1970s Things Found In Every Home
1970s Things Found In Every Home
The 1970s had a style all of it’s own and many of the items found in homes can no longer be seen in them. Let’s take a tour and see 1970s things found in every home.
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I don’t know why I love 70s
Love your channel It is great to have this stuff captured and remembered. I was born in 1970.
Great video — made me smile and also got me thinking ….
I think it is interesting when you think about any moment in time in the past….it represents a combination of infinite variables that will never repeat in the same exact same way ever again.
It is a moment in time and a world of its own that is gone forever.
It seems not only like a different time….but like a totally different world too.
In a sense, it is kind of like parallel or multiple universes
You stand on a street corner today – but can "see" an overlay of that same exact spot 50 years ago with totally different people, technologies and stores at that location carrying out "their" lives.
Yet that exact "world" will never repeat the exact same way ever again.
I have this little closet where my furnace is and the fake wood wall paneling is still in the closet lol .. and under my carpet the 70s tile style done in the bathroom and kitchen is still under the carpet lol . My house was also built a 100 years ago !
Hurricane lamps, contact paper for drawers and cabinets, the "emergency numbers" magnet list that was on the side of the fridge (this was before 911). Those horrid waterbeds. Glass coffee tables with square edges (I have a scar on my eyebrow from falling into one of them). And here is a fun story. We lived on a hobby farm and our cows were very friendly. We had one who we had bottle fed and she was basically a 1500lb dog. One day someone left the barn door open and she got out. She came up to the house and pushed the screen door open with her nose and just walked right on in. Her hooves left indents in the linoleum floor. My mother was pissed, especially because she had just waxed it.
I was only 10 in 1970 so I couldn’t do much about the house, but I do remember the wood paneling in the finished basement. As I got older, I painted over it. Looked so much better. Someone else did mention about the long extended telephone receiver cord. They were right. You can take the phone almost anywhere in the house. One last thing. I also remembered this funky looking wallpaper in the bathroom that was silver and black. It made me dizzy just looking at it. Great video.
Plastic slipcovers (usually with gold piping) on the "good furniture" that you would stick to if the temp was above 70*. And translucent/textured plastic drop-ceiling tiles!
Aww, this makes me homesick! Life was easy living at home with the parents. Graduate of 1976!
Anyone remember Green Stamps you used to get at the grocery stores? Fill up a book or two and go to a store to trade those books for products. My mother got a Mr Coffee and a Crock Pot with those. I had that crock pot until last year when the pot broke. It broke my heart 💔
I love the first couch with the wings on it. I had one exactly like it. I have a set of colorful bowls my grandma got me for a wedding gift 55 years ago. I bought the matching casserole dishes. They’re very special to me & I use them for holidays.
U have 80’s in this.
Born in 1967 I remember all of these. My favorite part of the 70s was Saturday morning cartoons. Especially Kroft Super Stars 😄…. The good ol’ days!
You missed the Princess phone. Still popular in the 70’s for teen girls’ rooms. As an extension phone, of course, and being yelled to get off because your mother needed the phone!
I wonder what era of decor people looked back on in horror during the 70s given what they had
My GAWD what an horrible decade it was for interior design, clothing, and so many other things. About the only fabulous thing the ’70s gave us was some great music.
Don’t laugh too hard at the old 70’s styles. In 50 years the crap you regard a chic, trendy and stylish right now will most certainly be worthy of hearty guffaws.
The more extreme and modern you think your sense of style is, the funnier it will be in decades to come.
I feel like you photographed my house growing up. I recognize so many of these decorating trends it is scary. I loved this video.
Thanks so much love this! I had metal yellow curio cabinet and a Setbof Mushroom Canisters and Cups lol yep I loved the 70s.
Not a word about freestanding fireplaces!
The 1970’s were NOT a simpler time! Vietnam war and eventual fall of Saigon. Draft. The oil embargo and subsequent energy crisis (remember no Christmas lights?…Gas lines?) Commercial jet hijacking. Ayatollah Khomeini. The embassy hostages (remember yellow ribbons?). Saddam Hussein taking control of Iraq. Invasion of Cambodia. Watergate. Hyper inflation. Three Mile Island. Jonestown….on and on and on.
My parents built their first home around this time. We had the only built in intercom system in the neighborhood. It was supposed to be used to pipe music throughout, but was mostly used to ‘call’ me & let me know my time out was over & I could come out of my room! Lol
🙂 Concert tickets were $5.00 to see Pink Floyd!
Editing because I love that people love this, even if I personally cringe into a pretzel. I’ll return to this video because it captures the middle class lifestyle of 70s to a tee – I need this for a project.
Got married in 1976, got that gold velvet rocking chair in orange from my parents & the console TV 📺 was a big piece of our furniture. No remote though. Our coffee pot was a percolator & we went with yellow over avocado for the fridge. I remember when we got our first Amana “Radar Range” as the first microwaves were called. Still have the hardcover cookbook that came with it & still use it to make a great granola recipe. Never did feel comfortable with 70’s style & colors, I prefer earlier times decor, 50’s & 60’s.
