Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Great Graphics!

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As some of you may know, I write the blog for one of the stores that I sell at.  This week I shared some of the wonderful old grocery/mercantile items that one of the vintage scouts, Leslie,  has available in her space.  I am smitten with the sweetness and originality of the graphics on these everyday items of days gone by.
Plee-Zing brand…not how wonderful is this?  And made by the Otto Seidner company…..my uncle’s name was Otto.  I’m thinking I may need to purchase this piece for myself – that is if it is still there.  :)
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When you go to buy spices at your local market, does the Celery Seed and Mace containers look like the two above?  If they do, please share where you shop.  The artwork on these labels are just beautiful in their own way.

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I’ve purchased a few of Leslie’s old jars recently and actually use them.  I will have to remember to share them on another day.  One holds cinnamon and sugar and looks cute just sitting out on the counter.  Beats Tupperware any day….
How about picking a fresh bouquet of flowers and filling one of the jars with a cute arrangement?  Just be sure not to get the paper label wet.
Any of you remember the Sweetheart drinking straw box below?  Read the small print:
Ideal for children and grown-ups, too.  Amen.  I just love the adorable box!
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Beech-Nut gum….remember that?  They are making it again!
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 I have never heard of Ivanhose Mayo, but the store display for it sure is a winner!  Fun piece!!  I can see this in a craft room to hold all kinds of bits and bobs for crafting.
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Till next time……

21 comments:

Connie said...

That box of drinking straws, hit a memory key in my brain, that had been long forgotten.
Have a great day,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Danice said...

Very cool. I love old cans and labels :)

Elsie said...

Oh my goodness Becky they are all too dang neat. I love the celery container. I have never heard of any of them but I sure do like all of them. Your right beats plastic any day.

Sinta Renee said...

Fun to see all the advertising fonts. You just must have a blast every day... discovering all sorts of goodness! hugs

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

The older graphics were quite charming. They bring back a lot of memories. Hope you are doing well this summer.
Hugs,
Penny

Sam I Am...... said...

Love it all! I would spend my whole paycheck working in a place like that! I remember the straws I think and the sandwich spread...do they still make "sandwich spread"? My Uncle had a meat market and grocery store and he always chewed Beechnut Gum and I remember he liked Blackjack too. Thanks for sharing! I could have sworn you lived in the Cotswolds! LOL! But I bet your home is so cozy!

Two French Bulldogs said...

How cool!
Benny & Lily

20 North Ora said...

They certainly don't make labels that beautiful and ornate anymore, do they?

Loved your post!

Judy

Pam said...

Love the labels on the cans and jars. I'm sure your cinnamon sugar tastes better now that it has a beautiful new home on your counter.

Patty from Lemon Lane said...

We were just saying that last week when we went thrifting/junking. Things were done with such style and pretty packaging, not massed produced blah! Love it all.

Simply Shelley said...

I love the old drinking straws box...too cute. Thanks for sharing Becky....hope you are staying cool this summer...blessings

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This just goes to prove that they don't make them like they used to. I wonder if anyone really appreciated these graphics back when they were still be manufactured. Thanks for sharing them Becky.

Mimi Sue said...

Great graphics! I do remember the straw box. So fun to find one! Mimi

janice15 said...

I have always loved old jars and cans.. there's just nothing like them today..least I haven't seen no comparison. Have a great new week very nice post with love Janice

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
fun stuff...I need to take ride over to the shop and browze..

Have a sweet day, Elizabeth xo

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Becky! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far. Love these graphics. they certainly don't make them like this anymore!

Hugs,
Debbie

Dena Nicotra said...

Hi Becky!

I am a sucker for old tins and I just love that box of drinking straws! Hope all is well with you!!

Hugs,
Dena

P.S. - I have a new blog these days :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the old graphics. So fun to see them on containers.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Deborah said...

Hello sweet Becky!
I love those vintage looking containers. They are so beautiful and so decorative too!
Come over for a visit....I want to show you some little ones that arrived here yesterday!
:)

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxoxoxo

must love junk said...

Very fun! Love that old gum display!
Susan

Claudia said...

Love all these graphics, Betsy! There's something about old graphics that is so pleasing to the eye - just like vintage greeting cards.

I, for one, would love that Mayo disply stand!

xo
Claudia