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Monday, 9 November 2009

Ruby Tuesday: Vintage Sign

If any of you have read my previous post you will know that I recently came across an Antiques Fair in the Italian city of Lucca . It was while wandering through this fair that this bright red vintage sign caught my eye.
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It is an advert for Campari Soda. Campari is an infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants, fruit and alcohol in water. Campari soda is obtained by adding carbonated water to Campari. It has a distinctive red colour and is commonly used as an aperitif.
I know that the picture is somewhat off-centre but I just saw it from across the square and zoomed in. I thought it would make an interesting post for this week’s Ruby Tuesday and I know that a lot of you love all things vintage.RubySlippers1.jpgmorris_copy[1]
For more Ruby Tuesday’s hop on over to Mary at Work of the Poet.

18 comments:

  1. My husband drinks Campari and grapefruit juice in the summer. Too bitter for me though, but it does make a cool sign.

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  2. Great sign and a fine choice for this meme.

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  3. Vintage is popular here. :-) Good choice!

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  4. I've always loved vintage and have quite a few reproduction vingtage signs I've collected over the years.
    This is a great ruby find!
    Carletta’s Captures.

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  5. I have never had Campari. I did once have a supervisor who preferred a Campari and soda. Could that be bitter and the bubbled not sweetening the drink. I wonder if it is more bitter than Grappa...

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  6. Thanks for sharing the charming vintage sign from the antiques fair in Italy. I like the border which looks Greek to me, but it probably has a different meaning.

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  7. Vintage is great to remind us the past. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

    Mine is here

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  8. That's an awesome sign, Loree!

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  9. Interesting post indeed!!! Thanks for sharing about Campari.. Have no idea of it till I read your post.

    My Ruby Tuesday entry here.

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  10. great idea for RT. i haven't tried vintage yet but my husband likes it.

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  11. I have never heard of that drink till now..

    Please come and find out what our little fashionista has to say.

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  12. never had campari before./..

    I would like to share our Mellow weekend

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  13. my father used to enjoy this drink back in the day. nice one :)

    RT : Kani Doraku (The Giant Red Crab)

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  14. You have a good eye for red and vintage things. =) It's cool!

    My RT entry is here.

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  15. Old signs are so nice to see. Love putting them in the Kitchen. Happy RT

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  16. Love the vintage sign. Perfect red...

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  17. great photos and design. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you and your family too.

    http://mymemoriesandcrystals.com

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