A Little Red Vintage Fun!

Hi everyone!

I thought I would share a couple of fun vintage red things that were in a box I won at an auction recently. I know, you guys are sick and tired of hearing about stuff from the auction boxes. LOL

I had never heard of “Nehi” pop until I heard the character Rader on M*A*S*H talk about it and drink it.

Nehi (pronounced /ˈniːhaɪ/, like "knee high") is a flavored soft drink that originated in America. It was introduced in 1924 by Chero-Cola/Union Bottle Works. The "Nehi Corporation" name was adopted in 1928 after the Nehi fruit-flavored sodas became popular. In 1955, the company changed its name to Royal Crown Company, after its RC Cola brand. It was founded by Claude Hatcher, a Georgia grocer, who began bottling ginger ale and root beer in 1905. As of the middle of April 2008, Nehi had become a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

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In the early 20th century, the advertising logo of Nehi was a picture of a seated woman's legs, in which the skirt was high enough to show the stockings up to the knee, suggesting the phrase "knee-high".

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This is the bottle that was in my box.

3-11 Bargain Finds 0393-11 Bargain Finds 040It needs some cleaning. I think I will use it as a bud vase.  That will be just kitschy enough to make me smile.

This was just a fun little book to find.

3-11 Bargain Finds 041Published in 1954.

3-11 Bargain Finds 042Most of the pages have these little fun quips.

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Don’t forget, this Friday is the first “Thrifty Things Friday” party! I plan to have the post up Thursday evening.

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I’m joining:

Rednesday

Vintage Thingie Thursday

26 comments :

  1. I thought every kid in America grew up on NEHI! The Best soda pop ever!
    I won't ever get tired of hearing about your auction finds, Diann! Love that barbecue book. The illustrations are so cute!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  2. I love that cookbook! Oh what a fun find. The NEHI bottle is way cool. I won't get tired of seeing your auction finds that's for sure! So much fun! hugs, Linda

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  3. Nope, I won't get tired of that magical auction box! Where did that box originate from anyway?
    I'm not sure which of those treasures I like best! You're right the bottle would make a really kitschy vase! And, those rhymes and graphics in the cookbook would make some great wall decs for a kitchen!

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  4. OmG! I grew up on Nehi soda!!

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  5. I might be interested of that not tasted yet....happy Rednesday....

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  6. We didn't have Nehi in Canada. The only time I ever heard of it was in M*A*S*H where Radar was ordering a grape nehi and I always wondered what the heck that was!

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  7. Lovin' those silly, hokey rhymes Diann! What a cute little cookbook-enjoy:@)

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  8. lOVE THE COLORS AND PICTURES IN THE COOKBOOK! WISH I COULD FIND SOME GOOD AUCTION SALES!

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  9. Very fun post! I especially enjoyed the idea of using the bottle as a vase - very unique and creative! I loved doing that with the results of my senior mom and my sunflower gardening projects last year. :)

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  10. LOVE your Reds. I drank lots of Nehi pop when I was a little girl. We had plenty on weekends at the lake---such wonderful memories.
    Ann

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  11. Ive not heard of Nehi pop but i'm loving your bottle and thanks for the history on it and sharing. The book is fab, would love to have a read though that! Looking forward to your find on friday for your first party - eeeeeee! Scarlett x

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  12. Such a fun post..so cool...I love looking at vintage treasures!

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  13. Some of those items look really collectible too. Fun looking in the box with you.

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  14. You lucky girl! I remember Nehi. And I remember when we called "soft drinks" pop!
    Brenda

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  15. You've got me geared to junk mode! Can't wait till yard sales/flea markets start here! Great finds!...as always!

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  16. that is a really neat bottle, and would be perfect like you mentioned for a vase..that book is just awesome..what a find!

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  17. I love that bottle! I guess we didn't have Nehi here in New England, cuz it wasn't in my childhood! We had some local bottlers - Simpson Springs, Cliquot Club. Love the sayings in that cookbook!

    I'll be going to an auction this Saturday - I can't wait!

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  18. I must confess, I have never had a Nehi! What am I missing???

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  19. What a cute cookbook! I'm with you. I think your Nehi bottle would make a great vase.

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  20. What great finds. Your bottle will look lovely as a vase and I just love your cookbook xxx

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  21. When you have been around as long as I have you have heard and used some of these products. I had not seen or thought of them in years, A nice memory wake-up.

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  22. Brought back great memories. That was my drink of choice growing up and like Radar, grape was my favorite. ~~Sherry~~

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  23. Love this post! Love the Nehi!!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  24. It's always a thrill going through auction boxes, and yours looks like a real score! That little cookbook has fabulous graphics!

    Jenn

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  25. Terrific find, I too had only heard of Nehi from MASH. I had no idea it was now RC. I have a Moxie bottle that I use for flowers sometimes, I like the look, too. Very interesting post, and love that bottle.

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  26. Did you know that Nehi can still be purchased online? This company specializes in hard-to-find products and has carried Nehi for years! Check it out... I order from them regularly and highly recommend them. Here's the link!
    http://www.hometownfavorites.com/nehi-soda/

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