Throwback Thursday

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You know how it is when you’re searching for something on the internet . . .

Suddenly, you bump into all kinds of cool things you weren’t even looking for!

Recently, I found a whole bunch of fun vintage items that really had me reminiscing. I decided to save them and will show you a few, every now and then, in a new feature I’m calling: Throwback Thursday. πŸ™‚

Please feel free to send me a photo of something nostalgic from your life experience! I’d love to show it in a future post!

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Before the jumpy stimulation of “Angry Birds”, there was the quiet relaxation of Colorforms! These little plastic shapes could be infinitely repositioned for hours of imaginative play.

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If your own home didn’t have a bed adorned with a chenille bedspread
– chances are that Grandma’s did!

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Ladies, everywhere, wanted this rather awkward piece of equipment to dry their hair. You slipped on the “hat”, attached the hose, and voila – a hair salon in your own home! The loud hum made it difficult to take a phone call or watch TV, however.

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I can NOT believe I ever wore this handy dandy, easy to fold-up and stash in your purse – rain bonnet! I definitely did, though, and why not!?! Who would want wet hair after all that time and trouble with the hair dryer? πŸ˜‰

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‘Til next time . . .

Hugs,

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I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Click the envelope to leave a comment or to read what the other kids are saying! πŸ˜€


Comments

Throwback Thursday — 11 Comments

  1. You know, there are probably a few of your readers that never saw any of these before and are probably getting a good laugh from this post. Colorforms were almost as fun as paper dolls, weren’t they.

    I never had a Chenille bedspread, but I did buy one at a garage sale back in the 80s. My daughter wanted me to make a robe for her from it and back then you COULD NOT buy chenille by the yard. Of course, you COULD make your own, remember that?

    I think that’s the same model hair dryer I had. I think I just got rid of it about 10 years ago, after it sat unused on the shelf for about 20 years. No, I am NOT a hoarder. I just stored it up high and you know, out of sight, out of mind.

    I don’t think I ever used a rain hat. I think I have always loved umbrellas. Actually, I love umbrellas.

    Wonder what you will come up with next. You always bring fond memories.
    Have a great weekend. Your favorite weather is finally here!
    xx, Carol

  2. I still have the dryer in my attic!! Yes my grandmother had a Chenille bedspread. Mom wore the rain bonnet, always had one in her purse! And I loved the colorforms for my kids but even better was when I played with paper doll cut outs!

  3. Hi Carol,
    I DO remember making a chenille-like table runner. It was called “candlewick” embroidery, I think. We stretched fabric in a large hoop, then used heavy thread to do a series of stitches – mostly french knots. Gosh, I forgot all about that! πŸ™‚ xo

    P.S. The weather has been beautiful… and we’re just starting to see some amazing foliage!

  4. Happy Thursday, Clenna!
    I still laugh about the rain bonnets. The girls in my school all had them. Even as pre-teens, we never wanted to be caught with ruined hairdos! I remember we had to shake the thing out in order to put it away. Heaven help anyone who was close by! The folds of the bonnet held a lot of rain and an unsuspecting person could inadvertently become pretty soaked. πŸ™‚ xo

  5. I had some of those rain bonnets too and they certainly did soak anyone within standing distance when you shook them out!!! So funny to remember these items. I had one of those hair dryers too and later adapted it to be a blow dryer by not attaching the cap and using a brush with the hot air coming out of the hose. I thought I was the cat’s meow!!

  6. Welcome, Laurel πŸ™‚
    How very clever of you to come up with the idea of turning your old hair dryer into a blow dryer!
    Now that is recycling! xo

  7. I love this type of post Crystal!!! They stir up all sorts of warm and fuzzy memories. I used to love playing with Colorforms…do they even make them anymore? That bedspread is gorgeous! We had some chenille bedspreads as kids, but none as pretty as that one. I never used a rain hat, always a rain coat or jacket with a big hood and a pretty umbrella. xoxo πŸ™‚

  8. How do I get 5 of those rain bonnets. They will be a perfect gift for friends meeting in Seattle.

  9. Hi Ruth πŸ™‚
    The rain bonnet you see in my blog post is from a vintage advertisement….
    I’m not sure that exact style would still available anywhere today, but I did a quick google search and found one that might be a good substitute . . .

    Click the following link to see it!

    Rain Bonnet

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