I have very few decorations in my house, so I want the ones I choose to be special. I gave this subject a lot of thought last year and came up with a terrific idea. The problem has been finding the object of my desire.
Good news -- I discovered it today!
I want something real. Something historical -- but with a personal connection to me. Something old enough to be outdated but recent enough to have been around in my lifetime. Ideally, something I used in my childhood.
I found one today in an obscure vintage shop. The phone was made in 1964 The store-owner was cool and we chatted a while about his wares. He laughed when he told me children come into the store, see the rotary phone and keep pressing the dial, unable to figure out how it works. The idea of putting their finger into a hole and turning the dial around never occurs to them. (That's the "rotary" part.)
Rotary telephones were replaced by push-button phones in the 1970's. I remember using the rotary phone in my home as a child in the 1960's. You felt like an adult when you used it. "Quiet! I'm making a phone call!"
Have you ever used a rotary telephone? What do you think of my idea of displaying one as a home decoration?