Thursday, September 10, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Retro School Supplies

When I grew up, the school year started after Labor Day and ended before Memorial Day.  As a result, I always, to this day, think of back to school after Labor Day is over.

My favorite thing about back to school was school supplies.  How I loved shopping for them!  

In elementary school, you always had to find a pencil case.  I had a roll-top pencil case like this several times, and loved it.  This was right up there with Crayola crayons as an early school supply memory for me.

How about you?  What school supplies did you love as a child?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.

8 comments:

Ana said...

Oh I love it!! I'm all about retro things!!

Lori Caswell said...

I had one just like this too!

Sarah Noel said...

I miss the pencil boxes!

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Shann Eva said...

I loved my trapper keeper. We also used to trade stickers and cards in school. Even these aren't really supplies, the still always remind me of back to school and fall.

Sabrina S said...

I loved shopping for back to school supplies... oh how I miss my pencil box

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for the visits and comments. I enjoyed reading your retro memories.

Barbara Kelly said...

I loved to shop for school supplies as a child/teen & I still do now. Many of my friends were focused on back to school clothes, but for me it was all about the school supplies. The right pencil case was SO important! And coloured pencils to go in it. And pens & pencils with never been used erasers. Today I always shop the sales after school has started & restock my home office with notebooks, markers, pens of all kinds & much more. And still the pencil case. I have a whole collection of them as they are handy for storing much more than pencils!

Birdhouse Books said...

Barbara, thanks for visiting and commenting! I was always the same way with school supplies; I really looked forward to shopping for them each year. Pens were always my weakness. I love both ink pens (including cartridge pens) and colorful felt-tip pens. I still love shopping for them, too. :-)