I posted some sneak pictures of a 1963 JC Penney catalog that I found a few weekends ago at an antique mall my mom and I used to shop at. (We also at yummy chicken salad croissants and pineapple cheese salad there, but that's another story). Boy, was I stoked. I've been looking for this and for a Sears catalog for a long time. Did you know that this was the first year the Penney's published a catalog?
Before I get started, at the top of the catalog, the owner had written, "You don't say." That made me laugh. I can see her sitting at her kitchen island with a pink phone cord wrapped around her finger talking to a friend, or her mother, and she wrote what she was thinking. Isn't that funny?
I went shopping in the catalog like we used to do right before Christmas every year when we were kids. Remember? Here's what I picked.
Are you seeing a trend in red here?
Must have a slip to go with those pretty dresses. I spared you the girdle.
She doesn't look near as excited about the kitty barber coat as I am, don't you think? And you can't make that description up, folks. It really said that.
Next time, we'll shop for shoes and purses. Did I spend too much? I think so.