Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Memory Lane

When the Vermont Country Store catalog arrives in the mail, it is a trip down memory lane for both of us. We always look through the catalog and we've helped the economy on several occasions. Mr. Dragon loves the "old-fashioned candy" (have I mentioned he has a sweet tooth?) and we check out the books (remember Dick and Jane?) and toys (pull toys that clack and squeak and wobble and entertain everyone for hours and hours), Raggedy Ann and Andy.




In case you don't already receive this catalog and would like to make a trip down memory lane, or if you are a youngster and wonder what in the world I'm talking about (you haven't reached *wise* in age yet), try this: Vermont Country Store.





Remember the commercials and the song "her windsong is on my mind"? Here it is, Windsong perfume, Interlude, White Shoulders, handmade powder puff, Yardley Lavender. All the scents that bring me memories of people, places, events. Oh, my! And a real, puffy, soft powder puff -- powder????? What's that? !!!!!




Or a little Evening in Paris, Arpege by Lanvin, Heaven Sent, Jungle Gardenia, Maja.




Who wouldn't want Jackie Kennedy's special secret sauce (!!!!) for the skin? Tangee lipstick and rouge. Rouge reminds me of my mother.




How about chenille bedspreads? Not my style, but I can enjoy looking at them and remembering the feel and just look at the opulent designs.




Lastly, a little something for the garden -- metal table and chairs.
I remember them well.

Enjoy your memories!


8 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

My mom used to wear Arpege... and I think we had those chairs at my grandparents house, or ones very similar. Thanks for the memories, lovely Snap !

Sharon said...

Oh dear memories are flooding back. Especially the chairs.I used to bounce in them all the time. My aunt would ask if I had ants in my pants. Sharon I miss those chairs....

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The Bodhi Chicklet said...

A little dab'l doo ya. Remember that?! Or the Breck girl? I had a chenille bedspread when I was growing up and it was the bane of my 5 year old existence to try to pull it straight every morning when it came time to make my bed. I'm going to go and have a bigger look at the catalogue. Thanks!

Janet said...

Ok, now you've done it!! I'm going to have to have this catalog!

Would you believe I still have my Dick and Jane books from elementary school?!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Snap,
I love your writing and the style of your blog. Yes, powder puffs, remember how we were all white after coming out of the tub and using our powder puffs? I loved this catalog too. I am away in Stowe Vermont for a few days.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I am having a giveaway, so if you stop by and leave a comment I will enter you.

I love remembering the olden days, thank you for bringing back some very nice memories.

Karen

Rosa said...

I love this catalog. I find the best stuff in it--including stuff from my childhood! But, I also found some candy I had in Germany! Go figure!!! You never know what you're going to find each new catalog!

Cynthia said...

I'm in between old enough and not so I really enjoyed the nostalgia. some of it was because of my mom; the cake eyeliner for instance! and there are old pictures in my great aunts house of those metal lawn chairs. :)

This was so wonderful of you to have posted! I must admit I am fond of chenille bedspreads.

mmm thank you Snap :)