Gahhh….the horror show of my childhood…we had lots of “interesting” wallpaper, thankfully, no wood paneling. You did show our kitchen linoleum floor during the slide show, lol! That thing was so hard to clean…it was “pebbly” and the dirt would get into the valleys, and was really hard to get out. I had a lot of friends with an even worse horror show, like you are tormenting me with here, than our house did. I have a 100% No Wallpaper in the house rule…just, no. I don’t do shiplap either…not a Chip and Joanna fan. 70s were over the top with the color or patterns, and maybe the horror of growing up through that (and it lasting into the 80s, 90s or longer) has led us to all have “beige/grey” houses…lots of plain…which I’m okay with, but it’s a little sterile. I try to do a happy medium, although I’m no decorator, lol. Grey/beige walls make it easy to have things that contrast and bring some life into the room (for me, anyway.) I did like the cool lights…I still like cool lights, lol. Edited to add: my parents thought a “push button phone” was a waste of money…and you ‘rented’ the phone from Ma Bell back then…we had one phone from the 40s or something…I think it was solid steel, black, must have weighed about 10 pounds, and was a deadly weapon, quite frankly. At least I begged at some point and we got the long springy cord that I could get to reach to the basement so I could talk to my friends without everyone listening!!!
The crocheted blankets were called afghans and they were not scratchy because they were made with acrylic yarn. Very soft.
1970s Things Found At Every Thrift Shop In Town.
This vid nails it! Well done!
Such wonderful and wholesome memories! I was born in the late 80s but had the great fortune of growing up in my wonderful granddad’s house and had so many of these things still around in the nineties and beyond! ❤️ We had one of those fake wood paneled clock radios still working in 2002! Things were definitely built to last back in the day 👌🏽
How I love to forget those days of gaudy stuff, polyester leisure suits, and platform shoes. It started with Richard Nixon and ended with Disco. What does that tell you?…😫
The chairs you called rattan were actually wicker. Rattan was large, round, and looked closely like bamboo.
You clearly have not been in “every home” 😂🤣
This video is my entire childhood… lol
We can’t forget the leisure suits or the zoot suits, even though we may want to,
Shagging on shag carpet. Man…those were the days!!!
Din’t like it then and certainly not now, yuk🙀😨
Wow, what memories! Look so horrible now, but I would go back in a second!
anyone else feel like they are taking a virtual tour through their grandma’s house?
I remember the electric percolator.
I remember giant pieces of furniture with TV’s and stereos in them in the living room.
The birth of Toyota in America–although that might have been earlier. I wasn’t aware of it till the 70’s.
Dried fruit and nut platters as Christmas gifts.
Mary Jane shoes…black.
Fringe on clothing, too…as well as vests, handbags.
Love beads, after effects.
Peace signs, after effects.
Flower power, after effects
Haight-Ashbury, after effects.
Woodstock, after effects.
Half this was never seen in anyone’s home. We had a GTO and Ford Colt or Buick. Rl toys in cracker jack boxes and cereal. Clocks with alarm u wind up. Banana seat bikes and flag for the bike. Peddle cars.Electric can opener. Black and white tv. If u had color it was a big deal. I never seen that toy gun ever. We had metal or plastic ones. We had velvet dress clothes. Our stove frig and cupboard were metal and yellow. Frig still works. Milk came from the milkman. We had a orange round fire place. Light bright sit n spin board games. No one wanted to clean but had to. There was no 911. Work benches. Knitted slippers and mittens. Lava lamp. Door ways had long beeds hanging. Not sure any more been awhile.
Oh my! That was fun. Memories.
Don’t forget the ashtrays! They were a feature. Even if your parents didn’t smoke!
4:23… I like eating on these Mommy…
Today, I would love to have the 1970’s bath suite in gold that was at our house…or even better, a dark brown suite. le sigh.
Yep, the 70’s & Avocado green countertops in kitchens with a matching Refrigerator. Don’t forget the wallpaper in colors of yellow, orange & green flowers pattern to complete the vomitous color scheme. 🤮
My parents only recently got rid of their huge stereo cabinet, but that reupholstered sofa has followed us around to every home we’ve lived in! Dad also still has a reel to reel for music!
I wouldn’t mind having that funky wallpaper again!
Thanks so much for this…this really took me back in time to my happiest time and place in my life…so many things i could relate to in this..my mum had the owl in the kitchen hung up ha ah ..we had the shag carpet..flowery wall paper AND carpets up the stairs…I had purple curtains in my bedroom as a child..and srah kay bedding which i still see now on ebay under vintage 70s bedding …i so yearn to be back there…this video kind of did the job for 11 minutes so a huge thank you! Sonique 👌🤗😁
When you love history buy your home was built literally 4 years ago