Pickin’ UP Stuff

Another antique market find. The Zanol Product Company made a little bit of everything including needles. Inside of the card is an even tinier envelope filled with sewing needles. Fell in love with these Victorian trade cards from Dilworth’s Coffee. Edward Dilworth Latta was one hell of a traveling salesman. He built a southern empire inContinue reading “Pickin’ UP Stuff”

Vintage Direct Mail

I’m addicted to vintage advertising. I found this piece in a cigar box at the Grayslake Antique Market. The thoughtful design, unique illustration and of course the printed details made me buy the entire lot. It’s all in the details right? Silver shimmery ink for the S. C. Schwartz Co. Must have been some fancyContinue reading “Vintage Direct Mail”

Back to the drawing board

After a wonderful year off, it’s time to go back to the other work. Honestly, the boss was a bit of a baby. 🙂 And the new Associate Boss (his partner in crime) is an even bigger baby. I needed to pick this guy up at the antique fair in Mundelein. My  fancy pants pencilsContinue reading “Back to the drawing board”