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Sunday, 6 September 2015

A Look Back In Time

The best finds for me are when I find things that I remember from my past, it can be something I had or something that I remember someone else had that I liked.  It's like music, though I enjoy all types and different era's I can safely say the 50's, 60's and 70's are my all time favorite era's.  So in this post I'm taking a small walk back into my past.

Like many people my mother had Pyrex dishes when I was growing up, though the above baking dishes I recently found in the picture above were not them. She had the Early American pattern.

My uncle gave my sister and I our copies of Dr. Seuss books I still have our copies but they are not the above ones since ours are in pretty rough shape.  When I see Dr. Seuss toys, if not too over priced, I pick them up. The Cat In The Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 totally take me back to bed time stories when I was little.  Still today once in awhile I manage to work in Sam-I-Am into a conversation from Green Eggs And Ham.

Star Trek, I watched the series in reruns when I was little and also watched it as a cartoon.  My favorite episode had the crew go to a planet and whatever they thought about would happen.  The above picture has a game box and a few trading cards I found in a mixed package of cards.

The Partridge Family of course, I watched it, what kid in the 70's didn't.  I had a Partridge Family coloring book at my grandparents cabin which when I had to go fishing with someone I took with me and colored, I had no interest in fishing.
I wouldn't want to catch anything, they would have wanted me to eat it. To this day I don't like fish.  The records I found a few months ago.  I must admit I've had the CD for a long time and once in awhile I will throw it on. Come On Get Happy, the theme song from the show brings back good memories.  It is one of my CD's I can honestly say that my husband leaves alone. I never have to search the vehicles for it.

If you follow my blog at all you know I have a thing about glass. I think this may have started with Marbles.  I can remember at my grandparents place I would dump the bag of marbles out and pick my favorites.  So I thought I would share some I have that are pictured above. 

More recently I have been collecting things with the Keep Calm sayings, I found the above teapot on Saturday, the tea strainer I've had for a few months and the Grindley cup and saucer are part of my good dishes.  The Queen and Prince seem the right fit for the picture.

And yet another paperweight from my collection.
I do not know the maker at this point.

I love this picture.

So be sure when you step.
Step with care and greater tact
and remember that Life's
A Great Balancing Act.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
Kid, You'll Move Mountains!

 - Oh, the Places You'll Go!
                                                                                                                              Dr. Seuss
    From The Family Collection:


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  1. Oh I still have all my Partridge Family Records! I think i still even know all the words to the songs. Love you teapot too.

  2. Dr. Seuss will forever be a favorite from my childhood as well as my days teaching elementary children. I can still remember when The Cat in the Hat was published. Our public library had huge mobiles of the characters hanging from the ceiling in the two story stair well. It must have really been impressive because I would have been 5 or 6 at the time.

  3. Hi Denise,

    You always find the most interesting items. Like you, I especially like art glass.

    Thanks for celebrating Blue Monday's 7th blogiversary.

  4. Such a fun post! Vintage and Dr. Seuss, what could be better. Funny CD story, my hubby wouldn't be stealing that one either. Love your keep calm teapot and gorgeous paperweight. :)

  5. What a pleasure going back in time with you and family. I can relate to all of it. I was born during the depression.

  6. The Dr. Seuss items made me smile. I'm glad his classic books are still being enjoyed by the new generations.

    I also love your teawares. I have the same teapot but mine is black!

  7. Love it Denise! I'm a Baby Boomer too, so can identify with all those! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss this week. Love, Mimi xxx


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