How old does something have to be to be considered Vintage? I think most vintage sellers would agree that you have Vintage, then you have Antiques, and then you have Older Than Dirt. For an item to be considered vintage on Etsy, it must be at least 20 years old. So 1982 is most definitely Vintage!
What do we remember about 1982? Ronald Reagan was serving his first term as President of the United States. The most popular toys for kids were Strawberry Shortcake, Smurfs and My Little Pony.
“Chariots of Fire” won the Academy Award for Best Picture. We started singing with a little red-haired Shirley Temple-like girl after the musical Annie was released, and Anne Murray, a Canadian country pop singer, reached number 7 on the US Country Singles chart with “Hey! Baby!” Prince Williams had just been born, and the Commodore 64 8-bit home computer was launched. Aahhh…my first computer was the Commodore 64!
In 1982, the St. Louis Cardinals played against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals won. They say fashion goes in cycles, but I sure hope the big hair and the pleated-front jeans of 1982 are taken out of the rotation. Believe me…some things just aren’t meant to stay in style, but then there are those classics from 1982 like this Oster Kitchen Center that sits on my counter.
It’s been 35 years since this Oster sat on a store shelf and all of the accessories still work perfectly. The blender is used for the occasional milk shake or pico de gallo and the mixer…well, you can see what the mixer is used for. Did those cookies make you hungry? Get yourself a snack and something to drink so you’ll have plenty of time to browse through these 1982 Esty Finds. Enjoy!