Hello, Dear Friends, it's time for my annual
Vintage Christmas Ads!
Vintage Christmas Ads!
I just love vintage magazines, and the ads are truly special.
Some are wonderful examples of excellent illustrative art, too.
So without further ado, I present you with my personal faves!
Pepsi always has beautiful ads, and this one
from the 50's is no exception.
This reminds me so much of my dear Mother when she was young,
although she had jet black hair :)
Same haircut, and she always wore cropped pants like this.
Another sweet Pepsi ad.
Remember the powder and cologne sets from Coty?
Of course you need the red ball gown and velvet gloves
when you display all of your gifts under
your enormous tree!
Another Coty ad, this time with creepy elf. Lol!
Remember the Avon lady?
The pretty bottles are now collectibles.
And who can forget this handsome fellow?
Before he was our 40th President, he apparently
made some money selling ads - for cigarettes, of all things!
Nothing says, 'Merry Christmas' like a carton of smokes! haha!
Love the perspective of this ad for American Airlines.
Cute little ones greeting Grandma and Grandpa.
Do you notice the airplane?
Lots of wonderful details if you look closely :)
This similar ad for Plymouth is by our beloved artist, Norman Rockwell.
I had the express pleasure of seeing many of his works in person
at the Tacoma Art Museum a few years ago.
Some of the paintings were very large and even when standing
right next to them, they looked incredibly life-like.
Just look at the stair rail and you will see what I mean.
Love the snow on the boots, too :)
Another Plymouth ad. Not sure one of those
big gas guzzlers would fit in that tiny garage, though!
Check out that wonderful arched gate-way and the beautiful,
paned windows. It all looks so real.
If you were a very lucky little girl, you were driven
to the 'Holiday Gala' in your Daddy's new Cadillac!
Let's pretend the stoles are all fake fur :(
And if you were a very lucky 'big girl' you received a set of keys
to your very own Cadillac!
These two look suspiciously like Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe.
Because, you know, that's what all Americans looked like in the 50's!
Or how about one of these?
Love her green dress and shoes :)
Children are always peeking around corners
at Christmas time......
See what I mean?
Dad's need a new Zippo to go with their carton of smokes!
Or maybe a pipe! My Dad smoked a pipe and
had one very similar to this one.
More peeking children.
No wonder they can't sleep - they are
on a sugar high from their Seven-Up!
The little jammies are sweet, though.
This party must be in the tropics, judging
by the white suits and pastel dresses :)
Another cute Seven-Up ad.
Love this one.....Coca-Cola.
It wouldn't be Christmas without Santa......
I prefer Pepsi, myself.
Everything about this ad is relevant today!
Everything old is new again :)
Don't you just love this little red suit?
Watches were once a classic gift.
And why not have a beer while wrapping the gifts?
After all, this is a friendly, freedom loving land! Haha!
Just don't have too many or you might forget which tag
What woman wouldn't want a scale for Christmas? *o*
Especially after all the Christmas goodies......
made with Nestle's Quik, of course!
You can find lots of recipes on Pinterest
for goodies using 'Nesquik'.
These aluminum trees are highly collectible now,
as are all these wonderful appliances.
My Dad was President of the local
branch of the affiliated Steel-worker's Union (AFL-CIO)
when he worked at Reynold's Aluminum.
He was a tool and die maker all his working life.
Every kid loves a brand-new bike!
But this is my dream......
a new sewing machine!
I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite
vintage ads, Dear Friends!
Which one is your favorite?