Post

I Like Old Fashioned Things

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,987 People

    Very Much...

    I am fascinated by history and the way it relates to buildings, material things. These things left behind are echoes of what was, and simply by being near them, you can feel the impression of the past. I feel this way with many things, but one example that readily comes to mind...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 22, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Aviators instead of polarized shades.

    Fedora instead of SnapBack cap. Suit jacket instead of dope t-shirt. Trousers instead of low *** jeans. Black boots instead of shiny new Jordans. And a messenger bag just to top it all off. Old school instead of new...yeah, that's how I roll.
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Not Everything..

    but some things are really nice old fashioned... like old books or I dunno.. some things are just nice.. but some things are definetly a much better as they are nowadays..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 15, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Do I

    People didn't waste and were grateful for what they had.... didn't take for granted the simple things.  Does anyone know what I mean?   
    fynn fynn 31-35, F Dec 20, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Love When Stuff Was Made For Quality And You Kept It For Generations

    I love how the older things were kept and how well taken care of they were. When you pass something down from generation to generation it's sentimental it has meaning and most older things were not like today and merely decorative they had purpose and function things were not...
    EnchantingMinx EnchantingMinx 22-25, F Jul 1, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Brass, wood, leather

    and canvas are the only way for me. I love the look of older objects, and one day my home will look like some weird splice of modern and classic decorative style.
    xxxCL4Yxxx xxxCL4Yxxx 18-21, M Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Built To Last

    I love old furniture everything seemed to be built better and last much longer I also think that old furniture is much more stylish than today's products. I suppose things were built to last then because the majority of people just did not have the money to keep replacing things...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M Jul 17, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Older Methods Are Sometimes Better...

    I'm a fan of what works, my late grandmother was too, though I'm more of a nostalgic that she was, I always remembered, she'd look forward to new things and seeing how they work and trying them to see if they did the trick, however, I learned from her that there's a reason why...
    LEBsCreations LEBsCreations 22-25, M Oct 29, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Like The Older Stuff

    i am a fan of anything before my time basically to understand how it all works in a mechanical way i like old radios and clocks especially old cars and trucks they have style and class and had real men and women putting the parts together not robots u make a connection between...
    jlogan14 jlogan14 16-17, M Jun 11, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Gateway Into Another Time

    I love anything old. Doesn't really matter how old. I love Victorian anything. I would love to have lived in the Roaring 20's. I am endlessly fascinated with how steadfast and sturdy and persevering Mid-western American people were in the dusty 30's. 40's glamor, 50's modernity...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Stop Ruining It For The Rest Of Us

    I was walking into a mall, a baby in the stroller and my toddler walking with me.... I held the door open for a woman coming in behind me. No "Thank You" no nod nothing. You know we are supposedly in the age of political correctness, consideration etc... its shameful. 2 days...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Jun 5, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    ~Dusting Powder~

    Confession: I use old ladies dusting powder after my bath. I love the fresh cool talcum powder that is so very softly scented and creates a puff of white magic when you open the lid. The clean aroma wafting around my fresh scrubbed nakedness makes me think of my Grandmother and...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Love Vintage Dresses

    so feminine, so classy, so sweet.. Absolutely love wearing them !!and the dresses and makeup of hollywood girls in the 50s...Gorgeous. I'm not saying nowadays it isn't good. it's just the older fashion has a way to my heart.
    Gurlwithgun Gurlwithgun 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Plan

    Most kids sold lemonade... I sold auntiques. I'm only 13 and I have $3465 worth of stuff in my basement. 3 Edison phonographs 2 1920s phones a couple of 1850-1820 books snow white book 1936 comics from the sixties a 1909 wall crank phone a 1919 browning camera (unfortunately not...
    Alexhippie Alexhippie 13-15, M Aug 20, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Old Fart, Young Packaging.

