Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Meat Extract Liebig Co Antique Trade Cards w/ Kangaroos and Giraffe

The Liebig Company has been the producer of "Meat Extract" . The famous German chemist Justus von Liebig was the inventor of the meat extraction process, which allowed to concentrate and preserve the essential nutrients and flavors of beef in the form of paste or boullion cubes. An English firm, who owned large cattle farms in South America, decided to start the production of the meat extract in 1850 and named it after its inventor. Soon, "Liebig Fleischextrakt" was sold all over the world. The production take place in Fray- Bentos and Colon (South America).

Around 1870 they started to publish fantastic colored lithographed cards and ended in 1975, after having published more than 11.000 different types of cards.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Santa Claus with his paintbrush getting a job done for Christmas.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays.  

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

KEWPIE POSTCARDS Christmas Greetings

Available on eBay.Click here to purchase  I know it is Thanksgiving but time to mail out cards.  These would be a nice enclosure.

Friday, October 30, 2015

News from the Sierras

Actually there is very little new.  I finished radiation treatment about a month ago and things are looking good.  My husband and I managed to stay alert and drive 80 miles round trip week days for the treatment.  After being home awhile and rested we both have come down with colds  For two weeks we have blown our nose and hacked away with a cough but I think it is finally fading away.

The weather will get cold this Monday with hopefully lots of of rain, much needed in California.  I am getting a little more involved with my craft projects and am so glad to be back to week sewing group gatherings at the Senior Center.  I was given a pattern for Tissue Keeper and they turned out cute and I am making more for stocking stuffers.  Well I feel like cooking a friws egg and toast for breakfast.  Have a Happy Halloween.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Victorian Trade Cards use Generic Pictures in their advertisements

Maybe because printers only had certain pictures but I find many cute, adorable illustrations really have nothing to do with what the seller is advertising.  In this Trade Card a little girl stands by a large egg, carrying a parasol and watching 2 birds.  The company is selling Candy, Fruit and Confectionery.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Folded Trade Card Before and After Views of Buckinghams Dyed Whiskers

This is a great trade card novelty in style.  When the card is folded it shows this gentleman's beard which is very GRAY.  Unfold the Victorian Trade Card and now the gentleman's whiskers is dyed a nice brown.  Turn the card over and read all the details about R.P. Halls makers of this Buckingham's Dye for Whiskers.

Available on eBay

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Martha Stewart's Links to Postcards From Collecting to Crafts


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Kendall's Spavin Cure for humans and animals.Trade Card

Not sure what SPAVIN is but it seems to be the cure all for animals and humans.  Comical scene on front of the Trade Card  The donkey is blowing for Kendall's Spavin cure, "cause it cured him of that awful bad spavin.  Produced by B.J. Kendall & Co Proprietors of Enosburgh Falls Vermont.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Health Report, Shopping trips and Advertising Trade Cards

Just a brief note as I have been taking a break from my blog  This has been due to a continuation of health problems.  I mentioned in my blog a few months ago that I was being treated for Breast Cancer.  I am happy to report that I see the light at the end of the tunnel as I only have about 17 Radiation treatments.  It has been quite a challenge driving 80 miles round trip 5 days a week but the appointments are short so we get home quickly.

We do have errands and take advantage of being in a bigger town.  We hit Costco weekly along with shopping for groceries at Raleys.  I think this week a visit to Hobby Lobby just might be fun.  I have not been embroidering very much with these daily (M-F) drives but have been working on eBay.  I am still buying Advertising Trade Cards and selling some on eBay.  The weather is also cooling down and I feel Fall is in the air.  I will share one of the Trade Cards I like.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Favorite Trade Card

Such a cute girl with big egg and pretty birds.
Bid here Available on eBay.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Old Vintage Victorian Scrapbook Life in the 1880s Reward of Merit Children

I have been busy working on Antique Scrapbooks, removing some trade cards, keeping others on album pages.  I am expecting another album in the mail and some individual cards I ordered.  It is so much fun to look at all the pictures, some with advertising.
 Reward of Merit Cards
 Girl walking her doll in a baby buggy.

 Probably ready for advertising in the blank spot.  Cute babies of 1881.
Historical Philadelphia PA.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Two Frogs Calendar Trade Card

This trade card is titled Two Frogs...I kept looking for the second frog but decided it was the young boy in a frog like crouch.  Two frogs eye to eye.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Muzzy's Corn Starch Trade Card with cake and pudding recipes

Muzzy's Corn Starch - Muzzy Starch CO Elkhart, Indiana
2 cups of sugar, half a cup of butter, two of flour, one-half cup of Muzzy's Corn Starch, half a cup of milk, three eggs, one teaspoon of cream tartar, one of soda. (No baking directions given)

One quart of milk, except enough to wet three tablespoons of Muzzy's Corn starch, placed in a tin pail set in a kettle of boiling water: add the yolks of the three eggs beaten, half a cup of sugar, the corn starch and a little salt.  let it boil until it thickens: when cool pour into a pudding dish, beat the whites of the eggs, half a cup of pulverized sugar, flavor with lemon, and place in the over to brown.

Muzzy's  Corn Starch is prepared expressly for food, is made of only the best white flour, and is guaranteed absolutely pure.  We take pleasure in sending a set of six cards to any address free.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Arbuckle's Trade Card with recipe of Potato Croquettes

If you collect trade cards which are small forms of advertising you can get some interesting recipes.  Potatoes are featured in a basket with young girl.  ARBUCKLE'S  Ariosa Coffee promotes coffee.  This trade card is one of a Series of 50 different subjects on Cooking.

