April 3rd, 2010 in member junk     
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So many treats! Feels like Christmas!

The Mother of Campbell Kids - Grace Wiederseim Drayton
The Campbell Kids have been selling Campbells Soup since 1904 when Grace Wiederseim Drayton, an illustrator and writer, added some sketches of children to her husband’s advertising layout for a Campbells condensed soup. The Campbell advertising agents loved the child appeal and choose Mrs. Wiederseim’s sketches as trademarks. In the beginning, Campbell Kids were drawn as ordinary boys and girls, later, Campbell Kids took on the personas of policemen, sailors, soldiers, and other professions.
Grace Wiederseim Drayton will always be the mother of Campbell Kids. She drew for the company advertising for nearly twenty years. Drayton’s designs were so popular that doll makers wanted to capitalized on their popularity. Campbells gave the E. I. Horsemen Company the license to market dolls with the Campbell label on their sleeves. Horseman even secured two U.S. design patents for the dolls’ clothes.
So many treats! Feels like Christmas!

So many treats! Feels like Christmas!

My box full of loot from UpYourAttic...thank you Patti!!  dominoes, a box of blue and red cardboard poker chips...the makings of a garland? or use them for tags? wood shoe stretchers, wonderful buttons, a flower frog, different sized game balls...crystals...and some adorable WWI -themed illustrations....I really love these,  especially with having two sons in the military.  I could frame these? decoupage, ? Other ideas? Did a little research on the illustrator, Grace Weiderseim Drayton... 

So many ideas playing around in my head but not sure what to start first.  Help! Any suggestions are welcome!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, crystals, buttons, dominoes, game balls, poker chips

Comments (6)

Prior writes: Everyone has sent such great junk... You better get busy! I know you will imagine up somthin' great! Lezlee Posted: 9:51 pm on April 7th
RustyDiva writes: Great junk! Posted: 10:28 am on April 5th
auctionjunkie writes: One thing that came to mind when I saw the illustration of the nurse holding the AMERICAN flag, is you could use the dominoes. poker chips and wooden shoe stretcher to build a fort or blockade against what I am afraid will happen to the nurses, doctors and patients of this great country.

Just a thought,


God bless your sons and thank them for their service!!!!! Posted: 12:11 am on April 4th
alicemom writes: Wow! What great junk! Those illustrations are outstanding!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:46 pm on April 3rd
MakinItHappen writes: Very cool stuff! Those illustrations are wonderful. Posted: 12:00 pm on April 3rd
Legacyoflovecrafter writes: What a mind stumper all these items are! I've been thinking (trying out of the box) and what I came up with are Christmas ornaments, decorations, etc. Just add some pretty Christmas color ribbons, etc. and away you could go with it!

You could glue the buttons on the Bingo card, maybe on the 12 (for Dec), the 24 (for Christmas eve), etc. But glue them on just enough to see the number, not cover it up.

Your idea of garland would surely fit in well here. Posted: 12:00 pm on April 3rd
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