WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

October 23, 2008

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This is real world making news....1906 San Francisco Earthquake and fire... I love all antiques even old new papers, these are just a few I wanted to share with you...So lets all take a step back in time. I love the fact that everything was Illustrated at that time...

WOW !!! how time consuming was that?? They earned their money then...



The Fashion of the day!!! and look at the prices...what am I saying LOOK at the style's



Oh and you too can be a PERFECT woman just by drinking this stuff ??? sounds like a V8 juice to me !!! and check out the furniture..we now pay top dollar for this stuff and most paint it white and call it Shabby Chic...





1912 and who doesn't remember the sinking of the Titanic!!! what a great lost that was...too many people aboard and not enough life rafts...how very afraid and brave these people must have been...the unsinkable Molly Brown was even aboard and that how she got her name..Also one of the riches men in the world John Aster lost his life..he gave up his seat in life raft so his young new pregnant wife could be saved...so many men did this...huh!! wonder what they do now days ?? Speaking of MEN I love this advertisement for weak , worn- out Men..see girls they had a cure then back in 1912...Wished I could find this and see if it would give my Len a jump start, he has no disease but claim he Worn out ha ha!!!





Furniture of the day ... can you believe those prices?? I have that side board in my guest bathroom and I wished I only paid $29.00 for it....its a great piece for keeping guest towels and soap and extra toilet paper in...Also have one of these Bedroom sets in my Guest room...Oh to go back with just a $100.00 and do some shopping now...wouldn't I have a ball and a house full of great Furniture...




Well Guys I hope you all enjoyed this step back in time...Hope all of you have a safe and happy weekend ..I'll see you all on Monday and show you more !!! Hugs and Smiles Gloria

29 comments:

Lorrie said...

I just love this post. My dad worked for newspapers as a reporter for many years, so we have always had a special interest in them. The ads are just fascinating to me--a real window into another way of life, almost like being able to get in a time machine for a little while.

Anonymous said...

Interesting post g, thanks for sharing. vickydarnell

Lynette said...

What a great post and what awesome papers!! How do you manage to find them? What a keepsake - love it.
Thanks for sharing them with us.
Have a good weekend.
Lynette

Picket said...

Morning girl..I love seeing old newspapers like that...and I love the way they really played up those advertisements...man look at those deals..but then again back then that would have been top dollar! lol lol Great post girl...have a beautiful Friday!

onlymehere said...

What treasures you have. My son, Travis has saved all the papers from the Olympics that were here in Utah. I keep wanting to throw them out but he keeps them. He tells me that right now they sell on ebay for about $35.00 for the set so maybe someday they'll be worth a lot of money. I just don't want a fire hazard! LOL! However, when they get this old they are certainly a treasure and so much fun to look at!

Shelia said...

Morning, Gloria! Oh, I just love looking at old newspapers and the ads. Now honey, I want me some of that perfect woman stuff!! Mr. Precious wouldn't know what to do with me then!! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Gloria, just wanted to stop by and say Hi, finally made it here. Enjoyed the old newspapers. Love ya! Sasha

Anonymous said...

Hey Gloria, just wanted to stop by and say Hi, finally made it here. Enjoyed the old newspapers. Love ya! Sasha

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Love the old newspapers! I bought my hubby a box of clay pigeons and they were all individually wrapped up in old newspaper- had a blast reading them!

blessings to you!

mary :)

decorator101 said...

What a wonderful step back in time.. I love the fashion of the day.. abit on the tailored side with some spark with the hats...and I would sure love to have that gorgeous sideboard..not quite sure where I would fit it in..I'm sure I could if I could find one today at that price..lol.. hope all is well on the mountain..hugs ~lynne~

Bo said...

This was fun...and I sure would buy that $29 sideboard! ;-) Bo

beddow said...

I love looking at old newspapers. I had to really discipline myself when I was tearing up my kitchen floor to just put the newspaper between the layers of linoleum aside to read later otherwise my floor would still not be done. If you get a chance I posted some pictures in progress of the different floorings I uncovered clear down to the original wood floor when the kitchen was built. The first linoleum was put down in the 40's judging from the newspapers and it looks like it was pieces left over from a job, the man that lived in the house at that time would have been a carpenter. I really like the blue and white stuff though.
Have a great weekend.

Betty

laurie said...

