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(Do You Remember)   Floor TV which is a piece of furniture [ ✔ ]. Cabinet full of dainty glassware which has never been touched [ ✔ ] ... and 10 other things every grandmother has in her house   (doyouremember.com) divider line
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2019-04-13 03:17:52 AM  
It is called a console television, not a floor TV.
 
2019-04-13 03:20:18 AM  
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2019-04-13 03:47:39 AM  

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The latest, greatest, up-to-datest!
 
2019-04-13 03:57:43 AM  
FU subby.

The fact you think this is a point of derision simply shows your cultural literacy and how infintalie you are about things that worked and will continue working.

Those TV will look cooler and keep working for much longer than your iPhone, ipad and especially the little white ipod with the touch wheel.
 
2019-04-13 04:06:49 AM  

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I wondered what those things were in the fallout games!


But I look after old people in their homes. It's a creepy dusty beautiful world of grandfather clocks, pianos with ivory keys, fine China that can't be used other than on a Sunday, sets of carnival glass and dusty taxidermy items.
 
2019-04-13 04:09:28 AM  
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I'd love to find a version of this one in white plastic.
Because in the 90's we went to to hotel in Huntsville Alabama...for a Lunar Landing anniversary thing...and stayed at this hotel....that had these TV's. But they had the white ones with curved white plastic...really Stanley Kubrick kinda stuff. Horrible rooms and an a very sad 'in room Jacuzzi'...like they just plop in a mini hot tub in the corner of the room on some paving tiles.

But frankly it wasn't that bad of place. I'd stay there again because the big RCA TV just made it like 1972 there.
 
2019-04-13 04:14:30 AM  

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I'd love to find a version of this one in white plastic.
Because in the 90's we went to to hotel in Huntsville Alabama...for a Lunar Landing anniversary thing...and stayed at this hotel....that had these TV's. But they had the white ones with curved white plastic...really Stanley Kubrick kinda stuff. Horrible rooms and an a very sad 'in room Jacuzzi'...like they just plop in a mini hot tub in the corner of the room on some paving tiles.

But frankly it wasn't that bad of place. I'd stay there again because the big RCA TV just made it like 1972 there.


I do mean this in a trying to be helpful way but that gorgeous *retro* style as it's being called is slowly coming back into fashion. Ikea have started doing cabinets that ensconse a modern
Tv like that. They're not quite popular because they take up space, which was part of the appeal at the time, a luxury item that took up a lot of space.

I don't mean this in a scavengey way but you should keep an eye out for yard sales in your area, if it's an elderly person who has passed away their family might be looking to get rid of the sort of item you're looking for.
 
2019-04-13 05:12:07 AM  
Too bad the author coukdnco be bothered to search for the actual descriptors, like brand names.  Might have discovered how many people live and use Corelle daily, and how much a hand made bentwood rocker is worth.

Author and subby both must be of legal age, but only barely.
 
2019-04-13 08:20:45 AM  
I'm sure this was interesting content, but f*ck your garbage formatting, your slide pictures that don't work, your "Click here to read more," and your mother.
 
2019-04-13 09:08:25 AM  
I have a cotton tomato in my sewing kit, I've had it since maybe 1985.  It's quite functional.  Don't you mock my pincushion tomato!  I have novelty refrigerator magnets, but not in a fruit theme.

My grandmother, not only had that couch, but had matching curtains.  Apparently it was cutting edge style and considered quite a fancy and sturdy fabric.  I thought it was hideous, but I've also had couches since then, where the fabric/cushions/frame was complete crap and didn't hold up.  Apparently they were sold in Sears/Montgomery Ward catalogs.  The Amazon of it's day.

I'm actually in the market for a nice quality rocking chair, the one pictured is crap.  My ex had one and it barely stayed together.  I may have to build my own, which will be really difficult without a wood shop.  I'm thinking a budget hardwood version of this.
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2019-04-13 10:02:49 AM  
The fact that somebody is getting paid to write "articles" like this is disturbing.
 
2019-04-13 12:17:22 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Don't you mock my pincushion tomato!


I am also Team Pinchushion Tomato.

My grandmother also had a Mammy Doll. It was given to her as a child. I guess they thought nothing of it back then. My sister still has it, but doesn't display it - for obvious reasons.
 
