Which household item shows YOUR age? Nostalgic folks share the retro toys and household items they still own – from classic wooden bowls to vintage Tupperware
- People reminisce about photos of nostalgic household trinkets
- The conversation started on the Facebook page of a radio station in New Zealand
- In a post, followers were asked to share memories of old objects that show their true age
- Dozens remembered a wooden fruit bowl that belonged to grandparents’ houses
- Others shared photos of vintage Tupperware containers and bracket leggings
People reminisce about childhood by sharing nostalgic photos of clothes and household items that were popular in the last century.
The conversation started on the Facebook page of New Zealand radio station Canterbury FM, where a post asked followers to share memories of iconic objects showing their age.
Dozens recalled a set of wooden bowls found in hundreds of thousands of kitchens in the 1970s, with different sizes tailored for snacks, fruits, and dips.
‘Oh my god, the wooden bowl. My great aunt still uses it – it doesn’t break, ”said one woman.
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Childhood Memories: Dozens of shared photos of a set of 1970s wooden bowls (pictured) that are now synonymous with the kitchens of grandparents and older relatives
Others shared photos of vintage drink containers (right) and leggings with ‘stirrups’ stitched to the cuffs, designed to allow feet to slide through (left)
‘These used to be used at parties for chippies and finger food. Talk about last century now! ‘added another.
A third said her grandmother still displays the iconic bowl on a shelf in her kitchen.
Others shared photos of vintage Tupperware containers and leggings with ‘stirrups’ stitched to the cuffs, designed to allow feet to slide through.
Stirrup pants were all the rage for women from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, with a 1985 column in Cincinnati Magazine stating that the style was “ touted as the basic wardrobe of the year, and everyone buys them. ‘.
A man posted a screenshot of an ET talking doll released in 1982 with the caption, “I’m so old.”
One woman shared a photo of a 1980s stainless steel beverage container that she said is “ still in use, ” while another post about a miniature razor specifically designed to cut children’s hair at home.
Many remembered this vintage style from Tupperware, which is now being sold on online marketplaces like Etsy for significantly more than it originally cost
One man remembered these ’60s’ clackers, plastic balls tied to a string to be hit together for children’s entertainment
“Our boys went to the hills when they saw this coming,” she recalled.
“A razor blade on each end, depending on how short you wanted it.”
Another posted photos of 1970s-style cutlery, including a knife with a deep beige handle.
A woman tagged her friend and said, “I still use one every day, yours and mine was a wedding present for my mom and dad.”
Photos include a miniature shaver designed specifically for cutting children’s hair at home (left) and 1970s cutlery with deep beige handles (right)
A man posted a screenshot of this ET talking doll released in 1982 with the caption, “I’m so old.”
“I got these from my grandmother,” said another.
A man shared a photo of vintage ‘clackers’, which are plastic balls attached to a string that can be hit together for children’s entertainment.
A product description of the toy – which was popular in the 1960s – promises potential owners that they will become ‘the master of the playground’.