Tag Archives: 2009

French Friday (on Saturday. Again.)

For this, the first installment of French Friday 2009, I thought it appropriate to post some vintage French Christmas and New Year’s images. But not just any old holiday images. No no. I’ve decided to offer you some vintage shots of elegantly lettered/typed, holiday restaurant menus. (*Note: I am now on a handwriting-advocator kick ever since I encountered Anne Trubek’s article, which I freaked out about discussed yesterday on my other blog)

Oh, one more thing before I introduce the images to you: if you haven’t yet eaten dinner, you might wish to wait a bit before checking out the following images. See how I look out for you? You’re welcome.

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(Image above & the “Jour de l’An” menu below found ICI)

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(Image above found ICI)

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(Image above found ICI)

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And then a couple non-holiday vintage French menus:

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(Image above found ICI)

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(Image above found ICI)

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(Image above, from the Siege of Paris, found ICI)

Happy New Year… blah blah blah

Imagistic reasons to celebrate the commencement of 2009, starting with my personal favorite:

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(Vonderfully vintage postcards above can be found HERE)

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il_430xn37821835(The tag above with undisclosed purpose (is it for a bottle? Happy New Year, Bottle! weird) may be found HERE)

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(Is that dude on the left a cyclops? If you’re not horrified, you can check out the image above HERE)

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(Who doesn’t want a “Happy New Year” pendant? OK, me neither, but still… HERE it is)

il_430xn40461210(My token vintage Frenchie image above may be found HERE)

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I haven’t posted any calendars in a while…

It’s almost 2009! As in denial of this fact as I am, it doesn’t make it any less true.

Cr@p.

But, if another year threatens to begin, well then, we might as well welcome it with designeriffic beauty, don’t you think?

I bet you’ll want all of these calendars, just like I do.

LENA CORWIN (this one’s my personal favorite, shh!):

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SOMETHING’S HIDING HERE (what a great shop name, huh?):

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SEESAW DESIGN:

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Letterpress makes me more willing to ring in the new year, how about you?

 

HAPPIFYs postcard calendar (I find this incredibly inventive/awesome):

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Four seasons letterpress calendar by ELUM DESIGNS:

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