Vintage Scan - Booklets put out by Coca-Cola from the 1950s and 60s called Pause for Living. Sort of an odd title - Pause for living. Really? Not very Carpe Diem sounding. Was Nap for Spirit taken?
These little booklets were put out as Coke
propaganda advertising for 50s and 60s housewives. There were no recipes inside (the readers actually voted against having them in one of these issues); they contain only Martha Stewart type ideas for place settings and decoration.
Despite my complete disinterest in decorating ideas, I couldn't help but be entertained by the full color pages of odd looking decor and smiling Stepford Wives.
|What bizarre ritual is being performed here?|
This would be a great idea to spruce up your living area.... provided your husband is not morally against stealing fossils, petrified wood and geode from our national parks.
Jesus, did these 1950s housewives have too much time on their hands, or what? I'll have a hamburger, ... but hold the pretzel ears and radish mouth, please.
Here's a hot new trend: Put a tree on your dinner table, then trim it to the shape of your meat. Your guests will be deeeelighted. But don't forget to include a gelatinous star!
Here's a tip: If you arrive at a dinner party and this is the place setting, run as fast as you can and don't look back. Some wicked shit is about to go down.