coffin vault?


Brian Barnes said...

A easy access shaper, "glamorous" hose, and a vibrating chair? That's the recipe for a great night in!

Mr. Karswell said...

I wonder if they ever made a vibrating coffin vault?

Mr. Cavin said...

I love that personal barber; but, to be perfectly honest, it's the doughnuts that really got me going today. They don't have doughnuts where I live.

Craftypants Carol said...

i freaking love that confetti finish melmac! man! ive never seen that before!

and holy crap i seriously want that family serving tray. it would just be me on it but i'm soooo cool with that!

and Sweetie-kins comes with her own soap dish?? i would love to see all that stuff she comes with.

and i cannot express my sadness for you enough mr. cavin.

Mr. Karswell said...

No doughnuts where you live?? Why on Earth are you there then?

Mr. Karswell said...

Something else with a confetti finish coming your way, CPC!

Mr. Cavin said...

Well, I'd like to say they obscure these telling details when they are handing out the jobs, but the reality is that most of the jobs are in the rest of the world, and in that whole part, Canada and South Korea are just about the only places that I know of with Doughnuts. And we are certainly on the wrong end of the waiting list for those places. I appreciate vacations home and everyone's commiseration, though.

JMR777 said...

Now you have presented me with a mystery that has me stumped, Karswell.

The 10 karat gold charm that was included with the Sweetie-kins doll caught my attention. I had never heard of any company offering a gold charm with the purchase of a doll, so I decided to find out more about the P J Hill Company and the gold charm in question (jewelry is a subject that interests me.)

After searching the internet high and low, all I can find out is that the P J Hill Co. sold dolls from 1952-1956, though I had seen this ad dated somewhere else with a date of 1958.

As to the gold charm in question, it remains a mystery. I would have thought that the doll or the gold charm that went with it would have been mentioned among either doll or jewelry collectors, but this is not the case.

I guess this will remain one of life's unsolvable puzzles.