Friday, February 22, 2013

H for Housekeeper

 "H" is the current letter in the Alpha Challenge hosted by The Craft Barn. I read all the "H" words twice before I saw "Housekeeper" and thought of my stash of Good Housekeeping magazines from the 50s.

They have the best advertisements in those magazines! I left the bottom of this first ad in tact and cut around the top and glued her in my dictionary. That was after some gesso and yellow acrylic paint. Then I added lots of bubbles or "suds" to help her promote her product.

This lovely housekeeper was part of a starch advertisement but I sat her on a new and improved General Electric iron instead.

She is probably a definition #2 kind of housekeeper.

I showed this to my mother and she said she liked to wear house dresses in the 50s but she said she never looked like that!

Check out the other creative entries here.

Have fun creating!!






18 comments:

  1. Hello Susan, your page is wonderful !!! Love it, although I'm not really comfortable with vintage for myself... And thank you very much for your kind comment on mine too. Greetings, Coco x

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  2. Your pages are adorable :)
    Love all the suds :)
    *Hugs, Inger*

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  3. This is fabulous Susan, such fun pages xx

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  4. Fabulous page Susan, love those images! Wish I looked like that when I did the housework:)
    Val x

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  5. ooohhh just my style Susan - great images! J

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  6. You've done a great job, Susan, with that too thankless job title! Your suds are fabulous!

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  7. This is brilliant... love the vintage images and how you used them!

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  8. I really enjoyed these! Love the suds you provided.

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  9. Great pages! love your images and those suds are brilliant!

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  10. Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. I love the vintage vibe you have going here - your suds are an inspired touch! I've had a mooch at your other dictionary pages - Brilliant! MM x

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  11. Great choice of word. I wish I could end ironing drudgery forever!

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  12. Loving your '50s vintage images Sue making fabulous pages...great soap suds!

    MaggieH

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  13. LOVE the retro images you have used Susan...and all those bubbles..Fabulous pages! :)

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  14. Lovely pages! Vintage feeling all over:-)

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  15. Love these they are so cute. xo

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  16. LOL house keeping never looked so inviting..
    Suzi B :)

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  17. Fabulous pages, love those 50's images!

    Sylv xx

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  18. Love this !!! great pages
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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