Thursday, August 31, 2006

More Memorabilia

The top pic shows the contents of a shelf in my guest bathroom, which you have seen before, but not these details. The old jars and tins were my mom's, and some date from the 1920's. Hair pomade, Musterole, a tin Tums cannister, a tin dental floss container, Mexana powder and Carter's Little Liver Pills, were all popular back in the 30's and 40's. Don't ask me why my mom didn't toss them out. They were stuck in a cabinet in her bathroom.


The second pic takes us back to the kitchen. The old tin coffee pot was painted by my aunt, and you have seen her painted Toleware before - in the bathroom pics. On the lower shelf sits one of my frogs and a small teapot which was also my mom's. It looks like a valuable Beleek porcelain from Ireland, but it is a cheap copy from Japan.


The third pick shows a tin meat container. I cannot imagine how old it is; I have never seen meats packaged in tin, have you? It is a little fuzzy. I guess I jiggled the camera on that one. It reads "Kanawha Brand Holz's Meats, P.E. Holz and Sons Co. Charleston, W. Va. "

This is the last post in the series from yesterday.
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16 comments:

Star said...

I love looking at your many collections, and the interesting ways you display them.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Gee Blogger is behaving badly today, for a change! (lol) So...I hope this comment "takes",my dear...

I love that you have all these wonderful things from long ago and that you display them so charmingly. The Guest bathroom goodies! True Treasures! And that pot of your Aunts...Beautiful! I remember when you posted those other things of hers...!

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I would never, ever be bored in your home, Judy.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Also Judy, good luck with the rain tonight! Possibly 6 inches.

Malinda777 said...

Kenju, you make me giggle. Your mom didn't throw out the containers... but neither did you :) You have great stuff...

You could make a million dollars at E-Bay.

David said...

hi from michele, so nice to visit in your kitchen, very cool!

colleen said...

You have some nice pieces! I wish my house was bigger to fit a little more stuff...like my son's pottery!

vanx said...

You would absolutely love my cousin Steve's house. Years of collecting just the right tchatchkes. Everything from a boar's head on the front porch to a picture of Karl Rove in a bidet in the bathroom. I have photos.

Inanna said...

I love the teapots!

Anonymous said...

wow
that stuff is all so cool.
I feel like I have a new decorating idea :)

here from michele :)

Pickalish said...

I am loving this walk down your memory lane. I just got a fabulous collection of antique tea tins on ebay...I think you have inspired me, once again, and i'll post a pic sometime today. Spice tins and yardsticks....great minds think alike?! =)

srp said...

My mom was bemoaning the fact that her Beleek cookie jar was broken. She loves that kind of stuff.

sage said...

forget Kenju, and Judy too, I think we should start calling you the Knick-knack Queen. Any tooth paste on that shelf in your guest bathroom?

Shephard said...

Love the toll painting. My mom used to do that. And I always like the Scandinavian houses with those designs painted on beams and mantels etc. Very Charming.

~S

Petite Mom Blogger said...

Love the collection you have there. It makes your home seem so cozy and comfortable. I love that in a home.

Here from Michelles..

Danielle said...

Hi Michelle sent me! Beautiful Collection!