Because I lived near Manitowoc for a few years; and because it’s cold now. Imperial Line ad, Good Housekeeping, May 1961.
Kitschy vintage salt and pepper shakers, souvenirs from Gooseberry Falls. One in the shape of a safe, the other a golden moneybag, it may have some political statement when the rise of tourism in the 1920s created a concern that the area would be accessible only to the rich.
I can’t imagine a dachshund-lover would find this kitschy vintage salt and pepper shaker charming…
It’s not the dog’s hat, or the tie on his tail;
butt but the fact that you cut the dog in half to use a shaker!
Hubby and I always joke that one day we’ll collect the giant forks and spoons that hang on the walls… It was such a kitschy fad! Not even Sophia can sex up this kitsch. Via.
What could be odder than a vintage “apron” for your soda pop bottles? One that bears both the Pepsi and Coke names — as well as 7-Up and Dr. Pepper. Via.
The seller of these vintage embroidered kitchen towels describes them thus:
Vintage servant’s doing their domestic jobs are embroidered on white cotton dish towels. Features Suzette the maid, Charlie the laundry, Brooks the butler and Matt the gardner.
Frankly, I don’t seem them as towels for the servants — but towels for the family. Each family member has their own chores and their own hand towels to remind them of them. As a mom, I say that a lack of use of one’s towel signifies either no chores were done, or no clean up afterwards. Or that Charlie’s really on top of the laundry. But not even a Chinese laundry man can wash the racism off that towel.