Friday, February 17, 2017

Salt & Pepper Bunny Baskets

I haven't been doing so hot lately with the holiday themed posts, have I? Yeah, I definitely blew it at xmas, New Years Eve I was a total no-show... and then Valentine's Day came and went and I didn't even mention it or post a single cute Valentines card! Hell, even the stores have turned their backs on cupid at this point and slashed candy hearts and stuffed animal prices 90%-- they've even begun unleashing the fuzzy pastel Easter junk already-- AIEEEEE! Well, I'm not one to be beat to the rabbit punch by no gun-jumpin' Walgreens, no sir! See, instead I'm gonna post these pix of my newly acquired Bunny Basket Salt & Pepper Shakers (late 50's, by Holt) which are incredibly adorable ceramic wabbits with shifty eyes and cork stopper bottoms, and lil wicker baskets for to stay snug as a bun in an oven in! And it's sort of somewhat questionably Easter themed, yes? I do so hope this goddamn post starts to make sense, *sigh* Anyway, this is my $3 find of the week...



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Arctic Cooler

Recently picked up a vintage Spring / Summer '64 catalog for the True Value Hardware stores (more from it coming up too), but first things first, I wanted to share this ad for the molded foam, solid plastic insulated "Arctic" Cooler, --plus its smaller variations, the Cub Cooler and Picnic Jug. I had completely forgotten about these wonderfully designed, colorfully dotted containers, but seeing them again seriously sent me reeling back in time, because... well... being the evil older brother that I was in the mid 70's, I remember telling my innocent lil sister that these coolers were actually made out of delicious Certs mints, and I dared her to take a bite out of one. And she tried-- and almost succeeded! And needless to say my parents were't too happy about it and I got into big bad trouble. Memories.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Old Hickory Smokehouse Eggs Carton

I recently found this wonderful vintage Old Hickory Smokehouse Eggs carton (50's?) at an antique mall, and just look at all the great design and incredibly cute artwork / photography. To my dying day I will never understand why packaging like this was simply so much fun at one time, while these days most packagers seem to be happy just settling for a more complicatedly bland and boring appearance.



Let's take a closer look, shall we...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Fun With Mind Reading + Riddles!

Some super fun pages with great illustrations from the Jan. '65 issue of Children's Digest #144.















Sunday, February 5, 2017

70's Super Sugar Crisp Commercial Animation Cel

Received an amazing gift this week: a vintage 70's Super Sugar Crisp cereal animation cel, featuring not only my favorite breakfast food mascot ever (Sugar Bear), but also a rad robot! This 4 layer combo of hand painted awesomeness is from a commercial that I have unfortunately not been able to find on youtube-- if someone else knows another place to search for it online, please let me know! I've photographed all 4 levels of it assembled in order below, because it's a little larger than my scanner. Condition is a bit rough in places because of its age, typically, but man it's such an incredible piece, and I love all the stuff on the table-- especially the cereal box! Super sugar thanks again to my equally cereal obsessed partner in crime for the extra sweetness this week! 💖









Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Travel Posters

In a time when travel bans should be remembered as ancient history (or even as science fiction), let's take a gander at a few travel posters with "REAL" reasons why we wouldn't, couldn't, shouldn't travel to certain places around the globe. And this my friends, is about as political as you're ever going to see me get around here!

From the Feb-March 1955 issue of Panic #7, art by Joe Orlando.











Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Piece of Tail!

Funny bunny sexy 60's novelty gag box I picked up just now for $1.00