I've had the Easter decorations put away awhile, but I couldn't think of a collection to put on my shelves. today I strolled around the house looking for things to make a display. And, I found them! This is really a hodgepodge of items, but it makes a pretty neat arrangement now that I have it all gathered up. (I pretty much destroy my house once I decide on a collection to gather.) You can see the past collections here: Vintage Stationery Store Collection, Vintage Games, Vintage Birthday Decorations, and Vintage Christmas. (Someone emailed and requested bigger photos and links to my collections.....)
I added in the red and white potholders even though they aren't advertising or packaging. I just needed a touch of softness in there.
Bottling caps, a salesman sample hat box, old Glitter tape spool, fruitcake tin, French's Food Coloring, Spice tins and a kitchy cool red and white thermos.
Coffee tins, baking powder tins, furniture polish bottle, Flinch card game box, spice tins and a chalk box round out this shelf.
Moth Nugget tin (- yea, I know, kinda weird, but how can you not love that cool plaid tin?), another thermos, Velvet tobacco tin scavenged from the dump at The Breadman's Grandparent's house and a fun old ice cream carton.
Oh yes, and a few SharaSoda bottles from my stash. I have a few to spare. And, if I find you and your name is Shara you get one too. Check out her blog - her name is Shara and she is an Estate Sale, yard sale, thrift store, vintage lover too!
Every time I touch this box, I envision my lungs filling with toxic asbestos fibers. *Hack*hack* I actually thought long and hard before I bought it (it is full of the actual product) but, it came home with me and I am still alive. Yea, me!
Well, this isn't advertising, but heck, it's red and white and it ties in with the whole Sharasoda theme, so why not? This was on the back of my bicycle my entire childhood. I think i had to save a lot of ceral boxtops and send it for it. I know for a fact it was not store bought as SHARA isn't exactly a common name.
Several years ago I was featured in the newspaper for winning the Arkansas Volunteer Award from Campbell's Soup. I was noted for my hours of volunteering at school and for the thousands of Campbell's labels I had donated. After that, people started saving labels for me including a sweet lady at one of my thrifts. She gave me a baggie of labels one day and then proceeded to hand me a couple of labels that she had kept from a trip to Japan. She thought I might like to keep them. She was right!
This is a side of an old EXPLOSIVES box from WWII. I found it at a yard sale about to be thrown in the trash. I rescued it and brought it home. I love it. It says EXPLOSIVES A on the other side. Not sure what the difference is between A and B and I really don't want to find out! I have this hanging above the toilet normally. I know, tacky. But funny!
This is too big to fit on the shelf, but I had to include it anyway. One ginormous red and white polka dotted tin of mints.
I have a Mother's Day display in the works. Come back to see it, but come back before then too! Okay?