Practicing Creativity

Friday Vintage Freebie—Waiter and Female Customer—Pasta Ad

This week's Friday Vintage Freebie comes from a 1920's French fashion newspaper. It's taken from an ad for pasta. The paper is dark with age and very brittle. Although I did touch up some—straightening the image, extending the waiter's jacket coat, filling in a spot or two—for the most part I've left its sepia like coloring and spotty background.

This is the ad in its full crooked glory if you're curious. The text says too much meat isn't good for your health, and encourages Madame to replace it often with pasta, which is healthy and easily digestible, going on to say it's also nourishing, flavorful and economical.

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Bon weekend and happy crafting!


  1. love this label :) i always go for the pasta over the meat!! lol

  2. love this label :) i always go for the pasta over the meat!! lol

  3. Superbe image, j'adore le message ;0)

  4. How charming! I vote for pasta over meat too! Thanks for sharing, Shani!

  5. Oh, I love this, Shani! Thank you so much!


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