Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday-- Remember When?

Thanks to Colorado Lady for the great job in hosting Vintage Thingie Thursday - please visit her blog to join me and others who are showing off their vintage items today!

Here are some great vintage signs - they may bring back memories for those old enough to 'Remember When'...I forgot where I spotted the Pabst Wonder Cheese sign, but there was a short blurb about Pabst Brewery Co. loosing money during Prohibition days (I wonder WHY?!?), so they turned to selling cheeses during those years. Interesting, don't you think? Later, I read the product was kind of pasty and not like real cheese at all, but a good rescue for a company whose real product became illegal at that time!

Have a great day, and don't forget to come back to join me tomorrow, for GET R DONE FRIDAY, where I will be showing pictures of the project bathroom, completed!

20 comments:

April said...

What great signs you shared...I remember a few of them. Can wait to see your bathroom pictures!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

vintage signs.. always look pretty don't you think.. happy VTT

Lemondrop Marie said...

I love those old Borden adds. Elsie is such a cutie

Keetha Broyles said...

Love all these!!! Had not heard the Pabst cheese story - - - that was cool.

Miri said...

I totally remember some of those signs...certainly the radiation/bomb shelter sign-growing up in NYState, they were everywhere and we had regular, jump under your desk or line up in the hall hiding your eyes, nuclear war drills too!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I do remember seeing the fallout shelter signs.
We used to sit under our desks in catholic school disaster drills!
Ohhh, the 50's, those were the days!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh, what funny signs! Signs of the times, indeed! I remember ol' Elsie!

That Pabst "cheese" product sounds absolutely ghastly. You'd need a shot of BOOTLEG WHISKEY to dare to eat it!!!

Chatty Crone said...

I remember all those signs myself - except the cheese one.

Cracker Barrel has a lot of those signs too.

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Those signs brought back a lot of memories.

~~Carol~~ said...

I love all of the signs, especially Elsie the Cow, but I think my favorite is the Mobilgas one, because my uncle owned a Mobil gas station when I was little, and I would play with the pumps and drink alot of Orange Crush soda, from a bottle!

Coloradolady said...

I have always wanted an old sign to put in my kitchen or laundry room....you can find reproductions, but I want an original...and one I can afford...so far, I have not found one. I really like the phone and Else the cow.

Have a great VTT!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i love those old tin signs..great graphics :)

Becky said...

So do you go 'round taking pictures of random signs too? Fun isn't it?

Thanks for sharing yours!

LV said...

Loved all your old signs. I think I have one of SWB, or at least I used to. Neat post. Thanks for sharing and visiting me as well.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh dear, I DO remember some of these... I especially recall the fallout shelter one... those things were all over the schools, weren't they? Yikes. It's amazing any of us came thru the Cold War years sane, and not ducking under our desks every time it thunders.

Thanks -- never knew about Pabst and cheese,that's a riot!
Cass

Angela said...

Those are some really nice old signs! I don't remember seeing them when I was a kid but I have seen a few since I've gotten older in antique stores I suppose???

That sure was interested about the pabst! lol

Hugs,
Angela

Bea said...

I love old signs. I remember the fallout shelter ones. There was one on my hometown library and post office. Thanks for the info on Pabst.

Sammy Girl said...

Cannot remember how to connect for Get R Done Friday!! ACK!
Betty :)

Barb said...

Great signs!
My Get R Done is up and running.
See you soon.
blessings,
Barbara Jean

CC said...

I loved your post and your signs, specially the Bordens. I still use Bordens milk..have for years. And I remember the Fallout Shelter, the Mobile gas,the Public Telephone..gads!!!! I must be really vintage. lol...:)