2019-04-13 03:01:44 PM  
Glass. Candy
 
2019-04-13 05:10:04 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I have a cotton tomato in my sewing kit, I've had it since maybe 1985.  It's quite functional.  Don't you mock my pincushion tomato!  I have novelty refrigerator magnets, but not in a fruit theme.

My grandmother, not only had that couch, but had matching curtains.  Apparently it was cutting edge style and considered quite a fancy and sturdy fabric.  I thought it was hideous, but I've also had couches since then, where the fabric/cushions/frame was complete crap and didn't hold up.  Apparently they were sold in Sears/Montgomery Ward catalogs.  The Amazon of it's day.

I'm actually in the market for a nice quality rocking chair, the one pictured is crap.  My ex had one and it barely stayed together.  I may have to build my own, which will be really difficult without a wood shop.  I'm thinking a budget hardwood version of this.
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Might check an unfinished furniture store; usually shelves and tables, but they seem the kind of place that might carry them or know where you could find them.  After that, it's up to you whether you want to stain it, paint it, or whatever.  Or check the more "quality" thrift shops and ask if they get them in.
 
2019-04-13 06:26:12 PM  

phenn: Ker_Thwap: Don't you mock my pincushion tomato!

I am also Team Pinchushion Tomato.

My grandmother also had a Mammy Doll. It was given to her as a child. I guess they thought nothing of it back then. My sister still has it, but doesn't display it - for obvious reasons.


As I recall, the 'strawberry' contained emery dust.  Pushing your straight pins into it helped keep them sharp.
 
2019-04-13 07:25:02 PM  
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Honestly, I coveted those as a kid.  They were bright and fun.  Our daily drinking was done either from plastic cups we got free somewhere or these actually pretty fun State of Ohio infographic glasses.  Still, they were glass and it was always more relaxing to drink out of something that didn't die or become weaponized if you dropped it.

Those Corningware dishes will outlive the eventual heat death of the sun.  When I was researching our wedding registry I came across a site that claimed Corningware changed their formula because the line pictured in the article was too successful.  They were so indestructible that once a family bought a set they never needed to replace it.  I might still pick one up if I saw it in a thrift store.

My mom had one of these.  I bought one a few years back.
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2019-04-13 08:15:26 PM  
My parents bought a console TV that I think was one of the last ones in 1972.  It was $700, which was an insane amount of money back then.  That sad they used it until 1989 when it became so dim you couldn't see it during the day.  They also had a stereo from the 60s that was at least 8 feet wide.

Someone grabbed the TV off the curb.

My grandmother had a tubed black and white console TV that lasted until around 1984.  It took about 4 minutes or so to turn on.  It then became the iconic "Working TV on top of the non working TV" when she picked up a cheap Goldstar TV from KMart.
 
2019-04-13 08:39:35 PM  

K.B.O. Winston: bratface:

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Honestly, I coveted those as a kid.  They were bright and fun.  Our daily drinking was done either from plastic cups we got free somewhere or these actually pretty fun State of Ohio infographic glasses.  Still, they were glass and it was always more relaxing to drink out of something that didn't die or become weaponized if you dropped it.

Those Corningware dishes will outlive the eventual heat death of the sun.  When I was researching our wedding registry I came across a site that claimed Corningware changed their formula because the line pictured in the article was too successful.  They were so indestructible that once a family bought a set they never needed to replace it.  I might still pick one up if I saw it in a thrift store.

My mom had one of these.  I bought one a few years back.
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My mom has a set of corningware that has been used everyday for over 40 years. Even three teenagers couldn't kill them.
 
2019-04-13 10:48:39 PM  

bratface: K.B.O. Winston: bratface:  Isn't that a hair dryer, is it missing the 'bouffant' thing that went on your head? My sister's mother had a similar one.


Yup.  Bonnet is kept in the side drawer.  Always seemed like a lower-intensity way to dry hair.  Plus, I have short hair now and if it dries while blown away from my head it stays that way.

Usually, I skip the whole process entirely but it's nice to have options.  And it reminds me of my mom.
 
2019-04-14 07:22:47 AM  
My parents had that couch.  They finally got sick of it.

Now I own that couch.
 
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