Monday, September 24, 2012

Bestowed Once Again....

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you had great weekends!  Mine was art-filled and fun.  :D

One of the things that made my weekend so great was receiving this AMAZING packet in the mail:

WOWIE!!!  That's a LOT of ephemera!  My South African friend Cuan strikes again!  :D

I got so much stuff in the packet that I'll take you on a visual tour of the ephemera in categories!  Take, for example, these vintage Christmas tags:

Aren't they great?  Someone must've gotten great gifts to warrant saving the tags!  I love their vintage-y goodness!  :D

I also received an amazing array of candy wrappers:

I love these!  They're all from the Wilson's company, which is indeed South African.  WOO HOO!!!

One of my favorite things in the bunch are these "Fleet Street Cheques", which must be part of a board game.  Cuan included at least 10 of them - smells like a collage background to me!  :D  Such a great color, and that wonderful design!

And how about these tiny stickers?  They'll be the perfect addition to a collage at some point!  I think they're all  fruit stickers!  I wonder how one becomes "proudly Mohlatsi"?  :D

Here are some invoices/promissory notes - I love these! The ones on the bottom are distinctly South African - notice the "R" in the second line - the Rand is the South African currency.  COOL!!!

Lastly, but not leastly, here are a couple of labels for South African products.  I had always thought that "pilchard" was a made-up word (as in the line from The Beatles' "I am the Walrus - "Semolina pilchard/climbing up the Eiffel Tower"), but apparently it is a real fish!  Now I can wow 'em at the next dinner party with my Beatles trivia.  Oh, wait - that type of trivial knowledge is why I WON'T be invited to any dinner parties.  :D  Okay, back to the labels - that Coo*ee Soda one looks strikingly familiar, doesn't it?  I mean, I'm surprised the company hasn't been sued by that other cola company which begins with a "C".  Maybe Coke doesn't have much of a presence in South Africa?  Maybe they worked out a deal?  :D

So now you can see why I was so thrilled to receive this parcel in the mail!!  I'll tell you, I have hit the JACKPOT lately with the awesome mail!!  :D  Thank you, Cuan, for being so kind and generous!  I truly appreciate every snippet of ephemera you send, and I'll get your packet off to you this week in trade!  :D


  1. Wow awesome package Mo - I like everything but particularly the xmas tags ....wonderful

    1. Thanks Jewels! I agree - those Christmas tags are AMAZING! I'm trying to think of a way to reuse them - maybe an ornament of some sort? :D

  2. Wow! Now YOU are very lucky! I love those Christmas tags.