Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Poppin' cool!

Check out this cool pop corn bag! I really like the illustrations on old packaging. I got a few of these bags this weekend during a tour the dixie dolls and I went on of our public TV station. One of my oldest friends (I've know him and his wife almost half my life) works for this station and gave us the 'interesting' tour after hours. I happened upon an old popcorn machine that was in storage along with a box of these bags and well.. kinda helped myself to a few of them. Don't worry, I shared! I stole some for heather and Kat too!

One of the movie theatres in town has got some bad ass pickle paper bags. I need to get my hands on a few of those as well...

the dolls are thinking about making them into something... not sure what yet though...suggestions? They measure 3 1/2 in wide by 8 1/4 inches tall and I only got off with about 10 of them.

10 comments:

Tonya said...

it would make a great painting. I think you should reproduce it on canvas.

Sarah said...

Pickle bags? are they, oh what's his name - "chilly dill, the personality pickle"? I love that bag, I found a supply place that has them but I would have had to buy 500 so...I passed.

The personality pickle...cracks me up every time!

tender arts said...

Hi Mary, What about cooking journals or scrapbooks or something like that? The bag is just begging to be the cover of a book. Great score for you!

Anonymous said...

the bags would make a very cool lamp shade. maybe kind of like a paper latner

obsessed scrapbooker said...

Would you believe, I collect these things? And the vintage popcorn boxes too....I have my kitchen walls plastered with the things! Hence, my nickname Popcorn when my now husband first met me and saw the wall of boxes.

Saucy said...

I have a strange collection of old paper ephemera as well. Today I picked up some bad-ass postcards of singing cowboys and cowgirls! They would look fine with that popcorn bag and some old paper napkins and bottlecaps. Get busy and burn some mixed CDs and concoct the popcorn bags into funky covers.

nemo434 said...

Is there anyway that you could reinforce the bags so that they'd be strong enough to make very small, very slender purses? I think they'd make cool purses. Or at least I would if guys thought at all about that sort of thing.

Excuse me, I have to go spit and watch football, now

ami said...

this is the best blog ever.

teresa said...

grab a stack of them and make them into a little book. Fold them in half and *wa'la* book pages!!! Even secret pocket! That's my vote!

Regina said...

A woman after my own heart! My husband would have died, but I would be in heaven for pinching these bags!