A Vintage Jigsaw

By | November 19, 2016

I came across an old Jigsaw in an op shop for the price of $1-00 so bought it as I loved the look and vintage picture. It was a Majestic Jigsaw with over 1000 pieces, fully interlocking and the measurement on the box was in inches not centimeters. The jigsaw was called The Blue Lake… Read More »

Kitchen Canisters

By | November 9, 2016

I have found a number of various styles of kitchen canister sets from different eras over the past year in Op Shops which are a great look back in time. Do you remember seeing any of these at home when you were growing up? This set of canister were made by Vulcan and were metal,… Read More »

Holiday Postcards

By | October 30, 2016

I recently went on holidays and while away I found some interesting old postcards in an op shop. The postcards reminded me of going on holidays years ago and making sure I bought some postcards to post back to family and friends while I was away. The first postcard is of the Flinders Street Station… Read More »

Hot Rod Diner Jigsaw

By | October 8, 2016

A friend could not resist giving me a jigsaw as they know I love the 1950s and doing jigsaws so to find them both together was perfect. The jigsaw was not square or rectangle but a special shape which made it more of a challenge as it is very difficult to do the edge first… Read More »

Monday was Washing Day

By | September 24, 2016

When I was a kid growing up I remember Monday was always the day Mum did the washing. She had an enamel bowl which she would fill with hot water to melt the starch pellets so she could starch some of our clothes, tablecloths and tea towels. Tuesday was usually spent ironing as if you starched clothes… Read More »

Memories of Mowing the Lawn

By | September 18, 2016

I went to a farm clearing sale auction and saw a couple of old lawn mower. I got out the camera so I could share them with you as I enjoy seeing vintage things that have childhood memories. The first photos are of an old push mower or that is what we called it when… Read More »

Fashions in 1960s

By | September 13, 2016

I also found these wonderful pages of fashion from the 1960s in the same magazine as the Coffee advertisement. The magazine was the Australian Home Journal February 1964 and I remember having a dress similar to one of the styles for older girls.                          … Read More »

A Cup of Coffee in 1960s

By | September 10, 2016

I found this advertisement for Coffee in Australian Home Journal magazine from February 1964. The ad reads… Enjoy rich coffee flavour…less than a penny a cup! It’s good! The whole family enjoys the flavor of Bushells Coffee Essence. It’s quick! Make it instantly with hot milk or hot water. It’s economical! Less than a penny… Read More »