I love all things vintage, and I love to read. Combining the two, I started to collect vintage magazines. My favorites are women’s, children and homemaking magazines. I love the graphics, the pictures, the stories of eras past. I enjoy a peek at what life and issues were like for other women and families in our country. I especially love the fashions of the past. One of the magazines I had in my stash was this one:
As I was enjoying looking thru it, the following ad caught my eye: ‘Ooooh, wouldn’t it be neat to be able to actually look thru that book?!’
So I started to search for it, and yay, I was able to acquire a copy! I couldn’t believe my luck! Oh my I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
I have had it now for a couple of years and I just love it. Every time I pick it up I come away with something new and positive. I especially enjoy it because it’s not a shallow beauty book at all. If anything it is filled with tips and advice that can be applied to today’s lifestyle as well as from the 50’s. The core of this book is making the most of the assets you were born with, making the most of what you have – for giving and sharing with others. No matter what season in life you are in you can appreciate it, develop it and embrace it. Thus you will be giving the best of yourself to those around you, touching and blessing them. And c’mon, it’s a vintage beauty book – what’s not charming about that, lol?!
Here’s a bite-sized sample from the book, hopefully you’ll see what I mean:
“Developing the feeling of beauty. Some things that create and bolster it:
Enjoy being alive: Make a conscious effort to enjoy living – the actual life processes of eating, breathing, walking, sleeping. Stretch and relax, breathe deeply, and think yourself into being a complete physical entity – resourceful, happy, glad to be alive.
Be sensitive to beauty: Respond fully to the world about you – let life touch you through your senses – smell, touch, taste, sight and hearing.
Enjoy new experiences: Look at everything, and do things as if you had never seen them or done them before. Talk to people and listen to them, enjoy them.
Do sweet things: The act of giving – whether it be a smile, good advice, writing a letter, or an actual gift – does more than a lipstick to bolster the feeling of beauty.
Talk beauty: Open your thoughts to others – because only through human relationships can your inward beauty develop and grow. Allow others to know you and get to know them – it will help you to know yourself.”
My wish is that when you come and visit my blog you will be encouraged to find beauty and charm in the simple things in life.