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Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 2:18 pm

Bed jackets.

Antimacassars.

Eiderdowns.

Hostess trolleys.

Wincyette pyjamas.

If you tell me you have all these things in your house I may have to go and shoot myself . . . . 8-) ;)
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Chinchilla_lady » January 7th, 2016, 2:22 pm

Got rid of our hostess last year after pushing from pillar to post for at least 10 years and using the oven part for storage, and we do have covers on the back of our chairs, but they are in matching fabric to the suite not lacy ones!

Now I am singing the Ballad of Barry and Freda, ....bend me over backwards on me hostess trolley :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby icelesley » January 7th, 2016, 2:24 pm

No to all, but I wouldn't mind a bed jacket for when I am sat up reading in bed, I don't have the radiator on in the bedroom so it can get a tad chilly before snuggling down under the duvet.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby MrsWWoof » January 7th, 2016, 2:26 pm

I have an eiderdown and a hostess trolley, both of which get fairly regular use.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Ratatouille » January 7th, 2016, 2:28 pm

Got a hostess trolley - used it at Christmas but it is ot one with built in pyrex dishes. DD wants it when I no langer have use for it.

I've also got a bedjacket but it is an heirloom in beautifully embroidered cachmere and belonged to a great aunt whose family was out in India.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby MrsWWoof » January 7th, 2016, 2:36 pm

My hostess trolley has four lidded pyrex dishes across the top and two heated shelves underneath.

Oooh, and I forgot, I do haveca bed jacket, a cream fluffy one and as has been said, perfect for keeping shoulders and arms warm whilst reading in bed.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby BooCooTwo » January 7th, 2016, 2:40 pm

If you don't tell ANYONE I will share with you.....I have wincyette Pjs :oops:
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 2:46 pm

:o :o :o

Lava lamps.

Transistor radios.

Candlewick bedspreads!
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby MrsWWoof » January 7th, 2016, 2:58 pm

I've always wanted a lava lamp but never had one. Like the flames of an open fire I find them very relaxing to watch.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Chinchilla_lady » January 7th, 2016, 3:09 pm

I would love a lava lamp
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 3:13 pm

Yes. I wonder why they don't make them any more?

Nylon sheets, especially those from the Brentford Nylons catalogue. I can remember sliding out of bed when my mum bought these.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby icelesley » January 7th, 2016, 3:20 pm

Oh yes Brentford Nylons, we were full of static for months :lol: :lol: :lol: You don't see those dolls in crocheted dresses sitting on toilet rolls either these days.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Chinchilla_lady » January 7th, 2016, 3:20 pm

And getting a mild electric shock off them :lol:
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 3:23 pm

Can you still buy Teasmades?
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby smitch » January 7th, 2016, 3:29 pm

I have a lava lamp- had it since they were revived in the 90s. Mine is one of the rocket shaped ones, I love it!
You can still buy them http://www.mathmos.com/lava-lamps-uk-6494-0.html

This is the one I have, the liquid is blue http://www.mathmos.com/mathmos-telstar-rocket-shaped-lava-lamp-3021-0.html Definitely didn't pay that much for it though :shock:
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby icelesley » January 7th, 2016, 3:47 pm

Yes you can still get teasmades
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Hope » January 7th, 2016, 4:02 pm

I have a lavalamp, although all the oil has leaked out of it. My mum had an original 70s one until very recently. I loved that. But it doesn't work anymore!

I didn't know what winceyette pyjamas were until just now, but my sons both wore those, although now outgrown.

I also have antimacassars, but only because they were my Gran's and I like the embroidery/lace on them. I won't actually use them for what they are intended, but plan to make them into something else. My mum still uses hers.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 4:29 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't antimacassars invented to combat the effects of Brylcreem? Or am I wrong again?
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Chinchilla_lady » January 7th, 2016, 4:39 pm

Brylcream was preceeded by maccasar oil, hence anti maccasars.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Busybee » January 7th, 2016, 4:44 pm

I got a teasmaid for Christmas about six years ago - I did ask for one! Used it daily until I retired.

