Chatelaine–1968

I was eight years old when this magazine was printed. I know we’re not supposed to give our age away, but age is one thing I’ve never been ashamed of.

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My daughter came across this old magazine in a thrift shop recently and thought I’d enjoy it. She was right. And who knows it may come in handy one day if I decide to set a story in that year.

I thought it would be neat to share some of the photos and ads. Love the clothes.

This outfit is a little far out there, man!

This outfit is a little far out there, man!

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Imagine painting a room wearing this! The 60's made the world sit up and take notice.

Imagine painting a room wearing this! The 60’s made the world sit up and take notice.

Dominion was a chain of grocery stores back in the day. I Immediately remembered their logo when I saw this.

Dominion was a chain of grocery stores back in the day. I immediately remembered their logo when I saw this.

Lady Scott products I believe went the way of the dodo. Colored toilet paper--Must have been a man's idea.

Lady Scott products I believe went the way of the dodo. Coloured TP– Tell me this was a man’s idea.

This was back when tobacco ads were everywhere.

This was back when tobacco ads were everywhere.

I hope you enjoyed this little trip into the past. For some of you this is all new, but to many of us it brings back memories. I’m looking forward to reading some of the articles to compare how attitudes and ideas have changed in the past 45 years…Was it really that long ago?

 

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  1. alisondelory

     /  January 21, 2013

    I love taking a trip down memory lane with an old magazine!

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  2. I love it Laura! I was 12 years old. My third book that is coming out in the spring is set in 1967-68-69. Such an interesting time. I lived through it but wasn’t paying close attention. Funny how fashions and social norms change so noticeably. In the present we think we look perfectly fine but give it a few years and we look ridiculous.(case in point my big flipped bangs of the early 90’s) My daughter had to tell me it was time to get rid of the big bangs.

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  3. Loved seeing these Laura – thanks for posting. I have all the 1965 issues of Seventeen magazine, as I had a subscription – although I wasn’t 17 until later. They were really helpful when I was writing the stories in Cross My Heart.

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    • Glad you enjoyed them, Jocelyn! Oh wow! You saved your magazines from 1965! I love it when we’re able to use these things in our writing. I had some magazines from the war years that helped when I was writing this next book of mine.

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      • Actually, I didn’t save them, my parents did. I
        only found the magazines in a box in storage 25 years later. But what a find!
        Looking forward to your new book.

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        • But of course, our parents save things forever. God bless them!

          I’m excited to start yours, Jocelyn. I wish I was a faster reader. πŸ˜‰

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  4. And The Power of Harmony is set in 1968, too – must have been a very good year:) It’s funny how you forget about things like colored TP – oh, the horror of it all!

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    • I guess ’68 was a good year!! Really looking forward to your book.

      Yup, hadn’t thought about coloured TP in a very long time. πŸ˜‰

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  5. I love these old pictures, brings back great memories. Old magazines and newspapers are great for research and ideas.

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  6. What a great find! It reminded me that my mom had made a scrapbook of clippings before they built their last ‘dream’ home. It had furniture styles, room arrangements and colours from the mid-fifties. I haven’t looked at it in ages, but now I might have to get it out for a dose of nostalgia.

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  7. It does sound like a long time ago when you put it that way, Laura. Psychedelic comes to mind with those boldly patterned clothes.

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    • Those patterns were something special, weren’t they, Patti! Fashions keep changing as do attitudes. Thank goodness for both!

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  8. I have some sewing patterns from the fifties and sixties and I just love them. One of these days, I might have to make myself a dress or a jacket with that nostalgic flare. πŸ™‚

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    • Sewing patterns from the fifties and sixties, sounds like a real treat. Yes, you must definitely make yourself an outfit. How cool would that be!!!

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  9. I’m with you on the age thing and not making it a secret. This is very cool, I used to work in a newspaper library and if there was a free moment, or a search that needed undertaking, I enjoyed looking at the old ads. Thanks for the timewarp. πŸ™‚

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    • You’re very welcome, Jess! You just reminded me of the old, old catalogues in our school library from the turn of the century..Ummmm, the other century.. I loved the fashions and the B&W pics.

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  10. cluculzwriter

     /  January 23, 2013

    My mother looked just like these ladies. Thanks, Laura, for the memories.

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    • Awww! You’re most welcome, Joylene. I love these old magazines. They helpd me remember those things I hadn’t thought of in years.

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  11. madiebeartri

     /  January 23, 2013

    ahhh, the memories. I’ve noticed stores are carrying similiar style clothes these days. We are returning to the past. It’s not a bad thing. πŸ™‚

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    • Fashions seem to keep coming back with little changes to keep them modern. Thanks for dropping by my blog, Madie, and for folllowing. Come back anytime. πŸ™‚

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  12. I like what you said about age, Laura. I seem to think so too. I have never hidden mine, although I have been advised several times not to reveal my age since I look apparently several years younger than how old I am…
    But when I am asked, I always have a straight answer.. just the truth. πŸ™‚

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    • When I was much younger I wanted people to think I was older..Go figure!

      What I value more than my youth is the wisdom I have gained over the years. That’s something that can’t be taken from us. πŸ™‚

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