Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Minneapples

"The Minneapple" was a popular nickname for the city of Minneapolis in the 1980s, in contrast to the "The Big Apple" (New York City). This postcard shows a Minneapolitan's distorted view of the world.

This is a display of some of my "minneapples" that I have above my kitchen sink. My favorites are the ones with the faces. My apple collection started with a vintage cookie jar. I realized that I didn't have space for a cookie jar collection, so I started collecting apple salt and pepper shakers and other thingies of a similar size. Most of my apples are kitchen related, but I have other types of apple thingies also.



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31 comments:

  1. I love your apples, and my favorites are the ones with the faces too. Those are really cute! I have one apple cookie jar, it is yellow and I think it is a McCoy. Loved looking at your cuties today. Have a great VTT.

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  2. I like your apple collections, so cute looking.

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  3. Enjoyed seeing your fun collection and the neat postcard. I live in a suburb of Minneapolis. Take care~

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  4. I do not recall seeing these before, but they are just the cutest. They make a nice display.

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  5. Oh, they're all so cute! I wouldn't mind a few in my fruity kitchen!

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  6. Such a darling collection. I love apples and have featured mine awhile back. It contains salt and pepper shakers.

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  7. That Minneapples picture is hysterical - - - the Atlantic Ocean is RIGHT THERE!!!

    I do love your apple collection, and OBVIOUSLY the faces are THE BEST!!!!

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  8. I love your apple collection! The pair with the bows are just too adorable...What a wonderfully cheerful collection!

    Love the Minneapolis take on that classic New Yorker cover! I grew up in New York then went to college in Minneapolis!

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  9. These are so funny! The faces on the ones on the middle shelf are just a hoot, they look like they're planning something *L*

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  10. These make me want to go eat an apple;)

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  11. What can be more cheery than having fruit smiling at you! Great items!

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  12. great apples, and great postcard. I hadn't seen that one before.

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  13. How fun is that to look at while working at the sink! Love them.

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  14. Oh, I giggled immediately when I saw your apple collection! How FUN!

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  15. I love your collection! I believe the fruit/veggies with faces are called "Anthropomorphic" and are highly collectible! (I think I spelled that right!)

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  16. those smiling faces would make every day sweeter!!
    have a wonderful day...
    chasity

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  17. How cool! I love apples, they're so photogenic--great postcard, too!

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  18. Very cute! and these ARE something that doesn't take up much space.

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  19. Apples! I love Apples! Now I'm hungry for a snack.

    Cool collection!

    Happy VTT!

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  20. Your collection is delightful, thanks for sharing!

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  21. What a terrific collection!
    Not easy to find all those.

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  22. Hey those are great apples you've got there! Such happy things to collect!

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  23. How adorable! I don't think I'll ever look at apples in the same light again.
    Such happy little faces they have!

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  24. hehehehe this is cute collection.. and it made me smile!.. thanks for sharing and happy VTT

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  25. What fun to see this cooky card, since I just had a wonderful visit from a friend who lives in St. Paul and works in Minneapolis. (One of my brothers lives in Duluth, the other in Mankato.....but those cities don't count in the eyes of a Minneapplite?)

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  26. Does anyone know where to get a print of that Minneapple poster?

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