December 30, 2010

Christmas Tree Topper

We had a tree top similar to this one as you can see in the photo of our very sad looking Christmas tree from the late 60's.

December 23, 2010

Santa Mug

We had a mug like this but I don't remember anyone ever using it. It was always in the cupboard above the fridge.

December 20, 2010


Ah, the classy plastic mistletoe that we used to hang every year. We always hung it in the doorway leading from the hallway to the living room. One year we even got a picture of Mom & Dad kissing underneath it.

December 17, 2010

Stained Glass Angel Ornament

These were not real stained glass, but plastic. We had a few of them on our tree, I thought they were cute.

July 12, 2010


When my sister and I were small we'd play "church" and sing hymns from this hymnbook. I think ours was blue or green.

April 24, 2010

School Day Treasures

When my younger sister, brother and I were growing up we had these scrapbook/photo albums. They were called School Day Treasures and there was a page for each grade in school. There were spaces to write in your teachers' names, activities you were involved in, a place for photos and each page was a folder where you could keep mementos like report cards and other school work. My sister probably still has hers. Our books had a different cover than what is shown here but the inside pages were the same.

March 22, 2010


We had a blender like this only ours was harvest gold to match the rest of our kitchen (harvest gold fridge, stove, dishes, canister set, etc). I think we only used it to make egg nog at Christmas time.

February 14, 2010

Vintage Valentines

Some of these valentines look very familiar, especially the envelopes you had to cut out and glued together. And I know I had the parachute valentine in the middle of the first photo.

January 08, 2010

Lord's Prayer Cross Necklace

My oldest sister had a necklace like this one. In the middle was a tiny window and when you looked inside you could read the Lord's Prayer. I was always fascinated with could they make printing that tiny I wondered. We were talking about this a few moths ago and my sister said she still has it. That would make it almost 40 years old.