Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rexall's Limeade Decor

I mentioned previously that my parents and I lived above a TG and Y when I was seven. On the opposite corner was a Rexall Drug Store. As a treat on sultry summer days my dad, my very pregnant mom and I would walk to Rexall's for one of their fresh sparkling limeades at their lunch counter (remember those?).  The bonus was we got to keep the glass, which...uh-hem....blended well with our mis-matched jelly jar glasses.
Since St. Patrick's Day is approaching and there will be a lot o' green, I'm focusing on the new fresh LIME  today.
Anyone else have Rexall Drugstore memories? Do you have lime in your home or would you consider the new softer side of it?  Photos from top: Lime and White Porch; Lime and Robin Egg Blue Bedroom; Lime slippers; Lime and Neutral Bedroom; vintage Rexall sign; Fresh Limeade. 


 
 


 
 











An easy limeade is to add fresh squeezed limes into Sprite, adding super-fine sugar or honey if desired!

44 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi sweetie...I'll take that porch with a swing...limeade and a good read.
and a sign on the door that says" Come back later I've gone to heaven"

Yummy, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Tennis Girl said...

Pretty colors. Jeanan, my Mom and I used to eat at the lunch counter at Kreske's when we would go shopping in the fall for my school clothes in Terre Haute, IN. Coming from a small town (1500) in Illinois, it was a big deal to go the big city of Terre Haute, shop and eat lunch at Kreske's. They had the best grilled ham salad sandwiches!

ain't for city gals said...

I remember the Rexall Drugs and I think there are still a few left in Arizona...definitely remember TG&Y...big deal in my day....

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Gorgeous pics! Love the wall in the 2nd bedroom - very cool!

And I always had cherry cokes. A coke by itself was a treat, but add in cherry syrup, heaven!

The drugstore where I went as a child burned down a couple of months ago - one more piece of my history bites the dust! :o(

Rita said...

Love those snazzy shoes! Yes, I remember when we went to the drugstore "counter" and had refreshments. That was quite a treat. Great memories, Janean.

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
I love the "lime look." My Mom and I used to go to Terre Haute, IN every fall to do my school clothes shopping. Since I am from a town with only 1500 people, this was the big city to me. We used to lunch at Kreske's at the counter. They had the best grilled tuna an ham salad sandwiches. What a treat!

Parsley said...

Love the use of greens. Green is so very soothing.

Donna said...

I never got any of those limeades, but I did get a few cherry cokes! I think they cost a nickel, LOL. I like the color lime as long as it is not too bright.

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I don't remember the limeade, but I DO remember the soda counters at drug stores. I MISS those. I used to think it was the HUGEST treat to get a soda, or a cherry coke, or even a sundae loaded with whipped cream and one cherry on top!

Oklahoma Granny said...

We used to have a Rexall Drug store in our town. It had a wonderful lunch counter. Oh, their grilled cheese sandwiches were to die for! Although I love limeades I don't remember ever having one there though. Love the photo with the iron bed!

Dianna said...

Loved the pictures today! I love lime-aide! Thanks for the super easy recipe you left. I have a few limes in the fridge I need to use...perfect!

I also wanted to mention, Janean, that if you will take a quick peek at bits and pieces you will see you are one of ten ladies that I passed something on to. ~wink~

Susie from Bienvenue said...

My Aunt and Uncle lived next to a Rexall Drugs Store in Dallas. My sister and I always thought we were such big stuff when we would go for a visit and get to walk to that store. We lived in the swamps of Louisiana so even a big drug store was a big deal to us..ha! Enjoyed this post. brought back some great times. Thank you~
Xoxox Susie

Julie Harward said...

Sweet memories...We used to go to the fountain bar at Walgreens, so fun! I love lime too..I think I love every color but grey! Come say hi :D

FILIGREE MOON said...

Such a fun and cheery post! ~ Angela

Julie Pishny said...

I don't have any Rexal memories however, my Mom worked as a "soda jerk" when she was a teenager at the local drug store. It's some of her fondest memories... Don't you wish there were still soda fountains like that to go to for an afternoon treat? Blessings - Julie

It's me said...

Hello Janean

In ouwer previous house we had lime in the hall.

But now we have only sand with broken white.........nice pictires !!

Have a great weekend to.hugs Ria

fairmaiden said...

Do you have those glasses today? Wouldn't that be something. I remember TG&Y and Rexall Drug but I don't remember the limeade. My hubby had a lime green bedroom when he was a boy. He loved it! I do have bits of lime green in my cottage. It was my favorite color to wear(it was more like chartreuse{sp?}) when I was pregnant and mothering my four young children...it was really in style back then.

Ann Marie said...

What a sweet memory!

I LOVE lime as well.. and their is a killer drink we make called "Brazilian Lemonade" that is our families new favorite drink. If you google it.. it's simple ingredients.. but the drink is so refreshing and yummy!!
-- Because of it.. we ALWAYS keep an abundance of Limes on hand!

I also LOVE the color lime right now.. and although my color in my bathroom says "moss" it kinda has a lime feel to it!

