Monday, August 04, 2008


Originated by MaryT, check hers for today.

I have to admit, I'm a compassionate collector, more like a hamster, actually.
My kitchen memorabilia are from left:
1.Can that contained candies in the fifties. Remember when candies were weighted and packed in a paper cornet?
2. Replica of old tin coffee pot, made in Poland about 1970. Has followed me since then.
3. New Stelton coffee thermos. Gift from my best friends who had overheard me wanting just that model, and presented it for a birthday gift 6 month later.
4. Empty Folgers coffee box. Brought home to Norway from Montana in 1946. After ww2 there were shortages on almost everything here, but my granddad had coffee, sugar and chocolate in his trunk when he returned to buy a new farm for his wife.
5.Tin cup, also Polish from 1970.
6. Box that once contained Norwegian biscuits. Now we hardly produce any food home, but import Oreos and Snickers.
7. Enamel coffee kettle from about 1975. Top modern back then. Now no one hardly boils coffee anymore. We either use press coffee cans or the espresso machine, if we aren't in a hurry and pour hot water over instant coffee.
8.That tin box is for sandwiches for school children. Or rather was; this very box my mom filled with 2 sandwiches and 1 carrot for me to bring to school the year 1956.

The picture is taken to night with my cellphone on our kitchenchairs.
Daughter Serina was of immense help, skill and patience around the photoshoot.


Anonymous said...

Wow... those are so red and classic! I especially liked the teapot!

HERE is where I posted my Ruby Tuesday photo. Please hop by if you have the time. I will be very appreciated. Thanks!

Leora said...

Thanks for sharing all the memories that go with those lovely red objects.

Ralph said...

The lunchbox is so retro. Nobody totes their lunch in a steel lunch box anymore, like I did when little in the 60s.

The red coffee kettle is great, looking much older than 1975.

Excellent red collectibles, and a nice group shot!

Anonymous said...

Love these ruby collectibles! Fun stuff...

maryt/theteach said...

Love these collectibles for Ruby Tuesday, Felisol! I love the stories surrounding each one! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

maryt/theteach said...

Felisol, Just right click the Ruby Tuesday icon and save it to your desktop. Then Open your post in edit and upload it by clicking on the Image button. That should work. How did you do it in the first place?

Mimi Lenox said...

I love the tea kettle especially. Blue enamel is also stunning for collecting. How awesome. I'm an antiques packrat too!

I am here.

Raven said...

What a wonderful collection! I enjoyed the history of the objects as well as the aesthetic of them. And photographed with a cell phone! Awesomely well done.

Mrs. Mac said...

Rather nicely arranged ... Miss Serina's touch I presume??? Aaah, Folger's coffee ... after years of being a total coffee snob ... grinding fresh each morning, I have started drinking Folgers medium roast (in a red plastic container ...) it's simple and the best in my book.

Yrsa said...

Oh - me too! Lovely objects that certainly make for a good collection.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your memories of your wonderful collectibles. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Minkydo said...

Tins are a wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing it.

Gattina said...

Wow, wonderful collection of red !

Barb said...

I'd love to have these red collectables!

Dianne said...

Wow that's a great cell phone!

I love the set-up, the clarity, the rich color and the wonderful descriptions.

Jim said...

Hi Felisol, a very nice RR Tuesday.
This is great. I can identify with a few, the red pot I threw away and the Folgers. We drink Community Coffee now, it is also in a RED carton. I'll think of it for RRT another day.
I have RR Tuesday on my blog, it is also on the 'Little Photo Place' along with Wordless Wednesday. Tues is Adi, WWed is Katrin just like there was on my blog earlier.

Patti said...

What wonderful memories you have tied to these red things. Nice photo of them grouped together.

I enjoyed this post very much.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Vicki said...

Red is my favor color, Felisol, and I especially like that red tea kettle! You have a very nice collection which holds many memories, I'm sure.

Sweet Felisol, I wanted to thank you for your prayers for my sister, and for your words of encouragement. You always have the best words of encouragement. {{hugs}}

Felisol said...

Dear Shutterhappyjenn, leora,ralph, ellen b,teach, minilenox, raven, Mrs. Mac, yrsa, bobbie, minkydo, gattina, willthink4wine, dianne, jim, patti and vicki,
Thank you all for sharing my joy of old stuff.
It has been such fun reading all the comments.
As I am a -49er, I've never actually tasted Folger's Coffee. The box is a loving memory of my mom's dad who worked for eighteen years in Montana, to make money and buy back the farm he lost in the depression.
I know that if I ever go to the USA, Big Timber, Montana will be the place to visit.
Just hope the grizzlies my granddad talked about will keep away.
Thank you teach for keeping up the Ruby Tuesday. It's a very interesting way of meeting cool people.
I'm having great fun.
From Felisol

Terry said...

