Wednesday, December 31, 2008


All that design for a small box of No. 10 hinged plates. Just think how great of all these types of hardware boxes must have looked like back then on the shelves.

Everyone enjoy the New Years Eve and see you all next year for more vintage this and that from Tikiranch.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Random Image Post

Seems like a good day for a sardine post.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Score 12/28/08

Starting today I plan on posting something I found at the swap over the weekend every Sunday. Today there was a new monthly swap starting up in the city of Torrance. They open at 5:30 so it was dark and it was cold ( California cold not to offend my east coast readers who really know what cold is) So walking around with every other dealer/collector that decided to shop the new event there almost seemed like there were more of us shopping than dealers selling. The first row is where I came across this sign. I have seen the figure of Chilly which rotated on the top of the slushy machine but this is the first tin sign I have seen. The piece is two sided and after a good cleaning it came out clean and shiny with just the right wear. The size is 3 foot square which was just small enough to fit in the back seat of my beetle. I don't know about you all out there but I usually buy something first and the wonder how I am going to get it home. So here is the Sunday score of this week.

I like how they demand to try it "Now"

Friday, December 26, 2008

Past Holiday Party Food

A few Party food shots I picked out a album a while ago. Seems like the time of year to post them.

Nice lady taking some fruit from the custom watermelon serving galleon. A glimpse of the other tasty dishes can be seen

Ok now wait a minute what the heck is that middle and right hand dish??? The left hand one is also a mystery with the white center mountain topped with cherry tomatoes? The middle looks like some sort of liver pate jello turkey mold garnished with flowers but the other one is anyone's guess.

Bon Appetit.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holiday

Merry Christmas to you all!
I hope you all have a great Holiday

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Recipes for AC

Here is the recipes for the Marshmallow deserts for those who asked.


Another one of my favorite Snow Spray cans
Thanks Jason.

Have a Happy Holiday Eve Everyone and Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Santa Cane

Vintage Candy Cane Box

Saturday, December 20, 2008


A little winter ad figure for today.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Odd name,cool box

Thanks Scott!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Snow Flakes

This stuff has it all

Part of an early xmas present
Thanks Scott

Monday, December 15, 2008


Flashing your Holiday Lights

Even a little thing like a plug attachment had a cool logo on it back then.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oh Deer

Large cotton covered reindeer with quite a sly look.

Friday, December 12, 2008


One of my favorite snow cans.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Holiday Catalog Shopping in 1959

This is where all that great stuff came from you see at collectible malls, swapmeets, thrift stores, estate, garage and yard sales. Let go get the time machine warmed up. I need to pick up a case each of those Santa clause milk bottle covers and ashtrays.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Snow Sale

Vintage winter sales sign.

Friday, December 05, 2008

New Tree

A quick stop by the thrift store at lunch yesterday and look what I found.

Grand Total $6.00

wire tree $3.00, 3 boxes of shiny balls $1.00 each.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Snow Spraying

Next to the hanger boxes I am a vintage spray snow can collector ( Well any vintage spray can with cool graphics collector I should say)
This is a new one I found a few months back.

I like the "WHITE" indication on the can. Makes me wonder if they made other colors????

Monday, December 01, 2008

25 Days to go

Well the Holiday season is upon so let the Seasoned posts begin. Those around last season may recall my collection post of ornament hanger boxes. Here is a new one I found this year so far.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Keeping your hands warm this winter.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Another addition to the name tag collection.

I like the name of the market direct and to the point.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I am always searching for wood advertising hangers at sales.

This one was worthy for a post.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sign Find

Picked this nice weathered Vernor's Ale sign today at the junk swap. Four feet tall but not to wide, perfect for some narrow place in the house.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Original Alarm

I just love any vintage original art from the past. This looks like it may have been used for a greeting card.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cool Cowboy

Cover of a little 1942 promo notebook.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Where we go to stock the pantry at Tikiranch.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Party Plate 2

Unusual paper party plate with houses all around the outer edge.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Bag

A little out registration in the printing but the only one they had for sale.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Ghost Rider

For the past 29 years my Fathers Motorcycle club puts on "The Ghost Rider Enduro". Since I have somewhat of a artistic talent I have been involved in the finishing pin design for the past few years. I thought I would drop by and get a scan of each one from his collection and post them this month.

I seem to like the last few years the best.