Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Finds: 1940

Much more time has passed than I intended and so soon into my project I have already missed one "Friday Finds" post. I will try desperately not to let that happen again. I have many excuses for the missed post. First and foremost though we found a house that I am absolutely in love with.

My husband and I and 3 boys have been jammed into a comfy apartment going on 2 1/2 years now. I have been so very thankful for the provision we have had and have tried hard not to take it for granted; however, the extreme lack of storage gets to me and I have to fight the overwhelming urge to throw all of our possessions away in an attempt to have some openness with which to roam freely. Our deadline is closing in upon us and tomorrow we have to commit to another 6 months in order to continue to enjoy shelter from the elements. So in one final attempt we looked at a house last week and it was truly love at first sight.

Built in the 1940s, this house screams of character. The one drawback is that in the 40s they must not have had as many clothes as I do now (and I really don't think I have that many) and it also seems that they didn't enjoy the spacious comforts of a Queen size bed. Needless to say had we acquired this house the space would have been tight but I really would have given anything to squeeze into something so wonderful. Alas, it seems that it was not meant to be for several reasons but in honor of that dream this weeks Friday Finds is dedicated to the 40s.



Classic 1940s sage green gabardine ladies' jacket by Tottie

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6 comments:

Traci Keriazakos said...

Oh WOW, you have found some beautiful items from the 1940's. Thank you so much for featuring my Royal Typewriter! I really appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

Love the Cameo Phone! And the Blue Dress! Great Finds!!!!

vintageeye said...

Great 40's finds especially that retrolicious lunchbox!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful finds. I hope you find a house that fits your family. Thanks for including my tea set.

Amy Warden said...

Great pics! I'm sorry the house deal fell through. :(

amanda said...

I nominated you for a Sweet Blog award here:
http://homemakingadventure.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweet.html