Old Fashioned Labels To Paint Author:Connie D. Williams Old fashioned ways and old fashioned days - it seems the more progressive the world becomes, the more we long for the "good old days" when life was simple. Maybe that is why country decor is so popular. Today's country decor brings us in touch with our past and brings old fashioned charm and warmth to our homes. — In this book you will find 11 ol... more »d fashioned label designs. These designs were once a familiar sight in a country kitchen. Because of the lasting quality of the product and the original logo, the designs have become art to us. This label art has now been translated by artist, Connie Williams, into designs to use on home decor items such as canisters and plaques.
Now, when we see these designs that have lasted for decades, many things come to our mind. We may remember the smell of the kitchen when "Mom" had the Gold Medal flour bag and a can of McCormick cinnamon on the counter as she was rolling out pie dough and bread was baking in the oven. Or we many remember the smell that encircled "Granddaddy" as he filled his pipe with Prince Albert Smoking Tobacco. Or how a page of our coloring book came alive as we colored in yellow, red, or burnt sienna from our brand new box of Crayola crayons. Or we just might think how beautiful and enduring these labels are and appreciate the simplicity of their art.
And the art still endures - most of these same logo designs are still used today, with only slight changes. Throughout the years the companies have modernized and brought their logo up to date. The designs in this book are renditions of logos exactly as they appeared during a particular time in their history. The titles of each project tell the particular date that this label was used - some from as early as 1903 and as late as 1948. A brief history of each of the companies will add to your pleasure as you make use of these designs.« less