MMMM... Now I want a lime rickey or something.. :)

maurakeith said...

Hello Janean! I LOVE green...it's such a calming color even the brighter greens even though refreshing, still having a calming affect. At least for me. I love the porch and the lime soda at the end has made me thirsty so I'm off to get a drink. Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures....Maura

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I am liking some of the new greens as shown in your pretty pictures. Love the porch. I still have visions of the old avacado green I had so much of in the 70's so I have stayed away from green in my home. (Except for "greenery" as in plants or faux plants)
Loved the shoes though and have a capri outfit they would go perfectly with.

kimsound studios said...

Rexall drug store was several blocks over from where we lived, in Houston, TX. When raw eggs were okay for you ~ my mom would order milk-shakes with a couple of eggs after my doctor visits. I do not carry on this tradition ~ but have very good memories of the Rexall Drug Store... I really like the lime greens and baby the brighter the better ~ it's what some are going for :) love you sweets, kimmie-pooh!

Just Breathe said...

I remember Rexall but didn't go in one often enough to remember much.
I do LOVE the pictures you posted.
They are all so cozy. Yes I love the color.

Blondie's Journal said...

When I painted my master a robins egg blue, I thought of lime as an accent color. Your picture just made up my mind. Love it! And the limeade sounds delicious!

xoxo
Jane

Andrea said...

I don't really remember Rexall, but certainly recall TG&Y, I LOVED that store when I was a kid. The one in our small Texas town closed down in the early 80's and I guess it was one of the last ones around here as I've never seen another one. Do you remember Skillern's drug store? That's where my mother shopped back in the day, don't see those here anymore either.

Love that lime green color!

Andrea said...

PS. I noticed you have a Bakerella blog button over in your sidebar and I was wondering where you found it. I looked all over her blog and couldn't find any code for it.
Thanks!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Janean!

Oh yes! I have memories and we still have an old Rexall Drug store in the small town, complete with the soda bar! Coke floats were my favorite drink after riding my bike there on Saturdays...oh the memories!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

Frau said...

Oh! Limes and lemonades remind me of summer and I so wont it to be summer.Have a limericky of a weekend.

Sandy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Oh, I love the lime color in your photos! I just used lime in my granny squares and I love it. It's such a pretty color. We had a Rexall in my home town in Ohio and I remember sitting at the soda counter with my Dad on one of those round stools - I remember falling off the stool and being embarrassed. That was a long time ago. What is TG & Y? I'm drawing a blank.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Karen said...

Love those pics and colors. I remember as newlyweds, my hubbie and I would order patti melts and a root beer float. We sat on the stools, too. :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

We didn't have a Rexall that we went to regularly, but we did have a TG&Y. I loved going there because we could buy a little bit of everything, even fabric. Limeade sounds really good right now.
Blessings,
Marcia

Deb said...

we had Skilerns and my Mom and grandmother worked in the soda fountain..I loved when we got to go see them at work...love your photos..

Technodoll said...

Sprite and freshly-squeezed limes? OMG! You are my hero! I am SO trying it as soon as I can get my hands on some limes - yey!

Love the color, the fruit, everything... But I've never seen a Rexall. I feel I may have missed a lot of good things :-/

Diana said...

Love the pics!

Kelli said...

LOVE all these pics! I'm a green kinda girl. :) My foyer and downstairs hall are a sage green, and the carpet in the guest room is green. My kitchen countertops are green!

That porch is heavenly. :)

Sarah said...

Lovely photos. I think the lime with the white wicker is my favorite, but I could sit on that long porch with a nice glass of limeade in those sweet lime slippers. Clever post.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Squealing "I want those shoes " here.

Marla said...

Beautiful photos. I remember buying school supplies with my mom. The store smelled like Jergens lotion.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love the porch..and the color is wonderful! Neat blog! I love the ones that share memories. I just did my bathroom in pinks and lime and sage greens..

Florence said...

I do remember our Rexall Soda fountain my drink of choice was a cherry vanilla coke. That sure evokes some memories. Florence

Prairiemaid said...

Love limeades...especially cherry-limeades! Rexall Drug...ours was Gwin's Rexall Drug and my third grade teacher give each student a gift certificate for Gwin's. It was for only a dime, but that was the price of a fountain drink.;-)

Stopping by to say congratulations on your Sunshine Award from Dianna.

Blessings!

Prairiemaid said...

Love limeades...especially cherry-limeades! Rexall Drug...ours was Gwin's Rexall Drug and my third grade teacher give each student a gift certificate for Gwin's. It was for only a dime, but that was the price of a fountain drink.;-)

Stopping by to say congratulations on your Sunshine Award from Dianna.

Blessings!

Bernie said...

Not a real fan of lime but I love it in all your photos today.

We use to get seven-up floats at Rexall's.....still love them...Hugs

DustyLu said...

Those picture are so cheerful! I love the color! Thanks for sharing them with us! ~Lulu

Lily Robinson said...

I love a squirt of lime in my water. Love all the greens!