Please excuse the blurry edges – it’s very difficult to scan these old magazines. I flattened it as much as possible.
The images will clear up when enlarged twice. Click then click again.
[Taken from McCall’s Christmas Make-it Ideas Vol. VIII, 1965; by Antoinette Brinks]
Adoration of the Kings by Antoinette Brinks
This is an attractive, kind of mid-century Christmas decoration that I found in one of my magazines.
A few years ago when we were in Watertown, New York visiting our son and his family, he and I went to a really great thrift store downtown. It was messy, dust was everywhere. However – not only did they have fantastic bargains, they even had a free table – right out on the sidewalk!
I was thrilled to find lots of old craft magazines from the 1950s and 60s for only .50 each. Today’s post was in one of them.
This was before – way before – photocopiers. When a pattern required enlarging, one was supposed to mark off a grid, then draw the pattern off box by box, using the original as a guide. Therefore, it was possible to increase it to any desirable size.
But it was work.
Now, we just slap something on our home copier (something almost unheard of even into the 80s) and set the size for enlargement.
(The instructions look kind of blurry until you click on them for enlargement.)
[This project is taken from the 1965 McCall’s Christmas Make-it Ideas, Vol. VIII magazine.]