Saturday, December 5, 2009
Welcome to the first Pink Saturday post for December. The hostess for the event is Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Beverly requested that our December posts be a bit different. Our "theme" for this week is a special holiday memory. This one always comes to mind as the years roll along.
Having grown up in the rural South, I have many memories of spending the days before Christmas looking at the Sears wishbook. The beautiful catalog usually arrived during late October. Just looking at its cover was magic. The Christmas of 1958 was very special for me because I had dreamed of owning a beautiful "stove" from the Sears pages ever since the mailman left Heaven at the door. Lo and behold...my prayers were heard! Santa brought me just what I had asked for. It was in PINK!! I treasured that pink stove, and I cooked many delicious meals for my Tiny Tears, Betsy Wetsy, and Toodles dolls!
The pics on this post are of the actual 1958 Sears catalog cover and from the toy section! Click on each image to reveal the prices of the 50's! The stove's picture was not in color, but the description said pink!!! The color was the main reason that I asked for it! Even at the young age of 7, I knew that pink ruled!
The pictures are taken from a beautiful site dedicated to the "wishbook." Click here to visit Wishbook Web. Its creators have spent countless hours scanning pics of the original Sears catalogs. You can journey back to the 30's, 40's or into the modern 70's! Whatever your decade, this is a great time of the year to visit and reminisce. The actual "full size" pages of all the catalogs are available for viewing, so the prices are right there for you to see. Oh, the prices...what a memory!!!
While reminiscing I must not forget to say THANK YOU to Beverly again! She spends lots of time hostessing these Pink Saturday visits. You are appreciated, Beverly! Please take some time and visit How Sweet the Sound. So many other links to other Pink Saturday participants await you there! (Photos from Wishbook Web)