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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mary

Remember me telling you I got the six back issues of HOME COMPANION from Ebay?
All 6 of these beautiful magazines are in PERFECT condition.
and I was just wanting to show you the adorable PAPER DOLLS in each issue.
AND..
the photo following each set of paper dolls is a picture SOOO cute..suitable for framing.
December 2007
June 2008
October 2008
February 2008
August 2008
April 2008
They are all so adorable and I am just sad that
HOME COMPANION isn't being published any longer.
I am going to read all of these,
cover to cover 
and then I will pass them on.
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44 comments:

Theresa said...

Never heard of that magazine but they sure look sweet! I love paperdolls and would love to get the granddaughters to like them too, sooooo I can play with them:)

Have a blessed weekend reading your magazine:) HUGS!

La said...

These paper dolls are adorable.
what a great eBay find. Enjoy!

Gayla said...

I loved that magazine. What a great find.!!!!!

Susan said...

I don't remember that magazine! I remember playing with paper dolls as a child!

Karen said...

Hi BJ, I loved Home Companion and was so sorry when they stopped publishing it. I still have a lot of the old issues and still love looking at them. The art and paper dolls were always a great added bonus.

Pondside said...

You'll have some really nice evenings leafing through those magazines. I recently picked up an old ME decorating book and have found a thing or two to make from it.

From the Kitchen said...

Oh, B.J., thank you for the sweet memories. I LOVE Mary! I still have a few (well if a dozen can be considered a few) of her magazines that I can't part with. In fact, some of them moved here with us 20 years ago. My husband said "you're not packing your magazines are you?" and I said "you're not taking your medical journals are you?". Guess what? Mary and Gourmet (20 years worth!!!!! of Gourmet) came with us.

Best,
Bonnie

Annesphamily said...

I love the paper dolls! I hate when something good goes away. I felt that way about the Hallmark magazine too. But Mary was sweet. Hugs Anne

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

I have learned something new. I thought I knew all the magazines but never heard of this one. I do remember paper dolls. Nice work on your header its adorable. Trish

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
A wonderful share. I absolutely adored Home Companion. It was one of my favorites because of my love for cherries. I too, saved each of the paper dolls. Aren't they just the sweetest of all? I too believe definitely suitable for framing. The paper dolls bring back memories to me of Betsy McCall. Do you remember her being in the McCall magazine years back? I loved it when Momma got her magazine, because I got a new paper doll. What fun that was.

Oh thank you for sharing with me this evening. You touched a memory sweet friend. I love it when you do that.

Have a wonderful weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Sarah said...

BJ, you know I smiled as I read through this post. Want to play paper dolls sometime? LOL
I don't think I have these issues. Never thought about buying back issues on eBay. Great idea!
Thanks for sharing these. Enjoy! ~ Sarah

Deb said...

Best thing ever in my childhood was cut-outs or paper=dolls. Those are priceless. Deb=^..^=x4

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I haven't ever heard of that magazine, but those paper dolls are adorable. I love 'old fashioned looking' little drawings like that. I DO remember the Dick and Jane books from school! I LOVED the drawings of those kids - they all look like they were so happy and life was so simple for them! Plus, they never looked dirty! LOL! Enjoy your magazines. :)
Best,
Gloria

Pat said...

Mary is a sort of "hometown girl" BJ!:-) Always loved the magazine.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Didn't know that Mary E. was no longer publishing her magazine...

Is she OK? Did her magazine simply run its course, of having readers? Actually, I stopped getting it... When I no longer resonated with some things.

Yes, those paper dolls and pictures, were simply precious.

~♥~

Balisha said...

I too am a Mary fan. I have kept a stack of her magazines for years. I did tear out the paper dolls for the little girl next door. I took one of her prints and framed it for my bathroom.I really miss the magazine..especially the times that she featured different artists and their studios. I learned to love color in my home from Mary...Balisha

suesueb said...

I adore Home Companion too and still have my back issues! It's such a shame the cost of publishing has gone up so much that major magazines are no longer around. Thanks for the visit and the sharing~my favorite is "GOTCHA"!!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Wow that was a great find! I used to LOVE her magazines! AND I "ALWAYS" loved paper dolls, we used to make our own. I remember my Mom drawing dolls on the cardboard that came in dress shirts. and we'd color them and then make clothes, WOW was that fun! Right next to our clothespin dolls. The nice thing today is you can scan the dolls and NOT HAVE to cut the magazine to play with them!!! "Have fun with the Kiddies"!!!
Big Hugs,
Donna

Diane Duda said...

