I just plain like the look of vintage packaging. Call it nostalgia - call it a desire to go back to "simpler" times - call it whatever you want.
I just like it! Pretty Swan Straws package:
And here's a little cake decorating set - the box:
and the contents:
Cute little miniature salt shakers, and Schilling food coloring - all four colors:
And below, an earlier example of just the green Schilling Food Coloring. The little bottle on the far left is the kind that was found inside the box shown in the picture above:
And look! Tasty Food! I like tasty food. This box held a set of three little tools - with green wooden handles:
And from the laundry room - Soak n' Squeez - so cute in aqua with bubbles on the label!One more thing - ugh! - moth balls! But I do kind of like the graphics on the package.
I was telling my friend a few weeks ago about how everything I had pulled out of the trunk in the basement smelled like moth balls. I'm pretty sure all of the contents had been there since the 1930's. And her teenage son asked:
"What are moth balls?"
It hadn't even occurred to me that he wouldn't know. And forget trying to describe that SMELL to someone who has never experienced it, right? Just tell them how lucky they are NOT to know!