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Things your parents owned that you swore you wouldn't. And now you do.

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theinternetmakesmyeyesfeelsick Fri 04-Dec-20 18:57:54

Coasters. Oh the shame!!!!

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PastramiNoRye Fri 04-Dec-20 19:00:55

A gravy boat!

Santaisironingwrappingpaper Fri 04-Dec-20 19:01:21

Up until she died in February a rottweiler!

WhatTheFuckHappenedHere Fri 04-Dec-20 19:03:41

An antique chest!

Butchyrestingface Fri 04-Dec-20 19:06:50

Up until she died in February a rottweiler!

It took me several reads of that sentence to understand it. grin

THERMAL VESTS. Sorry mum (RIP), you were right!

JofraArchersFastestBall Fri 04-Dec-20 19:07:39

Waterproof trousers

stressfullday Fri 04-Dec-20 19:08:22

Wearing slippers around the house

Blastandbollocks Fri 04-Dec-20 19:08:49

Walking shoes. Not boots. Shoes.

Midway between a boot and a trainer. Seems to have no practical function... Except they're so comfy!

theinternetmakesmyeyesfeelsick Fri 04-Dec-20 19:08:56

Oh God, I have ALL those things except the Rottie.

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musicposy Fri 04-Dec-20 19:10:20

I don’t own, but along a similar vein I used to tell my mum her 60s sideboard was hideously ugly and out of date and she should replace it. Likewise the built in wooden kitchen cupboards.

Now I think they are high quality retro chic and am envious!

lidoshuffle Fri 04-Dec-20 19:12:11

An electric blanket!

Magpiefeather Fri 04-Dec-20 19:14:53

Shoe horn
Practical waterproof coat
Massive knickers

FreeFallingFree Fri 04-Dec-20 19:14:54

Fleece-lined slipper boots confused

In my defence, i'm working from home and it's chilly.

CheapLeggings Fri 04-Dec-20 19:20:49

Longer length Cardigans / jumpers that go "over the bum".

Also sensible waterproof winter coat grin

VinylDetective Fri 04-Dec-20 19:24:13

musicposy

I don’t own, but along a similar vein I used to tell my mum her 60s sideboard was hideously ugly and out of date and she should replace it. Likewise the built in wooden kitchen cupboards.

Now I think they are high quality retro chic and am envious!

This. My parents’ 160s Errol has pride of place in my house.

theinternetmakesmyeyesfeelsick Fri 04-Dec-20 19:24:18

massive pants - check
sensible waterproof coat - check

My DF still has the GPlan furniture they bought way back when - I think it's now called 'mid-century'.

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theinternetmakesmyeyesfeelsick Fri 04-Dec-20 19:25:06

Yes, and an Ercol display unit thingy with a drop down drinks cabinet!

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petridishmystery Fri 04-Dec-20 19:25:37

Jumpers that I wear as a top in its own right with just a vest underneath, instead of one that I’ve layered over a short sleeved top and can take off.

user1493413286 Fri 04-Dec-20 19:27:03

Does a national trust membership count? I thought that was the epitome of being old and boring when I was a teen and now here I am with one

sparepantsandtoothbrush Fri 04-Dec-20 19:27:04

stressfullday

Wearing slippers around the house

Yes to this!! I even found myself getting irritated by the scuffing noise my slippers were making on the kitchen floor while I walked earlier just like I used to when mum wore them 😂

lljkk Fri 04-Dec-20 19:30:06

Slow cookers that MNers gush about make me laugh. My mother loved hers in the 1970s. Although she barely ever cooked.

sorry, I'm struggling to think of a single thing my mother had that I thought was naff then but now like loads. My mother loved her hot tub, too... I don't have one.

Ettie Fri 04-Dec-20 19:34:32

A dark coat specifically for going to funerals!

Nobeautysleep Fri 04-Dec-20 19:41:17

Pastry forks.

A separate dining set for “special”

FastFood Fri 04-Dec-20 19:42:52

A pension plan

bugaboo218 Fri 04-Dec-20 19:43:26

A proper waterproof sensible coat

Flat hideous, but comfortable shoes

A cake stand and cake server

A cheese board and set of cheese knives

Butter dish and gravy boat

Proper pyjamas instead of short nightshirts and shortie pj sets.

Bone China mugs

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