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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

BURDA Wednesday - December 1956, part III

Hello everybody!

Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing.

Today, we are taking a closer look to the last part of 1956. Burda magazine. Yet another amazing issue (might not containg so much fashion) - but Burda is more than fashion to me, as it was to the ladies who saw it in it's original printing time. Burda is a way to remember the history of ladies lifestyles: to learn how they spent their days, what they liked to do in their leisure time.. 
To me, Burda is a historical document - of a fun kind. :)

We start with decorating

Now, this is the first time we're 
being introduced to "put this in your home" pages

Another first:
order previous issues or a whole year of magazines
(in case you want to give them to someone,
or you've missed a number)

"Palmin" - it's a vegetable cooking fat

Flowers for December:
palm trees for your living rooms.

Thinking "Rexona" is a new brend?
Think again.

"Cable knitting wins over
international knitting fashion"

"Give with love"
in this issue we get to see what were the ideas
for the gifts nearly 60 years ago.

"Maxwell" coffee 
sold their firs product (instant coffee) in 1954.
See: HISTORY: :)

Those were the days when ladies had more leisure time
(less reality-TV, less stress)
so they knitted, embroydered...
why did we stpooed doing that?!

Spot the cushion in the middle.
It's done in cross-stitch
(the one and only handcraft I know)

Ladies learning about comfort:
it has been a while since we've seen 
ballet-flats as a fashion shoe.

THIS is the page I wish I had a pattern for
(unfortunately, no pattern pages are attached to this issue)
...and I'd love to be able to sew my own menagerie.  :)

Modern kitchen
and another instant coffee.

More history:
For most people it’s a question of convenience. Folks became freed from the grinding, boiling, plunging and pouring, People take pleasure in the simple preparation of instant coffee: a kettle, a cup and Nescafé. 
Some speculate that this ritual has its origins in television, when the short breaks between programmes left insufficient time for preparing ground coffee. 
Others think it came from the “coffee break” a 1952 invention of the Pan-American Coffee Bureau that set the precedent for a quick fix at work.

Washing machine ad.

Achieving amazing elegance:
just a collar or a neckleace make the difference.

Two exclusive models:
finely shaped bust, draping materials
..and the other has a medevial note to it.

Kintting winter fashion.

Festival menu.
I like the idea of filling the gap-cake with candles.

Sleep matteres.
That is wny we muct pick out bedding carefully.

I would never wear this.. again
(since, I have worn it as a child and hated it's feeling on my neck)

“When pockets were first added to women’s clothing in 1913, a Paris reporter wrote, “It’s all over with men’s superiority over women.” Pockets are indeed indispensable, and they come in two types: patch and set-in”
― Claire B. Shaeffer, Sew Any Set-in Pocket

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