I spent hours looking through my Nan's Kays catalougue!

I spent hours looking through the Kays catalogue, choosing toys to put on my Christmas list!

70s recipe cards - remember these?  Mum had them.

recipe card library - the design on the box looks so familiar, i wonder if my mom had a similar one?

This is all my mum ever wanted for her birthday! I remember the smell...Anne french deep cleansing milk

anne french deep cleansing milk - remember cleansing my face with this the night before my wedding!

Eau de Cologne de 4711.....I remember my mom always had a hanky in her purse that had this cologne on it.

4711 Colonia - Original Eau de Cologne de 4711 - Agua de colonia: perfume - agua de colonia

Eau de Cologne de remember Nana always had this and used it to stop the itch of mosquito bites at the cottage :)

Mum got me a lemon soap when I was in hospital a couple of years ago 'cause her Mum used to do it for her when she was a child

This soap has a beautiful, strong, clean lemony scent – and is shaped like a lemon, too. - Bronnley Lemon Toilet Soap "On a Rope"

Tinned fruit and evaporated milk - another common pud ...  i remember digging for the carnation tins with the old lower price for Mum in Safeway - watching the pennies

Tinned Fruit Salad served with carnation cream, getting a cherry was like getting a prize.Used to have it with bread and butter every Sunday tea

The ever fabulous Tupperware - my mum was always going to or having Tupperware parties and although she has thrown most of hers away as not 'cool ' anymore I have a little selection including the orange one of these I have rescued from various places .

I think my Mom owned just about every Tupperware piece there was made in the in all their colors. She even got toys from Tupperware (the shape sorter ball was my favorite). She used to host Tupperware parties in our home, too (who didn't! I love Tup

for my wonderful mum xxxx  on mothers day

I look up to the sky and talk to you. What I wouldn't give to hear you talk back. I miss your voice, I miss your laughter, I miss everything about you. I love you. rest easy in heaven Mamaw.

Wish you weren't so far away :(

Thinking of you again today. Wishing you weren't so far away. quote missing you friend friend quote thinking of you far away

once for cooking now destined for the studio.... My Mum fried steak n onions, pretty much every Friday in one of these,  wish I had one now!

Vintage Sunbeam Electric Fry Pan Skillet - EVERYTHING was cooked in this! FRIED in this.my mother fried her yummy fried chicken & fried pork chops in this little electric skillet !

Playtex Cross Your Heart Bra.  Lifts and separates.  Our mums wore these

Get shape-ly-er ha! Vintage Commercial - Playtex Cross Your Heart Bra

Tupperware colander or strainer, jadeite green, seafoam, celadon, mint green vintage mid century 1950s or 1960s, geometric diamond pattern. $12.00, via Etsy.

Tupperware colander or strainer, jadeite green, seafoam, celadon, mint green vintage mid century or geometric diamond pattern. My mother still has one like this - indistructable!