We were just doing a bit of research for some of new 1950s and 60s clothing we'll be posting on etsy soon and ran across a great resource from Wishbook on flickr: the 1955 Spiegel Christmas Catalog. We found tons of gorgeous mid-century vintage clothes (want them all!), but found some interesting surprises including a lamp that's in our living room (lamp 3).
So, just what could one order from the 1955 Spiegel catalog along with lovely frocks?
Billy Graham's "Peace with God" book
Betty Crocker's Cookbook
...and what Christmas would be complete without exotic animals under the tree?
along with ponies and burros, you could order monkeys and parrots!