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    Default Re: ornaments from the 70s/80s

    Your own what?
    Tights? Pop Socks?

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    Default Re: ornaments from the 70s/80s

    American Tan tights, silly :P
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    Heres the Shire Horse I mentioned
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    More like Pony & Trap.

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    I had a shire horse with a gipsy caravan bought for me in the early eighties by my mother in law.
    It was a bit tacky, but she was into that sort of thing herself and of course I had to display it for her sake!
    She had a Capodimonte rose also and horse brasses.

    In the late seventies there was a craze for all things onyx as well. Especially ashtrays and table lighters.

    My husband used to buy me a Wade Whimsie every week before we were married. I still have them all.
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    My Nan( from my Dads side) had about three of them, all really large but slightly different sizes.
    each shire horse was pulling something slightly different. I never really liked them they freaked me out a little bit as they were so big!

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    I once visited a distant cousin (3rd twice removed) who had many nick-nacks, including a couple of shire horses with brewery drays.

    She also had 2 complete collections of figurines, one set was of Georgian - early Victorian women (all looking like they were from a Jane Austen novel) & the other was of 1920s-30s figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixtyten View Post
    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
    I still have a few of them but must admit they are hideous!

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    If there's anything naffer than Beswick dogs it's that shire horse and cart, which my parents owned, and I will never ever forgive them for. Worse, even, than those hideous velvet wall plaques featuring scenes of Wales, or the Lake District, or London.
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    My mam worked for Ronson's in the 60s and 70s so we had lots of these in the house. I've still got a lovely chunky cut glass one on my fire place (minus it's lighter innards). I put tea lights inside it.

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