When you next go shopping, don’t forget to pick up…

Greetings vintage mates!

Whether you are a high street shopper, a mega-store moocher, a mail-order junkie, a catalogue queen or a flea-market freak… make sure you pick up these items* the next time you go shopping!

*time-travel to the 1960s may be required for certain items subject to availability.

Shopping list: Ajax cleaner, Pax washing powder, Palmolive washing-up liquid, Mir washing powder, Orlane and Juvena cosmetics, Banga orange juice, Gayelord Hauser Vitamin Pills.

Don’t forget to pick up…

Some Zip-Snip mini-secateurs for your fingers and thumb! Roses are red, violets are blue, ouch, it’s off to Accident & Emergency for you!

Don’t forget to pick up…

Some new special transistor batteries, preferably from Wonder. Pow!

Don’t forget to pick up…

New kitchen appliances!

In fact, why not go the whole hog and pick up a new kitchen!

And while you’re at it, get some new tableware too!

Don’t forget to pick up…

A Ronson lighter, for those special cigarette, cigar and candlelight moments! (this advert is dedicated to Chris Hall and ‘Mr Patterson’)

And whatever you do, make sure you don’t forget to pick up…

A most very handy Very-Table! Very good! Verily we say it is a most veritable Very-Table that is in vogue right now!

For goodness sake, please, please, please don’t forget to pick up…

The Cornflakes and some new Eumig film cameras!! How on Earth are we supposed to make arthouse movies on an empty stomach!


I think that’s all…

No, wait…

Don’t forget to pick up…

Some new View-Master reels! Like View-Master? Then TVTA has you covered!

Don’t forget to…

Fall in love 😍

Don’t forget to…

Think! πŸ€”

TVTA thinks…


That’s all folks. Thank you for shopping with us 😊

Images from: Jours De France #750, 1969 and Marie France #118, 1965.

22 thoughts on “When you next go shopping, don’t forget to pick up…

  1. Hi TVTA, my dad used to have a few cigarette lighters and we had a Ronson 500 similar to the one in the bottom right corner of your ad but ours had real Tiger’s Eye inlay panels. For a cigarette lighter it was quite a beautiful object. Sadly it got lost (as a lot of objects did in my home due to my brother) sometime over the years.
    And finally that first image of a supermarket aisle reminds me of the supermarket stores I used to shop at as a kid….Leo’s and Hillards…..back when they “stacked ’em high and sold ’em cheap”!

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  2. Lol! Some of these products are still around.
    I have to say…love that kitchen. It’s much cooler than the “bells and whistles” kitchens of today.
    I’ll take that kitchen! Thanks, Ford!

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  3. I adore these old ads! Did I ever tell you, I wrote my final paper on masculinity in print? For months I was the crazy lady sitting in the library with old Playboys, Esquire & Co.
    Looks were prizeless πŸ™‚

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