What old-fashioned things have you kept that have recently become desirable?

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Wicker/rattan seems to be back in a big way. I picked up this second-hand unit for £30 at a vintage fair and I'm really happy with it. It's hard to know how much something similar would have cost new - but it's fairly close in style to Urban Outfitters' rattan range, which is a lot more expensive.

           

I'd love to know: have you held onto any furniture or other things that were once very fashionable, only to find they're all the rage once again?

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  • ka7e
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    Bit of a design classic, but I inherited my parent's Ercol dining table, chairs and love seat when they "upgraded" to G-Plan many years ago. I've added 2 extension tables and carvers over the years and love the clean lines and honey-gold colour. I couldn't afford to replace, it even with second-hand pieces today.
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    When I sold my late Mum's flat last year, she had a pulley system, ceiling clothes dryer.  I was expecting the FTBs to ask for it's removal as old-fashioned, but no they wanted it!
  • twopenny
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    I've always wanted one of those.
    In fact old days they had fire, cooker, hot water tank and the pulley drier. All operated from one lot of fuel. Perfect ecconomy.
    I found my whole house is on trend. Aparantly cottage with modern twist is a thing.
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    When I sold my late Mum's flat last year, she had a pulley system, ceiling clothes dryer.  I was expecting the FTBs to ask for it's removable as old-fashioned, but no they wanted it!
    I love our ceiling airer so much we have two. 🙂
  • Mistral001
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    Belfast sink.  It was originally in my kitchen and made in the 1950's. I have it in the utility room now.

    PS.  I have a ceiling airer in my utility room as well.  It used to be in my granny's house. It is not of much value as it is mostly homemade I believe.  My guess is that it is, at least, 75 years old
  • Eldi_Dos
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    When I sold my late Mum's flat last year, she had a pulley system, ceiling clothes dryer.  I was expecting the FTBs to ask for it's removable as old-fashioned, but no they wanted it!
    I love our ceiling airer so much we have two. 🙂
    Brought up in house with one of those, so handy.
    Looks good if drying flowers on it, Statice being a favorite of mine.
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    Spider plant - think they were everywhere in the 1960s/70s and I see them now in shops/garden centres.
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    I taught myself to knit and sew when it was very unfashionable
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