10 Nearly Extinct Household Items
I do not pay much attention to what goes around in the house but I did have the pleasure to visit some old school houses and I noticed a lot of things which you do not find anywhere anymore. This list talks about the household items that you might find at the house of your grandparents but not your own house. That’s exactly what inspired me to make this list. Of course, these things are almost extinct because there are better alternatives available easily and all around the world. If you consider the houses from the 1950s to the 1980s the stuff I am about to list down, was pretty common in those times. I hope you have had the pleasure of playing around with that stuff sometime. Enjoy the read.
10. TABLE TRAYS
In many homes, food was always eaten at the dinner table. But there are times when there isn’t always room on the dinner table. What if you get a lot of guests or you are having a party and you need some time out of all the noise and people? That’s when these table trays would come in handy. Now these haven’t really gone extinct and probably aren’t even close, but there are many places I would expect them to be used at and they aren’t. I for one, do not recalling having one of these at my home, do you?
I haven’t seen one in ages, have you? I was actually considering buying or having something like this made for my computer table because when I am writing, I like a place to stretch my legs at a balance rather than keeping them grounded. I was thinking of actually asking my grandma to lend me one (if she actually has one), because well, where can possibly get this made. There are better options of course, but what if you don’t feel fancy?
8. SEASONAL DECORATIONS
Mothers in every house are usually pretty good at putting up decorations for different occasions, be it your birthday, thanksgiving, Christmas or Halloween. Well, they didn’t stop just there. Long ago there were houses that were decorated according to the seasons. It was good, see, because every season the entire outlook of the house would change. This particular practice is not very common these days, I guess people have gotten busier and there’s a lot of stuff to do on our heads already.
7. STANDING TV SETS WITH ANTENNAE
Gone are the days where we used to have TV sets at our homes, sitting on four legs and boasting antennae on their heads. These TV sets used to be lame, but hey, they got my parents through their childhood. You can probably still find these at your grandparent’s house, I know I can. They are extinct now; of course we have such amazing different brands for televisions. Pretty soon the normal televisions will go extinct; fifty years from now, someone would be talking about 2D TVs in a list or something.
6. SEWING MACHINES
Every grandmother used to have a sewing machine. It was perhaps the favorite way to kill time back in those days. By the time I was a kid, these things are already entering the vintage categories. They used to be in every house, and mostly it would be some model from Singer. It was good help though in emergencies when mom would just patch up the torn trousers or a shirt. It was actually pretty fascinating to see mom make a fantastic dress out of just some thread and a piece of cloth; pretty cool I’d say.
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