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HOW WEDDING PRESENTS CHANGE

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DIZZI

DIZZI Report 20 Mar 2013 11:13

WEDDING PRESENTS THEN AND NOW

1968 ,,,,45 YEARS AGO WE HAD
SILVER TEA & COFFEE POT SET

CANTEEN OF CUTLERY

GLASS COCKTAIL SHAKER AND GLASSES WITH TRAY

SILVER SET TURNED OUT NOT TO BE SILVER AND PITTED BADLY
IN THE LOFT,

CUTLERY IN THE LOFT

ONLY THING THAT MAY BE WORTH ANYTHING IS THE RETRO
COCKTAIL SET IN RED STRIPED GLASS,
BUT THATS IN THE LOFT ALSO

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 20 Mar 2013 11:31

1960 we had several casserole dishes, tablecloths, pillow cases, towels, ironing board, cutlery, steak knives, (still use those), tea pot etc, dinner service, pyrex rolling pin (still use), scales (kitchen), eiderdown and candlewick bedspread, cake knife. several toast racks, saucepan set, water jug and glasses (waterford I think and still have those). iron.

But we had not lived together before marriage so had nothing at all. We easily set up home with the presents which were bought individually, some asked for a list some didn't but there was no store list.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 20 Mar 2013 11:42

Sounds like my list from 1968 Ann :-D

I still have one very good quality blanket, the cutlery, and some stainless steel serving dishes left. apart from that, I think everything else has gone.

We have moved 6 times in 45 years and really had to downsize for retirement, so it was 'bye-bye' to quite a lot of stuff 9 years ago. Our daughter has our 1970's wardrobe, dressing table and tallboy and they really don't looked dated at all.


We hadn't lived together either and were SO proud of every new item we could afford - whether it was second hand or new. We chose everything together - made a few mistakes - but we learned some lessons along the way... :-D

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Mar 2013 12:38

It's difficult to remember which were Wedding presents, and those which were 'bottom drawer' purchases or hand-me-downs.

We've certainly got some stainless steel serving dishes, a cheese board and wine glasses. Oh, and a Hornsby? pottery tea caddy.

Our children's generation, from my own observation, don't seem to want hand-me-down furniture when they set up home and would rather buy flat-pack new.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 20 Mar 2013 12:52

we had two identical pyrex casseroles, a pyrex rolling pin, mixing bowl and jug, a set of saucepans, a candlewick bedspread, a Welsh wool blanket which I still have, an electric kettle, a super st of cutlery from my parents, a crap set from his parents, a silver plated dish with a handle, a water jug and glasses, a coal scuttle with poker, brush etc., a table lamp, an electric clock, a washing up bowl, some of the guests gave nothing :-S - that was 1959 :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 20 Mar 2013 12:56

Thanks for jogging my memory Ann I forgot the pyrex mixing bowl and a clock, and the silver plated bowl with handle No such luxury as an electric kettle though, an ordinary sit of the cooker one.

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Mar 2013 12:59

Trying to remember what we were given for the occassion

Toaster
Kettle
Wool blankets
Towels
Kitchen clock
Vacuum cleaner
Fridge
Garden fork and spade
Cash from both sets of parents with which we bought a bed and a dining room table with chairs
An extending indoor washing line to go over the bath
Buttter dish
A mirror

vera2010

vera2010 Report 20 Mar 2013 13:01

It was coffee and tea sets and lampshades. My mother sent me some lovely blue blankets which I no longer have, Had to go out and buy a frying pan.

I have at this very moment sitting in my kitchen space an 1968 coffee set. Tall coffee pot with geometric design. The only wedding present left. Nowhere to put it but can't bear to give it to charity shop.

Was just saying to my daughter the other day that back in the day some young people were happy to start off with second hand furniture from family. Also where I came from it was the norm if you wanted new to have always a 3 piece suite, dining room set and bedroom suite on the HP and then of course you kept if for years.

