18 Oct 2012

WHAT MEANS VINTAGE ?

Jenny Matlock
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The word vintage becomes more and more in fashion. Honnestly when I see vintage items, I see mostly things which I have worn or owned in the 60th/70th ! Until now I would have called these items old junk. But nowadays it's very "in" to possess vintage items and they became very collectable.

That made me curious to know where this word is coming from. Old things so far were called antiques. Wikipedia refers to winemaking, which is the process of picking grapes and creating the finished product. The word stems from the French word "vendange " which means exactly the same, only in French.

In the new language the word vintage does not only concern wine anymore. Now you also have vintage clothing, tablewear, toys, furniture etc.  Generally speaking, vintage clothing was produced from the 1920s to 1960s. Or it usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. Reproduction, or repro, clothing is a newly-made but faithful copy of an older garment.


Vintage clothes, the Jeans I still have only they must have shrinked a bit, the zip doesn't close anymore :)

That makes me think that I am a vintage too ! The only difference is, that I used to wear the clothes when they were freshly created. Today the demand of vintage clothes has very much increased since the early 1990s as vintage clothing was more and more worn by top models and celebrities, like Julia Roberts, Renée Zellweger, and Kate Moss etc.



My first radio looked like this one, and stands now in my son's living room as a "vintage". I remember very well the seats, as I had two like these but in different colors in my room when I was a young girl.




Even our espresso cups are vintage today, I sincerely consider to sell them. They only take space in our cupboard.



Also toys from my and my son's childhood became "vintage" even my dolls ! One is a little damaged because my mother gave it to my son when he was a toddler !



And what I wore 49 years ago is still in fashion today !

15 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

Don't sell those cups, they are so pretty.I love pretty cups and never drink tea or coffe from a mug.
You look the same size as 1963. I'm sure you could fit into those jeans. Just take a deep breath and then don't breath for a while.
All my Wedding and Kitchen Tea gifts are now vintage.
Yes! I had a Kitchen Tea instesd of a Hen party. How quaint is that??

Kalantikan said...

Hi, glad to meet you. It seems like you're more modern now than 49 years ago, as that wardrobe is more formal, timeless! That means you are more relax now, smarter, more confident and more sophisticated! But you don't seem to have gained weight as most of us did! Congratulations for maintaining the youth!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, fantastic presentations. I am greeting

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Love your vintage post! Stopping by from Alphabe-Thursday

Cezar and Léia said...

You are beautiful!The same beautiful girl 1963 and 2012! :D
and I love that jeans...maybe you just need to change the ziper! :)
hugs
Léia

Maribeth said...

I have my grandmother's tea cups! I love them!
Weren't you a cutie back in the sixties! Of course, you still are too!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a fun V post! I loved getting to see your vintage pictures.

Naperville Now said...

A very fun V post. Love the fashions and the toys.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Fun post!! Love your cups -- and I had a baby doll like the one in the pink dress! Still have her!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love being vintage! It's so much easier than trying to keep up with the young people...

great post...

Sue said...

Gotta love your vintage jeans!

And you look pretty hip for a vintage gal!!

;)

storybeader said...

I would be very happy, to fit into the clothes I wore 40+ years ago. Good for you! Love your jeans - great colors! {:-Deb

Claudia Willison said...

Great post! It is so true that styles do come back, maybe named a little different. Fabrics do change though. I am sure the cups would sell rather well, however I couldn't do that - too many memories...

Pamela said...

you dressed "classy" ... and that never goes out of style

Jenny said...

Wow. You're a styling gal.

Those pictures made me smile.

I think I might be able to get one leg in a pair of pants from 40 years ago.

Or maybe a finger!

Thanks for a very fun link to the letter "V".

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