Miscellaneous, Pippin Run Wild, Vintage
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Little Works of Art

A parcel arrived in the post yesterday morning. A lovely, old fashioned, all-wrapped-up-in-crisp-brown-paper parcel. It was a nice surprise, seeing as I’d forgotten I had actually ordered anything. Inside was a lovely bundle of vintage beer mats.

Ever since coming across a huge box of them at our local market last summer, I’ve had a little bit of a thing for vintage beer mats. A lot of them aren’t particularly interesting, but some of them are just lovely. They are like little works of art. Charming and clever. Get up to date - go electric. Vintage beer mat. Go electric vintage beer mat.They are tiny canvasses, only a few inches across. Bold and eye catching, and beautifully designed. Vintage 1950s Butlins and Baby Bubbly beer mat.Vintage Babycham beer mats.Vintage Bulmer's Cide beer mat, star signs. Virgo star sign beer mat.There were lots of lovely beer mats inside the parcel, too many to photograph. But this last one is something special. I could stare at it for hours and hours and hours… Vintage 1950s lucozade beer mat. Soft drink mat. Fifties. Pop art style.1950s Lucozade beer mat. Vintage soft drinks mat. Pop art style beer mat.Isn’t it just the prettiest, most delightful piece of advertising ever? I love it! (It’s not everyday you can say that about a beer mat, is it?)

So the next time you’re out enjoying a drink, remember to take a quick look at what you’re glass is rested on. It might well be boring – but maybe, just maybe, it might not…



  1. poppytump says

    Very Cheery Pippin !
    Lol @ Butlins one … the Redcoat stood next to impossibly hour glass shaped young ladies with pearly smiles πŸ˜‰

    • The Butlins one made me grin too! It’s surprising how many beer mats seem to feature glamorous, hour-glass shaped ladies… or not, I suppose, considering their target market! πŸ˜‰

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