Gloria, I have always LOVED old newspapers. Some of the old ones I found in the attic at my parents house are so brittle, I'm afraid to touch them. Yours are so wonderful! Do you have a secret for saving them? The ads are always so interesting and funny. I wonder if people in the future will look at ads in our newspapers and say, "I can't believe they had to buy that gasoline for their automobiles. That sounds like a lot of money for 'back then'!" Thanks for sharing these wonderful relics. laurie

lvroftiques said...

Oh girl!! Aren't they fun?!!!! And what prices!! Like you said, how fun would it be to go back then and go shopping with $100! I have a huge stack of wills from the very early 1800's where people have listed all their worldly goods and their value. It's sooo interesting to take that step back in time. I LOVE your sharing all your wonderful treasures from the pasdt with us!! Makes me HappytoSee!!! *winks* Vanna

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I wished we could still buy that sideboard for $ 29.00 ; sigh .LOL

ksarra said...

Morning, Happy to be, hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for sharing your treasures with us, I am enjoying ALL your posts!!!

Rue said...

Good morning Gloria :)

I love those old newspapers too. $29 for that sideboard... unbeliveable!

I loved your last post with all your cute money makers. The music box on the wall is something I haven't seen. Really neat!

hugs,
rue

decorator101 said...

Good morning sweet friend.. a sausage muffin sounds "great" to me..would be a perfect way to start the morning.. visiting with you.. you know I "always" have time for you..so glad you popped in...hugs ~lynne~

Tootsie said...

hey sweetie...I was rolling on the floor at some of your comments! Poor Old Lenny! lol....
I had no idea you had old newpapers...I thought you had pretty much everything else...but this never crossed my mind!
I love your blog, your antiques and can't wait to learn more! Oh yea...one day I am going to send you a pic of a magazine i have...it is very old, but I am not that knowledgeable of it...maybe you can teach me?

Picket said...

Gloria..what you been sniffing this morning girl...i just clicked on the Happy To Be I have highlighted in my post and it brought me right to you sis! And I just clicked on the little blue box at the top of my front page and it took me right to the Cutest Blog On the Block!!! lol Girl don't make me worry about you!!!!! lol lol

Sue said...

hey darlin, I owe you an email?? Where are my manners LOL!! OK here I am, ya know what G, I had the same problem with your blog going to a man in NY, now I just go to Dots and click on your name! So hows things sweetie? How many more days til we get our new fab pres?? Can't hardly wait! Did you see how cute he looked in Hawaii, I saw a glimpse of him in his jeans and he looked quite handsome! We decided we're taking what little money we have left in our 401 outta there!! Hope you are surviving this mess!! Don't worry G, it'll be ok soon! Hey girl BTW, Didn't I say I loved your antique stove? Hmmm... maybe the UPS man will have a surprise for me soon! LOL!! Have a good one sweetie! xoxoxo

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Oh, Gloria...so glad you posted these awesome papers! Wow, what a trip back in time! These are true treasures! Susan

Dawna said...

Hi Mom,
You did a wonderful job on your new blog and I LOVE YOU (your favorite daughter Dawna ha-ha)

Tootsie said...

your email is not loading again girl...my response to you has bounced back again.

Shelia said...

Evening, Gloria!! Do you mean we need to clean house? I find I have a hard time wanting to do much but Blog!! LOL I see you like Cher - Mr. Precious and I saw her this summer in Las Vegas and she was great and still looks fabulous! I think she's been chopped on a lot but her chopping looks good!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

oh, gosh...I love those prices but, wouldn't it be hard living to go back to those times? What would we do without tv, microwaves, CELL PHONES!! LOL
I will add your name to my sidebar under my prayers for people with cancer and the blessed survivors, if it is ok.
Sure enjoyed looking at the old papers and, yes, the sinking of the Titanic was such a terrible shame and never should have happened....
love, bj

Justine said...

Gloria! I finally made it here! I'm so happy you finally started your own bloggy! Now where did you find all these awesome newspapers????

Justine :o )

ann said...

Yes,Gloria,I'm with Sheila,I want some of that perfect woman stuff.Wouldn't that be fun?Just think what we could do!
I loved these old newspapers.I wonder,how do you perserve them?What do you keep them in?This would be interesting to find out.
I can't wait to see what we're going to see next....Ann

Glenda said...

A very enjoyable post. The prices are unbelievable. Don't think I would be willing to give up my indoor toilet, to live back then, however.