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1952 – Tender Leaf Smiling Cups

Fifties Kitsch at its best

Like it lively? If so, you’re in for a treat. Today’s post comes from a 1952 ad for Tender Leaf tea. Our little friends are smiling and winking at us. One has a bow tie, the other a pearl necklace. This is fifties kitsch at its best!

Tender Leaf Tea Ad – Every Woman’s magazine October 1952

The ad is for Tender Leaf tea. It is interesting that in 1952, the idea of individually wrapped tea bags was a new concept.

New Improved Tea Bag Package – Each Tea Bag in its own individual envelope – no extra cost

Tender Leaf Tea Bag Box Illustration – 1952

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1 comment on “1952 – Tender Leaf Smiling Cups

  1. Pingback: 1963 – Cold Hands: Warm Cup – Mid-Century Page

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