Friday, February 11, 2011

as the saying goes, "like father, like daughter"

1954 Original Milky Way Magazine Ad
My dad collects old original ads as a hobby. He's been doing it since as long as I can remember. He keeps every ad that he likes in a very neat portfolio. Depending on the season, he frames the ads and switches them out. My mom loves it! I was thumbing through his files the other day and happened upon this ad. Of course, I snatched it up and framed it with a $3.00 frame. This ad is displayed in my kitchen. Look for these magazine ads at Flea Markets! If you see a man about 6'1", skinny wearing a striped polo shirt, a bright smile, thumbing through the mags. and talking to everyone in sight, chances are that's my dad!
Happy Heart Day! ;)


  1. Hi Alyssa dear,

    Please send me your actual mailing address so that I can send you a small gift for being a charter member of the Grimy Hands Girls Club. My hope is that we will meet this summer perhaps.

    Oh, those bedroom shots. That cottage room is divine. Simple and sweet.

    love the idea of the church flowers in canning jars. I've kept my favorite jam jars for this very thing. If you saw the Country Gardens magazine article this month the clear "vase" is my favorite jam jar.

    Sending love and best for the weekend,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island (while I'm at it I'll stop and visit your best friend's new blog.


  2. I love it. There is a resturant in town that sells old ad you can flip through them while you are waiting to be seated.

  3. Love this - love a daddy/daughter thing! xoxo

  4. What a great idea! I think this looks fabulous.

  5. I love this poster!
    I just spent some time going thru your blog and enjoyed it. I will be making those flowers, we are have our first Flea Market in 2 weeks and I wanted a hand made flower for it!
    I will be back because I love Boston and New England and love hearing about it.
    Stay warm and enjoy your Sunday~KarenSue

  6. I just adore this! How lucky you are to have it. And, if my husband saw it, he'd say it was me through and I love chocolate!

  7. How neat. I love that your Dad changes them out with the seasons. So fun! I'd love to have you come link up to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. Thanks so much for coming and being a part of Seasonal Sundays! When you have a chance, kindly edit your post to show a link for the readers. Thanks

    - The Tablescaper

  9. What a neat print- and even better memories!! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  10. Hi Alyssa-
    Thanks for leaving your kind comment. I posted your message on my Comment of the Day on Facebook:

    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

  11. What a funny ad! How cute. Thanks for sharing it to The Valentines Party. :)


I read every sweet comment and thank you for enjoying boston bee. health, love, creativity, and happiness to you ;)Alyssa