Here’s a sweet vintage trade card.
In the olden days, long before even I was born, stores used to give these decorative cards to their customers as advertising. People enjoyed collecting them and often pasted them into scrapbooks. Sounds like fun!
Speaking of fun . . .
I hope your weekend goes “swimmingly”!
See you Monday!
This week’s Friday Favorites features a vintage “trade card”. These charming little pieces of the past were often used by stores and businesses in the late 1800′s as a way to advertise their products. People enjoyed collecting them during shopping trips and then pasting them into large scrapbooks – a popular pastime of that era. (For more info on vintage trade cards, click here).
As you can see, this card was from a coffee company. I just love it! Something about it reminds me of my sisters and me. I looked for a little poem or short verse to accompany the picture, but had no luck.
I’m no poet, as you’ll see, but I thought it would be fun to add a few lines anyway as a little shout-out to my sisters…
The Little Bakers
Today we’ll be baking – my sisters and me.
Lil Sue’s on her tiptoes – just so she can see!
I’m in my new apron for this cooking fest . . .
And Nancy’s on tabletop giving her best.
But “Mittens” is wondering if when it’s all done,
We’ll give him a morsel to join in the fun!