December 31, 2007

Christmas Smurf

Either I or my sister owned a Smurf like this.....holding a candy cane. Smurfs were very popular in the 80's; I was in high school when one of us got this for Christmas.

December 28, 2007

Pink Ornaments

My aunt who lived next door had ornaments like this on her tree. I thought they were elegant and beautiful.

December 27, 2007

Santa, Reindeer & Sleigh

We had a Santa just like this one, it would always go hung up in the middle of the living room picture window.

December 24, 2007

Silver Christmas Tree

We had a small table top silver Christmas tree just like this one, as you can see in the photo. We had little ornaments for it and it always went on the end table. That's my oldest sister in the photo, this photo was taken sometime in the early 70's.

December 21, 2007

Bell Ornaments

We had a couple of plastic bell ornaments like the two on the ends in front in the photo. I am sure they would be considered tacky this day and age but when we were growing up they were among the ornaments we used every year on our tree.

December 20, 2007

Christmas Basket Ornaments

We had a couple of ornaments like this, little white plastic baskets filled with poinsettias.

December 19, 2007

Candle Chimes

I am not sure what the correct name for this candle holder is. My aunt had one just like it when we were growing up. You'd light the candles and the heat would cause the top part to spin and ring the chimes. I was fascinated with it.

December 18, 2007

Bird Christmas Ornament

Mom had a few of ornaments like this. Birds with plastic fibres for the tails. They clipped onto the branches.

December 17, 2007

Christmas Badge/Button

Someone at our house had this, probably one of my older sisters.

December 14, 2007

Christmas Ornament Perfume

My friend gave me this one year, I think I was in grade 7 or 8. I believe it was from Avon.

December 13, 2007

Satin Christmas Ornaments

Satin ornaments were very popular in the 80's, we used them on our tree and Mom would also suspend them from garland and hang them in the window.

December 12, 2007

December Girl Figurine

My sister who was born in December had one just like this. I had the February girl.

December 11, 2007

December 10, 2007

Christmas Cookie Cutters

We had a set of cookie cutters like these and I remember making sugar cookies and then decorating them with icing and sprinkles.

December 07, 2007

Candy Cane Pen

One year for Christmas we all got candy cane pens in our stockings. They were a big hit.

December 06, 2007

Treasury of Christmas Crafts & Food Book

My aunt owned this book, it is from the early 80's. I liked looking at all the craft and food ideas in it.

December 05, 2007

National Geographic Magazines

My parents subscribed to National Geographic magazines for years and years. I loved looking at the photos but rarely read the articles. I remember wanting to cut some of the pictures out for a school project in junior high and my parents wouldn't let me. I was upset at the time but I can understand now why they didn't let me. I remember some of the covers, especially the ones with holograms on them.

December 03, 2007

November 30, 2007

November 29, 2007

The Lure of the Labrador Wild Book

We had to read this book in high school, what torture! I think I was the only one in the class who read it through, most of my friends admitted that they didn't read it. It was so boring, I was just waiting for the main character to finish eating his boot leather and die already. At least then it would be over.

November 28, 2007

Eaton's Winter Catalogue, 1975

The Eaton's catalogue was very popular in our house, we'd look forward to browsing through the Winter, Summer and Christmas catalogues.

November 27, 2007

November 26, 2007

Jewelry Holder

My older sister had a jewelry holder shaped like a ladder with a poodle on top very similar to least I think there was a poodle on top. I don't think I could make up something that odd! Hers did not have a red tray on it though.

November 23, 2007

Reader's Digest

My parents subscribed to 2 magazines, Reader's Digest and National Geographic. You can get tons of back issues of those on eBay. I remember this old style of Reader's Digest and was actually disappointed when they changed the look of the cover.

November 22, 2007

Hammer Pen

One year Dad got us all hammer pens from a local business and put them in our Christmas stockings. For 7 and 8 year old kids this was a big deal!

November 21, 2007


My mother had pincushions like this, I bet everyone's mother did.

November 20, 2007

Canadian Scout Handbook

Both of my brothers were in Scouts, one of them had this book.

November 19, 2007

Donald Duck Viewmaster Reels

My younger brother, sister and I each had our own viewmasters and reels. My younger sister owned these.

November 16, 2007

Newfie Joke Book

We had a couple of these around the house, my younger brother seemed to like them more than the rest of us.

November 15, 2007

Graduation Figurines

My oldest sister had a girl graduate figurine on her high school graduation cake, as you can see in this very poor photo from the mid 70's.

November 14, 2007

Whales Salt & Pepper Set

Another set of salt and pepper from Mom's collection, another set that was never used.

November 13, 2007

Red "Thumbprint" Cake Stand

Mom had thumbprint dishes and a few serving pieces like this cake stand. It was mostly used at Christmas but I am sure a few birthday cakes were served on it as well.

November 12, 2007

Newfoundland Commemorative Cookbook

This cookbook was put out in 1974 to celebrate 25 years of confederation. Mom and Dad bought one for each of us. It was filled with traditional Newfoundland recipes and Mom used it often.

November 09, 2007

Newfoundland Penny

I remember seeing a couple of these when I was a kid. No, I am not that old, but Mom and Dad must have had a couple. Newfoundland had its own currency before it joined Canada in 1949.

November 08, 2007

I Chose Canada Book (by Joey Smallwood)

My father gave this to my older sister one year for Christmas. I am not sure if she read it, I know I didn't, I was too young to be interested in politics at the time (I'm not really interested in it now either).

November 07, 2007

The Fonz Badge

We had a badge just like this, I guess it was my younger brother's since he collected badges. Who didn't like The Fonz back then? It was one of my favourite tv shows.

November 06, 2007

November 05, 2007

Native Trees of Canada Book

I vaguely remember this book. I don't know if we owned it or if I saw it at the library.
Edit: My older sister told me that she owned this book, she won it for writing an essay in grade 8. And she still has the book today.

November 02, 2007

Swatch Watch

These were popular in the 80's, I had one very similar to this, but it was all pink.

November 01, 2007

Chip & Dip Set

We had a chip and dip set like this but I don't think it was green. It was probably harvest gold or clear. I really liked it and we used it a lot.

October 31, 2007


I vaguely remember a funlight something like this one. I think ours had the clown face and a pumpkin face, not a skeleton.

October 30, 2007

The Witch Next Door Book

My sister owned this book and we really enjoyed it. She got it from one of the very popular school book orders.