Decorators are always talking about a POP of color to enliven your rooms. “Well,” says your Intrepid Historical Society Blogger, “What better color for a POP than orange.”
And how perfect is orange for a Florida decorating scheme? Color-appropriate what with the blues and greens we often use to remind us of the beauty outdoors…
and history-appropriate as well, since many of the pioneers in this area came here to grow citrus?
Which leads me to the point I am attempting to make.
There’s nothing more fun than
collecting the colorful illustrations that served as orange crate labels back-in-the-day.
Here’s some to get you started. These are all local, but you can find crate labels from all over Florida, California, Texas, and even some Spanish labels online. Real, or reproduction, these graphics are mouth-watering fun!
(Well, Alva’s not terribly local… but who can resist an anthropomorphic alligator?)