Thursday, May 13, 2010

Move Over Cherries, Collectors Love Retro Strawberry Collectibles

Move Over Cherries, Hello Strawberries

While cherry designs on kitchen collectibles are very "forties" and even "fifties", it appears that strawberries can claim the sixties, seventies and eighties as their featured years for popular image and fame.

"Strawberry Fields Forever"

Think about it, "Strawberry Fields Forever" (Beatles 1967) and Strawberry Short Cake character (1970's -80's) and Central Park's Strawberry Field (John Lennon Memorial 1985) inaugurated on what would of been John's 49th birthday by his widow Yoko Ono..

Groovy Strawberries

Yes, the groovy generation loved strawberries on clothing, pocketbooks, housewares, glassware, textiles, wall decor etc. Along with mushrooms,butterflies and daisies, you will find plenty of
strawberries on wallpaper, kitchen towels, tablecloths, mugs, glassware etc.

Meet Stra
wberry Shortcake

There is something very adorable about strawberries which is why the Strawberry Shortcake Character charmed little girls throughout the disco years. And boy do we all love Strawberry shortcake dessert. So it is no wonder that millions of children fell in love with the character of Strawberry Shortcake. Toys, dolls, lunchboxes, clothing, games, dishes etc. all were made with the American Greetings
character Strawberry Shortcake. Today, plenty of collectors adore these collectibles.

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C Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.


  1. love all the strawbery things!!! great graphics on some of these old items :)

  2. Oh strawberry shortcake is my fave..Love strawberries.
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  3. The Strawberry Shortcake lunch box reminds me of when my daughters were little!