Potato Croquettes

Mix 4 ounces of grated Westphalia or other Ham with with one pound of mealy potatoes mashed with butter, salt and two eggs, form them into small loaves and fry them in butter: Serve them hot with brown gravy.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Undergoing Chemotherapy but doing OK

I am taking a break on my blog due to a health issue.  I hope to not let Breast Cancer stop my entries but its slowing me down.  I completed one chemotherapy treatment a week ago and still feel tired and achy.  I have 3 more treatments and then 5 weeks of radiation.  I am not one to keep a blog diary of the illness and hope to have some good photos of the things I am sewing.  I have put eBay on hold.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

What kind of collector are you? Look for that shoe box in the attic.

What kind of a collector are you?  There are so many things to collect but one that is popular is "OLD PAPER STUFF."  That is ephemera.That is not just your old letters, etc but can include anything made of paper.  Who purchases ephemera?  Mixed media artists who use the collectible paper stuff for collages and other art projects.  Buyers like to get letters written and mailed from  their home town.  Postmarks of Discontinued post offices are interesting to collect. My Dad was quite the cover collector and other ephemera and he would buy postal history envelopes from the towns we lived in.  My sister just gave me this letter mailed to Topeka Kansas but mailed from her town in Tulare County California. (She actually lived in Three Rivers in Tulare County not far from Milo where letter originated.  It will be going on eBay for sale soon.

You just might have some interesting ephemera in your attic.  Look for  old items tucked away in a shoe box.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mother's Day Celebrated around the World

How is Mother’s Day Celebrated and Why Was the Day First Established?

Racheal Ellis
In over forty countries around the world, there is a special day to acknowledge the role of mothers and to celebrate the love and support they have provided throughout their lives.

Though in Great Britain Mother’s Day was celebrated in early March, in many countries around the world Mother’s Day will be celebrated this Sunday. In countries including Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, the United States and Brazil, people will use Sunday May 12th as a day to honortheir mother.

Interestingly, many countries have their own reasons for celebrating Mother’s Day. In France, for example, Mother’s Day was first established in the early 1900s. The leading members of French society were becoming increasingly concerned about France’s declining birth rate. To remedy this, they decided to honor mothers who had a large number of children by giving them medals. It was only in the 1940s that all mothers were celebrated, as opposed to just those with the greatest number of children.
‘El Dia de la Madre Boliviana’, as Mother’s Day is known in Bolivia, commemorates a battle which took place during the country’s war of independence. In this particular battle, which took place on the 27 May 1812, many Bolivian women were killed. It is this date in late May which continues to be thought of as Mother’s Day in Bolivia.

In Ireland, on the other hand, Mother’s Day has a religious element and stems from the days when many children and domestic servers would live away from home. On the fourth Sunday of lent, the day that the Irish continue to celebrate Mother’s Day, the workers were encouraged to return to their mother church and to visit their own mothers.

Interestingly, Mother’s Day in Israel commemorates Henrietta Szold. Szold was known for rescuing many Jewish children from the Nazis during the Second World War. The day is celebrated between January 30th and March 1st or ‘Shevat 30’ as it is known in the Jewish calendar.

It is clear that Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world for various reasons and the way that it is celebrated also varies from country to country. Food lies at the heart of many Mother’s Day traditions. In Ethiopia, where Mother’s Day celebrations usually last for three days, it is custom for girls to bring gifts of fruit and vegetables and boy to bring meat to their mother. In France, Mothers are often treat to florally decorated cakes whilst in Italy, heart-shaped cakes are gifted. Celebrations in America and Great Britain tend to be quite similar: people take their mums breakfast in bed and buy them flowers and chocolate.
In many countries, flowers play a central role in Mother’s Day celebrations. In Australia, for example, people often wear red carnations in their lapels as a mark of respect for their mothers. If their mother has passed away, then they wear white carnations instead.

To conclude, though Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, the reasons why it is celebrated and the ways in which people acknowledge the role that their mother has played in their life varies greatly. It is clear that, in various countries and in many cultures, Mother’s Day is an important time when the love and support that mothers provide is acknowledged and openly cherished. If you want to make Mother's Day extra special this year then try to think of a unique way to celebrate. Perhaps cook your mum her favorite food for brunch or book tickets to take her to a gallery or art exhibition that you think she would like. You could even make a donation to her favorite charity in her name. Whatever you do, try to remember that this day is not about spending lots of money, it is about showing one of the most important people in your life just what they mean to you.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Trying out spray chalkboard paint

Decided I wanted to try out making my own chalkboards.  It takes 3 or 4 coats and sprays well on wood and card stock.

I sprayed the chalkboard paint on thus card stock.  I am trying to figure out how to write a message on it and not have the chalk rub off in the mail.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Picture Perfect Sunday Mini Chalk boards with a message.

On a beautiful day like today I enjoy carrying outside my digital camera.  Outdoor pictures are the best and I wanted to photograph  3 little blackboards I got from Decor Steals.  They are about 3 in by 4 in and stand up ready for a message to be seen by all.
I went in my garden area and picked a few herbs and then got out the chalk and wrote Herbs for Sale.  These are tiny blackboards but so much fun.
Always a place for my special Kewpies

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