Woolworth's ~ always an adventure :-) I remember when!
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Woolworth's Went here after working at the movie theatre selling popcorn. I'd go to buy a sub marine sandwich.
Woolworth's. It was the Walmart of the 50's and 60's. Went shopping with my mom and aunt every Sat. and had lunch at the "counter".
Lets start a petition to close all the Walmarts and bring back the Woolworth's that sold all Made in the USA products instead of the Walmart crap. 50's
The F.W. Woolworth Co. was the first five-and-dime stores, . Woolworth, as the stores popularly became known, was one of the first American retailers to put merchandise out for the shopping public to handle and select without the assistance of a sales clerk. Earlier retailers had kept all merchandise behind a counter, and customers presented the clerk with a list of items they wished to buy.
The F.W. Woolworth Co. was the first five-and-dime stores, which sold discounted general merchandise at fixed prices, usually five or ten cents, undercutting the clerk. Earlier retailers had kept all merchandise behind a counter, and customers presented the clerk with a list of items.
Woolworth's I miss dimes stores! Growing up in the 40's, the store in my town of La Grange, Tx. was called The 5 & 10 cent store. Every Sat. we went to town to buy groceries and Dad would take us to the 5 & 10 for my brother and me to buy 1 toy.
The 'Five and Dime' Store....Woolworth's sold a little bit of everything, including hamsters and Evening in Paris perfume
The F.W. Woolworth Co. was the first five-and-dime stores, which sold discounted general merchandise at fixed prices, usually five or ten cents, undercutting the prices of other local merchants. Woolworth, as the stores popularly became known, was one of the first American retailers to put merchandise out for the shopping public to handle and select without the assistance of a sales clerk. Earlier retailers had kept all merchandise behind a counter.
Woolworth's ~Nickel and Dime Store
Big Chief Tablet
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went through many a Big Chief tablet - writing and drawing; had to have a new sheet of paper if I messed up - ha!
Big Chief Tablet I grew up in Nebraska, and this was my tablet of choice in the 50's and early 60's
We used the Big Chief tablet when I started to school and the big fat pencils too. They were sure hard to grasp in little hands.
Big Chief tablet...oh my gosh! This was an elementary school staple for me!!
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Big Chief tablets & fat pencils! Memories ...
#School Big Chief Tablet | writing tablet
Big Chief Tablet--school time
elementary school tablet
Loved this 10-color Ballpoint Pen! And was it just me, or did the inks seem to smell like fruit?
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10 Color Pen ... LOVED this thing -- even tho it was about 2 inches diameter!
I loved my 10-color Ballpoint Pen then, and I love my 4-color pen now :)
Throwback - 10-color Ballpoint Pen. Awesomeness! The coolest pens ever!
🎀 10-color Ballpoint Pen- had multiple of these! Best pens ever!
10-color Ballpoint Pen. Only the cool kids had these.
I had a couple of these ten color pens
different colored pens all in one!
~ Childhood Memories
10 colour pens
TV test pattern. Televisions signed off for the night!
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Television test pattern. Television stations signed off for the night around midnight--played the national anthem before signing off.
TV test pattern. Televisions signed off at midnight...for the night! MY DAUGHTER THINKS THAT THIS WAS A JOKE AND NOT TRUE. THANKS FOR THE CONFIRMATION!
TV test pattern. Televisions signed off at midnight...for the night! (With a terrible tone to go with it)
TV test pattern. Televisions signed off for the night! or when no programming during the day; can't believe we sat and looked at one
TV test pattern. Televisions signed off for the night!-- maybe not a fave but sure do remember!!
TV test pattern | Television stations signed off for the night - before there were infomercials.
TV test pattern. Television stations signed off at midnight or sooner ...for the night!
TV test pattern at the end of the broadcast day - not all night tv in those days
Class rings were used to "go steady" - girls often used tape or yarn to make them fit or else wore them on a chain around their neck. Still have my husband's ring, that he had made smaller for me, over 58 years ago.
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In High School a guy would give his girlfriend his class ring to "go steady." She would wrap the inside with angora to make it fit. Sometimes she would wear his (angora wrapped) ring on a chain around her neck. (In Junior High you wore his ID Bracelet)
Boy's Class graduation rings were used to "go steady" - girls often used tape or yarn to make them fit or else wore them on a chain around their neck. 1945
A boy would give his girlfriend his class ring to "go steady." She would melt wax inside to make it fit. YEP!
