December 20, 2009

Plastic Santa Ornament

I remember this on our tree, I think it held candy at one point. I don't ever remember seeing candy in it and I don't know where it came from. Probably our aunt next door.

December 16, 2009

Candle Perfume Bottle

I got this bottle of perfume one year for Christmas, it came from Avon. The label says Sweet Honesty Cologne.....I am sure I was sweet and honest when I was a teenager.

December 04, 2009

1976 Sears Christmas Catalogue

Who remembers this catalogue? The Sears Christmas catalogue was an important part of our Christmas. We couldn't wait for it to arrive and by the time Christmas came pages were falling out.

October 21, 2009


When I was a teenager Pierrot was very popular. My sister and I had posters like these and stationery with these pictures on it as well. I even bought my sister a Pierrot clock one year for her birthday or Christmas.

October 14, 2009

Retractable Light

We had a light fixture similar to this one in our kitchen. You could pull it down but we never did, except when we were fooling around and then Mom would tell us to "put that light back".

October 06, 2009

Plymouth Rock Salt & Pepper Shakers

Mom had a set of salt & pepper shakers like this, Plymouth Rock. My uncle, who lived in Boston, must have gave them to her.

September 23, 2009

Red Handled Ricer

Mom had several red handled kitchen tools, this ricer was one of them. I remember seeing it in the kitchen drawer but I never saw her use it.

September 22, 2009

Frustration Pencils

My sister and I bought these one year before Christmas. I think I was in grade 6 or 7 and I remember it vividly. We were in Corner Brook shopping with our parents. We were at Woolworths on West Street and the store had a small Christmas tree decorated with the frustration pencils. They had a little tag attached to them with this saying: "When you're frustrated and don't know what to do, twirl me between your hands and I'll blow my top for you". We thought they were so neat.

September 20, 2009

Blog of the Week

My blog has been chosen as "Blog of the Week" at NLBlogRoll....yay! Check out the previous blogs of the week too.

September 17, 2009

Rooster Potholder

My aunt had a potholder like this, it had a magnet in the loop and she kept it on the side of her fridge. Funny the little things I remember.

September 15, 2009

School Desk

This was the type of desk I used when I was in elementary school, in the 70's. I haven't been in a classroom in a long time so I don't know if this type of desk is still in use.

September 13, 2009

Ogilvie Cookbook

Mom had this cookbook and it was well used. The jacket was missing but it had a pink hard cover. I remember making a coconut cake using a recipe from this cookbook when I was a teenager.

September 08, 2009

Coke Bottles Salt & Pepper

In Mom's large collection of salt & pepper sets she had a set like this....Coke bottles.

September 06, 2009

Rose Brooch

My mother had a lot of brooches and she had one a lot like this....a gold rose.

May 05, 2009


The printing on this stencil says "1970 Kelloggs". I guess it came in cereal. I remember stencils like this one, but not necessarily this design. We could have had it though. I remember sitting at the kitchen table tracing the lines with a pencil. Fun stuff!

April 20, 2009

Last Supper Illuminated Picture

One of my aunts had this picture in her home, I don't remember who. There was a light on top that shone down on the painting. Tres tacky, sure glad we didn't have one in our home.

April 17, 2009

Newfoundland and Labrador Road Map

When I was growing up we had a truck camper and every summer we would drive around Newfoundland. This map is from the 70's and I remember the cover of it. We explored almost every town in Newfoundland in our camper.

March 19, 2009

Rain Hats

I remember plastic rain hats (rain bonnets) that came in little plastic containers and pouches like these. Mom would get one every time she went to the hair dresser (or beauty parlor as we used to call it). The plastic rain bonnet would get used and thrown away but my sister and I would keep the containers and pouches to play with.

March 09, 2009


Does anyone else remember these plastic fingernails? I remember having several, but not enough for every finger. I have no idea where we got them, maybe from a gumball machine.

March 04, 2009

Clock & Pen Holder

Dad had a clock/pen holder like this. I'm pretty sure it was exactly like this with green hands (they probably glowed in the dark). He kept it on the dresser in the bedroom.

February 23, 2009


When I was in high school I had a matchbook collection. My aunts and uncles would bring them back to me from hotels and I collected them wherever I could find them. I found these matchbooks for sale on eBay, they are all from Newfoundland and I am sure I had some of them.

February 17, 2009

Hinterland Who's Who

This is one of the few things on eBay I actually wanted to bid on and buy. When I was growing up Hinterland Who's Who "ads" would come on tv. The muskox, the loon, the grizzly and other animals found in Canada were profiled in these tv spots and the best part was you could send away for free brochures about the animals. We sent away for them a couple of times. You never knew what ones you would get and we read them many times. You can see many of the original ads on YouTube.

February 14, 2009

Cinnamon Hearts

I remember getting a few of these when I was growing up. I used to save the plastic container and use it for storing trinkets. I found these for sale on eBay, not sure I'd want to eat the 20 year old candy. I think you can still buy these today.

February 05, 2009

Canada Games Badge

The 1977 Canada Games were held in St. John's. I remember this badge/button from then.

January 23, 2009

Milk Can Opener

Another odd thing I remember from my childhood. A can opener for cans of Carnation milk. It certainly made opening them easier.

January 11, 2009

Clock Radio

The first clock radio I ever saw was one like this. It was white and rather than having light-up numbers, the numbers were on little plastic pieces that flipped over every minute/hour. My older sister owned it and of course I wanted one like it. By the time I was old enough to get my own clock radio these were out of style and the new ones were out.