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#102 - more vintage tins, small but perfectly formed!
The Songster Gramaphone Needles
tin (top) is my favourite of this bunch. All that detailed design, illustration and typography on such a small tin - it's easy to see why they have become so desirable in recent years.
I think the Snowfire Jelly
tin (middle) is from the 1940's - Snowfire Jelly was a hand cream, "for beautiful hands"
The QA Brand Tablet
tin (bottom) is really, really small - only 25mm high and 12mm in diameter. QA Brand "quick acting Asprin"
were produced by Thompson & Capper, a homeopathic chemist company based in Liverpool.
As always, there's lots more vintage packaging and ephemera in the reference box
if you feel like a root around.
There's nothing better on a Monday morning than some vintage packaging! This wonderful selection is from Neato Coolville's Vintage Packaging
My favourite is the little 1960's box for Rediplete Pediatric Syrup (above) made by Merck Sharp & Dohme - it's such a clever, fun design.
It's a great collection, which is definitely worth a look. Here are a few more that caught my eye...
#101 - Vintage tins.
There can never be enough vintage tins in the reference box! My favourite of this little lot is the John Bull, Mend-a-tear
one (top) with it's stripey-edged lid. You can't really tell in the pic, but it has a lovely pale grey background. I really love the Ogden's
If vintage tins and ephemera are your thing - make a cup of tea, grab a biscuit and have a root through our reference box
Today we're celebrating 3 years of our Delicious blog.
It's been a busy, fun-packed few years, we've made lots of new friends and been exposed to fantastic opportunities. So we'd just like to say a huge thanks for all your support and for continuing to stop by.
Here's to the next inspiration filled year!
Big news! We've been kindly invited by April and Tim to join AT Open House
for this years Brighton Festival of Artists Open Houses
Each weekend throughout the Festival artists around the city open their doors to the public creating, "a great opportunity to view unique work in artists’ homes and studios and to buy directly from the artist or maker"
.AT Open House
(April and Tim's lovely 3 storey home and garden) will be open weekends 12-6 showing a feast of textiles, knitted jewellery, prints, paper ephemera, vintage fashion and art from the likes of Jonny Hannah, Winsome & Saucy, Mark Pavey and Alice Pattullo.
There'll be something for everyone, from a vintage tea shop, to a knitting room, outdoor poetry readings, and even a vintage boudoir. It's very exciting and we're thrilled to be involved.
The AT Open House
blog will be up and running very shortly for regular updates, but in the meantime you can see the full list of participants, join the mailing list and find out more here
#100 - Make Do and Mend, WWII booklet.
I promised something special for number 100, and I don't think this will disappoint. It's an original Board of Trade
, booklet published in 1943 as part of their 'Make Do and Mend' campaign.
The Board of Trade produced many leaflets and booklets during WWII. This one was specifically designed to:
• Keep clothes looking trim as long as they have to last
• Renovate children's outgrown clothes so cleverly that none is ever wasted
• Turn every scrap of good material you possess to advantage
• Keep your household linen in good repair
• Make do with things you already have instead of buying new
Clothes rationing was introduced in June 1941 and originally allocated 66 coupons per person. By 1943 the number of coupons had been reduced to 60 per person and emphasis put on the maintenance and care of clothing and household linens - cue the Make Do and Mend campaign.
There are 29 illustrations throughout the booklet including these lovely section headings...
I was lucky enough to pick up this original booklet for 50p!! But if you would like one, the Ministry of Information have published reproductions of all their wartime information publications in the, 'Historic Booklet Series'. This one can be purchased here
. Also there's a great article about clothing rations during WWII here
if you would like to know more.