I said I would be sharing some pages from my Eaton's Fall and Winter Catalogue from 1961-62 that I found on the weekend so here it goes. These posts are very popular for me - I've done a couple more with other catalogues that I've found, if you missed them, click here and here - they're fun posts to do.
This is just going to be random, pictures that took my eye, in no particular order, I'll do fashion ones later. Click on any pic and you can see it close up. You could buy just about anything from the catalogue back then...
You could even buy a canary or a budgie - for $10.97. Live birds were only shipped to prepaid express stations, arriving Tuesday to Friday - can you imagine getting a bird in the mail?
A tiara must have been sort of popular back in the early 60's - I never knew anybody with one,d id you? The most expensive one was $2.93 - came with plastic combs to keep it secure.
This would be a heavy parcel arriving - shingles for your house!
A pink bathroom, in all its glory!! The whole set including tub, basin, and toilet was $177.77 - it was also available in blue, green, sun tan and white.
Even the ironing boards were colourful back then. Mom had one for years that looked just like the yellow one.
More pretty turquoise and pink - did you know that the canister sets and bread box together was called a pantry set? You could buy the canister set in chromium plated or stainless steal, for a difference of $2.
The striped blanket in the middle must have been Eaton's duplicate of the famous Hudson Bay blanket, this one was called "Trapper Point". Everything was just so colorful - more pinks and turquoise.
Didn't everybody have a Mary Maxim sweater knitted by Mom? The wool was $1.10 a skein and the pattern was 25 cents.
I bet a lot of young boys were supporting their Leafs or Canadiens in those sweaters. Take a look at the hockey equipment, pretty basic, compared to the way it looks now
Look at that old Noxzema jar!! The 4 oz jar cost 93 cents, the larger 14 oz jar was $1.89. I remember Mom had Evening in Paris perfume in a blue bottle, here you could order the Talc.
The "Pony Tail" Charmers took my eye here - for travel, for school. There's the train case, overnight case, hat box and school bag - I want them!! The Deskette Set consisted of envelopes, writing paper, and blotter - I want this too!!!
Some one left their list inside - the back is covered in calculations - I wonder if she ordered all these things. ..
I love these old catalogues - I won't be happy though until I find an old Christmas one!
I'm linking up today with Share Your Cup Thursday , Vintage Thingie Thursday and Thrifty Things Friday