I got a surprising email the other day from Jason, Mr. Wish Book Web himself! Remember my last post fawning all over his amazing vintage catalog site? Well apparently he saw it, and wrote to tell me they added new catalogs!
"It's so gratifying to read about how much fun people are having with the site, and it's especially cool to see positive reviews and such. That really is the end goal of all of this -- to make these
old catalogs easy to access and enjoy. It came about because I was hoping that something like it existed. When I found it didn't, I figured I'd give it a try. Knowing that people are getting use out of it makes the grueling task of scanning the things worthwhile.
My desire and ambition is that it we'll keep adding catalogs to the site, and eventually make it text-searchable, and all the other wonderful things that should be possible."
The forum on the site is also back up and working, but only has a few posts. Maybe we should all sign up over there and show Jason we care?
Of course I haven't had time to look at all the new stuff yet, so I concentrated on checking out the pre-1945 Sears and Spiegel catalogs. I am now suddenly and totally in love with 40's pumps and slippers/house shoes:
There is just something slightly more classy and feminine about these than my current pair of slippers:
I also found the robes and stockings I would wear with my new elegant slippers:
See how much fun this site can be? I hope to be able to spend some more time over there later this week, I will report back then on what I fall in love with next...