February 29, 2008

Pressure Cooker



Mom had a pressure cooker like this (although hers didn't have any designs on the cover). And like all kitchen things of the 70's, it was harvest gold. She didn't use it much at home but when we went on holidays in the camper she used it to make cooked dinner. Heaven forbid she stop cooking on vacation. And look at this, photographic proof that the pressure cooker existed and was used on vacation. I'm not sure where this photo was taken (maybe Twillingate) but that's my Dad in the background and my younger brother on the picnic table with the pressure cooker. And if you look really closely you can see an iceberg way off in the distance to the left of the rocky island.

February 28, 2008

Bowling Cake Decorations



One year my brother had a bowling cake with a little man, bowling ball and pins on top. I guess my aunt who lived next door made the cake since she made most of our cakes when we were growing up. She was an excellent cake decorater. You can see the decorations on my brother's cake in the photo, as well as our fabulous harvest gold melamine dishes........ah, the 70's!

February 27, 2008

Bugs Bunny Pillow


My brother got a Bugs Bunny pillow like this one year for his birthday, I think my aunt gave it to him. I found the panel on eBay, basically you cut it out, stuff it and sew it up. You can see him holding it in the photo which was taken sometime in the late 70's.

February 26, 2008

Dome Covered Butter Dish


We had a chrome butter dish like this one. And we actually used it, mostly on Sundays or Christmas or when we had company.

February 25, 2008

February 22, 2008

Initial "K" Stickpin



Stickpins were popular jewelry when I was a teenager, my sisters, mother and I had several. I had one like this with my initial on it.

February 21, 2008

Mother Teacups



Mom had a few teacups and mugs with "Mother" or "Mom" on them. I guess it was a popular gift for us kids to give her on her birthday or Mother's Day. I am almost sure she had these two although I can't remember the exact designs after all these years.

February 20, 2008

Step Stool/Chair


We had a chair like this. It was like a chair but with 2 steps that folded in under the chair when not in use. We just called it a stool, I think, and was used often by us kids to get things on high shelves.

February 19, 2008

Lemon Tea Set


Mom had this tea set and it was so cute! I never remember her using it but it was in the china cabinet so I saw it every day. I think my sister has it now and she probably doesn't use it either.

February 18, 2008

Teen Magazines


One of my fondest memories is sleeping out in the camper in the summer with my sister and friend from down the street. We would pop popcorn, listen to the radio and read my older sister's Teen magazines. These Teen magazines are from 1975, around the time we were doing this.

February 15, 2008

Baby Shoe Bank


There was a bank something like this one in our house when we were kids. I think it belonged to my younger brother and I think he got it from Sunday School.

February 14, 2008

Valentines



I got valentines like some of these when I was in elementary school. I wonder did every school do what our school did? We would make a valentine holder out of a tissue box or 2 paper plates, decorate them with cardboard hearts and other trimmings then put them on our desks. On Valentine's Day we would go around the classroom and deliver valentine's to our classmates. In the afternoon we would have a party with chips and drinks and open our valentine holders.

The valentine cards that I specifically remember are the 2nd from the top right in the first picture, the parachute boy in the 2nd picture and the 2 girl cards on the ends of the 2nd row from the top in the 3rd picture.

February 13, 2008

Shell Jewelry Box


My older sister had a jewlery box similar to this. It was glittery with shells stuck to it. Of course I thought it was beautiful and wanted one just like it.

February 12, 2008

Butterfly Frame


My aunt gave me a plastic butterfly picture frame very similar to this one when I was in grade 8. You can see it in my birthday photo.

February 11, 2008

Queen Badge


I vaguely remember Mom having a badge like this one. It may have been one of Queen Elizabeth II and not her parents, though, but it looked a lot like this.

February 08, 2008

February 07, 2008

Luggage



My 2 older sisters had luggage sets like these, as you can see in the photo (they're going away to university and my parents took a photo of all of us out on the front bridge/step with our luggage when we went away to university).

February 06, 2008

Pierrot Poster



Pierrot was popular when I was in high school and 1st & 2nd year university. I probably had a stationery set or poster with this Pierrot picture on it.

February 05, 2008

Electric Razor


I was in junior high or high school when my older sister gave me and my sister electric razors for Christmas. They were just like this except they were purple and came in a purple case. I had it for years and years.

February 04, 2008

Pick Up Sticks


I doubt this game is popular today, I bet most kids have never heard of it. I can't remember if we had plastic or wooden pick up sticks and I don't remember the type of container they came in. But I remember playing it at the kitchen table.

February 01, 2008

Salt & Pepper Sets


Another 2 sets of salt & peper that Mom had in her collection. She had over 300 in her collection and a lot of them are available on eBay. I guess a lot of people collected or still do collect salt & pepper sets.