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Happy New Year, 1946 and a Big Thankyou

I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to 2016. Mine could have been better – I have a son in hospital and I spent a couple of hours in ER on January 1 – but it makes me think that things can only get better. 

I did have one lovely thing happen – these arrived from one fabulous reader of my blog –   

They are on loan so I can read and also scan some pages to share on the blog. How lovely! I promise to do so when I am back in the office, but presently I am on holiday with the kids, and hopefully taking them on a little road trip next week to visit family.

Don’t forget you can get daily wartime articles and ads at my tumblr blog of the Wartime Woman (and follow my Instagram if you want to see what my family and I are up to).

In January 1946 WWII was over and things were beginning to get better. Goods that hadn’t been seen for years were back in stores – 

post war radio ad 1946 with canary 
Or almost back in stores…

 post war ad 1946  
Pretty girls were on the covers of magazines

  and people were thinking over travelling overseas for holidays again  
travel nume ad 1946Women were also thinking about gettng married, despite continued hardships. vintage brides, getting married post war 1946 

Seventy years on and we are still hoping for better times ahead xx

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About thewartimewoman

I love history, fashion, art and design, especially of the 1930s to the 1960s. I am also a mother, wife, interior decorator & a treasure hunter who wishes she could drive a 1933 Delage. I studied Architecture at Melbourne university, briefly, and completed a Diploma of Art in Interior Design at the Melbourne College of Decoration in 1991. I have worked on an off as a decorator ever since, in between stints as a florist, balloon artist, having my five children and helping my husband in his law firm. in my spare time I love researching history, blogging and gardening.

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  1. In January 1946, I was 3 1/2 years old, I remember that the blackout curtains had disappeared but Oleo Margarine still came with a little packet of color that had to be mixed into the margarine. This was one of the things my Mom would let me do :)

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  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    ELEVEN MOREYEARS AND SOME MONTHS—-TO MY BIRTHDAY AND THE BEGINNING OF THE SPACE AGE . SPUTNIK WENT UP THE SAME DAY I CAMEOUT! LOVE THOSE OLDER ADS!

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