Happy Father's Day Eve!

June 19th, 2011 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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If my Dad were still alive this might be something I would do for him on Fathers Day. I grew up in a time when sugar, artificial coloring and flavoring were kings in the beverage industry. I have to say that the little girl on this bottle looks alarmingly like me when I was that age. She looks a little precocious dont you think? What can I say?!
I love vintage advertising, front and...
the back side too!
This little piggy went to market...
This little piggy stayed home....
And this little piggy went wee, wee, wee, and wee, all the way home in sugar shock!
The front of the bottle boasts imitation flavoring and coloring. Apparently the syrup is lacking in sugar so you would have needed to add more to make this drink as healthy and satisfying as your child deserved.
The back gives you even more healthy diet tips for your child.If you would like to make frozen suckers you would need to add 5 tablespoons of sugar to 8 ounces of water plus three tablespoons of Watkins Beverage Base. Now that would get a child bouncing off the ceiling!
See how happy she is? Big eyes, raised eye brows, and and a smile that says Im wired for sound. Thanks for the Watkins Daddy...I sure do love you. Later that night Daddy turns sugar plumb over to Mommy to put to bed. Daddy sleeps on couch. End of story. I think the designers of the label put those little red zingers around her head for a reason.
Look for bottles with the labels that remain attached. You can find playful ones like these for more whimsical decor or ones perhaps from a pharmacy that lend themselves to a more traditional type of home or event. These bottles are timeless and will rank high on the coolness meter for a long time to come.
If my Dad were still alive this might be something I would do for him on Fathers Day. I grew up in a time when sugar, artificial coloring and flavoring were kings in the beverage industry. I have to say that the little girl on this bottle looks alarmingly like me when I was that age. She looks a little precocious dont you think? What can I say?!

If my Dad were still alive this might be something I would do for him on Father's Day. I grew up in a time when sugar, artificial coloring and flavoring were kings in the beverage industry. I have to say that the little girl on this bottle looks alarmingly like me when I was that age. She looks a little precocious don't you think? What can I say?!


I want to wish all of my junker Dad's a very happy Father's Day! This maybe a little unexpected approach to Father's Day...but then it comes from me so probably really no shock value to speak of. The little girls on the bottles reminded me of a child's age when parents could do no wrong...including Daddy. Happy Father's Day to all you boys. Hope it was a good one! 


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Comments (5)

Funky_Junk_Donna writes: They're super happy AND well tanned. Along with their sugar high. What a life. :)

Your jars are darling and make me smile. :) Hard not to with those pearly whites flashing back atcha! :)

(hilarious writeup!)

Donna Posted: 11:26 pm on June 23rd
suewhitney writes: Your welcome Robert! All of you Dads deserve a round of applause. Jimbo...I can see your kids in the play pen watching you toil away. I need a new band saw. I'll be right over. Better yet...I'll just give you the projects and you can do the work. Ah,hahahaha!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 5:45 am on June 20th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
That was very thoughtful of you to remember Fathers DAY.Wow does that bring memories back.I deal with Junk but in a different way I guess.Sue since I met you I have taken more interest in junk but I'm not the professional like most.I do like to decorating and the Kids think Im nuts but I love it anyway.Born out on the ole farm we had to deal with alot of junk.Thankyou again for the kind words.GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 11:31 pm on June 19th
JunkArchitect writes: When my two kids were teeny little things I would put them in their playpen and they would watch me build furniture for hours. I always had some horrible deadline because everyone needed their furniture immediately. How can the need for a dry sink ever be an emergency...it's not the 1800's! Anyway, having them hangout in my shop years ago has really paid off. For Father's Day those two sweet things bought me a band saw.
The bottles are so cool and the graphics are amazing. Isn't it crazy how they thought imitation color and artificial flavoring were big selling points. The back of one bottle says to add THREE cups of sugar...OMG! I don't think I consumed three cups of sugar in all of 2010!

Jim

Posted: 7:55 pm on June 19th
gamecockchic writes: I'll second that "Happy Father's Day" to all the Junker Dads and I love your bottles. I too remember bottles like these when I was probably the age of the children on them. Does anyone remember Creomulsion cough syrup in the glass bottle with the little girl and boy at the top? Funny how that's the one I remember distinctly. Posted: 6:50 pm on June 19th
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