Friday, December 25, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

THANK YOU LORD FOR OUR CHRISTMAS BREAD END LABELS


Back in the nifty-fifties, a loaf of bread came in a wax wrapper instead of a plastic bag. On the end of the wrapper was a label that helped keep the wrapper sealed. Some clever bread companies printed up fun labels for kids to collect. Sports figures to Disney characters to popular TV western stars could be found on the end of a bread loaf. Some bread companies had promotions and offered albums to save your end label collection in.


Recently I found four Christmas themed end labels for you to enjoy today. 



Here's an example of how the end labels were used.


A small sample of different end labels. I found these images on ebay and if you want to see more just put "bread end label" in your ebay search.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

READY TO GO...VINTAGE SNOWMAN AD ARTWORK


Earlier this year I was fortunate to find this neato cool piece of original advertising artwork. I have no clue what it was used for. My guess it was probably commissioned for a beer or soda company, maybe for a sign or a grocery store display. It's a great piece of art that was created by some one with a lot of talent. I wonder who illustrated it? Anyway, now this piece of art is ready to go as a Christmas decoration in our house.


PHOTOSHOPPING SANTA HATS ON MOVIE CHARACTERS


Since time got away from me this year, the annual 12 days of Christmas will mostly be shared on my twitter page @NeatoCoolville. This year, I photoshopped Santa hats on characters from the movies. Yeah, kinda random, kinda stupid but hopefully kinda fun. Last night I shared everyone's favorite replicant hunter, Rick Deckard wearing a Santa hat. I won't bother everyone here on the blog with these and will only be sharing the images on my twitter feed.

Tonight's Santa hat will be worn by Scarface!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

CHRISTMAS IS FAST APPROACHING


Whoa! Looks like there's no slowing down Santa's reindeer because Christmas is coming on fast! Our annual 12 days of Christmas usually begins on the Dec. 14 but I don't think I'm going to make that deadline. I do have a few fun blog posts ready and a few I hope to find time to put together, but this year it might be more of a 11 or 10 or 9 days of Christmas here on the blog.

I did manage to cook up 12 silly photoshopped movie images that I'll be sharing on twitter starting late Monday. You can follow me @NeatoCoolville if you'd like. Here's a little piece from the first photo.




Saturday, October 31, 2015

GHOUL-BYE FROM NEATO GHOULVILLE


Just one last post before Halloween 2015 is dead and buried. First, I want to thank everyone who stopped by this month and checked out all of our Halloween posts. Thanks for the comments, likes, retweets and lurks! I hope you enjoyed it.

This was the last Neato Ghoulville Halloween countdown. After ten Halloween countdowns filled with 500+ blog posts, I believe it's time to end the madness. It's been fun transforming this blog each year, but it's time to permanently bury Neato Ghoulville. Next year, I'll still post some things to celebrate the orange & black season...just not everyday.

For fun, here's a look back at some Neato Ghoulville banners and creations I made for the blog during the ten countdowns.

Ghoul-bye!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM THE GHOULS IN NEATO COOLVILLE

 

Wishing everyone a neato cool Halloween! Enjoy all the fiendish fun on this holiday of imagination and mystery!


 

Earlier this month I found this whimsical antique Halloween treat box and I had to resist sharing it until today. It's amazing to think that someone, probably a child at the time, saved this wonderful and fragile piece that dates back to the 1920s. This box covered in orange and black crepe paper with the grinning Jack O'Lantern on top has many mysteries. What kind of candy was inside? What Halloween memory does this box represent? How did it survive all these years? Who was the original owner? The mystery just adds to the charm of this piece. That goofy grin just tells us that Jack knows something and he's not telling anyone...ever. 

Happy Halloween!