It was used last year by my parents when dad was recovering from his hip op, it's his job to made the morning tea - we thought that in the circumstances he could forgo going down stairs and make use of the teasmaid instead.

I also think bed jackets are a good idea, I tend to throw a micro fleece on. I had read that hostess trolleys were making something of a comeback.

Brentford Nylons - I described my sisters wedding dress to my husband as 'like a bomb going off in a Brentford Nylons factory' :lol: :lol:

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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby scullion » January 7th, 2016, 4:44 pm

my mother's hostess trolley went on free cycle last year,
i have some crocheted antimacassars made by my great aunt (not used by us as we don't use macassar or have chair backs of that height).
in these days of allergies duvets and quilts (comforters if you're american) are more used than blankets and eiderdown - and there's probably a protection order on eider ducks.
no bed jacket.
most of my pjs are wincyette (aka brushed cotton or flannelette).

i do have a lava lamp bought from lidl or aldi some years ago.
i put a good many candlewick bedspreads (from the 60s) from my mother's house into the fabric bin at the dump last year (along with a load of other 60's fabrics which i later learned was worth a small fortune).
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 4:44 pm

Ah! * rushes off to see what Macassar oil is *

Does anybody here still use doilies?
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby MrsWWoof » January 7th, 2016, 4:50 pm

I use paper doilies when serving afternoon tea, cakes or biscuits to visitors.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby scullion » January 7th, 2016, 4:50 pm

paper ones? - never bought them but i think i threw some out from my mum's.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Suelle » January 7th, 2016, 4:50 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Ah! * rushes off to see what Macassar oil is *

Does anybody here still use doilies?


My OH's Czech relations brought a crocheted doily as a gift when they visited last year!

Something I'm having difficulties finding at a reasonable price is a towelling dressing gown. I need a smaller one (!!) and can only find satin-like or fluffy ones. I want one to put on straight after a shower, which will finish drying me.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby scullion » January 7th, 2016, 4:51 pm

gawd, you're posh, people get a plate or the jar here.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 5:04 pm

We have all sorts of silver bits and bobs from Mr Pig's side of the family which he thinks we should use. Sugar tongs for example. They are beautiful but since neither of us take sugar a little redundant. We also have, from my granny, a terrifically posh fish serving set. I don't think Captain Birdseye really does it justice.

I am going to track down some paper doilies next time I'm shopping. :tu:
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 7th, 2016, 5:07 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Transistor radios.


I have one of these in my bathroom .. .. :oops:
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Chinchilla_lady » January 7th, 2016, 5:08 pm

Lakeland used to sell assorted doilies in a pack, I use them for crafting, as well as under biccies.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby MrsWWoof » January 7th, 2016, 5:16 pm

Paper doilies aren't as easy to find as they used to be. Predominantly white but I do have silver ones and gold ones too. They can be a bit of a bugger to separate at times.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Herbidacious » January 7th, 2016, 5:17 pm

I'd like an eiderdown but have no use for one. I have had my eye on one of those quilted ones they sell on the markets in France (or on our local one anyway.)

I had to google two of those items.

Vests and underskirts/petticoats seem to be on the decline, although still available. Once they were de rigeur. Although of course one never saw them. That was the point.

You don't see white dog poo anymore... :o
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 5:21 pm

Herbidacious wrote:You don't see white dog poo anymore... :o


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 5:22 pm

Braces.

When OH was in the RAF he always wore buttoned braces. I was impressed. 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Hope » January 7th, 2016, 5:24 pm

Chinchilla_lady wrote:Brylcream was preceeded by maccasar oil, hence anti maccasars.

oh fascinating! I've often wondered why they're called that.

I also have Gran's lace doilies. I love a bit of lace. Probably won't use them as doilies, though. Although I am slightly obsessed with the word!

I see white dog poo occasionally.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 5:32 pm

Lace hankies too. Hankies and lace are a bit out of fashion. Time was when all my OH got for Christmas from his relations were monogrammed hankies.

