We have threads here devoted to vintage things that have disappeared in our lifetimes and vintage things that haven't disappeared. But how about things that came back? It would be a shorter list than either of the other two, I'd think, but every now and again I see reproduced or resurrected things "just like Mom and them had" in sufficient numbers to have me thinking they are once again "things." Many of those things didn't go away entirely, but the survivors got relegated to the attic or the shed or wherever while the others went to Joe the Rag Man. And then something happened. A period piece on TV, maybe, or some pop star being photographed with one of those old things. Or ... Or maybe we determined that in some ways some things really were better back when Grandma still showed a little leg. Maybe these things really are more stylish, or durable, or desirable in some other way. And all it took was a reminder.