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Q: Items you find in an attic ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Items you find in an attic
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: griffith933-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 14 Jun 2005 16:17 PDT
Expires: 14 Jul 2005 16:17 PDT
Question ID: 533344
For this question, I want a list of at least 100 items you can find in
an attic-- without getting too generic. For example, I know that you
can find cobwebs, spiders, floorboards, old nails, etc. But what
SPECIFIC bric-a-brac might I find in an old attic? Thanks
Subject: Re: Items you find in an attic
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 14 Jun 2005 17:47 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello griffith933-ga;

I just came down from the attic and I have a list of 100 things. Here goes:





Old newspaper clippings


Picture Albums

Records (LP or phonograph type)

Picture frames




Small appliances (coffee pot, blender, can opener)

Pottery, china, earthenware


Plastic flowers/artificial plants


Old Broom


Portable heater




Red Rider BB gun

Old batteries

Preserved/canned goods




That ugly thing your mother gave us that we put on the table whenever she visits

Baby clothes, shoes and linens

Building blocks 


Baby crib

Box with baby teeth, rattle and that beaded wristband from the hospital in it.

Baseball equipment (balls, bats, gloves)

Old toys (rocking horse, train set, broken plastic Mattel things, and
part of an old robot)

Box containing what?s left of an old school project (and what looks
like the rest of that robot)

High school yearbooks

Prom dress

Wedding dress

Funny old hats (some of them are mine and the rest are your grandma?s)

Shoes, boots and one red flip-flop

Someone?s rotten corsage (can?t remember who exactly)

Fishing pole, tackle box and an old net

A badly bent golf club (I hated that darn game ? still do.)

A stuffed fish (I caught it)

A stuffed animal head (Got it at a yard sale ? hey I thought it was cool looking.)

Old tent, hammock and some other camping stuff.

Skis and snowshoes 

Snow shovel (Hey! THAT?S where that snow shovel is!) 

Old coats on an antique wooden coat rack

Gloves (also known as ?moth chow?)



Boxes of ?stuff? that looks like someone dumped the junk drawer in them


A VERY old radio

A not-so-old but not-so-good TV

Artificial Christmas tree, and stand


Christmas lights, balls and decorations

A plastic Rudolph-the-red-nosed reindeer (sans the red nose).

A big plastic Santa Claus

That disgusting pink flamingo

A piece of water hose

Wind chimes

A wasp nest (that spray is up here somewhere too I bet)

That old green chair.

Some fireplace tools, and a torn fireplace screen (I?m aiming to fix
that by the way)

Chimney brush

Two extra bags of shingles (didn?t need them at the time but they may
come in handy someday if we ever have a bad storm)

Wicker baskets

Some kind of big plastic egg (an Easter thing I guess)

Halloween decorations

Thanksgiving decorations

Birthday party decorations (gee, we had decorations for EVERTHING didn?t we?)

A bag containing rolls of wrapping paper for every holiday occasion

A bicycle tire (I don?t know; don?t ask.)

Yarn, knitting and sewing stuff (even an old sewing machine is up here) 



An ugly example of macramé

Several half done needlepoint efforts in those metal rings

A small corner shelf

A small dresser with half the white porcelain knobs broken or missing 

Girlie books (uh?they were my dad?s)

Flashlight (yeah, ok, THAT was mine)

Cigar box

Salt and pepper shakers (A ceramic red rooster and a red chicken)

A cookie jar full of Green Stamps (Remember those? When I complained
about being bored my Mom used say, ?Here, I?ve got something for you
to do?, and she?d make me sit there for hours and lick them and stick
them in those books just so I?d shut up?yuck)

A jewelry box with a pound of my grandma?s Sunday jewelry (fake
pearls, clip on earrings, and brooches)

My grandma?s neatly folded lace handkerchiefs inside a dusty vinyl purse

My grandmother?s Bible (Man, I miss her)

An old trunk with stickers on it from everywhere my granddad traveled

Inside it is my granddad?s medals

His pocket watch

His old Navy uniform

A carefully folded American flag

Basically what you?d find in ?my? attic is ME. Everything in my attic
is everything that I am.

I hope you find that my answer exceeds your expectations. Thank you
for bringing your request to us. For reasons known but to me, I would
imagine that I enjoyed it much more than you did.

Best regards;
Tutuzdad ? Google Answers Researcher

Request for Answer Clarification by griffith933-ga on 14 Jun 2005 21:00 PDT
Good answer! But tell me: what is "That ugly thing your mother gave us
that we put on the table whenever she visits?"

Clarification of Answer by tutuzdad-ga on 15 Jun 2005 06:22 PDT
I'm not sure what it is. I guess it would best be classified as "art".
It looks like a fishbowl filled with a bunch of multicolored glass
marbles that have all been mashed flat. Similar to this but much
larger and MUCH uglier:

griffith933-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00

Subject: Re: Items you find in an attic
From: myoarin-ga on 14 Jun 2005 16:40 PDT
baby cot
old foot locker  with
baby clothes
carrera race track
Playmobil garage
stack of used moving cartons
carton full of toys
carton full of stuffed animals
carton full of college notebooks
carton full of old bank statements and canceled checks
carton full of pregnancy clothing
an old lamp
booster system for defunct TV aerial 
child's chair
child-sized cane chair, made in China
child-sized table
carton of children's books
  ditto for another child
old suitcase full of  ???
a mouse trap
parts to a plastic wardrobe
Subject: Re: Items you find in an attic
From: waukon-ga on 15 Jun 2005 01:22 PDT
An old Compac computer.
Subject: Re: Items you find in an attic
From: froglala-ga on 15 Jun 2005 12:13 PDT
Dirt and insulation.
Subject: Re: Items you find in an attic
From: rai130-ga on 16 Jun 2005 02:38 PDT
Evil twin chained to wall and a bucket of fish heads.

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