I've been going through all of my old magazines and just keeping the good parts. My Home Companions are the exception though. They will all stay in one piece...because all they are is "good parts".

Mary said...

What a find. You were very lucky. Paper dolls were a favorite when I was growing up :-). Who ever dreamed there would be a Barbie. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Marguerite said...

Lovely post and blog! Paper dolls were one of my favorite childhood past times and these vintage ones are adorable. Thanks so much for stopping by, it so nice to meet you!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Here to catch up on your recent posts of which there are many, I am having trouble finding time to keep up now the garden beckons. Some interesting reading for you in your old magazines.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Adorable!! What fun you'll have going through all of these BJ! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead :)
Karla & Karrie

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi BJ,

Oh, how I miss this magazine. I have almost every issue while it was in publication. I need to go through them to see which ones I'm missing to see if I can get the back issues.

ME is such a whimsical artist that always brings out the playful side of life. So glad you got these issues...I know you'll enjoy every page!

Pink Sparkles for your week,
Stephanie ♥

Stacey said...

I loved Home Companion too. I actually have lots of Mary goodies in my classroom. Just seems right. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

It's so long since I have heard of paper dolls! The magazines look inspiring!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

BJ, As always beautiful. . Lovely pictures and wonderful post. I love ME, Mary Englebrite. .And paper dolls, oh how I remember playing for hours with them. You enjoy your magazines and show us more. Hugs, Karie

eileeninmd said...

Congrats on your Ebay purchase. I've never heard of the magazine but the paper dolls are relly cute. Have a wonderful week.

GrandmaK said...

Very nice. You know this is a bright and cheery post!!! The paper dolls are just too cute. Well done! Cathy

Boo-Bah said...

I loved that magazine. I sure wish it was still being published.
The paper dolls were always so cute.

LV said...

I do not buy many magazines anymore, so I was not aware this one had been discontinued. I love the dolls you shared. I am not sure if I could part with them after learning the story.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I have saved every single ME copy! I was actually in one of the 1998 issues...it was an article about hammered aluminum.

SmilingSally said...

I used to tear out the paperdolls and save them in a folder for my FUTURE granddaughter! Now, I have five granddaughters, and you know what? Not one of them played paperdolls! Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

☆ Melissa ☆ said...

Hey, I'm visiting your blog via the 'Something Blue' bloghop.. what a beautiful post :)) see you again next week!! Melissa

B said...

Hi BJ This looks just like my son's broken tooth! He was riding his bicycle and doing fancy jumps--landed on his tooth and broke it. I'm guessing your grandgirl did this too!! Beverly

JudyBug said...

How adorable! I'm old enough to remember playing with paper dolls. What fun!

Dena E's Blog said...

HI!!!! My are you the Sweetest!!! thx for the follow Sweetie~Sis...Now I'll go find your FB page too... Hugs and Prayers from IOWA~~~Dena
Thanks for the add on @ mine.
Made me :0) it did!!!

CIELO said...

Oh I love the new look of your blog! Love the new banner too! Playing with paper dolls was my favorite game when growing up... my sister and I would spen hours if not full days playing with them... sweet memories. Thanks for participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday and bringing me here!

Cielo

Mary said...

Oh what a great find! Don't you just love having all those beauties to peruse at your leisure? :)

Charlene said...

Oh I soooooo agree about Home Companion. I can't believe I have the entire set. I bought them all & have saved them. Hubby says the house will crack off the foundation due to the weight of all the magazines & books.... ENJOY!

This is my first Show Off Your Cottage Monday & I hope to join in again soon! Charlene

chubskulit said...

You have beautiful blues this week!

Hope you can find time to peek at my blues, thanks a bunch!

Joy said...

What a find! Great fun too. Have a great week!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

What a great E-bay find! Happy Blue Monday!

Beth said...

BJ, What an adorable magazine! I loved seeing the pictures. Thanks for stopping by for salsa! I was not working, but now am employed full time again and thus my blogging and visiting has decreased greatly. I miss it, yet my after hours in this nice weather are more likely spent gardening than sitting at the computer. I no longer blog at Food As Art but do blog at Beyond The Garden Gate http://beyondthegardengate-beth.blogspot.com I do a lot of gardening things there but I try to do some tea posts too when I have time! Never enough hours in the day, BJ!
Hugs, Beth