everyone has nostalgic games and whatnot, but what are some nostalgic decorations for you? Like picture frames, paintings, Knick knacks and so on?

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everyone has nostalgic games and whatnot, but what are some nostalgic decorations for you? Like picture frames, paintings, Knick knacks and so on? Something that the mere sight of brings you back to your early days before the internet singularity?

Mine is this specific cat painting that used to hang in the pediatric waiting room at my doctors office, it was from the 90's I'm sure and everytime I came to the doctor I would stare at it in joy at all the cats on the tree.

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The Last time I was ever there they'd remodeled the place and I never got to see it again...
 

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In the 90s in Germany so called 'Window Colors' were extremely popular.
I actually don't know if they were a thing internationally.
Basically it was DIY window decorations and the colours were transparent.
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You would paint them with these bottles on a foil and then stick that onto the glass of the window. Making them was part of a fun and it was marketed as an activity you can do with your kids. So most designs were accordingly cheesy and colourful.

They were hot for like 5 years and everyone got them and then suddenly they fell out of fashion and you stopped seeing them. I remember when I was 5 and it was the 31st of December 1999 and my sister and me made these big "2000" numbers in window colors in celebration of the new millennium. I thought it was a cool idea to mix several colours together but just ended up with a brown sludge while my sister's was actually pretty.

Were they a thing in your country?
 
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80s doors really do it for me. So much so that I am in the process of hunting one down to install on my own house. We intend on painting ours but the plywood/veneer look is more accurate to my memory. I don't know if these are really decorations, but close enough i guess. Here are some fine specimens.

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Had this in my room almost the entirety of my life with my parents. If you know, you know
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A small blue and yellow football that me and my older brother used to play with when i was little, he got older and so did i, so that ball sits on a table next to my turntable as a decoration that makes me remember and think about the good old days when the only problem in my life was being scared to brick the wii while messing with homebrew next to my brother.
 

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Those weird brown floral patterns that were everywhere in the 80s. Apparently these are actually from the 70s, but I remember this kind of shit being everywhere when I was a small child in the 80s. All my earliest memories are on this kind of furniture & carpet.
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Also those walls covered in gold streaked mirrors which I also remember from the 80s, but were apparently were a product of the late 60s/70s:

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Old (or old-timey designed) nautical decorations.
Ships in a bottle, old continental maps, stuff like that really.

It stems from my gramps' old office he used to have (connected to his room) when I was a child. Fond memories of me sitting beside him while he worked on his computer or playing PS2 games on the TV (in the same room) when he wasn't home. He had a thing for nautical style decorations, so I guess I naturally picked up the same aesthetic inclinations as I got older.

My personal taste is very specific too. I'm not a fan of the modern 'white and blue' nautical design that seems to plague every basic-bitch Etsy shop. I like dark browns, rusted colors, decorations made out of copper, repurposed old wood decorations, vintage boat anchors, etc.

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tacky dolphin decorations and those desktop fountains that used to be sold in mall kiosks in the 00s
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whatever this kind of art style is called. do school materials for gen alpha still use this kind of stuff or is it all google docs and corporate memphis now?
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Those dolphin statues are such a throwback. My mom was absolutely obsessed with collecting them when I was growing up.
Also reminded me that she had a framed dolphin puzzle (will be included if I can find it).

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(Not the exact one(s) she had but, similar enough.)
 

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In the 90s in Germany so called 'Window Colors' were extremely popular.
I actually don't know if they were a thing internationally.
Basically it was DIY window decorations and the colours were transparent.
csm_402_WindowColor_Clear_Labor-9-e1489678602923_302e4aa1d6.jpg

csm_402_WindowColor_Clear_Labor-7_97914aad36.jpg


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You would paint them with these bottles on a foil and then stick that onto the glass of the window. Making them was part of a fun and it was marketed as an activity you can do with your kids. So most designs were accordingly cheesy and colourful.

They were hot for like 5 years and everyone got them and then suddenly they fell out of fashion and you stopped seeing them. I remember when I was 5 and it was the 31st of December 1999 and my sister and me made these big "2000" numbers in window colors in celebration of the new millennium. I thought it was a cool idea to mix several colours together but just ended up with a brown sludge while my sister's was actually pretty.

Were they a thing in your country?
I never witnessed this trend myself, but some are those are in the windows at my grandparents' house. So yeah, they were a thing in Canada too.
 
Those weird brown floral patterns that were everywhere in the 80s. Apparently these are actually from the 70s, but I remember this kind of shit being everywhere when I was a small child in the 80s. All my earliest memories are on this kind of furniture & carpet.
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Also those walls covered in gold streaked mirrors which I also remember from the 80s, but were apparently were a product of the late 60s/70s:

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is it https://www.are.na/evan-collins-1522646491/frasurbane, https://www.are.na/consumer-aesthetics-research-institute/frasurbane-rz7lceaf87a ?
 
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"It's not just limited to furniture though, my boyfriend's friend wears shirts with patterns like these :D"
 
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