Monday, December 3, 2012

"Everything Old Is New Again:

Evidently I am not the only one who misses some of the old tried and true ways of doing things.  It isn't nostalgia, exactly. It's just that the latest and greatest "improvements" are not always an improvement!  Sometimes the old ways were better; but many of those old things had, I thought, gone the way of the dinosaurs.

Au Contraire, Mes Amis!   I have actually seen several things I thought were gone forever in Christmas catalogs and stores this year!!  Now these are not vintage items.  They are either items that have been made all along, but were hard to find or they are replicas of items that disappeared many years ago.

I guess sometimes, even in today's world, the new gadgets just aren't as reliable, usable, functional, affordable, efficient, or classic as the old stuff.  There's a lot to be said for the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

So here are just a few examples of what you can get when "Everything Old Is New Again!"

A manual typewriter  (It actually works when the power is out....awesome!!)
  • The Wordsmith's Manual Typewriter.

Ladies White Gloves  (These are Queen Elizabeth's choice for "Daytime" gloves, she's been using this maker's gloves since her Coronation!!)

  • The Queen¿s Favoured Gloves.

Hand set for iPhone and the like  (looks kind of silly, doesn't it?)
  • The iPhone Desktop Handset.

Year Round Rain Barrel   (Rain water is great for washing hair!)

  • The Canadian Year Round Rain Barrel.

A record player   (I was right to hold on to all my old records and albums!!)
Crosley Collegiate Turntable

An AM/FM Radio  (No snooze, no clock, it has DIALS and an on and off clearly marked!)
Crosley Solo Radio

And just because this was always one of my favorite things to do when my mom went grocery shopping, and because a galloping horse with real reins beats out any space ship or cartoon character ever made:

Classic Storefront Champion Ride  (Hi Ho, Silver!)  $6,500.00  (Hammacher Schlemmer, who else?)

  • The Classic Storefront Champion Ride.

Yep, "Everything Old Is New Again!"  Ain't it grand?


  1. I love this post...I would love to get my hands on that type writer and that horse brought back many fun memories of a shopping treat after grocery shopping with my parents. I also miss knobs and dialing a phone. go figure :)

  2. An interesting post and I am loving the radio. We have unplugged the Tv and this would be perfect

    Thanks for sharing

  3. No to the typewriter. When word processors came along (also long gone), I was ecstatic.

    Ah, white gloves brings back memories, but I always got them dirty.

    Rain barrels, yes. I have two of them, which look very much like the ones you posted.

    Yes, I wish I had my record player back to play the hundreds of records I have stored away in my basement.

    AM/FM radio, the one in my car is all I need.

    10 cents a ride storefront horse, yeah, I would love one, however, don't ask me what I would do with it.

  4. I agree. I still listen to a radio at night. It's a little solar one in case we go off the grid.

    I found some old make-up of my Aunt's after she died. Boy, they sure don't make rouge like that anymore and it must be 60 or 80 years old.

    Good post. Brings on memories.


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