Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Idea Sampler

What our mothers read in the mid-seventies. Look closely at some of the mail-order ads,hehe!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Davis Gelatine Cookbook

Some of these are desserts and some are not- make sure you choose correctly!
This one is "Sunshine Salad"

Two chickens skewered together?

Honestly I really don't even know what some of this food actually is!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mining Machinery Promotional Stickers

Collected by my Father at Mining trade shows during the 1980s and 1990s.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Diet Advice

Terrifying Weight Watcher food from the 1960s/70s . Why should Wendy McClure have all the fun?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Night At The Theatre

At the premiere of "The Lucky Lady" in the mid 1970's. From an old "New Idea" magazine

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Day At The Races

Melbourne Cup images from the late Sixties and early Seventies

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Colours of the Eighties

Dredged up from my thin collection of vintage Australian decorator magazines. This is Australian House and Garden from 1983.

Friday, May 15, 2009

You Too Can Look Like A Giant Fluffy Blue Sock!

File this under "What were they thinking?"

All The Colours Of The Freakin' 'Bow, Man!

A, um, interesting take on knitwear. From Supercrafts, New Idea 1987


Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Glamourous Night Out

For 1980s Transexual Goth Glamourpusses. From NewIdea magazine "Supercrafts" 1987

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rude Grandmothers

Old lady lawn bowlers used to be know as "White Leghornes" after the breed of chickens. Most were not as rude as this one.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Groovy Pads #1

The Super-Graphic Dunny. The ceiling is covered in painted egg crates...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Things You Don't See Anymore #1

Phone Dials! From "Auge" magazine, Mexico c1974

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Miss New Amerika!

http://From a truly dire 1987 miniseries called "Amerika" about a Soviet takeover of the U.S.A. One of the horrifying consequences is that Mariel Hemmingway starts performing in underground political caberets. Hilarity ensuses. I found this at the very wonderful site "CONELRAD"

Adelaide Gothic

Taken in the state Museum.

Friday, April 10, 2009

My Favourite Cookbook

Containing both pineapples and aspic, how could it possibly go wrong?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My Unhealthy (but Delicious) Lunch

An A.B from from a take-away in North Adelaide.

It is spit-roasted lamb with chips, a mild chilli sauce and garlic dressing. Yum!

Easter Bunnies.

"Happy Easter!" "What?!"

Wipe Down Surfaces For Messy Drinkers. Very important in 1960s Australia

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sherlock Holmes Investigates Homewares

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Barge Arsed Fridges For Barge Arsed People.

From Kelvinator. Scanned from 'Australian House and Garden' September 1963

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sex Sell.....Bar Heaters?

Insert bad puns about radiant beauties, afterglows,etc,etc, here. From "Australian House and Garden" September 1963. Rescued from the Boatshed Markets.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A few more pictures for your pleasure and edification....


Finally I got off my arse and started this blog! Now for a test picture... From a "New Idea" Magazine from 1974-making mittens and matching boots for your man!