It’s no secret I love magazines but lately the ones that have caught my attention are vintage ones. I’ve been looking on eBay, Thriftbooks and thrift stores for vintage editions of magazines. It can be magazines that are still in print but more than likely it’ll be the out of print ones.
Some recent finds include Modern Priscilla (August 1926), American Girl (April 1964) and Highlights Handbook (1970). I do remember the Highlights magazines from elementary school.
Why do I want to look through these? I get a kick out of seeing the adds from way back when and as I typically choose women’s interest magazines, I love to see the fashions and home decor. Of course it’s also fun to see the cost of some of the items and to see products that were popular then and are still going strong now.
So what am I doing with all of these? I’m not collecting them but I am using them as part of my mixed media projects. Whether it’s a glue book, an art journal or anything else, I think these will be fun to use in those projects.
I’ll cut out ads, headlines, anything that looks like it might add some interest in a collage.
So if any of you have any fun magazines you want to get rid of, let me know! haha… I could take a few off your hands. Or better yet, why don’t you give them a go yourself in your journaling, or other crafty projects.
I’d love to hear if you’ve done anything like this or are maybe tempted to try now. This weekend I need to catch up on my reading for book group next week but I do know Half Price Books is having a sale so I may have to go for a visit and see if I can find more vintage magazines. Hope you have a fabulous weekend and more book talk soon.