He bemoans the fact that they've all fallen to bits. :(
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby FoodMary » January 7th, 2016, 5:36 pm

I have wincyette PJs - they are black patterned with frogs wearing crowns. I don't have an eiderdown but do have an American comforter which is much the same.

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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby StokeySue » January 7th, 2016, 5:51 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't antimacassars invented to combat the effects of Brylcreem? Or am I wrong again?


They were actually invented to combat a precursor of Brylcreem - Rowland's Macassar oil (my grandfather told me this, he sold it in his chemist's shop - before the war

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I wonder if it was very different from L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil :? Which is good but you need pillow protectors under the pillow cases!

I bought Mum 2 lovely winceyette nighties, she'll get them soon, I still have them (must apply name tapes)
They are still available on eBay, recommended f you need them, I got two colours & they are very different prints, which is nice, both pretty

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ladies-Wincy-Flannelette-Nightdress-Soft-Cotton-Nighty-Nightwear-Size-10-26-/391296578487?var=&hash=item5b1b17f3b7:m:mMz07NSnSWe1jFlCth5dMNg
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby StokeySue » January 7th, 2016, 5:53 pm

PS I have a friend who is devoted to the eiderdown
And I use a fleece as a bed jacket, if needed
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby suffolk » January 7th, 2016, 5:56 pm

OH says you don't see quicksands on Saturday morning telly any more
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 6:03 pm

You don't. And you don't see intelligent kangaroos telling you about someone who has fallen into a billabong. It's a sad old world.
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby FoodMary » January 7th, 2016, 6:05 pm

I have a tranny in my bathroom too but am considering replacing it with a frog radio.

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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Busybee » January 7th, 2016, 6:07 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:You don't. And you don't see intelligent kangaroos telling you about someone who has fallen into a billabong. It's a sad old world.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

My Dad wears braces, under his waistcoat when working (an undertaker), my other half wears white braces with his dinner suit.

Hankies - I always use tissues but my OH has initialled cotton hankies and my mum always has a lace or embroidered hankie. Getting more difficult to buy here but readily available in Spain.

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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Seatallan » January 7th, 2016, 6:08 pm

My parents loved Teasmades. They were never without one.

Dolls in national costumes.
Straw donkeys & maracas.
Avocado bathroom suites.
Mateus Rose bottles with candles stuck in them. :D
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Chinchilla_lady » January 7th, 2016, 6:15 pm

FoodMary wrote:I have a tranny in my bathroom


Dont let him wear all your frocks Mary :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby cyprusmoira » January 7th, 2016, 6:16 pm

I do have a lace doilie and a lace trimmed hankie but I did make them (smug smilie)


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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 6:17 pm

Sue, Wincy Flannelette sounds like an ageing Nighclub star. The one who is now on the Welcome desk.
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Postby FoodMary » January 7th, 2016, 6:18 pm

I've seen a couple here and more when I visited Oxford but how many people do you know with a sit up and beg bicycle? I used mine for school journeys for years and my parents kept it in one of the stables for many years after I left home "in case you needed it"!!

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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Pepper Pig » January 7th, 2016, 6:20 pm

They were very hard work Mary. I inherited my Nana's and was always hoping it would be stolen!
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby patpoyntz » January 7th, 2016, 6:20 pm

Suelle wrote:Something I'm having difficulties finding at a reasonable price is a towelling dressing gown. I need a smaller one (!!) and can only find satin-like or fluffy ones. I want one to put on straight after a shower, which will finish drying me.


The White Company has them, and they aren't as expensive as you might imagine...especially in the sale

Can you still buy Liberty bodices? And what were they for....?
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Re: Things you don't see any more

Postby Busybee » January 7th, 2016, 6:25 pm

patpoyntz wrote:
Can you still buy Liberty bodices? And what were they for....?


I have no idea, but my mum always goes on about boil able buttons on Liberty bodices.........anybody???

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