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:
Here is a really easy and fun way to show-off your paper treasures. Photos, postcards, vintage notions or anything that inspires you can be displayed this way. I hot glued some pretty mother of pearl buttons on to regular flat head thumbtacks and then wound some baker’s twine around them. This created a fun zig-zag clothesline effect. I used little photo clips/hooks to hang my collection but regular clothespins would work just as well. I think of this as a sort of mood board that will evolve and continue to inspire. Of course the pic of my lovely Isabella will be a permanent fixture!
Another Display Idea: