Sunday, 24 February 2013


Have been hard at work this weekend on new designs......!
So here is an all new collage of vintage drinks labels...

You are cordially invited (geddit?!) to have a perusal at this fabulous selection of labels.

I bought them in January at an antiques fair at the Cliffs Pavilion in Westcliff-on-Sea, from the king of ephemera, Tony's Paperchase. He has a fantastic selection of vintage ephemera and we spent ages looking and buying(!) stuff from his stall.

The labels are mostly from the Kent based soft drinks company Silver Spring Mineral Water Company. Some are from Harris of Hythe who were bought out by them in 1946. Judging from the styles and typography they all seem to date from the 1930s to the 50s. 

They evoke a wave of nostalgia, not just with the look and feel of them, but by the lovely names.
Fancy tucking into a Pineapple Crush on a hot summer's day in Kent? Or a Grapefruit Crush, Cherry Ciderette, American Cream Soda, Peppermint Cordial or a classic Lemon Barley Water. Even Vimto is in there!

Have a look here.......

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