Yesterday I met some of the gals I attended high school with for dinner - always a fun time! My girlfriend, Sandy, knows I collect Hudson's department store memorabilia - especially things that pertain to the store's eateries - so part of my birthday gift from her were two items she found while antiquing. The timing is perfect since I will be doing a Hudson's presentation this Sunday.
The first item is a box of crayons that children would have received to color with while they waited for their 'Tommy Tucker Special' [or whatever menu option they chose].
Hudson's sold more than one-half million commodities in its 49 acres of shopping space, from jeweled dog collars to baby bumble bees preserved in soya sauce and sugar! So it's not surprising that they also sold hard milled bar soap from West Germany - the other item Sandy gave me. It was important to be squeaky clean and dressed up to shop at downtown Hudson's! I'm so happy to add these items to my collection.
And a pretty tea themed birthday card too!
What's your favorite childhood department store? Do you collect any of its memorabilia?