Ooh Whee! She's happy, isn't she? (I wish they'd bring back that washer/dryer color too!) When I saw that coupon insert in mixed in with my stack of coupons, it instantly cheered me up. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who stares at old packaging and advertising and wishes for the beauty of it all to come back. I mean just look at this zippy old ad for Tide:
Here's what Proctor & Gamble had to say in their press release:
In a bygone era when women wore dresses and high heels to carry their families’ laundry in a wicker basket to their very first automatic washing machine, they turned to Tide for “the cleanest clothes possible.”
Wait one cotton pickin' minute, P&G! :
High heels? Check!
Wicker laundry basket? Check!
It seems that I'm of a "bygone era". Yay! No wonder my joints hurt..
These products are on shelves for a limited time at Target. I'm trying to get it verified but have read that they're only available until June 10th. So if you're jonesin' for them, get on out there as quick as a bunny's hop!
Here's a shot taken of a store display by Look In The Tunk over on Flickr:
Pretty, huh? They'd look great on a laundry room shelf. As you can see, they are keeping the modern designs on the bottles but using the old designs on the labeling. I think they're reaching on that Tide but if they weren't tested on animals, I'd be ALL over the Downy and Bounce.
I'll take you out with some commercials to put you in the mood to do laundry flashback style.
Notice how the whole family was wearing white? They are totally a Tide family! And did you see how Mrs. Christian was polite but stern with him? She was one "bless your heart" away from bare knuckle fighting that guy. She was thinking, "If my pork chops thaw, you are done for!"
Next, look at him as he tries to intimidate Mrs. Jenkins!:
(Note: the volume is recorded loud on this one so you might want to get ready for a
real "blast" from the past.)
There are two things that we women will never let anyone come between.
Our soap operas and our laundry soap!
And now for a little less snatch and grab intimidation. Here we have Downy!
Until next time (hope that your whites are their whitest and your softs are their softest),
x's and o's,
p.s. If you're interested in a run-down of which companies do and don't test on animals, go here for a comprehensive list. Download the PDF's for a faster read: Do They Test?