The Language of Fruits and Vegetables

Our post today features
some Fruit and Veggies —

But, it’s not of those
ponderous health-based
tomes on why you should
eat all the broccoli in
your favorite take-out
Stir-Fry dish —

— despite the fact that
the place you get it
from puts five times
more broccoli in the
dish than beef —

and that they should
call it “Broccoli and Beef”
instead of “Beef and Broccoli”
if they’re gonna do that —

(hey, don’t blame me-
— I won’t touch the stuff)

today we’re going
much weirder-
— as we ask the
hard hitting questions
that’s on everyones’
mind these days —

What’s the language of vegetables?

And : 

Does your favorite fruit describe
aspects of your personality
bad habits and/or love life?

Well, according to several hundreds
of different vintage postcard designs-
— yeah, sorta.

It’s all very
tongue in cheek,
you might say-
and some of the references
get pretty obscure.

Well, you can see
for yourself.

Mushrooms and Love —
” Thrive Best In The Dark” 


I dunno,
maybe they have
a point there.

Among the artists who
created postcards based
on this rather unusual
anthropomorphic theme
was the British illustrator
George Studdy, known
for his ‘Bonzo’ the dog

His vegetal postcards,
called “Fruity Fables”,
were so popular that
they ran into several
series over the years.

A favorite of mine is
“Aunt Gooseberry
Runs True To Type” —

Hey, we’ve all been
there, haven’t we?

You’ll find puns galore —

this card about
the language of apples —

true to the corps ?

Oh man,
that one makes you want
to start throwing them.

But I’m sure somebody
must have found it
a-peel-ling, I guess.


Now, whether anyone
can really learn anything
important about humanity,

-however botanical in nature-

from these cards,
or others like it,
is still up for question.

Collecting them
is fun, though —

They’re colorful and
speak to a much simpler time….

Even if you don’t
lose your leaf over them.

!!!!!! HOY !!!!!!!!







10 thoughts on “The Language of Fruits and Vegetables

  1. mislucja says:

    These are sweet … but weird!
    I love the tangerine in the bikini. 🙂

  2. I’ll look at an orange the same again. 🙂

  3. HA! I enjoyed this post! Especially the walking, talking, dancing, lovin’ fruits and veggies! 😛
    Pear-HUGS!!! : -D
    PS…I loves fruits and veggies! YUM! 🙂

  4. ktz2 says:

    Broccoli. . boo! I loved it when Prez Bush Sr said ‘I don’t have to eat my broccoli, I’m the President!’ or words to that effect, then Babs made him take it back because children were saying –‘if he doesn’t have to eat his broccoli, then I don’t have to either’. . hahhaha.
    I love any vintage images where inanimate objects have faces, arms & legs–these produce items, also the kitchen utensils, liquor bottles, etc.

  5. “chuckling” and still goes the discussion is a tomato a fruit or a veggie or a sexy female.

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