Do you miss being able to just go into a shop whenever you like and to linger at the vegetable (or any other) display before making your choice? Our shopping habits have surely changed! I realised that I haven’t been to a major Supermarket since lockdown in the UK began – the smaller shop not far from where I live has all I need – and is big enough for physical distancing to work. So this cardboard display/toy is a chance to time-travel to an era when life was different. I hope you enjoy it.
The inclusion of the shopping cart and the dress of the lady visiting the café makes me fairly sure that the whole set is from the early 1940s. The shopping cart was invented in 1937 – the photo below is from 1941.
Much more interesting – at least for children – would be the visit to the Pet Shop – which includes a ‘Kittengarten’!
After an exhausting shopping trip, refreshments are necessary…
Here’s hoping that we can be sitting down for a coffee or tea and more in a restaurant soon – until (and even) then, stay safe!