Friday, May 6, 2011

Prince Albert in a Can

We went to one of our favorite antique shops last weekendI wanted to show a few of the cute things that we found:

I really liked the color of this desk, and all the nooks and crannies. 

I love old Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls.

This is a Prince Albert pipe and cigarette tobacco tin.  
My grandparents loved to tell me this story:  This tin used to be the basis of prank calls.  People used to call up stores where Prince Albert was sold and ask:

"Do you have Prince Albert in a can?"

When the shop keeper would answer "Yes", the caller would say: 

"Well, you'd better let him out!" 
Good times.

I bought this set of 5 books.  They were marked $5, but the booth was having a 50% off sale, so I got them for $2.50!  This is old school grammar.  Copyright: 1964.

Look at these pages!  I gasped when I opened the books, I swear we used these books when I was in elementary school.
No, I'm not that old.  Sheesh.  But I was born in 1972, and started first grade in 1978.  We were still using textbooks from the 1960s at that time. 

Handy Boy likes to play school during summer vacations (yes, he's a weird child), so we'll go over some of these pages for some practice.  I love the old-fashioned cursive writing.  They still teach cursive writing, but it's different than the Palmer method that I learned.

Have you found any vintage or antique treasures lately?

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14 comments:

thenewme33 said...

I collect "Dick and Jane" books. I started school in 1970, and we were still using the Dick and Jane books in the public schools then!

Scrappy Gal said...

What grade level at these books? I'm totally curious seeing as I have a degree in teaching and this is quite different from now a days...same concept though.

Elaine said...

I graduated from high school in 1967, so seeing books from 1964 called "vintage or antique" is killing me! I swear, I'm just not as old as my age.

My dad used to buy a Raggedy Ann or Andy for each grandchild. Some of my nieces and nephews still have theirs. It's nice to keep them safely on a shelf, but it's nicer for little kids to play with them!

Elaine
(I call myself "GrayHairedChick" at hotmail)

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I love the color of that desk too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower! :)

Melody said...

LOL..I started kindegarten in 1966 and those books were Knew!!! Love all the finds.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful post!
Love the colour of that desk :)
G'day..

Sanghamitra.
http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

A Few Pennies said...

Sweet posting; your photos are so crisp and clear!

Mimzy Wimzy said...

I love those Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls. My Grandmother used to sew them. Unfortunately she is no longer with us & my dolls have long ago been worn out and thrown away. I miss them. I miss her.

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I had a Raggedy Ann doll as a child. I took her everywhere! Thanks for sharing!

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Love those old school books! Scarlett x

LV said...

I enjoyed visiting and seeing all your great vintage things. I can relate to most of them. My dad rolled his own cigarette using this tobacco. The desk is my favorite.

Bloggymom said...

I love your Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. I still have mine... I recently had them restored.

abeachcottage said...

Great finds! Adorable desk too. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link.

Pam said...

I adore the color of the desk also. Those school books are cute. I hate to see things I had when I was a kid in an antique store. I'm not an antique myself yet.

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