This electric frying pan was a wedding gift from my husband's grandparents...and every so often I still pull it out! It looks a little worse for the wear, but works just fine!
My favorite little hand mixer was another wedding gift (we're talking circa 1971)...a Hamilton Beach model that I love. And I still store it in the original box...which is looking very ratty! I use my Bosch machine for all the big jobs, but this little mixer still gets used. Oh yes, it was given to us by my uncle and aunt who live in Florida...so I think of them on occasion when I use it. I'm sure they don't make appliances to last that long anymore! My original steam iron (in avocado green) and electric kettle are also still doing just fine, although I have replaced them with products that look a little more like they belong to this century.
These Pyrex nesting bowls and storage containers are also still in my cupboard (intact after all these years)...and I actually use them. They get a little warm in the microwave, so I'm not sure they should go there. Vintage Pyrex sets are actually collector items...but mine wouldn't be in high demand, since they have been in and out of the dishwasher on a regular basis and are looking somewhat faded. They work for me...along with all kinds of other old dishes that I love.
All that to tell you that old things have value....I have to keep telling myself that today.
Thanks for the lovely card, Kathy!