It's time for Vintage Thingie Thursday at Coloradolady and Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville.
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A while back, somebody made a vintage thingie post about an oval pyrex baking dish with a lid. I looked at that dish, and I said to myself:
"SELF!!! Is THAT vintage???? Why, you were given one of THOSE as a wedding gift!!! Do you suppose that makes it vintage now? And if IT is vintage, what does that say about YOU???"
Well, the idea for this post was born in my mind right at that moment. Of course, I've had to do several holiday posts and other things that seemed more urgent in between that day and this, but FINALLY the Groovy Thrifty Vintage Thingie Love-In post was born!
All the items in this post were BRAND NEW to me back in the 70's.
Enjoy - - -
Here she is. The dish that inspired it all. It was a wedding gift given to us on May 24, 1975!!! Because I still USE it I never gave one THOUGHT to it being VINTAGE.
It has a pretty little lid. I used to LOVE using it because it's JUST THE RIGHT SIZE for dinner for two.
Then the kids came along - - - and it was too small.
Seems like it would be handy again now that we are empty nesters - - - but of course, that WOULD require me to cook - - - -
Another pyrex baking dish wedding gift - - - this one in the very common (in 1975 anyway) and very popular Corn Flower Blue pattern.
Hmmmmmm - - - wonder when was the last time I actually USED it???
This wedding gift is one of the original Crock-Pots.
The crock liner does NOT come out for washing and you aren't supposed to submerge the whole thing in water. Makes for a bit of a clean-up challenge. I've evidently conquered the challenge, because it still works!
If you didn't think avacodo green was "neato" you could always choose burnt orange.
I kid you not.
I DO use it from time to time when I'm making food for a football party or something.
This was the stoneware I chose before we got married. The pattern is called "Anenome." I only received 4 place settings of it. We always thought we would add more pieces - - - but you know, starting out on half a shoe string, there never seemed to be enough money to get more, and we never did.
I've never seen any of it in an antique shop or thrift store. One day I will spy some, and then I will GRAB IT UP!
My wedding "silver" - - - which since I'm a very practical kind of gal is actually stainless. It's an Oneida pattern, but for the LIFE of me, I cannot remember the name.
We did have a full set of this, but a few pieces have gone on vacation over the years and must have enjoyed those exotic locales, because they never returned to the roost.
NOW - - - DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!
INTRODUCING THE PIECE de RESISTANCE:
My high school loose-leaf notebook!!!! Now, if that doesn't "grab" you and make you croon, "far out man," nothing will!!!
My dad still had this after all these years. I had COMPLETELY forgotten about it until he gave it back to me at Christmas time.
"Breaker, breaker good buddy!! We interrupt this post for a correction: SISTER PAM had my notebook and returned it to me at Thanksgiving. She has no idea when or why dad wrote his name in it. Ten four, over and out."
Just look on the inside cover:
That is a strip of white bandage adhesive tape that the high school girl in me put on the black backing on the inside of the front cover so I could print my name there.
Keetha Heavilin Caf. (Cafeteria) H.R. That was me - - - and I HATED that homeroom. There were like 80 of us in there with two teacher monitors who gave me a detention for asking my neighbor if I could borrow an eraser. I thought those monitors were mean because - - -
You KNOW I was quiet and shy and NEVER talked in homeroom, don't you?????
Look again at my self-made name tag. My parents, and their "Great Generation", are the REAL inventors of recycling and repurposing!! Look at my name. At some point after I abandonded this notebook in his home, my dad "gently" recycled it for his own use!!!!
And look - - - it still has the yellowed loose leaf paper in it!!! I'm not sure if this was paper I put in, or some my dad added later.
The picture makes the paper look white - - - but trust me, it is yellowed.
I don't know if I want to USE this paper, or keep it as a treasured vintage piece.
And in the back - - - vintage pocket dividers.
Look closely - - - even the paper and the dividers have been repurposed!!!! Appears they were "cut" out of a spiral notebook.
I wish I could tell you a fun and witty tale of how/why these papers were recycled, but unless I MAKE IT UP OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE, I cannot.
Hope you enjoyed your sashay down '70's memory lane with me. I know it is making visions of high school dance in MY head.