I wasn’t going to do any holiday posts, until I saw Mitzi of Vintage Goodness‘ post about this great website, wishbookweb.com. Scans straight out of old Sears Wishbooks, and Spiegel, too. What memories – of days when shopping wasn’t such an everyday affair. The photo below is from Speigel 1955. Dig the slipcovers, matching draperies, artwork and table. Very chic.

Thanks, Mitzi!

(Note, I am not anti-Christmas or anti-holiday, au contraire! It’s just that the blog is new, I have so many renovation posts that I’m itching to do, and it seems so many other blogs are covering gifts and decoration quite well.)wishbookweb.jpg

  1. Femme1 says:

    Thanks, Mitzi, for leading me to the catalog site. I didn’t have much time to browse, but I just happened to click on page 126 of the 1966 JC Penny catalog by chance, and what did I find? On the bottom left is a mirrored curio shadowbox that I bought a few years back at a nearby junkstore. I’ve never put it up yet (it’s pretty kitschy) but I’ve been thinking of selling it on E-bay. Now I have some provenance for it!

    I’d stick a photo of it in here, but I haven’t figured out how to do it yet.

  2. Monimania says:

    After seeing her post about that I have been looking at all the books, I clearly remmeber some of the 70’s ones, I am having so much fun with the 40’s and 50’s ones, I got some great magazines from the trash that are from Trading stamps and it has great stuff in it!

  3. I am so glad you loved that link too! I couldn’t believe it, and spent way too much time looking at it all. Did you see the list of catalogs they still have to scan in? It is quite impressive, I hope they manage to add them sometime soon!

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