Class rings were used to "go steady" - girls often used tape or yarn to make them fit or else wore them on a chain around their neck.--We used rubberbands to adjust the fit. You could change the colors to match your outfit.
Class rings were used to "go steady" - girls used angora yarn to make them fit or else wore them on a chain around their neck.this is just like my dads ring
A boy would give his girlfriend his class ring to "go steady." She would wrap the inside with angora to make it fit. Sometimes she would wear his (angora wrapped) ring on a chain around her neck.
Wrapping my boyfriend's class ring in angora yarn so it would fit when we were going steady oh yeah! Now that boyfriend is my husband and I still have his ring! Lovinnng it!
Class rings were used to "go steady". A girl often used tape or yarn to make the righ fit or else wore it on a chain around her neck.
A boy would give his girlfriend his class ring to "go steady." She would wear his ring on a chain around her neck.
Percolator Coffee Pot--still the most reliable coffeemaker.
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Percolator Coffee Pot. This looks like the one my parents had! Loved the sound of the coffee percolating.
Percolator Coffee Pot. My Mom had one of these until she moved up to the electric percolator. Always had coffee grounds in your coffee.
Percolator Coffee Pot - this is how my mom made coffee when I was very young. I can hear it percolating now :)
Percolator Coffee Pot: Made the BEST coffee too! My mom used a percolator her entire life. Everyone loved her coffee.
Percolator Coffee pot. Mom always made coffee and I still can remember how it would sound.
stovetop percolator coffee pot...my Mom and Dad had one of these, makes wonderful coffee!
Percolator Coffee Pot My mom who is 90 years old, still likes to use on of these
old coffee percolator used back in the 50's and 60's
Percolator Coffee Pot | Childhood Memories
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Unguentine This was in my grandma's bathroom cabinet
Most folks had this in their medicine cabinet.
Magic ointment for scraped up kids.
Remember when people actually measured your shoe size for you?
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measured ones shoe size. When I was young the only place to buy shoes was a shoe store, where they measured your feet with this!
Shoe scale, to find out what size shoe you wore. I also remember getting my feet x-rayed a couple of times when I was a kid ... right there in the middle of the shoe store! It was just a new gimmick to bring customers to the store. Folks were naive/uninformed back then about the dangers of overexposure to x-rays. (Yikes!)
These were used when you used to buy shoes from sales clerks who measured your shoe size (and width) and then went to the stock room to get the shoes you wanted to try on. Hannahs shoe store
Something that should make a comeback: measuring your foot at the shoe store and buying shoes that actually fit! >>They still have these @ Fazio's in Pleasantville, NJ. My fave shoe store.
Childhood memories. The excitement of getting new school shoes, the measuring & fitting.
I use to use this when I worked at Gallenkamp Shoes back in the 70's!
I used one of these when I worked at Green's Shoe Store in the '80's
Measured Our Feet At Shoe Store '60
Shoe sizer at Bata shoe store
Elementary School, Liquid Glue, 1960
Use vintage toys and other thrift shop collectibles as drawing subjects in the research. More fun for participants, and more interesting drawings for the publications. WOOLCO MUCILAGE LePages Liquid Glue Bottles Vintage 1960s by Christian Montone, via Flickr
Remember seeing these bottles. WOOLCO MUCILAGE LePages Liquid Glue Bottles Vintage 1960s by Christian Montone, via Flickr
1960s halloween candy | WOOLCO MUCILAGE LePages Liquid Glue Bottles Vintage 1960s (Christian ...
WOOLCO MUCILAGE LePages Liquid Glue Bottles Vintage 1960s by Christian Montone, via Flickr
Liquid glue. I used this in elementary school.
Rubber-top LePage glue (© Flickr)
glue sticks with the rubber tops
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TetraPhones offer a Range of Office Phones and Business Telephone Systems to support single or multi-user environments. online-health-sit... Vintage carousel infant chime toy 1960's. I was born in 1963, and I had this as a baby. Use vintage toys and other thrift shop collectibles as drawing subjects in the research. More fun for participants, and more interesting drawings for the publications. WOOLCO MUCILAGE LePages Liquid Glue Bottles Vintage 1960s by Christian Montone, via Flickr
Remember when...the pewter Monopoly pieces.
