To help you get in the holiday spirit, I want to share with you these antique postcards from the early 20th century. Happy July 4th everyone!
Vintage comestible (fancy term for food) labels are simply gorgeous, the time and care that went into the artwork makes them so very charming. My love of antique illustrated packaging verges on obsession, and as my friends and family know I have an ever growing collection. I think they are way too pretty to store away, but what to do with them? Frame them, yes, put them on recycled cans, even better! It couldn’t be easier to add some fun color to your desktop, table or nightstand. I am sharing three lovely labels from my collection with you. The “Dixie Maid” syrup label is a can label from the 1920′s, I researched the decade but I think her hairstyle makes it very evident. The other two labels were from fruit crates from the 20′s and 30′s. I have sized them for you so they fit around a standard Campbell’s soup can nicely. Simply print, cut them out and use spray adhesive or double sided tape. Voila!
Click on the links below to download your labels:
“Stepback” is one of my favorite vintage shops in Vancouver. Owners Robin and Chris carry a unique mix of antique and vintage finds. Collections of milk glass, vintage hotel dinnerware and reclaimed printers blocks adorn the Kitsilano area shop. They have a real knack for thinking outside the box, I recently purchased a vintage egg separating rack that I plan to use as ephemera storage (they used it as a card display) such a fun idea!
In the pics above you will find:
-Vintage show forms from the iconic Vancouver company “Dayton Boots”.
-A collection of vintage wooden printers blocks.
-Lovely bone handled flatware
-A stack of gorgeous retro suitcases.
-Colorful collection of story books from the 40′s and 50′s
It’s finally beginning to feel like Christmas. Some years it kind of seems to sneak up on me and before I know it it is so close!! This weekend I am going to be making some Christmas cookies with Izzy to get further in the spirit. I will let you know how they turn out on Monday. In the mean time I have had some fun digging up lovely vintage Christmas treasures. I especially love the antique chocolate mold!
I am just loving red right now! Red is not a shy retiring color that’s for sure, it can symbolize love, Christmas, passion, anger, war, sin and power. I love red’s energy, it’s the perfect color to be around while we embrace chilly weather. Check out our fun red finds and add some fire to your life!
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I must admit I was bitten by the collecting bug when I was very young. There is just something about groups of pretty things that I find irresistible. Lately my passion has been vintage sewing notions. Vintage mother of pearl buttons and the charming retro graphics on old needle books are just lovely. I am working on a unique way to display my growing collection and will keep you posted:)
If you’re ever in Vancouver you must visit one of my favorite shops. Slightly North of Main Street’s antique row is “A Baker’s Dozen” owned by Heather Baker, one of Vancouver’s well known antique dealers. This lovely shop is brimming with unique and collectible vintage goods and antiques. Heather has a special talent for grouping things in collections which makes for a visually enticing shopping experience. When I am in the area I just can’t resist a peek.
A Baker’s Dozen is at 3520 Main street, Vancouver BC.