CHANNELLING MY INNER 80s CHRISTMAS

Our retro/games tree is growing, I know there are a lot of manufactured ornaments that meet the theme of this tree but like with most things I am doing this frugal and handmade.

I would love some real vintage glass bulbs but for now the cost of them and fact that our cat clan routinely knocks the ornaments off as well as the entire tree down, we will skip those ornaments.

Cue good old plastic canvas, the patterns are endless and for me it is doable from the comfort of my couch as I binge watch Hallmark Christmas Movies.

I can’t lie, these were made in the summer while I binge watched Just Add Magic and Sabrina The Teenage Witch with my nieces.

But I have been doing more of them and more Plastic Canvas while watching Christmas movies recently.

This year new to the tree are these 80’s inspired ornaments, my ATARI UGLY SWEATER ORNAMENTS, and vintage inspired crocheted ornaments that I will be sharing next week for National Button day.

retro ornaments
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For fun I have compiled a list of popular toys at Christmas in the 80s & 90s ( the decade 3 of our 4 children where born in, and believe it or not is referred to as retro now)

1980: The Rubik’s Cube

1981: The LEGO train set

1982: BMX Bike

1983: Cabbage Patch Kids – was one of my Christmas gifts as a child, two in fact, one yarn head and one silk hair with a tooth…I have the yarn head still

1984: Optimus Prime – I got a baby brother this year for Christmas, he was born 2 weeks before

1985: Care Bears

1986: Lazer tag

1987: Koosh Ball

1988: Ghostbusters toys

1989: Gameboy -I didnt get one of these until I was 15 with my part time job money

1990: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys -these were under the tree for years for my little brother

1991: SEGA Game Gear -little brother got the Genesis system one year for Christmas but never the game gear

1992: WWF Action Figures

1993: Talkboy

1994: Power Rangers

1995: POGs – my little brother had bins full

1996: Tickle Me Elmo -I will never forget having one in hand at Toys R Us in October 1996 and debating to buy it for my baby girl or not, there was a tower of them on display and I ended up putting mine back, only to regret it later haha. Who remembers these guys going for 1000s of dollars?

1997: Tamagotchi-these bad boys remained popular, in fact in 2004 or 5 these were on our kids wish lists and Hubz managed to find 1 more sitting randomly on a shelf, as we needed 3 and the shelves were empty! Oh how I remember feeding them and cleaning up the poops when the kids were at school, lol, they were banned from school haha.

Hubz will never let me live down the fact that I tried to talk the kids into a Furby that year because we just couldn’t get our hands on these things until that day.

1998: Furby -these stayed on the market as well because our second youngest requested one when he was 5 or 6…stupidest thing ever I must say lol, cute but stupid

1999: Pokemon Nintendo – 20 years later this franchise has cashed in my friends, how I wish I had not donated all the 2 oldest kids Pokemon toys, they had it all I swear from clothing to plushies to action figures.

We have a few of my brothers Burger King Pokemon gold cards kicking around but as for vintage Pokemon toys we have been re buying them for the boys, who knew these weird little creatures would be a historical thing haha

I found the list HERE, you can pop over and read a bit about all these toys THERE

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6 comments

  1. Toys are so much fun. I remember that tickle me Elmo became very expensive that Christmas. Love the Rubik’s ornament. I never did every solve that. The most I can do is three side but don’t ask me how because I really don;t know, it just happens after a while.

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    • I’ve never even gotten one side lol, our oldest when he was in HS came home to tell us about some exchange students from China who could do the entire cube in like a minute..i don’t remember the exact time but the kids were in awe!

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  2. These are too cute!!! I love the reminders of fun things from the 80s!
    Thank you for sharing w us at Creative Muster! Pinned 🙂
    Blessings to you xoxoxo Sharon @ Adoring Creations

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