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I remember playing Monopoly with old game pieces like these ...I was always the magic hat
ORIGINAL MONOPOLY GAME PIECES : boot, top hat, iron, scotty dog, race car, thimble.
Monopoly game pieces. I favored the Scottie dog. My big sister liked the top hat.
Vintage game pieces - my favourite is the iron, like my nanny's was!
Monopoly pieces ~ Judith's comment: many warm childhood memories ~
I remember playing Monopoly with old game pieces like these.
Early Monopoly pieces. I always wanted the Scottie dog.
Early Monopoly pieces. ❤Baby Boomers ❤
Vintage game pieces -
Merry go round. We had sooo much fun on this thing!
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.School playground merry-go-round. Made out of steel and man was it hot when it was summertime! (SH)
Playground days We had gravel under our playground equipment, lots of scraped up knees but we all survived. Kids playgrounds now have mulch or shredded tires to land on when they fall.
Playground days We had gravel under our playground equipment, lots of scraped up knees but we all survived...barely!!
School playground merry-go-round or baby brother torture device.
Merry go round on the elementary school playground.
Playground spinner - it could make you so dizzy!
School playground merry-go-round.
When I began reading the comments on my Playground Memories post below I got a wonderful surprise. My post had been chosen as Post of the Day over at David's Authorblog! I'm honored and humbled at his mention.Thank you David and a great big thank you as well to all who left gracious comments. The teacher part of me is always fascinated by the little country schools I come upon in my travels around the countryside. The one above was in a grove of huge old trees. It was shady and cool. Rather than tear it down this one had been turned into a community center. Notice the red pump in the front. I can imagine on a hot day a teacher pumping away and the kids bent over drinking straight from the pump. The slide was under a tree out of the sunlight. I can remember almost getting burned many times sliding in the hot sun. Come recess time you did not want to be the first one down the slide! When I was in the third grade we had a slide at least twice as high as this one. A classmate decided when he got to the top he was going to slide down the support pole to the ground. I happened to be down at the bottom. When he slid down he caught my dress with his foot and ripped it around the empire waist. Mrs. Goad stapled my dress together for the rest of the day. I never did like Jeff! Ah, the playground merry-go-round. The one piece of playground equipment that promised to trip you up and send you flying. This was the one activity I shyed away from during my childhood. It was always spinning round and round loaded with kids. When I look back to those days it's a wonder more kids weren't hurt. Surprisingly I only remember one child breaking an arm on our playground. There was only one of these spring toys in the yard. The rest probably rusted away. You could get those things going back and forth so fast you could go flying off the front and planting your face in the ground if you weren't careful. Swings - the one favorite piece of playground equipment everyone wanted to play on and there was never enough for everybody. They don't make this kind anymore. They're said to be too dangerous. Well, maybe so, but I can still remember swinging in the breeze and dreaming of what I wanted to be when I grew up and the voice of my best friend taunting me, "I bet I can swing higher than you." For more Ruby Tuesday click the badge...............>
B B Bats
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A favorite at the penny candy store, often bought in conjunction with Sugar Daddy bars. Description from playingintheworldgame.wordpress.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
BB Bats. Love these cause when my brother finished all 10 pieces of his penny candy .... I still had these... Naaa...naaa!
BB Bats - best Halloween candy. You can get them a retro candy stores but they don't taste the same :(
BB Bats....yummmmm 2 cents on the way home from the swimming pool. A big Halloween treat.
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B-B Bats. A favorite at the penny candy store
From the Penny Candy Store with my cousin
BB Bats: worst Halloween treat ever
Growing up in the 50's
Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? Always fun when one jumped off and slammed the other into the concrete!
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"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!" & TKS 2 my sister: r subdivision was able to buy an entire old set from a torn down school!!! ;)
"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!"^^^I love that comment!
"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!" We called them teeter-totters.. ...
Teeter totter - Many a time did the kid on the bottom slide off causing the kid on the top to come crashing down!!!! Never did really like these!
"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!" 4-seater! My favorite playground equipment!
A real see saw -- my favorite thing on the playground! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!
"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!" I never fell off, but I only played this with someone I trusted. Now these are deemed too dangerous for playgrounds as are swing sets. Ridiculous. i'm from the generation that played with lawn darts, which are dangerous, and no one I knew ever got hurt playing with them either.
"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!" - OH MY - seem to remember those from camp grounds we stayed at.
Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? When someone on the bottom would jump off and you were in the air on the other side and slam down on the ground... Uffda!
Pincurls with bobbie pins-
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Pincurls with bobbie pins. You would see ladies in the store with their hair pincurled with a scarf. There were no hair dryers in the 50's.
Mom used to do this for me for special occasions. #pincurls: comb damp hair and part into small sections. You’re going to pin each curl with a standard bobby pin, so sections must be small. Wind each curl around your finger smoothly. Pin each curl in place with a bobby pin.Gently tie a silk scarf around your hair before going to bed. In the morning remove pins and gently finger comb your hair. Letting pin curls fall loose from a side part was one of the sexiest #1940’s #hairstyles.
Retro vintage Dymo Label Maker
Label Maker. On Everything. We always used this to mark our kid's belongings.
1970, Things Remembered, Label Makers, Childhood Memories, Memory Lane
Dymo Label Maker... you had to squeeze the heck out of it to get each letter to show up on the label! :) I loved mine!
DYMO Label Maker. Dad put these labels on everything. I was the second-born so mine said "#2".
Old school label maker. Got one for Christmas one year and Dymo labeled everything!
Label makers 80's style!! Now we have 'apps' for this sort of thing. ~JW
Label Maker. On Everything. I would love an old-school labeler now!
Dymo label maker- I had one thought it was the coolest gadget lol
Dymo Label Maker: my dad went nuts labeling everything!
Dymo Label Maker. One of my favorite 'toys.'
Label maker 1970's
How to Create a Paper Bag Book Cover
we covered our school books with grocery bags. My dad would always do this for me.
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School books covered with grocery bags / brown paper / wallpaper. I saved leftover wallpaper to cover all my books. We became adept at covering books and they could look beautiful with lovely wall paper.
brown paperbags as bookcovers... it was a requirement at my school. i kind of liked them because they were perfect canvases for doodling during class.
Brown paper bag book covers: I find this funny, but interesting. For me I usually covered my books in paper bags...
School book covers made of brown paper bags! Sometimes you got shiny, waxed paper to fold and make into covers. The only problem was the advertisement on the front was for the local funeral home.
Remember wrapping our school books in brown paper/decorative book covers before the start of every school year? I used grocery bags.
Brown paper bag book covers. Best part of first day of school - covering books!!!!
we covered our school books with grocery bags. i got wrapping paper ;)
Covering textbooks with brown paper bags!
Brown Paper Bag Book Covers for School
Banana Split Candies Are Soft, Chewy, and Loaded with Flavor From The Vermont Country Store
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Banana Split Candies Are Soft, Chewy, and Loaded with Flavor A fav from my childhood
Banana Split Candies available at The Vermont Country Store
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Banana Split candy----I LOVED THESE,,,,yummmm
Banana Splits - remember Banana Bikes?
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Banana bites or banana bikes?
Nostalgic candy takes you on a sweet trip down memory lane. Rediscover the vintage candy brands you loved as a kid. Nostalgic candy, gum, chocolates, more.
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Smith Brothers cough drops. These were the black licorice flavor, they also came in honey and in cherry.
cough drops Smith Brothers black cough drops were the only way we could get away with "eating candy" during class in elementary school. I loved the black ones.
Smith Brothers cough drops ... I hated the black licorice ones ... still hate black licorice. LOL
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Smith Brothers Black Licorice Cough Drops ~ Loved Them!!!
Smith Brothers Cough Drops - cherry was good too.
Smith Brothers Black (Licorice) Cough Drops.
Smith Brothers Black Cough Drops-10 cents!
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Domestic goddess: Luscious in the kitchen
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The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: Easy meal planning to solve your dinner budget dilemmas! Includes recipes and FREE printables! This will literally save your family thousands. Highlights meal plan structures for singles/working professionals, mothers of young kids, house full of teenagers, and empty nesters. Something for everyone. And I just love this picture :)
The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: Easy meal planning ideas to solve your dinner budget dilemmas! Includes recipes and FREE printables!
