I sure got a kick out of this magazine from August, 1954. The WORKBASKET, Home and Needlecraft for Pleasure and Profit. Most of the advertising is for different ways to make some extra money working from home. A few extra dollars each week could make a huge difference in 1954. All these ads seem so funny, but it's really only the merchandise, not the idea of generating a little extra income.
She looks so proud of her new collar.
Who has a waist this size?
This made me think of the refrigerator/freezer in my first apartment. I finally defrosted the freezer when I couldn't dig out the ice cube tray. Where was the Presto-Matic Defroster sales team?
Pre-Beanie Babies? I hope this crafty lady made a fortune selling her
Sell a few "exquisitely designed" cards under this "astonishing" plan, and
your new scale or percolator shows up at your door.
This one is my favorite. Mrs. Miles was so far ahead of her time with this innovative repurposing project. There's a big gross factor to this one, but I'm still impressed with her creative thinking.
I think Mrs. Miles needs a blog. She'd have me anxiously awaiting her next repurposing project.
Just keep saving your cow horns!
I'm linking up these work from home projects with:
A La Carte for Junkin Finds Friday and
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday