Parents are suckers. So why not take advantage of that during this holiday season? During a visit, may I suggest trolling around their house, and asking to take home some items? I find that having this stuff around is a good past to present link, and just one more thing that tells a story in your home.
Brass Wall Hanging
1970s Walnut Salad Bowl Set
This is just the tip of the iceberg. I scored a whole set of green dishes and serveware as well.
1980s Lariat Zipper Necklace
When I wear this, I pretty much feel like I'm headed to Studio 54.