Monday, June 8, 2009

2nd Time Around and Three or More: Crate Labels


Hip Hip Hurray! Two blog parties in one! :)
I am participating in The Gypsy's Corner party, Three or More Tuesday as well as A Picture is Worth a Thousand Word's 2nd Time Around Tuesday.
I did a blog post on these a while ago... and thought I would pull it out of the historical prairie archives and share it again for those who have not seen.

I found some delightful old produce crate labels... used from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s to identify produce type and which farm they were coming from. The historical value is great, however, the vintage artwork is even better! So colorful and vibrant... and just begging to be displayed. When I ran across these authentic vintage produce labels (preserved in a plastic shell protector) in an old antique mall... I was inclined to give them a home. So I did. I display 9 of these guys on my kitchen wall in float frames. Party check: 9 > 3. Three or More Party: Check! Produce labels used for crates, now displayed as art on my wall. 2nd Time Around Party: Check! :) OK, we are good to go. Here they are!

A closer work at each label...


This lil' piggy went to the market...



There you have it! The skinny on my produce label collection.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow... it is Sweet Treat Tuesday here on the prairie!
Tomorrow's Sweet Treat recipe will be.... Peaches and Cream Pie!



21 comments:

Carrie said...

Those are a great collection.

southerninspiration said...

Oh, those are so cool! I like the way you've framed them.

Suzanne

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Melissa, these are all just great and such variety. Loved seeing them.

Barb

ellen b said...

I've always really enjoyed these labels. Your have a great collection!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Melissa,
I love the vibrant colors in these labels. You have them very artfully displayed!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

abeachcottage said...

OH WOW, I love these labels and you have such a varied collection! the feel of those old things just doesn't seem to be around anymore

Sarah

Robin said...

Delightful! I love these...I've never seen any and you have quite a collection.
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

~Caro~ said...

What a creative idea! looks COOL!!!

MelanyTN said...

Oh - what a cool find! PERFECT for jazzing up a kitchen. I love!

xinex said...

Great collection and display. My daughter will love these!...Christine

pammiejo said...

So bright and colorful - I like them! This is the first time I've been to your blog - it's great! I live in Huckleberry Estates on Mark Twain - hmmmm! Great to see your blog!! PAM

Joyce said...

I love the floating frames to make the colors pop!
Joyce

Lori E said...

For kids in the "old" days these must have been as interesting to look at as a comic book. The bright beautiful artwork with airplanes would make their imaginations soar.

Brenda said...

I love these framed on the wall! I have always had a passion for crate labels. And I've collected some framed over the years. You did an excellent job with this. Very colorful and absolutely perfect!
Brenda

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love them! Perfect for the kitchen wall. I love the colors and the way you have them framed.

Blondie's Journal said...

Melissa,

What a great find. You have them displayed perfectly. They look great in your kitchen!!

Have a wonderful week, my friend! :-)

xoxo
Jane

chris said...

I love those! It's nice to have a collection that you can display in a cool way too.

Lisa said...

Great display! Piggy Pears is my favorite.

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Oh Wow!!! Those labels are awesome and I love how you framed them. It looks GREAT!!! Sorry that I'm so late visiting this week.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Tam

Marie Reed said...

Wow!!! I especially love Honest John yams! (I have a son named Johnny:)

Lori @ Msslaydbug said...

Love the way you have these displayed. You're right they are so bright and vibrant. I love them !

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