Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Vintage Red from Around the House

I wondered what I could post for Rednesday today, I haven't had a post in a while, so thought I'd share a few red items that stay on a shelf in our basement family room.  I've already checked out some of the "red posts" at Rednesday - you should too...  And, while you're reading blogs, how about visiting at Vintage Thingie Thursday

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This is my very own Popeye lunch box that Mom saved - and I'm glad she did.  I  lived close to the school so I only got to take my lunch on stormy days - I can still remember placing it in the extremely hot cloak room  and even that thermos didn't really do its job in that heat - the milk was warm and of course, that was back in the day when peanut butter sandwiches were allowed in school.  I've seen this box a few times in antique shops, it's not cheap by any means.  I have a little lunch box guide book, it lists this set, in mint condition, of course, at $450 for the box and $80 for the thermos.    Mine is in pretty good shape!!

Dad used to keep change in this old candy tin.  The  candy were made in the United Kingdom, it had the old  type of key to open the lid. The original price sticker is still on the top - Eaton's, 79 cents.

This lobster tin lid comes from a lobster processing factory close to my home in PEI.   I sure wouldn't mind having a tin full of lobster right now - a sandwich would taste really good for lunch!!

The Bake Rite baking cups I found a few months ago at a thrift, the original sticker is still on this one  - Domininion, 19 cents.  The Sweetheart Straws are the old fashioned paper ones - they're pink, green and white, I found them at a yard sale last year.  The Kurly Kate I found at home...

I ordered something one time on Ebay and it came in this old cigar box!

This took my eye at a shop one day - the sticker is still on the back - Fine Ironstone, a Berggren  Original.  

13 comments:

  1. thanks for reminding me why I should go to garage sales! those straws were a great find.

    I wish I could remember what kind of lunch box I had. Hurray for your mom saving yours. ♥

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  2. It's really neat that you still have your lunchbox!! My mom nor I saved any of that stuff...sure wish we had! Your other goodies are great too....especially those paper straws!!

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  3. Great stuff! You're so lucky that your Mom saved your cute lunch box. How special that is. :)

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  4. Love your vintage reds! That lunch box is super cute! So glad your Mom saved it! Hus, Linda

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  5. Love it! The Popeye set is in such wonderful shape. I think kids these days don't get to watch Popeye because it's too violent right? Haha.

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  6. Well I just love all of those things! I love the cover of the kurly kates scrubby- that would look fabulous on a shelf or a wall somewhere. And dont you love it when you get to see the original price? 19 cents! Love it! Thanks for sharing and happy Rednesday. :)

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  7. Oh I love the lunch box and thormos, what a joy to still have it.
    Ann

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  8. Your reds are adorable. The graphics are so vinagey good I want extra long straws and a Kurly Kate! Thanks for the visitm following you back.

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  9. You have some very vintage treasures. I definitely would hang on to them.

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  10. That Popeye lunch box is awesome!!!!!

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  11. How fun! These are great vintage items. My friends used to tease me about being skinnier than Olive Oil...no more sad to say. Visiting from Vintage Thursday, hope you can come by. Blessings, Debbie

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  12. Such a fun group of vintage goodies!

    Happy VTT!

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