20 Old Things That Are Still Look Awesome

“A waffle iron bought used at a garage sale in 1958 for 25 cents — and it still works!”

“This is the dress my grandmother designed in 1959 for her twentieth wedding anniversary. I wore it yesterday on her one-hundredth birthday!”

“My mom’s 82-year-old, still sharp, child-safe scissors”

“My old 1940s traveling alarm clock — it still rings pretty loud too.”

“I scored a 1970s Gunne Sax wedding dress and a whole set of Homer Laughlin mid-century Skytone Stardust dinnerware. Never stop thrifting!”


“I’ve just found my great-grandmother’s handbag! It’s still in good condition.”

“I found this old light bulb in my grandparents’ house, which was built in 1902, and it still works.”

“My grandparents’ vintage Kirby vacuum cleaner in pristine condition”

“My mom made this coat for herself in 1973. Now her 22-year-old granddaughter is rocking it!”

“Newly acquired: my parents’ first TV from 1983 and my dad’s cabinet from when he was a teen in 1968. My future child will watch cartoons on it just like I did.”

“I found this 1970s Panasonic alarm clock/radio in my dad’s old stuff, and it still works like new!”

“It was made in the 1940s and belonged to my great-great-grandma — still in use today!”


“This pocket watch from 1892 — it keeps decent time considering its age.”

“This is my favorite vintage blazer I’ve ever bought — 1940s wool with silk inner lining.”

“My mother’s YSL bracelet from the ’80s”

“A 1920s tuxedo that I have”

“I just got my great grandmother’s glasses fixed up and fitted with my own prescription! Not sure how old they are, but they’re probably from the 1960s. Thrilled to be able to keep her style in the family.”

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  1. My grandmother gave me that same Panasonic alarm clock when I was a kid–maybe 45 or 50 years ago. I still use it today and it works great.

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