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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thrifty Thingies Thursday - "Tweet" Treat

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It's THAT time again!!!!
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Who remembers Saturday morning cartoons back when they were REAL? I'm not talking about the sharp angles and edges of Japanese Anime - - - I'm talking about the likes of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Mr. Magoo.


In 1973 Pepsi produced a Warner Brother's Collector's series of glasses featuring Saturday Morning Cartoon characters. Sometime circa late 1975 or early 1976 Hardees offered these glasses for a little extra with the purchase of a soft drink.

Fisherhubby and I were newly weds going to school and living on less than a shoestring.


We planned and scrimped so we could eat at Hardees (in Clemson, South Carolina) once a week when the new glass came out. (Win-win! Eat out AND get a collector glass!)


We ate small burgers and fries so we could afford the extra pennies to get two of each of the new glasses - - -


Week after week until the promotion ended.


We got two glasses because we EACH wanted one - - -


And when we got them home, we put one in the cupboard to use, and wrapped the other up in newspaper and stored it away to preserve it.

I don't remember now if we managed to collect ALL of them or not, but I do know these are what we have left - - - in mint condition - - - treasured for the memories.

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40 comments:

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Keetha,

Nice to meet you. Oh yes, I watched those cartoons too! Tweety is my absolute favorite!! Lucky you kept these glasses mint for all those yrs. What a nice collection.

Debbie

Jewel said...

I love these.. they are cute in their pwn way. They are in mint condition.. does that mean you didn't ;et the kids use them??

~~Carol~~ said...

You are SO right about the cartoons! Kids nowadays don't know what a good cartoon is!
That's a great collection of glasses, and the story to go with it is so cool! It's pretty amazing that they survived without breaking in the sink! That's where I always end up breaking glasses!
Happy VTT!

Lori E said...

My first thought when I saw them was how are they in such good shape. Clever of you to store one of each away. Now put them back before you break one.

LV said...

You refreshed a lot of memories for me today. How well I remember those glasses.

KBeau said...

Love your Petunia Pig glass. Petunia Pig is my handle when I post on the Razorback message boards.

nancygrayce said...

How did I miss those at Hardees??? I did have a 3 year old and maybe I couldn't afford to darken the Hardees door. I love them though!

Maureen said...

Isn't it cool when you and your Vintage Thingie go waaaay back together? These glasses remind of when I was a kid and they put surprises like your glasses in cereal boxes. My sister and I would dig to the bottom to get the prize - trying our best not to get cereal all over the place!

marian said...

i love those old cartoons!!..oh and your glasses are super cute & in mint condition too!!

Postcardy said...

I have some vintage character glasses that I bought at thrift shops and yard sales in the late 1970s. I never used them and haven't looked at them in years. Not sure what I kept when I moved. I plan to get them out sometime for VTT. I think most are from McDonalds.

jennifer said...

I'm jealous! I love vintage collector glasses and those are great! I remember my aunt having some like yours.

I got out my vintage 12 days of Christmas glasses last December. My little Diva Daughter has developed slippery fingers and I have 3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 10th and the 11th left ( I think ). She has broken SO MANY of my glasses!

I should have put them back up.

Jane said...

Really enjoyed reading your post. You've got a great collection of cartoon glasses but I really enjoyed reading the story of how you and your husband saved for them and collected them together!

knutsel Rein said...

These are cute, I love Tweety!

Ulla said...

Such nice memories and cute glasses!

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Was that back in 1973? i so remember these! LOL

Happy VTT!

Miri said...

Wonderful collection and story! I love that you both knew then that you wanted to have a "spare".

Loved seeing Petunia Pig-she was always a favorite!

xinex said...

What a precious possession! They are so cute!!...Christine

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm impressed that your glasses are still in mint condition. I used to collect glasses in Dreft laundry detergent.

Regarding cartoons: I'm not old enough to watch some of the new ones. They are so violent!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Those glasses could probably fetch a good price these days. Cute story on saving those pennies.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Susie's country cottage said...

I love your Warner Bros glasses. I used to watch these cartoons when I was a child. Tweety Pie was always my favourite. They don't seem to put them on tv anymore and I sure children today would love them.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow how cool is that? I remember when the jelly jars were little juice glasses with cartoon characters. Back around the same time frame. Love your cartoon glasses. Happy VTT!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Coloradolady said...

I remember these! I loved Tweety and Speedy Gonzales... Love that you show the set...

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Lisa said...

No way! I had these as a kid and I remember my sisters and I fighting over which glass we were going to have!

Robin Ennis Willson said...

What treasures! We did something like that, but over the years and a recent move, they were dwindled down. So sad to lose such good friends :)

Anonymous said...

I want the Speedy glass

Doug

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh what a SWEET story! Those glasses are sweet too --the good old days of cartoons. I'm a Bug Bunny fan, myself. :-)
Cass

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

That is a great post for VTT and I loved reading it, it was so sweet and tender :) I love what you said... I love when
vintage is about memories and not just value!

Thank you for sharing. I got a real smile

Tootsie said...

these are just fantastic! I have seen one or two around, but never a full set!

Candace said...

Keetha - that is just the BEST story! How neat that you've kept the glasses all these years, too!
Cheers!

kyooty said...

how very cool! we have 1 glass here that has Babs Bunny on it, and 1 with Buster Bunny, (no relation)

Raise Them Up said...

Sylvester is my favorite. We used to collect those little glasses that Daisy sour cream came in. But all they had on them were daisy's! Go figure, Lol!

Elizabeth said...

We had a few of these. They were much better quality than the ones from McDonald's, but we had more of those. They're still the glasses we use at my parents' and they're all faded. But we all know which glass is our's!

Kirby3131 said...

What a blast! I see those in the antique shops every so often and have often wondered what fast food place offered them. Even then you were thinking of your future - Use one now, mint antique for later :)

I can't wait to see you!!

Kristin - The Goat

Kathi Fly said...

Awwww, so cute! A nice story, too. Exactly why I bought all the Star Trek glasses this year at Burger King!

Dawn said...

What a fun story. Great memories for you I bet. Did all the ones you used survive?
Dawn

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Keetha,

One again precious story to accomplany a thrify post! I love these! I am going ot keep my eye out for these glasses for you. I LOVED those cartoons! I bet your grandkids want to drink out of those cool glasses!Thanks for linking to Thirfty Thursday this week! I always enjoy making the rounds to see the treasures that you find! I appreciate your visits to Bloggeritaville, friend! Thanks for your participation!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Those were the good 'ol days weren't they? The glasses are so cute. That's neat that you thought ahead like that.

JEWELGIRL said...

I used glassware just like this for
a longtime, it is just fun! The
cartoons back then were the best!
I'll bet next week we'll see jelly
jar glassware, remember those?
Happy VTT!

Nancy said...

Hey Keetha!
We collected these also ... did the same as you ... one to use; one to keep unused. However, in all our cross-country moves, we got rid of them during one of the many "clearing out the extra stuff" exercises ... fun memories.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Awww....I had Petunia!! What a happy little flashback. :-)