Monday, February 29, 2016

Vintage Advertising Plates

While walking through antique stores have you seen those
floral plates with advertising on them?
Did your family have any?

When we bought 1515 my cousin Donna brought this one back to 1515.

a pretty little floral plate


my sweet Aunt Mary wrote on the back that it belonged to her mother my Grandmother.

I even found a picture of the shop.
Made my imagination go wild. Look at the hats in the window
What had did Grandmother buy?
They were open from the 1880s'-1930's on the town square.


was it the fur hat?


or her other fur had with her muff or the one she had in Nursing School in Chicago.

or this ornate one coming out of her parents house.


this is a picture of the Charleston student nurses arriving in Charleston.
They all have hats on, did they come from Kenoyers?
Grandmother is on the left

That is not the only one I have


Looks like this one was given out at Christmas

They were in business until the 1950's

I found this at a antique store. At the turn of last century just going over a County or 2 to visit someone was a trip and worthy of a Souvenir.

Did your Grandmother have any advertising plates or cups?
I need to carefully read my Aunt Annie's diaries and see if she tells about Grandmother going to Kenoyers and buying a hat.

9 comments:

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Ann, those are fun advertising plates and even better that they were in the family (except for the one). I do not have any, but I do notice them when out and about, and will buy one if it is the right town. :)
Happy Leap Day!
Gina

Shelia said...

HI Ann! Oh, that first plate is so pretty and it's nice the advertising is on the back! :) Your grandmother looks cute in her fuzzy hat. When I was a little girl I always got a little hat and gloves to wear to church on Easter! ;) Thanks for popping in to see me and hope all is well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ann said...

I have one plate, thought it is not vintage, but a very pretty place with pink rose in the center and gold trim. What elegant ladies they were early last century. You do have a treasure of old family photos and I enjoy seeing them.

Susie said...

Ann, The plates are pretty. I wonder why the stores gave a plate ..I loved seeing the old stores. Blessings, spring is almost here !!xoxo,Susie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Lovely Anne! I recall a few items like that, but not just plates. Think my Mom had a vase and S&P shakers.

Always love your photo shares. Love the hat! :)

Debbie said...

I LOVE that first plate! The photo's are amazing, Anne! What treasures you have. Keepsakes to pass on, and cherish.
My grandma had dishes that came in detergent boxes...but nothing as beautiful as the ones you have! LOL.
Enjoy.
Debbie
xo

Pat Cantwell said...

Ann,
I have very few items of my Grandmothers.
However, I did received her Dining Room Table, 4 chairs and the buffet!
I'll be checking closely those decorative plates that we inherited from Ed's Grandmother!
Cute post. . .love the hats!
Fondly,
Pat

Curtains in My Tree said...


I haven't seen any advertising plates for some time now.
I have one that my great aunt had and it has her church picture and date on the face and says the name of the
Methodist Church Sikeston Missouri

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love the hats and the olden Charleston pics! I am trying to blog more. Come over and visit when you get a chance!