Saturday, April 15, 2017

Alright sweetheart, the game's up!

No! Baka Boskovich, put the ham back!  

For the final post of the Five and Dime 1955 Trade catalog series it's going to go out with an Andy Griffith Show reference to the episode "Shoplifters" from 1964.  This is one of my favorites!  It has the Mother's Day gift showing the beer can opener with the umbrella so "she can open cans in the rain without getting her hands wet".  It has the security guard night watchman (aka Rip Van Winkle), Asa Breeny, who is one of my favorite characters "I got up!".  There is a scene with some amazing MCM furniture and lamps (6 PC Living Room Group $299).  And best of all is watching Barney scuttle around the floor of the department store.  The image above is from the trade magazine promoting two way glass, but it reminds me of the little old lady that ought never to 'clank'.

After two months of browsing in the same Five and Dime store you can certainly hear things, like what's been going around town about Myra Koontz from the Lingerie Shop or that some things have been disappearing from the store.   Things like a silver tea set and canned hams!  We can't afford these kind of losses!


No time for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Barney is on the case!  And he has got his eye on the burg right now!


Excuse me ma'am, but could you step on our scales please.  I'll even pay the penny charge.



She's loaded down with 163 pounds of clank!  Her fortune reads "You're headed for the Clink!"
Alright sister, let's go!  A little time behind bars may cure you of your taking ways lady!

  I am still sworn in as a deputy from the flood so i have to help sort this all out.  In the meantime it may remain quiet on MHICTY for a bit longer. Those canned hams have to be accounted for. Easter is just around the corner and people don't want Chef Boyardee Pizza in a box on their holiday table!

See if you can find out the story about Myra Koontz that's been going around while I'm away.  I heard it has something to do with the fella that came through from Chattanooga. 

More Mayberry:

2006 Trip

Crafty Andy Stuff

Mayberry Menus

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hardware Department: Trap more sales!


I have a vintage McGill rat trap.  Kinda odd I know.  I have crafty not death intentions for it!


This post is part of a long series I am doing that showcases ads and products from old pharmacies and 5 and Dime stores.  All of the ads are scans from the publication Chain Store Age September 1955.  The products photographed are from my personal collection.  I am running this series on auto-post so I can work on some projects around my real house.  I will return at the end of this series (April or May) back to "normal".

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hardware Department: Sylvania Light Bulb Profit Maker

An example of a Sylvania display off in the corner:



I have this old wood rack/shelf that I picked up free on the side of the road several years ago.



It's exclusively for the displaying of Sylvania Lamps!



I cleaned it up and painted it.  It is now the prime display area in my living room of random bits of thrifted crap!


This post is part of a long series I am doing that showcases ads and products from old pharmacies and 5 and Dime stores.  All of the ads are scans from the publication Chain Store Age September 1955.  The products photographed are from my personal collection.  I am running this series on auto-post so I can work on some projects around my real house.  I will return at the end of this series (April or May) back to "normal".

Monday, April 10, 2017

Hardware Department: Bathroom, Kitchen, Closet Accessories

I think we better make our last stop in the Hardware Department.  Mr. Husband asked me to pick up some bathroom, kitchen, and closet accessories, light bulbs, and a rat trap.  Not sure what he has got planned but he can count me out!


I love the illustration style of this lady.  The display rack with it's pin legs is sooo awesome!

This post is part of a long series I am doing that showcases ads and products from old pharmacies and 5 and Dime stores.  All of the ads are scans from the publication Chain Store Age September 1955.  The products photographed are from my personal collection.  I am running this series on auto-post so I can work on some projects around my real house.  I will return at the end of this series (April or May) back to "normal".


Friday, April 07, 2017

Toy Department: Plastic Playthings

While we are in the "Toy Department" I thought I would share a few vintage 5 and dime store toys I have in my collection that are still in their packaging.  I picked up all of these things together at the flea market.


I love this set and do have plans of delicately removing it from it's packaging for some dart practice.


I remember writing several months back that I collect a little bit of everything...except for rubber baby nipples.  I may have to take that back.  I now have this toy baby bottle in my collection and it has an old decrepit rubber nipple.


PB really liked these ships and we have plans of trying them out in the bathtub.


So so cute little mini tea and coffee set.

I love old toys and their packaging.
A few years back I was a participate of an art exhibit called "Retro".  For my piece I went with the idea of 5 and dime toys and packaging.


Only I made mine adult/life sized!


Here I am next to it as a serving suggestion.

For more photos and info about my Deluxe Dining Doo Dads see here.


This post is part of a long series I am doing that showcases ads and products from old pharmacies and 5 and Dime stores.  All of the ads are scans from the publication Chain Store Age September 1955.  The products photographed are from my personal collection.  I am running this series on auto-post so I can work on some projects around my real house.  I will return at the end of this series (April or May) back to "normal".

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Toy Department: New Vinyl Squeeze Toys

Oh my word.. these guys are so freakin' adorable!

Love little "Twinkle"!



Here is a rubber squeaky cutie kitty from my vintage toy collection.


This post is part of a long series I am doing that showcases ads and products from old pharmacies and 5 and Dime stores.  All of the ads are scans from the publication Chain Store Age September 1955.  The products photographed are from my personal collection.  I am running this series on auto-post so I can work on some projects around my real house.  I will return at the end of this series (April or May) back to "normal".

Monday, April 03, 2017

Toy Department: Pretzel Balloons


Interestingly none of the balloons are shaped like pretzels! 




This post is part of a long series I am doing that showcases ads and products from old pharmacies and 5 and Dime stores.  All of the ads are scans from the publication Chain Store Age September 1955.  The products photographed are from my personal collection.  I am running this series on auto-post so I can work on some projects around my real house.  I will return at the end of this series (April or May) back to "normal".