Retro Fruit and Vegetable Crate Label Art
Vintage Fruit &
funny and sometimes racy, fruit and
were created to catch the eye of consumers on cans and labels for
& Can Label
as Kitchen Decor
Early in the 1900's growers and merchants used
beautiful artwork to entice people to buy their fruits and
created sun drenched landscapes and romantic
scenes to make their fruit and vegetable produce stand out.
The artwork on these vintage crae labels can
now be appreciated for their unique beauty and have become popular
retro kitchen decor.
New Retro Art
designs are all based on restored artwork from original crate
They have been updated and
reproduced for modern kitchens
store to see them all!
Vintage fruit art of strawberries, apples and other fruits and mythical
mermaids from authentic crate labels, with restored colors and room for
your own custom text and messages.
Sugar Corn Label Art
Primrose Flowers Sugar Corn Vintage Vegetable Label Art.
restored from vintage crate label art with bright pink, red and white
on a blue and pink background.
Pears Fruit Label on Blue
Embarcadero pears retro fruit label art. A vintage crate
yellow pears from Santa Clara Valley with a beautiful scenic landscape
of seagulls and a village overlooking the water.
Antique art lovingly restored with brighter colors.
Chokes When he eats too fast
Artichokes are a California favorite. This unique design is
vintage vegetable crate label from the
1940's. Artichokes are grown in the coastal town of
cities of Los Encinos and Santa Brigita, California are
fictional. Steam one
Fruit Crate Label Artwork
Bright red strawberries tumble over a scenic California country
landscape in this retro art. All elements of my unique design
authentic fruit crate labels produced in the 1940s.
||Art Deco Vintage Label Art
Retro label art for Royal Muslin featuring a woman in Victorian dress
and branches of apples and pears on an art deco background. I
have also created a second version of this art without text so that you
can add your own name and text.
|| Vintage Grapes Crate
Vintage fruit crate art for New York State grapes with a cupid and
Concord and Seneca Lake variety purple, red and green grapes, restored
from an authentic antique litho print.
Vintage Apple Crate
Vintage crate label art for sparkling champagne cider with red apples
retro letters and a Greek key border.
new designs were inspired by vintage crate labels and designed to have
a retro feel.
Retro Crate Art
Vintage fruit crate art of golden oranges and a
crowing rooster on custom stickers, aprons and more
about my Home Grown Tomatoes
A unique twist on a vintage theme. The tomatoes are from a real vintage
crate label. The rest is
new, original artwork.
I came up with this for my gardening website because I am a
self confessed tomato snob. Everyone has bumper stickers
you to ask about their kids, but how many of us would rather you ask
about our gardens?
Retro Coffee Label
Excel-o-rator Coffee Excel with Excelorator Coffee!
Quality and satisfaction every time. Yes, isn't coffee
to help you excel? I thought it made this new vintage label a
on a old theme.
Cat Retro Halloween Flying School
No broom required!
This unique retro Halloween art was made to
look like a vintage crate label. A magical black cat flies
a moonlit sky.
Fruit and Vegetable Crate and Can Labels Now Appreciated As Artwork
funny and sometimes racy, fruit and vegetable labels were
created to catch the eye of American consumers in the produce
department. Beginning in the late 1800's farmers and
used artwork of colorful fruits and exotic vegetables to entice
Before becoming available as framed art, some cooks took their
favorite labels off cans or crates themselves to frame and hung them up
in kitchens and
restaurants. Today fruit and vegetable labels are collected
their beauty and are
exhibited at museums and kitchens around the Untied States.
Some early can labels had gold foil and used expensive embossed
papers. Larger food labels, known as crate labels were glued
ends of produce crates as they were shipped out of the fields to
market. Artist created sun drenched landscapes and used
colors to make their produce stand out.
Drawing on the romance of
the Old West, some brands had names like Bronco, Western
and Majestic. Gods and royalty are represented in stone
lithographs against dramatic landscapes. On one label, Triton
sea god sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Washington
state. In others, glowing oranges are set against romantic
sunsets and bright red strawberries tumble over a serene California
farmland. Giant artichokes floating over choppy seas and
ranches grace other labels.
Today, crate label artwork is still found in modern kitchens - except
is kept on the wall. This early form of advertising art is
perfect for the kitchen and adds a retro touch of home to
offices. And it just might help us to remember to eat our
Here is a link to an online exhibition of California Crate Labels by The
California Historical Society.
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