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March 26, 2010

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – Vintage Grocery Shopping

Thanks for the great post, Jan!  Hope everyone learns how to shop properly! 🙂

Let’s pretend that it’s 1959 and I’m a young (and blushing) bride, heading out the door to do my weekly grocery shopping.  What would I buy?

Definitely salt.  It makes the BP soar but food sure tastes better with it!  Not to mention rimming the cocktail glasses for margaritas!

I scream for ice cream!!!!!!

Good ol’ sausage links with fried eggs and pancakes!

Good to the last drop!  But why are the cans so small?

I love it when food orders me to eat!

Ahhhhh!  There’s the pancakes to go with my fried eggs and sausages…….

Swimming in melted butter and drowning in Log Cabin Syrup!

Gotta pick up the mixer!

Yeah!  Sugar!  Lots of sugar!

More mixer.

Just in case I actually cook a dinner and serve a salad.

Sing along with me, kids!  “Hot dogs!  Armour Hot Dogs!”

When I REALLY don’t want to cook!

Ketchup/Catsup (Whatever!) for my “Hot Dogs, Armour Hot Dogs!”

What’s cholesterol?

Vanilla ice cream


=  beer milkshakes!

Finally, I’m home and as a treat-CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!

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4 Responses to Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – Vintage Grocery Shopping

  1. Annie B. Reply

    March 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you, Jan! My weekend is off to a great start after viewing these wonderful vintage ads. I’ve often thought of collecting vintage ketchup/catsup ads and having them framed for the kitchen. I love the stupid stuff; I even put it on tomatoes! That ‘mater in the top hat in the Heinz ad is a little weird, don’t you think? A little too Tim Burton-esque for a healthy veggie.

    Does anyone remember the mid 1950’s 7-Up tagline: “You like it…it likes you”??

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    March 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm


    Really cool post girl! It is so neat to see all of the old ads. I love looking at them when I look through my old 50’s magazines. Mike and I were just talking about the TV dinners, we remember them when they still had the aluminum bottom and foil top – pre microwave days!!!!

  3. sablemable Reply

    March 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm


    Sorry I’m late at replying but I was sick last night (too many beer milkshakes? NO! Tainted fish)

    Yep, I remember the 7-Up logo very well.

    LOL! You’re right, Annie! The top hatted little dude does look like he belongs in a Tim Burton movie!

  4. Kelly Reply

    March 27, 2010 at 8:37 am

    “I love it when food orders me to eat!” – ha!
    Excellent post!

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