Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vintage Locks, Magazines, and Matchbooks

This is another "Treasures From Grandma's Attic" post, as well as part of the Vintage Alphabet collections link party. This months letters are L and M, so I'll be showing vintage Locks, Magazines, and Matchbooks all found in my Grandmother's attic.

Let's start with the locks... First we have two old Eagle spring locks.

And here is a box of cute mini locks in different colors. Most are still wrapped in paper with their keys.

Now on to the "M"s...Matchbooks.

This pretty one is dated 1955.

And last but certainly not least, the vintage Magazines. A stack of LIFE Magazines mostly from the late 40's to the 60's.

I may need to do a whole post on this Fall Fashions issue from 1946. :-)

And there's a fun group of Saturday Evening POST , also from the 1940-1960's.

Be sure to stop by the Etsy Cottage Style Blog to see what other fun L and M collections are being shown.


Katherine said...

You have the coolest vintage collections, Kimberly! Do you have a system or something to keep it all organized and preserved?

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Kimberly, WOW, Great L&M's. I love those locks and the magazines are wonderful. Love the artwork on the covers and they look to be in excellent condition. Awesome matchbook collection too. I hope you do a post on the fashion issue. I loved the styles in the 40's.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. So nice to meet you.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

My Casa Bella said...

How fun! Its always so neat to see things that were around way back things have changed.

sweet violets said...

What wonderful vintage pieces you the set of locks, that is so very cool....hugs,cleo

sharie said...

Love the expression of the shopkeeper as the young boy makes his choice in the sweetshop.

I've never seen locks like those before - thank you for posting.

Jan LaFollette said...

I love your L and M contributions. I don't need another collection but I could get into locks. They are varied and interesting. How about those 40s fashions! Thanks for visiting, please come again.

Vicki said...

You have a wonderful collection of locks, matchbooks and magazines! I especially enjoyed seing those fabulous Life and Look magazines, and just 15 cents, what a buy!! These remind me of a slower, more gentle time in our lives. Hope you are having a delightful week, dear friend~ Vicki

Stephanie said...

Old magazines are such fun. Fantastic covers and lots of great old advertisements.

Debbi said...

Love your vintage lock collection! Matchbooks and magazines, perfect for the Vintage alphabet party. You always have such awesome vintage to share.

Melody said...

Hi Kim, Why Did Grandma have so many unused Locks? Those are so cute. They'd sure be cute on a chain with lock, key, heart as bracelet, necklace set;D Your magazines are sensational. They'd make wonderful wall art...framed intact not pulled apart. And the matchbooks! I remember Gray's Drugstores and the Pasquale's Pizza that was here in Sharonville..they closed up in the late 80's here.
Wow, great letter post!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks everyone!
I'm very grateful that the blog gives me an opportunity to show off some of the cool and quirky items Grandma collected. In this small house, there just isn't a lot of room to display it all.

Melody, I don't know why she had so many little locks. It could have been because she traveled so much, she bought them to lock the suitcase zippers together...or more likely, they were something she received by sending in premiums, entering a sweepstakes, or through a rebate offer. LOL

Kimberly :-)