Friday, February 19, 2010

Vintage Marshall Field Christmas Catalog Super Score!

At the estate sale I went to last weekend there were a TON of books - I mean seriously, it was a sight to behold. Besides the bazillion vintage cookbooks I came home with (that's a whole other post on its own) I found a box full of vintage Marshall Field Christmas catalogs! Most are from the 60's, though there are a few from the late 50's and 70's thrown in there too, and most are still in the envelope they were mailed in... It amazes me what people keep sometimes - but thank goodness they do it!

I wish I had time to scan all the pages in, they are chock full of great stuff! But, no time, so I just scanned in a few representative examples... Only two of the catalogs are for kids, the others are full of grown up gifts like clothing, jewelry and housewares. A total drool fest... OK, I guess I'll just shut up and show you! (click to enlarge, as always!)








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9 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

That is fabulous and you're so right! I always wish I could find one but I'm still looking :)

Apron Thrift Girl said...

In all my years of thrifting, I have come across so few vintage catalogs. I would love to have found these. Are you planning to list any? I just adore looking at these photos of the past especially since we find the items featured at estate sales. A wonderful glimpse of the past.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for scanning these and posting. I love to look at these treasures!

Country Style Living said...

Love those floral flares!

Kristen said...

Thanks so much for the awesome eye candy! :)

Madeline said...

That is just so cool! Growing up in Chicago and being a fan of Marshall Field's, even today, that's a great find. The styles are amazing. I miss Fields', sorry Macy's here in Chicago just isn't right.

Mitzi said...

They are all at auction right now, if you click the titles under the photos it will take you to the individual listings :)

Diane said...

That is a truly awesome score!! I could hours looking through old catalogs like that. Thanks for sharing your find.

Ms. B @ Millie Deel said...

What an awesome find!!!