Wednesday

Campbell's Soup and Embroidery ...M'm, M'm Good!


Grace G. Drayton (1877 - 1936) was the creator, illustrator of the Campbell's Soup Kids. It is also believed that she created a series of "kid" embroidery that was published by Ladies Home Journal in 1908. Originally these cute kids were used as marketing promotions on streetcars for the Joseph Campbell Company.

Illustrations were printed so that women could embroidery designs on a variety of household goods. Towels, tablecloths, napkins, pot holders... I imagine that a few of those pieces can still be found in antique shops or museum collections.

Here are a few examples of these cute kids! Don't they just make you smile and want to start humming...

"M'm, m'm good! M'm m'm good! That's what Campbell's soups are. M'm m'm good!"



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Марина said...
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niftyknits said...

I don't know if we had those ads in the UK, the children aren't familiar to me. The Artist's style reminds me of Mabel Lucie Attwell.

Waterrose said...

So Nifty...do you have Campbell's Soup there? It's so odd to think that it's not everywhere...

PussDaddy said...

My kitchen is done in Campbell's soup and I have several embroidery patterns.

PussDaddy

Marlaine said...

How cute are those!

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Isn't it awesome how those kids are still around today?

yayamom said...

I love these! Brings back memories of eating chicken noodle soup and crackers with my grandmother... love it!

edward and lilly said...

So cute, I love their little faces.

Sherry said...

We only live 10 minutes from Campbell Soup headquarters in NJ. They have a charming museum of sorts and have included some of these adorable pieces.

Thanks, Rose, for stopping by my blog. It means a lot.

xoSherry

Waterrose said...

Yes, lots of memories with the campbell kids ...

JVoyage said...

I love these little cuties. Thanks for sharing them:. I have a bunch of children's illustrations featured in my etsy shop. www.jbling.etsy.com

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