I am truly grateful for her thoughtfulness, here is a picture of them
I also received another unexpected gift this week - Bob went to deliver presents to his sister, and collect some stuff for Steph, and my darling daughter sent back a magazine for me to read. A lovely treat after I had been to have a filling. Glad to say my tooth is fine now, and I like my new dentist. He rides a motorbike and tells bad jokes
The eggcups had reminded me of this great ad campaign - it started back in 1957 and ran for years with posters and TV ads [the slogan was thought up by Fay Weldon, the writer]
The magazine had a lovely feature about a book produced by the British Library called "Try It! Buy It! Vintage Adverts". I've spent ages looking at these brilliant bits of art.
Some of the posters were for products we still recognise today, although the birds on the custard are now a yellow mum with two little blue chicks, and the Bisto kids disappeared from our gravy twenty years ago. Did you know their names were Bill and Maree? [me neither till I read this]
The name Hovis was from hominis vis meaning strength of man and was a prizewinning suggestion from Mr Herbert Grime in 1886 [better than its original moniker Smith's Patent Germ Bread !]
But the ad that really amused me was the one below for O-Cedar Mop Polish.
Reading the blurb, I cannot imagine how thrilled many women would have been to find this under the Christmas Tree in 1919! And how many husbands might have regretted handing back their WW1 tin helmet as the can of polish was hurled at them across the room!
In the Old Days - before all the modern techniques of colour printing, Photoshop, Computer -Aided-Design etc, when advertising was simply printed in magazines or on posters [no TV, Facebook, or colour films] these adverts were truly works of art.
Thank you S & S for the two lovely gifts, which brought joy and colour to my week!