    I've always had a bit of a passion for and fascination with the old fashioned. I think it started when I was a little kid going through my grandmother's old knicknacks. Now, my grandmother had my mother fairly late in life--I don't know the exact age, but I'm sure she was 45...
    MasteroftheDistantPrison MasteroftheDistantPrison 22-25, M Aug 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Do I Ever!

    i am truly an old-fashioned girl at heart. cars, clothes, hairstyles, movies, appliances, you name it...anything from back in the day (especially the 1940s) equals instant love for me!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F Jun 22, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    More Character

    I think older things have more character and soul about them. When I was little my Mum used to buy new things all the time but I always wanted to hang on to the older stuff - she thought I was crazy. I love old houses - the materials they are made of - the fact that they have a...
    liquidamber liquidamber 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 21, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I so love old things,

    they have just so much history in them! When I was a teenager I used to go through my grandmother's things every time .The photos,her little boxes,the attic was my heaven . I also used to go through my mother's things,since the hippie period and all that flower power stuff,I...
    nousernams nousernams 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    maina117 maina117 26-30 3 Responses Feb 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Vintage Items

    They are sure from another era when character and charm counted.The older they are the better they look. No wonder they are of value.
    DilXXX1982 DilXXX1982 31-35, M Sep 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I value old ways... this country would be 10x

    better if we stuck with the constitution. . That is all
    xfl41 xfl41 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Way It Was

    Remember the days when the first thing I would do each day was check the sports page to see how my favorite team did the day/night before.  Hurry and eat breakfast and go to my best friend's house so that we could play whiffle ball in his backyard.  Remember the...
    SaulofTarsus SaulofTarsus 56-60, M 6 Responses Apr 29, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Made With Pride In America.

    When I think of the many thing's that are concidered as old fashioned today the first thing that come's to mind is American Pride. People worked long and hard to make top of the line American product's. You could depend on them lasting longer and working well. Car's were made...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Have you ever taken notice

    as to how old-fashioned items have so much more soul than their modern-day brethren? They have more weight & substance to them... and not just in terms of mass. They possess a far more "real" feel, as though you are touching an item which has EARNED its place in the world. Of...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Our Ancestors Wouldn't Recognize Most Of Us...

    While our world has a myriad of distractions and amenities, it's softened us up, and separated us from our neighbors. When life was a lot harder I think the "down time" and rewards were much greater in feeling. A long days work for 2 or 3 dollars but in silver, or gold. The...
    AuDigit AuDigit 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I love old fashioned dresses

    and shoes and jewelry.Anything old fashioned I love.An I totally wish I was born in the 1920s.
    Shireene92 Shireene92 13-15, F 1 Response May 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I like old fashioned things.

    .. i like old fashioned romance and love... stupid maybe but its what i love... frank santra on christmas... easter egg hunts.. just love kinda things ... life ... ce le vie
    Nichalas Nichalas 22-25, M Jun 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    That's Because I Am One

    Yep, you have to like the old things when you are my age.  I of course read printed books still from time to time just so I can blow the dust off of them before handing it to a friend but now mainly read ebooks.  No dust and storage isn't a problem.  In addition, it is so much...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Jun 12, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Serious!

    I am a serious History Buff. Sometimes I wish I was born in the 20s just to see how life was back then. I love to collect very old books and things like that. Nothing better than walking around a museum full of things from the past.
    NoPointinLying NoPointinLying 22-25, F Aug 5, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    jaymarkus jaymarkus 26-30, M Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    10 Old Things That Matter To Me

    I had a love of vintage and antiques since I was a teenager. Now I'm in my 40's and the love is diminished but not forgotten. Here are my favorite old things still worth keeping: - tube radio, for the warmth of the music - brass lamp, for late night reading - mechanical watch...
    rickleester rickleester 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Old And New

    I like old things but I like new things too. And I real love more then anything when old things look new. Like take my typewriter. When I fist got it I was liking it. But then when I got it done up, I felt like I was in that time area. I felt like a time traveler! If you get what...
    RandomFriendGuy RandomFriendGuy 18-21, M Dec 30, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Old Timey Things

    I have always felt I was born in the wrong decade, sometimes century.  While I am no Luddite, I try to do things the way they used to be done.  I use cast iron cookware and I only use the microwave oven as a timer.  Ok, once in a while...
    EbolaGuy EbolaGuy 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    An Old Fashioned Girl

