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Friday, September 5

Show and Tell Friday

It's time for Show and Tell Friday. If you would like to participate, drop over to Kelli's at There's No Place Like Home.

I haven't taken part in a Show and Tell Friday for a while and thought I'd show you something that I hold dear. First of all, a bit of history. I love the images of old fashioned ladies in their Victorian dresses and big hats. I collect postcards with those images on them. So, one year for Christmas, my daughter found a tin plaque that had one of these images on it. She bought it and the boys gave it to me as a gift. This has hung on my wall now for 11 years and I cherish it as much or more today as I did back then.
It's a reproduction of an old advertising poster and it advertises chewing gum that was made by the Texas Gum Co. Inc. that was located in Temple, Texas. The image is one that I love and it hangs on the wall over my computer desk. I will cherish it always.

That's it for today's Show and Tell. If you'd like to participate be sure to follow the link to Kelli's at the beginning of this post.

Have a great weekend and take care. ~Blessings, Mary~

Please do not copy this image without permission.

32 comments:

  1. I love your header!!! I love the poster also, The Lady In Red!!
    Now thats a beautiful picture, I see why you like it, she looks at peace and confident! Thanks for sharing your treasure:)

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  2. Hey girl..... that is a beautiful picture..... I love the old vintage ladies......they remind me of an age that I would love to have lived in....... Thanks for the sweet comment on sewtheword.. I have worked hard this week to try to catch up but to no avail..... I had a melt down today... seems that I am having too many of those here lately..... but there is always tomorrow... I will email you latter tonight or tomorrow...

    Love ya!

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  3. Very nice!! I just remembered that tomorrow is Friday so I have to go looking what I am going to share this week. I just joined last week. It is kind of fun!!

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  4. What a fun gift - I love to see what people collect and treasure.

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  5. Such a very nice item to share for show and tell.. Many years ago, we had "old fashion" day at church. Lots of us wore long dresses with long sleeves made for the occastion. It was a hot day and we about roasted. All of us said we were glad we didn't have to wear that every day. LOL

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  6. I like those vintage looking prints. Yours is lovely. Your blog banner is very pretty and very unique. Good job!

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  7. The lady in the poster is so elegant.

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  8. Wonderful! I know where Temple, Tx is! How cool to see advertising so vintage for gum in TX! And what a lovely lady! Thank you for sharing

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  9. Hello Mary, don't you just love those vintage prints of those vintage ladies! That one is very cute.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ann

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  10. What a lovely idea for a wall hanging! I love old advertsing images of Victorian ladies (and children) too. Just this weekend I was sorting through a pile of them printed on postcards at an old wares shop - most were Australian, so I didn't see your lovely Texas lady. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Kalianne

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  11. That is really a cute advertising !! I like it very much !!

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  12. What a wonderful old advertisement.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Hi Mary! I love this...Bud is the one that likes to collect tin signs. He has several. But boy howdy I could go for this one myself. She's beautiful.

    I'll have to look for this at the shop near me now. LOLOLOL

    Happy Friday dear one.

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  14. Yes I know how you feel about the big hats. I'm curious. Have you heard of the Red Hat Society?

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  15. I love those vintage posters. I love the ones with Coke or Santa on them, too.

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  16. Mary,

    Lovely image on your tin plaque. I remember that you collect the postcards with the Victorian lady images on them. You must have many of them.

    I will continue to pray for your Aunt May.

    Take care and have a good weekend.

    Hugs,

    Renie

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  17. Truly lovely!! I can see why you cherish it.
    Susan

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  18. I LOVE the new look of your blog as well as the lovely Victorian lady!Blessings~Sharon

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  19. A beautiful bloggie home you have :). I love vintage ladies too! It seems like a simpler time doesn't it?

    Have a Fantastic Friday!
    Kathi :)

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  20. Pretty and graceful at the same time!!

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  21. Beautiful picture! I see why you love it! Jean

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  22. That is a beautiful picture, there's something about the old vintage ladies that I just love :)

    My Show and Tell

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  23. I've always found this picture charming and I'm sure it looks so in your home! Such a thoughtful gift for you to treasure!
    Enjoyed my visit!
    Blessing to You!
    Claudia O.

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  24. I love your new header and your pictures of fall on your side bar!! How neat is that!!! Your blog is so great!! Love and hugs Grams

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  25. Mary
    Love the new look. Hooti Anni did real good. The tin plague is beautiful and I can see why you like it so well. It is even more special because it is a gift from the Grandsons. Peace

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  26. I also love those old vintage pictures and how wonderful that your daughter was able to find this one. I can see why you would love it so much, it's beautiful!! Next time I'm at the antique shops I'll have to take a look through the old postcards and see if I can find any like that for you:-) xoxo

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  27. She's gorgeous! I understand why you like her so much.
    www.diadsie.wordpress.com

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  28. What a beautiful picture, Mary!
    ~Kelli

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  29. I love the new look...I may have to do some playing with mine...getting a little board with it.
    I also love the the picture. It reminds me of when times where so much simpler.

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  30. What a beautiful tin plaque! I too love those old pictures and postcards of Victorian ladies.

    Your autumn decorated blog looks great, Anni is very good at designing!

    We are still hot and humid here in FL, doesn't feel at all like autumn here!

    Katherine

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