Easy meal planning structure to solve all your dinner dilemmas, for every stage of life. Includes recipes and FREE printables. This will literally save your family thousands. www.funcheaporfree.com #mealplanning #dinner #recipes #funcheaporfree
no pic, but one of my favorite recipes Cilantro Bean Quinoa Salad
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Armstrong Flooring - pink and black I can not begin to explain how much joy I get, when I stumble upon these vintage kitchen images. All located in Pinterest. Both from a vintage Armstrong Flooring catalog. I am so underwhelmed with what passes for a pretty kitchen now a days. I have been looking at homes for sell, for far too long. And I have been excited maybe 5-6 times with a kitchen in all of the homes I have toured. But as I have been looking at homes... I have been also lurking around Pinterest for ways to kill off the ugly and bring out the pretty in a kitchen. And these vintage images from Armstrong Linoleum are divine. Armstrong Flooring - green and yellow This wonderful pale green... with a hint of jadeite is something I would love to have. It even beats out the pink polka dotted kitchen. For I do love vintage pink kitchen stuff! It goes back to my original love for green and yellow kitchen stuff. And I do have some nifty vintage green and yellow things in the collection. Then there are rare finds... a fully color picture of a 1930's kitchen... There is so much pretty in this picture. And I rarely come across full color images from the 1930's. But look at that yellow Mixmaster! With its matching mixing bowl! Love it. Plus there is that set of pottery mixing bowl set done in yellow, navy and orange.
What was one things that became so synonymous with the the 1950’s? Yes, you got it right. It was the wholesome and graceful housewife. These ladies were so adorable, and it always looked like they were already to go out somewhere. However, it was just the opposite as they were all dolled up for…
Domestic goddess: Luscious in the kitchen
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters.jpg
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Lovely canisters- this would be so easy to replicate with coffee cans, paint and some decopaged scrapbook paper. DOING! :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/79206496/vintage-50s-pink-metal-canisters
Vintage '50s Pink Metal Canisters I had my kitchen painted white and one wall papered with blk/white marbel print wallpaper...and Pink & Black dishes and everything that went with them including my table & chairs. 1956
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters...still have a couple of mom's from back in the day
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters I got Pink & Gray canisters at my bridal shower!
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters...these would look great in my kitchen...jp
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters so need these right now for my kitchen
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canister Set
Domestic goddess: Luscious in the kitchen
vintage kitchen poster. Looks like Donna Reed to me.
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1950s - Donna Reed of the Donna Reed show @Kris Wright this is now you
HOME EC - vintage kitchen poster. Looks like Donna Reed to me.
Donna Reed aka Donna Stone..in the Kitchen
Donna Reed, everyone's favorite 50's mom.
Vintage kitchen poster,Donna Reed
Donna Reed ... My favorite TV mom
1950s Housewife Donna Reed
1950s Donna Reed
Domestic goddess: Luscious in the kitchen
1937 Bakelite Ashtray Phone
1937 Bakelite Ashtray Phone???
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1937 Bakelite Ashtray Phone now featured on Fab.
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I liked this design on #Fab. 1937 Bakelite Ashtray Phone
Explore well-designed Home Accents from amazing designers and shop the 1937 Bakelite Ashtray Phone by Kellogg on Fab.com today.
Oh boy...I can remember doing this and if my mother had seen me, I would have been spanked good!
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Swinging high in the Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila >> #editorial #contemporary #photography #fashion -> curated by #pepevillaverde @pepevillaverde
Swinging high in the Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila // can remember these days - waiting for the big jump
Swinging high in the Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) photo: Ensio Kauppila http://theincreaseverticaljump.com/
Madrhiggs will be like a beautiful game, without risk. www.madrhiggs.com Swinging high in the Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila
Swinging high in the Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila♥♥
Happiness! Photo by Ensio Kauppila Sometimes you just gotta be a kid and have fun!
Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila
Oh how remember doing this!!! Happiness! Photo by Ensio Kauppila
Pure joy! girls on swings. Vintage photo
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Travel in style! 1962 VW microbus ♥ ♥ www.paintingyouwithwords.com