Posts Categorized: Daily Life

WWII Beauty: All it Takes is a Bar of Soap

Beauty routines were so much simpler in the 1940s. According to this Camay soap ad from the February 1945 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal magazine, you could have lovable, softer, smoother skin with just one cake of Camay! The glowing wartime bride, Mrs. William H. Geyer of Nutley, N.J., showed off her apparent skin care… Read more »

Washing Clothes the Wartime Way with DUZ!

Laundry is eternal, even during wartime. This is a great vintage 1945 ad for DUZ laundry soap, on how wash all your clothes during those trying days. DUZ cleaned grimy overalls, dirty towels and pretty undies with equal ease. Women everywhere called DUZ a washday wonder! I like the suggestion to use just a little… Read more »

Crochet a Vintage Mod 60s Coat – Free Pattern

Here is a really pretty vintage 1966 crochet pattern for a knee-length buttoned coat. I love the 3/4th length sleeves and collar, and its intricate airy design would be perfect for springtime wear. Instructions are below. Please click on photos to enlarge. ~Marilyn Check out Walmart’s great yarn selection (affiliate link): FREE 2-Day Shipping when… Read more »