I’m back with a new edition of Throwback Thursday.
Shall we take another quick stroll down memory lane?
Potholder Loom with Cotton Jersey Loops!
Woolworth’s 5 and 10 Cent Store
Gosh, I can almost smell the apple pie and other delicacies that were always cookin’ behind the refreshment counter of our local Woolworth’s! Shopping was hard work and that delicious aroma made it awfully hard to resist stopping for a bite . . . or at least a Coca Cola! Our store had a little shelf, just under the counter, where you could place your purchases while you snacked!
When I was about 7 yrs old, my Mom was an Avon Representative. Seeing all of the girly, glamorous, wonderful things she carried in her over-the-shoulder selling case surely made an impression on me. I loved all of it – so much so that when my own kids were young – you guessed it! – I became an Avon Lady, too! It’s funny how I remember the names of the fragrances and lipstick – Moonwind, Charisma, Topaz, and Pink-a-ling!
Oh how I’ve always loved a pretty barrette! As a child, my hair was long so besides being decorative – barrettes were a necessary part of getting dressed in the morning. Now that I’m a bead seller, specializing in vintage, I realize that my little barrettes were actually made of “Lucite”!
Although, today, they’re often considered a wasteful use of resources and not very good for the environment, there was a time when fancy little paper cups seemed a fun novelty! In an era without dishwashers – serving a cold drink to a bunch of neighborhood kids on a hot summer day was infinitely easier with a Dixie Cup dispenser!
‘Til next time,
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