One of my Mom’s friends, who occasionally reads my blog and knows how much I like all things mid century, gave me a whole stack of vintage home magazines.
In the evenings before bed I like to page through these wonderful old magazines and look at every article add and photo. One particular night, while paging through a New Homes Guide magazine from 1959 and feeling fatigued from working on my master bathroom remodel, I happened upon the ad above for Thermo-Rite fireplace enclosures and did a double take…
… if my bleary eyes don’t deceive me — that has to be our fireplace enclosure! That means it is actually made of shiny brass under all that soot. Wow!
Isn’t it exciting to discover an ad for a product in a vintage magazine — even one as mundane as a fireplace enclosure — that is original to your home?