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  1. #31
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    Default Re: ornaments from the 70s/80s

    So did my Mum.
    horse brasses, coal buckets, etc..
    however, there is good bad taste & bad bad taste.
    Just because someone collects brass, does not mean they would want two brass frogs sitting on a brass bench, as one ex-girlfriend once bought my Mum.
    I had to politely tell her it really wasn't my Mum's thing

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    Nan's were (are I've got 'em upstairs) home made war relics. Two money boxes, two spillcups and two minature hearth fenders - the money boxes and spill cups made from bomb shells -or gun shells ?? about 8 " long and an inch and a half in diameter
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    one word..EBAY

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    LOL

    My Mum collected lilliput lane cottages at one time, but people started to buy her the cheap nasty rip offs

    My other Nan use to have quite a few big shire horse with brass chains pulling carts, in her window, anyone remember them?

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    I can remember getting my Mum Wade Whimsies.. which were hideous, and barely resembled the animals they were meant to be.
    I have no doubt now that she never actually collected them, we just bought them as they were pocket money priced & thought she'd like 'em.
    If she'd have said "God, that's hideous", we would never have bought anymore, but Mum's never say that.
    Bit like going to dinner at a person's house who is not that great a cook, and telling them the "insert dinner" was great..
    You'll get it every time you eat there again.. forever
    Last edited by sixtyten; 15-01-2010 at 01:33.

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    LOL 'pocket money price prezzies you thought your Mum loved'... my poor mum got american tan tights every birthday and christmas

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    Beats painting your legs with Bisto, surely"

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    she always managed to look pleased

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    At least it wasn't Pop Socks

    never worked out what Pop Socks were for

    Opps.. gone way Off Topic
    Last edited by sixtyten; 15-01-2010 at 01:41.

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    I was ! It saved me buying my own - don't worry, my daughters a Mod, she can clean up after us rofl
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