June 27, 2008


I had a floating heart necklace in high school, my older sister gave it to me. It didn't come on a card like this one but I do remember these cards on display racks in the stores. I am sure I bought more than one necklace or pair of earrings on a similar display card.

June 26, 2008

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner

My aunt owned an Electrolux vacuum cleaner like this one. Hers may have been a darker green though. She loaned it to me when I went away to university and was sharing an apartment with friends. By that time it was probably 20 years old or older but it worked fine.

June 25, 2008

Singer Sewing Machine

My aunt owned a sewing machine like this. She was an excellent seamstress, she made my high school graduation dress among hundreds of other things. She did not want a modern sewing machine and used one like this her entire life.

June 24, 2008

Crumb Broom

My aunt had one of these on her kitchen wall by the stove, I remember it vividly. The dress on hers was pink, though. It was a little broom and dustpan for the table. I don't think she ever used it other than as a decoration.

June 20, 2008

Pin the Tail on the Donkey

I haven't seen this game in ages, but I suppose they still make it. This was the version I played at many birthday parties when I was a child.

June 19, 2008

Crochet Bookmarks

I remember having a gold bookmark like the one on the left, my aunt must have crocheted it for me.

June 18, 2008

Soap on a Rope

I remember when soap-on-a-rope came out, I thought it was a cool invention. I am sure Dad got more than one of these for either Christmas, his birthday or Father's Day.

June 17, 2008

Plastic Tumblers

This is what we drank out of when we were kids, plastic tumblers in different colours.

June 13, 2008

Picture Frames

We had gold tone pictures frames like this, in fact I think every photo on display in our house was in a gold picture frame similar to these, some double and some single.

June 12, 2008

Don't Break the Ice Game

Another game I didn't own but my friend did. I remember playing it with her. They still make this today, I wonder is the quality as good?

June 11, 2008

Metal Picnic Basket

I don't remember this, I was too young (that's me on Mom's lap).

June 10, 2008

Milk & Sugar Containers

We had the 2 smaller containers, I think we used them when camping. One for milk (Carnation of course) and the other for sugar. I don't remember the larger jug.

June 06, 2008

Purple Bedspread

This bedspread was for sale on eBay. They didn't show much of it but it looks like the bedspread that was in my and my sister's bedroom. Here she is sitting on her bed, this was probably shortly after the new bedspreads and curtains were bought. And purple carpet to match! Taken in the 70's.

June 05, 2008

Newfoundland License Plate

1966 was Come Home Year in Newfoundland and also the year I was born. These license plates celebrated that (Come Home Year, not my birth). In the first photo you can just barely make out the words on the license plate, that's my 2 older sisters standing in front of the car.

June 04, 2008

Brownie Camera

My mother had a Brownie camera long before I was born, you can barely see it in the photo that she took of herself in the mirror. I remember playing with it when I was small, by that time it had no flash and was never used only as a toy.

June 03, 2008

Swing Away Can Opener

We had a can opener like this one mounted on the kitchen wall. It was easy to use and just as good as the modern electric can openers.