I always pick up old mail order catalogues when I see them, the price was right this time, I paid $3 for this Eaton's catalogue a couple of weeks ago. For all you non - Canadians out there, Eaton's was the first catalogue to be distributed by a Canadian retailer - we used this mail order service from 1884 - 1976. They're a really neat collectible, offering a very interesting look at the way it was - be it, fashion or household goods.
Come in and take a look at the kitchen - maybe you remember some of these things from your Mom and Dad's kitchen or maybe you were set up in your own home in 1975. Click on any pic for a closer look.
Avocado, Coppertone and white were the big colours, plus Harvest Gold, of course!
We had a Coppertone dishwasher at home, everything else was always white.
Didn't everybody have a "rugged dinette suite that resisted mars and wiped clean?" We had a brown one, it's a good thing we didn't have the Coppertone appliances, that would have been a really dark kitchen!
Of course, an easy care vinyl tablecloth was the regular topper!
And, wall paper, of course!
I'm so glad these cafe curtains have gone out of fashion. I used to have a pair myself in the 80's - in shades of brown!
The appliances don't look much different. I remember Mom & Dad getting me an electric frying pan, I thought that was a necessity for housekeeping!
There's a change, for sure, in coffee makers and kettles - who could have even imagined a Tassimo or Keurig back then?
Three patterns of Corelle Livingware were available - Butterfly Gold, Spring Blossom Green and Old Town Blue - a 20 piece set was $31.95
Ironstone was just a bit fancier
Spice O'Life was big that year! Lots of wooden ware for the kitchen too .
Cookware was colourful.
And, didn't everybody have a canister set with the breadbox?
Bring back any memories?