From the cottage of Maud and Claude

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

1938 Osage County, Kansas Household Guide

I've been away from the "Blog World" for most of the summer.  I feel like I'm a seasonal blogger and a seasonal homemaker.  :)  Yesterday I started in the living room with some redesign and massive cleaning.  My husband walked past me and said, "I like it when you're in the cleaning mood.  It makes me happy." (Trust me, he keeps the house clean and if it wasn't for him-well, let's not delve into that!  Ha-ha!)

I'm now in the mood to write about some wonderful finds that are in my Etsy shop.  After all, the holiday season stretches before us and gift-giving is the perfect excuse to peruse the wonderful finds on Etsy!

From early Spring to late Summer, I'm in the mood to be outside which includes attending farm auctions and spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks.  This year, however, I haven't made it to too many auctions.  For starters, it was SO HOT!  Secondly, my health has been a little on and off.  I have something called Systemic Mastocytosis, which can rear its' ugly head at any time.  In the past few months, it's been hanging around so auctions and blog writing have went on the back burner.

I do, however, have lots of vintage goodness to list yet and I've been busy filling up my Etsy shop, which you can access to the right of this blog.  That's the wonderful thing about selling antiques online.  My hours are mine to work with!  :) It works for me greatly.

So, now that explanation is out of the way, I want to show you a delightful find that is currently in my Etsy shop.


This Household Guide is from 1938.  That, in and of itself, is incredible, but what takes this over the top are all the vintage advertisements including Blue Ball Canning Jars and Coca-Cola.  The book is from the Fairfax Farm Bureau Unit out of Osage County, Kansas.

Look at all the incredible reads:










Old books like this offer a wonderful time-travel opportunity; to peek into 1938.  Books can also be used for art projects.  I took the Blue Ball Jar advertisement and made fabric at Spoonflower.
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You can find the book here:
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1938 Osage County, Kansas Household Guide



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