Today's Wonder of the World is...Catalogs!
Yes! I hear you cheering.
Wait a second. Are you being sarcastic?
Come on. Get in the catalog mood.
When you were a kid, didn't you spend hours thumbing through catalogs?
I wasn't ordering stuff. I was just wishing!
Now I kind of hate catalogs showing up in my mailbox. It makes me think of trees crying in the forest. But lets not think of that now, okey doke? Lets just enjoy our catalog memories. Let's recycle them through our minds.
How I love old catalog covers.
Like ones from the seventies. They look like art to me.
And older ones. With really cool fonts.
I love to thumb through the pages and see what people used to wear.
Sometimes I wish we still dressed like that.
But if we did, I'd probably have to wear something like this.
No siree bob.
Still, I would love to see a whole city of men dressed like this.
Though I might die laughing.
I'll tell you a secret. When I was little, I used to flip to the underwear section of the Sears catalog. Just out of curiosity. I wondered what people looked like underneath their clothes. Did you?
Maybe it was because I never went to a gym like that.
Catalogs are amazing. I especially love to see houses sold in catalogs.
I would so live in that house. I'd even pay the $1543.00 to buy the house complete with bathrooms.
I also love the Sky Mall catalog and all its weird contraptions for sale.
Has anybody out there ever bought any of that stuff? I want stories, people!
And look what I found! A sugar packets catalog from a collector!
Remember my old collection of sugar cube papers that Todd made me throw out? (Well he didn't make me, but he scared me with tales of sugar-loving mice.) No? Hop on over HERE to relive the memory.
Speaking of catalogs, I also love card catalogs. Like the one in my house!
Isn't it great? I found it at a garage sale. At first I didn't see anything I wanted. But behind a lawn mower there it was, unmarked.
"Are you selling that?" I said.
The couple looked at each other.
"You actually want it?" they said.
I restrained myself from jumping over the lawn mower and hugging them.
I brought it right home and loaded it up with office doodads. While I was loading, the children asked me what it was! Ha! I explained. They thought it was so funny, that once upon a time libraries had tons of those.
Here's a pretty metal one.
Love that color.
Speaking of catalogs, I couldn't resist this.
Most cats probably don't need catalogs anyway.
They do all their shopping online.
Hey, maybe that is what Tanner was trying to do!
The question is, would he shop from an online catalog or a dogalog?
Sorry. I couldn't resist.
Have a Wonder-full Monday, everyone!
PS Thanks to my flickr friends for their public photos: Tellstar Logistics, joannaerina, 1vintage1, hannah karina, lwcdnman, tiki girl, rvnix, sugarpacketchad, Helen K, photogirl 7, and ~Sage~.