Friday, January 30, 2015

PeePul Pals

A super cute line of dolls by Whitman released in 1967, the PeePul Pals featured a handful of different girl power figures, both real and fictional, and all primed and ready to make this awful, male-driven world of ours a whole lot more tolerable (thank you girls :)) Googling the PeePul Pals name produces a huge selection of tremendously adorable merchandise, from dolls, to play sets, to books etc... and today's AEET post is another in our line of "tiny stuff scanned WAY BIG", and comes from the back cover of the Sally Stewardess Very Special Gifts book --which I'll hopefully get around to posting in its entirety next month maybe --if you're good!











Thursday, January 29, 2015

Top-Hat Tipsy

Saw this funny little guy at an antique mall last week and just had to photograph him! It's Top-Hat Tipsy, the Squeeze-Top Beverage Dispenser! Just insert the plastic tube into any bottle of whatever and start pressing the hat down repeatedly-- out barfs your drink through the metal tube! Wonderfully designed and packaged and from the age of alcoholism --as if that's an "age!" I've seen variations of these in today's world as ketchup and mustard dispensers (see Crackerbarrel gift shops across the 'ol USA)-- and they squirt the goods right out through their mouths and their nostrils! Thirst-quenching, disgusting fun for everyone!




Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Drugstore Calendar Art '72

Fun illustrations highlight this calendar supplied by The Chattanooga Medicine Company in 1972 (in a similar vein check out the Rexall ads in the AEET Archives HERE.) This calendar in particular was available through Vandivort's Drug located in Salem, MO. The whole thing seems to be primarily one big advert for Cardui, Soltice, Black-Draught, etc. products, but it's all nicely put together in design, and obviously someone else thought so too as thankfully it didn't get tossed in the garbage when 1973 rolled around... (click to ENLARGE the images, of course!)



















Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lady Catherine: Program of Beauty

Who's the guy spending grueling, back-breaking hours at antique malls digging around through endless piles of paper stuff just to unearth a gem like today's Lady Catherine Program of Beauty? Me, that's who! Seriously, I was just about done with this one vendor booth of monotonous, endless, mound after mound of Coke ads and Betty Boop baloney, --when suddenly, like a ray of shining light from make-believe heaven, I saw her! Yes, lovely Lady Catherine staring back at me, --ummm, with her eyes closed, --but I could tell this oversized booklet was going to be a winner. And indeed it is. Page after perfectly pretty page of superb illustration, elegant design, lettering, color combinations, and sweetly simple, understated product packaging. Even if it all smells like some low rent Avon wannabe, I sure do love the look of everything here!










Thursday, January 22, 2015

It's Amazing!

Sometimes kids have important scientific questions, so it's up to you to have the important answers! On that note, this fun, facts-loaded Scholastic book from 1958 (based on a newspaper column syndicated by the George Matthew Adams Service) is just the ticket! Of course, if you're like me and just like to make up your own answers to these important kid questions, then sit back and enjoy the adorable illustrations by Fritz instead. EXAMPLES: "Where does dust come from?" Duh! Old people farts. "What do butterflies eat?" Duh! Human eyeballs-- just look at the picture! etc...