Vera

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 20 Mar 2013 13:09

Bottom drawer I remember my sisters having them :-D

vera2010

vera2010 Report 20 Mar 2013 13:19

I don't have a bottom drawer but have one with things I will never use. Nice cotton and lace bed linen and old fashioned cotton nightdress. A nod to my mother who always had such items 'in case you had to call the doctor'. Just a little keepsake for me now.

Vera

Von

Von Report 20 Mar 2013 13:22

Ann Cardiff
I have two Welsh blankets. One given to me when we married 42 yrs ago and the other was my mothers so must date from the 1930's sometime.

I still use a lot of things I had when we married. I also still have my parents bread board and pyrex dishes.

I also have lamp bases from the 70's and I dig stuff out when it becomes fashionable again. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Lot of retro fifties crockery designs around at the moment .
Von
Edit Meant to say that whilst looking through old newspapers I've found lots of lists of wedding presents in the wedding notices

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 20 Mar 2013 13:26

I still have the rolling pin, the Welsh wool blanket, and just remembered a blue wool blanket with a satin edge - the coal scuttle, which is plastic contains my old 78rpm records and 45's - just remembered - had some sherry glasss and still have just one left

I also have the first present my Dad ever bought my Mum - a silver basket with a blue glass bowl in it - for sugar presumably

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 20 Mar 2013 13:31

Was chuffed to bits in 1973 to get two sets of Pyrex casserole dishes - 3 different sizes in a set.

When I and my husband got divorced we had one set each and I have still gone mine and use them at least twice a week.

Still got the saucepans as well.

Wish I had kept the sundae set but gave them to a charity shop many years ago.

Elisabeth

Elisabeth Report 20 Mar 2013 13:42

When we married in 1970 the 'present list' was not the norm. You just accepted whatever was given. I still have some items - tall water set, Pyrex dishes, breadboard and knife and odd towels, pillowslips etc. The strangest thing or things were not one but three Spong mincers! I passed one to Mum-in-law, another to a friend and kept one. During many moves and upgrading to a food processor mine went.

Mum-in-law, in her 90s, has now given up her home and came to live with us over a year ago. Guess what - I am now the proud possessor of that original Spong mincer! Haven 't the heart to get rid of it!

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 20 Mar 2013 13:59

In 1956 - no lists - just grateful.

electric fire - very posh
water jug and glasses - still have the green waterjug
2 pairs blankets blue with satin binding
2 eiderdowns
box of groceries
set of six rainbow glass dessert dishes - still have all six
2 pairs of striped bed linen - one blue, one pink with frills on p'cases!!
Damask hand painted tablecloths - lots of with napkins.
2 dreadful vases
china tea service

Can't recall any more but there were quite a few.

Ron2

Ron2 Report 20 Mar 2013 15:59

Detective - that "Hornsby" tea caddy is probably a "Hornsea" Pottery item. The pottery was located at Hornsea on the East Coast - west of Beverley. The pottery ceased manufacturing many years ago so tis possible your tea caddy will appreciate in value. We still visit the site of the pottery as has been a "Free Port" since pottery went bust

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 20 Mar 2013 17:09

Another reminder We had a mincer as well and I wish I still had it.
Also had two sets of large glass serving bowl for fruit or trifle etc and seix glass dishes to match. Still have one set, sold one at car boot sale.

I also still have most of my parent's dinner service they had for a wedding gift in 1934.

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 20 Mar 2013 17:35

Also 1956...lists not thought of!!.
Same as most on here...including Pyrex rolling pin...still got it and been used a lot as I had cafe at one time!
Anderson ironing board and sleeve board...still got...it's got asbestos stand for iron!,must say not used much these days,but had lots in the past.
Loads of towels, sheets,tablecloths , serviettes,cutlery dinner service tea service toaster...very basic...etc
Still have an ottoman...blanket chest....bought by an aunt..
Like Chris can't remember more...long time ago....but did have lots of the same.