Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Vintage"

I had a conversation with my sister-in-law about what makes something vintage. After having this conversation I kept thinking about this because I hear so many people say that their cloths or accessories are "vintage". I decided to look up the definition to maybe get a better idea of the word.
Vintage- representing the high quality of a past time: vintage cars;vintage movies. old-fashioned.

Here is what I think about this topic, if you buy something at the thrift store it does not mean that it is "vintage" it just means that you bought it at the thrift store. I know someone that bought shoes at the thrift store and keeps telling everyone that they are "vintage" when I was out shopping this weekend I saw the same shoes at a department store. So I guess if you buy it at the thrift store it is automatically "vintage".
Maybe I should start buying everything at the thrift store because that means that all my cloths will be "vintage". ha ha Now if it's from the 1950 then I would consider that item to be vintage because it is actually "vintage".
Sorry about the rant but I just needed to put it out there.

42 comments:

Sarah said...

I seriously agree, if it is from the thrift store it not vintage it is just old and smells a little funky.

Jessica A said...
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James said...

I'm an old-fashion type of person, preferring the quaint over the modern, if I can help it. Does that mean then that I am vintage? Of a vintage personality, perhaps?!

yesterday's girl said...

I agree with you. I collect a few vintage things such as depression glass. I try for the thirties and forties since I grew up in the fifties. I do call my husband and myself "cute and vintage" Might as well make the most out of getting older. Nice blog.

Pedaling said...

I love vintage- though I have little of it---thrift store stuff- I don't like so much.
you are funny!

Kate said...

Etsy defines vintage as something that is at least 20 years old. I take vintage pieces (a lot of them from thrift stores... I know, I know!) and turn them into great new pieces of jewelry. But I think the definition should include a sense of nostalgia.

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Sharon Will said...

I am aware of a place that is called "Vintage Village" where you will be able to find a good collection of many things like coins, currencies, clothes, cars, etc. But its an exhibition and not for sale... ha ha :)

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