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Maybelle Thu 01-Aug-19 19:23:33

Emptying my bedside cabinet, ready to move it and make space for the new bed.

I found a pair of black tights, about 30 denier, no ladders or holes.

Now I haven't worn tights for around 15 years ! So these are remarkable historical items.

Question is do I throw them, keep them in case I want to wear them,( or put then over my head so I rob a bank) or do I notify the V&A museum in case they want them for display ?

Merseybelle2 Thu 01-Aug-19 20:31:01

How about entering them for The Turner Prize ? smile

crazyH Thu 01-Aug-19 20:36:09

It will need a glass case, all its own.

Pantglas1 Thu 01-Aug-19 20:36:52

If you’re likely to get run over by a bus, then wear ‘em.....

DanniRae Thu 01-Aug-19 20:42:16

Keep ' never know when you might go to a "Tarts and Vicars" evening!! shock

Merseybelle2 Thu 01-Aug-19 20:48:08

Yes you’ll need them if you’re dressing as a Vicar !

BlueBelle Thu 01-Aug-19 20:57:46

Chuck em, you haven’t needed them for x number of years

bikergran Thu 01-Aug-19 21:06:25

you could use them to sieve your pasta through grin

tanith Thu 01-Aug-19 21:17:03

I gave 2 pairs of black tights I’d bought years ago for a funeral to my 14 yr old GD to wear to school (she won’t wear sock) one pair was new the other worn once. She was pleased to get them I didn’t tell her how old they were 🤣

NotSpaghetti Thu 01-Aug-19 21:18:38

Tights are good for hanging marrows or pumpkins up for longer-term storage.
Also, to hang up your marrow if making marrow "rum".

EllanVannin Thu 01-Aug-19 22:15:07

Just wear them for funerals---hopefully they'll last another 15 years.

Maybelle Tue 06-Aug-19 09:49:53

Many thanks for all the suggestions, tight consigned to the potting shed to be cut up and used as plant ties.

tiredoldwoman Tue 06-Aug-19 11:06:10

Have real fun with them , pull them tight on your head and chase the grandchildren . It scares them - I love doing that !

BradfordLass72 Wed 07-Aug-19 04:20:20

Are you confessing to not clearing out your bedside cabinet for 15 years? shock

I'm amazed you only found tights smile

Hetty58 Wed 07-Aug-19 05:22:31

BradfordLass72, anyone who crams things into drawers will find 'escaped' items behind or under them when furniture is taken apart for moving.

I lost my address/phone book once and found it several years later. It was behind a (very heavy) sideboard on top of the skirting. Yes, I had hoovered behind there, but obviously not very well!

RosieLeah Wed 07-Aug-19 06:48:06

I must have a look in my bed-side cabinet!

kittylester Wed 07-Aug-19 08:02:27

My bedside cabinet is a chest of drawers- I dont intend sorting that out if I can help it - ever.

Nandalot Wed 07-Aug-19 09:03:01

Tiredoldwoman, judging from your post you are anything but! smile

Maybelle Wed 07-Aug-19 09:34:31

Never mind not clearing out the cabinet for 15years, I have also moved house 3 times and had 3 different cabinets in those 15years !
I just shifted everything over each time, I did tidy, and throw away a few things but the tights stayed on the grounds that one day . . . 😁

Maybe I should declutter the under stairs cupboard next ?

NotSpaghetti Wed 07-Aug-19 10:21:44

Maybe I should declutter the under stairs cupboard next ?

Maybelle Wed 07-Aug-19 10:35:44

Mind you I have to locate the under stairs cupboard first, I live in a bungalow !

DanniRae Wed 07-Aug-19 15:06:15

Maybelle - grin

MissAdventure Wed 07-Aug-19 15:10:35


Floradora9 Wed 07-Aug-19 16:28:31

Could they belong to someone else ?

Hetty58 Wed 07-Aug-19 16:31:36

We found somebody's tights behind a radiator when we moved in here!