Dear Felisol
I can't believe that your cell phone camera took such great pictures!
They are so ruby and so good!
I am a pack rat myself Felisol and poor Bernie just has to endure it.
Every so often he does have a little bit of a fit and puts his foot down and I have to throw a bunch of stuff out but then he doesn't see me stuffing some of it into corners and closets...just like a pack rat!
I can remember those heavy candles Felisol.
Sometimes the Golden kids would take a big bite out of them... Yuk!
I remember those coffee thermoses too..
I was forever breaking them!
Instead of coffee I used to put Campbell's tomato soup in them to take to work.
Do you still use yours Felisol?
We drink Folgers coffee in the Shirkie house.
It is very good coffee for sure!
Tin cups are all right for coffee but nothing can beat nice china tea cups for tea!
Every year at Christmas there are all kinds of tinned cookies.
I will have to see this Christmas if we get any of them imported from Norway!
I like coffee perked in kettles Felisol.
I have a corning ware coffee percolator and it really makes good coffee., a lot better that instant coffee or dripped coffee.

This is a really nice picture and I have finally had some spare time to comment on it.
Wow though!! A cell phone camera.. Just amazing!!!Love Terry

Felisol said...

Dearest Terry,
You know I always uses my cellphone cam for blog photographing. Got a new in April, Nokia as the others, with a 5 mgpxl cam.
It suits me well, cause then I'm always prepared when I'm out. One may easily forget one's cam, but not the phone.
You have noticed most of my pictures are either under or over exposed.
You are just too polite to say something.

Both Gunnar, Serina and me are pc rats. You can never imagine what our house is like. I should want Mrs. Mac over here for a month, to make things so neat, elaborate and thorough stylish as she has decorated her new home.
Comes autumn we plan to redecorate our master bedroom. I might send her a before pic and hopefully get some ideas??

Nowadays I mostly use a steel thermos. When the gang of four are making their weekly hike, we always have rucksacks containing coffee on thermos, sandwiches and fruit, plus a sitting pillow.

I love those hikes, would like to have you tagging along as well.

Tin cups are for outdoor use. They get hot and cannot be held properly, if you fill them up.
It was a mode from the 70s, and I have stuck to the cups for sentimental reason.
The other day Serina and I were out shopping second hand. Serina made a bargain; bought a white teacup and saucer, willow patterned for 15 dollars. Genuine Wedgwood china!! The lady behind the counter looked a bit shocked as we showed her. But the deal was done, and Serina will enjoy her cold winter nights in the collective with sipping tea from
a cup manufactured by the ancestors of ol' Joshua W.

Isn't that something?
I don't think there will be any Norwegian cookies on your Christmas table. The Danes make a lot, and the Swede some.
WE are like the old Romes, don't produce anything ourselves anymore. We export oil and fish, and that's about it.
My Nokia is made in Finland. There's an industrious country.
They design and export high quality products, be it furniture, textiles, cellphones, architecture, web material and all kinds of finer crafts.
I lie to hear that the Folger's are still producing.
I wonder- My grandmom had an empty American tea box (tin), filled with old buttons of all colors. I loved to play with that box and can still remember not the brand, but the picture on it. An old lady with silver curly ,old fashioned hairdo and a white shoulder shawl, with a little granddaughter sitting beside her, drinking tea.
If I could only trace the brand, than perhaps I could search e-bay for a box.

That's why I am a collector, I think, to retrieve old, happy memories.
Say hello to Bernie and tell him how important the good memoreis are.
From Felisol

Renae said...

What a great post! And what great memories. I especially like the Folgers, brought back from Montana after WW2.

Tell Serina my prayers are with her as she heads off to college!

Felisol said...

Dear Renae,
Yeah, that Folger's box has it's special story.
The thing is, my granddad did not return until 1946. His son, my eldest uncle Bjorn, had followed over to find work in America during the depression. He (Bjorn) became an American citizen, enlisted and went over to fight for Norwegian freedom.
At the Omaha Bay in 1944.
He survived with only inner wounds.
My grandpa stayed to nurse and see that his son was recovered, before he went home to his waiting wife.

I'll sure tell Serina that you are praying for her. To quote my brother;"I need many praying friends."

From Felisol

Amrita said...

Really like your collected items. i too like to collect stuff, specially books. I 've got some old cigar boxes. No one smoked in my family, but they were left overs from the British raj

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
I agree, books and flowers are necessary to live, the rest is luxury.
I also like things that have a family history, like your cigarbox.
From Felisol

Sue Seibert said...

Cool. I haven't seen the Ruby Tuesday thing before. I loved all your items, although I don't think we could ever get candy in cornets...but maybe in the cities.

Love you, girl!

Jim said...

I'm wearing RED again today! Will you? :-)

Felisol said...

Dear Sioux Sue,
Candies in cornets are old people's memories. Back then sugar and candies were goodies only for Saturdays and celebrations.
The dentist had not much to do those days.
Always good hearing from you.

Dear Jim,
I am thinking in red, but I have a long time-no-see visitor from Germany these days and hardly time to red my mail.
I'm also talking German the whole day, and can hardly write English.
Next weel, perhaps.
Till then, take good care of Mrs. Jim and Adi and Katrin.
From Felisol