Before Martha ...

There was Better Homes and Gardens. With a wealth of publications including tips on gardening, cooking, sewing, building, home repair, and of course decorating, BH&G gives us a look into the history of proud home ownership.

We collect every one we find to offer at the shop (from $12 each), and a few I keep to use as reference for display ideas at the shop. Here's my current favorite, a 1958 binder edition.

Here's a peek at a few of my favorite pics and illustrations:

Please excuse the blur, I just couldn't locate the cord for my scanner.

There are some pretty crazy, tacky and hillarious designs too. We'll save that laugh for another post!