Monday, March 30, 2009

Found Treasures .. FLAIR May 1950

Treasure ...
May 1950 FLAIR Magazine

\ˈtre-zhər, ˈtrā-\
12th century
1 a (1): wealth (as money, jewels, or precious metals) stored up or hoarded (2): wealth of any kind or in any form : riches b: a store of money in reserve2: something of great worth or value ; also : a person esteemed as rare or precious3: a collection of precious things...

Treasure... for me as I dug thur boxes of old books and magazines at a road side garage sale .. One of my finds was this beautiful FLAIR magazine ... Roses Roses Roses my favorite flower and this magazine is blooming in Roses .

Description: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Flair Magazine, May 1950, Vol. 1 No. 4 - 122 pages. Cover is NEAR FINE condition with small crease on the edge of cut out frame and minor shelf wear on front. The front cover shows The Flair Rose with a cut out-Interpretation by Sylvia Braverman of the newly developed Flair Rose. The articles include: FEATURES:The Flair Rose by Bouquet Lentheric; This is a preview of the newest rose in the world,. the Flair rose, offspring of Lady Sylvia and Seedling #4 and named in Flair's honor by its growers in Holland/The New Expense-Account Society by John O'Hara/Celebrity in Fly by Jean Evans/Bed of Roses by Elizabeth Anne Pullar/ The Flower of Flowers by Katherine Ann Porter/FICTION: On Stony Ground by William Sansom/ENTERTAINMENT: Judy Holliday; Marlon Brando; Poet Fry is Shy by Christopher Fry/ART: The Rose in Art; Miserabilism; Zavattini Starts Something; P.J. Redoute/FASHION:The Petal Dress; Chiffon Negligee and Gown; Demi-jackets of Fur; The Flower; The Stem; Beach Black and White; White Birch and Black; A Rose is.../BEAUTY: The Rose in Scent by Idris Bruce Clerke/DECOR: Rose Settings; Flowering in Decor; Potpourri; In Trim Gardens/TRAVEL: Flair Travels to Sicily; Teatro Cifala.

Page 38

...the Rose in Beauty
The Petal Dress

Designed by Balmain for this issue of FLAIR, a drift of petals,a breeze of tulle,a dress that wears the aura of the rose.

If I could only find this dress . Oh My !! TREASURE !!

The ads, photos and art are truly amazing .

Page 94

Wreath of wild roses frontpiece of Redoute's book ,

Les Roses

The symbolic rose is a rose of honor,of elegance and of adoration.It is infused with many meanings.

Painting by Douanier Rousseau

Its fun how our life takes us in circles . Having just planted my climbing roses and minitures on my pourch and then to have found this Wonderful Magazine . In the same dig I found a fabulous book ...


11th Edition Copywrite 1941 Thin Paper Edition

... What a find !!!

" Familiar Quotations, A Collection of Passages,Phrases and Proverbs
Traced to their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature"

I have had a hard time putting it down . Amazing how many have become "household words"

A must to check out at your local library or online ...

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