This Aint From Starbucks

In a old dusty box stuffed with tissue paper I came across what appears to be a coffee service set from Japan.


the cups and saucers are paper thin and very fragile



This coffee service set looks to be from the 1950’s and is in great shape

on the bottom of all the pieces there is this Japanese writing


Now my Japanese isn’t very good

so I don’t know what that means or says

and by not very good I mean

Wakarimasu Ka



in all this stuff from Japan I find in Mom’s Garage you’d think I could find a decent camera


Published in: on June 28, 2007 at 9:17 pm  Comments (2)  

Please Mr. Postman

Please Mr. Postman let one of these be the next Inverted Jenny.



In Mom’s garage I found a old bag filled with postage stamps from around the world

I mean all around the world





and of course The United States


here’s some more to sample

there’s 100s of them in various conditions.

Even if they don’t have value like the Inverted Jenny

it’s a cool look at the stamp world from the 1960’s


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So all you Internet Philatelic Investors

take a look see and get your checkbooks out.

Published in: on June 27, 2007 at 8:48 pm  Comments (2)  

BAM Let’s kick it down a notch !

I found this 1963 vintage Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book for barbecues and picnics


this features great menu ideas like

How To Eat Lunch Hobo Style


no dumpster diving here

Only the best Peanut-Butter Buns and Peter Rabbit style carrots

who knew Hobos (or I should say vagrancy enhanced Americans) ate giant sugar cookies and circus peanuts


just please remember to sally forth

 not only did people in 1963 use the phrase “sally forth” but this cook book

has pictures of people smoking and kids riding bicycles without helmets yikes !

I better sally forth  but I have my helmet on !

Published in: on June 26, 2007 at 8:31 pm  Comments (2)  

Victorian Napco lady with 3 boxes and a dog

Mom wanted to go to Aldi’s * this weekend so I had to move the PT Cruiser, that means I also had to move some boxes.

Behind some old boxes I found this very cool Napco Victorian Lady with a dog on a leash and carrying 3 boxes that look like Christmas presents (or two presents and one pizza).

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On the bottom this has the original Napco sticker and the code AX2752A. Napco ceramics are all over the Internet  but I can’t find this same piece.

(* it’s a regional dialect law to pluralize all grocery store names)

Published in: on June 25, 2007 at 8:37 pm  Comments (4)  

The Emperor Kwong-Josh Steak Oven

My Father was a well known bon vivant and raconteur: Being so he I’m sure he picked these up from some famous chef from the Far East.

These are terracotta type of enclosure measuring a total 15 inches in length including the handles, the clay area is 9 inches by 7 inches.

They have the words The Emperor Kwong-Josh Steak Oven.

I have never seen these Steak Ovens in action but they don’t seem to be tough enough to withstand the high heat of a BBQ grill or oven.

My guess is that you fill ’em up with with exotic meats and veggies and somehow cook with them.

Any help on how to use these would be nice.


Published in: on June 22, 2007 at 9:32 pm  Comments (7)  

What is this about

People say “everything ends up on the internet”Mom's Garage

I say “everything ends up in my Mom’s Garage”

I want to share some of these things for fun. I also hope to find out if they have any value or in some cases just what the heck some of these things are.

Published in: on June 22, 2007 at 7:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

Come On In

Come on in to Mom’s Garage.
Here you’ll find all types of junk cool stuff.

Published in: on June 20, 2007 at 9:39 pm  Leave a Comment