who (are you?) :Elizabeth (of En Route)
what (are you collecting?) : Vintage crate labels from the 1920s ~ 40s.
when (did you start?) : 6 months ago.
how (many do you have?) : 4 so far.
where (do you find them?) : At in tiny, rural CA towns.
where (do you keep them?) : They are propped up around my bedroom for now, to be hung up on the walls once I find some vintage frames to go with them.
what (‘s an interesting story behind one?) : The very first label I bought was the one for McCurdy Pears; I felt there was just something special about it. Afterwards a knowledgeable friend told me that it's very unusual to find a label depicting a .
what (piece would you like to add?) : I collect crate labels featuring CA fruit producers, and the next label I want is one for Paradise Apples (Paradise, CA is where generations of my family have lived).
why (do you love them?) : They are incredibly beautiful, detailed, nostalgic, and cheerful that appeal to the graphic designer in me.
which (label is your favourite?) & why? : My favorite is the odd one out -- a chocolate label embossed with gold details. The scene is like something from an art deco dream world and I could stare at it for hours.
what a lovely collection!
be sure to visit en route's lovely lovely handmade jewelry shop, where each piece is a one-of-a-kind delight. i just love the idea for the shop, where every design is inspired by a global destination! what a wonderful little getaway a visit to en route is!
thanks again! have a collection you might like to share with us? please let me know here!