    I find old fashioned 'things' to have so much more quality and beauty about them. More time went into them, more thought, more substance, more soul and therefore I appreciate their value more due to the workmanship or craftsmanship that went into them. Then of course, there is...
    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My List

    Perhaps it is nostalgia or a longing for a link to our past. Maybe it's admiration of a craft, skill, fashion, or mindset that triggers it in us. We no longer want the shiny new mass-produced "next big thing" but get excited when we see the "I haven't seen one of...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Secret

    I think on EP I often come off as a hard core hillbilly witch but I have another life! At my core, I am an old fashioned thing. I like to be treated with respect as a woman, I like to stay home and make my home and my husband smile. I like to pull warm fresh laundry from the...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I love old things. There’s something about

    the design of clothes, books and homewares, even posters and buildings, before 1970 that are (mostly) elegant and beautiful.
    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Old Fashioned

    Everyone who knows me tells me that I was born in the wrong decade. I love anything btween the '20s and now, and even before that! My favorite actress is Marilyn Monroe, her best movie being Some Like it Hot.  I'm also a big fan of Rita Hayworth and I LOVE the Red...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I like anything with character ,

    I like to ***** back old antiques or paint them a colour :) I think if if old fashioned peices could talk they would have such interesting stories to tell :)) ☎
    birdblu birdblu 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I always find myself listening to old music

    watching old movies and imagining how cool it would be to live in the 70s, 80s, and 90s....I was born in the 90s but I didn't grow up in the 90s
    ausowens94 ausowens94 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    im a very old fashioned person in many ways.

    I should have been born many years ago
    TyrantsWrath TyrantsWrath 26-30, M Apr 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Respect

    I had older parents, whose ways were different than everyone else's. As a child, it was hard to be different. While everyone else called their parents' friends by their first names, we were to address adults as Mr. or Mrs. These days I do not want children to call me by my first...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Maybe I'm Just Living In the Past ...

    ... but older things really grab my attention. They can even set my heart to race some with a feeling of familiarity. Don't know why. Don't know how. They just do and I don't want to change.    ...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    All Classic

    I like antiques or anything that gives details of the past. Correlating history with the old roads and buildings. Things that has sentimental values and talks about events from the past. Myths and legends very fascinating.
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Favorite Old Fashioned Things

    1. Manners and etiquette. Politeness and proper behavior just makes everyday like nicer. 2. Chivalry. I'm a lady and I enjoy being treated like one. So gentle men, please tip your hats, stand when I enter a room, open doors for me, I love it! 3. Ladies wearing skirts and...
    MrsAshleyR MrsAshleyR 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 2, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    White men are the ONLY kind of guy I will date. I don't like white BOYS, Black boys, black men, or hispanic men. I only like older white men. They are my weakness! I also attract a...
    starryxo starryxo 22-25 2 Responses 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm very vintage and old fashioned any day i'd prefer a man to wear suits then snapbacks and baggy trousers it's way smarter. "Dressing well is a sign of good manners" - Tom Ford
    Imcalledolivia Imcalledolivia 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I am currently 36. Pause. I know. Rewind. I said I'm 36. Yes. I actually opened with that...LOL! But I'm giving myself a taste of my own ageist medicine. Who would have ever...
    MRH1978 MRH1978 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really like older men. I've pretty much given up on boys my age. They're too immature. I want someone who can take care of me physically and emotionally. Plus I just like the...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know I said I like older guys, but that doesn't mean in a sexual way. I'm sick of 30 year old men just sending me **** pics. News flash, I'm a virgin and I'm sick of how...
    HEDinTHEclouds HEDinTHEclouds 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can't stand boys my age. Which is why I always like older guys. Not like old guys or anything like 40. I think I'm more mature than most girls my age so I'd go for a guy 20 max...
    CeeAirAHH CeeAirAHH 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I admit I like older guys but the oldest I'd date is 23...not 63....just sayin >.>
    Barakaflacka Barakaflacka 16-17, M 1 Response