17 Oct 2013

VINTAGE LADIES

Jenny Matlock
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The word vintage is more and more in fashion everywhere. Vintage markets are organized, Vintage shops, opened, vintage items from cups to cars you can find nearly everywhere. Even Vintage Hotels are opened.

The word vintage originally only referred to wine, so says the dictionary :

The yield of wine or grapes from a vineyard or district during one season.
Wine, usually of high quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
The initial stages of winemaking, etc.

But now it also has another meaning.Vintage are old things !

Each time I see vintage items they remind me my youth. All these items people are after and buy now I had when I was a teenager and in my twenties. When I went to an exhibition "The-golden-sixties", I realized that I am a vintage now too. I was young and followed the fashion now called vintage. Most of my blogfriends are more then a double or triple 20th, they are vintages too. So I decided not to be a senior lady or an old woman anymore, but rather a vintage lady.

I tried out my new title when I bought a "Senior ticket" for an exhibition. I just asked for a "Vintage ticket". The poor girl behind the desk made big eyes and didn't get it immediately, but then she laughed and said, "that's a very good expression, here is your "vintage ticket". Ever since I don't ask for Senior services or reductions anymore, I ask for vintage. I think it sounds much better and nobody can deny that it is the truth. We belong to the "vintage" time which we had lived life. We had the clothes, the cars, the furniture which people buy today for a rather expensive price. If only I hadn't thrown away all my clothes, furniture, radios etc, I could sell them today for good money and become rich. But at that time it was old junk and not vintage at all. I must admit that if you ask for a vintage ticket to go to the cinema or theatre, it first takes some time until people get the meaning, but then they all find it very nice. It takes a little longer if you ask an employee in the social services or administrations. Their brain is rather slow and bonded to the usual words. But even they get it after a little while. Administrations have always worked in "snail" mode.

Therefore my dear friends remember you are not old, you are not a senior, you are a Vintage Lady ! (This counts of course for men too !)



16 comments:

Andrew said...

I am not quite vintage yet, but not far away.

Tonya said...

I love vintage things...and people, too. :)

Linens and Royals said...

YES! I am out of the closet loud and proud. I am vintage. Not old, elderly a senior or a pensioner. I am vintage and proud of it.
No more asking for a senior ticket, I will join your revolution and ask for VINTAGE. (if I am brave enough)

Pam said...

Vintage is fun. I am enjoying my seniors (vintage)card for the first time this year. Enjoyed your 'V' posting.

Wandering Wren said...

My daughter loves to borrow some of my clothes which she calls vintage even if they are only a couple of years old!
Interesting V Blog Gattina - thanks
Wrenx

acreativeharbor.com said...

I am with you how lovely to be a Vintage Person ~ regal, elegant and worthy ~ thanks for V post and photos ~ carol (A Creative Harbor)

acreativeharbor.com said...

I am with you how lovely to be a Vintage Person ~ regal, elegant and worthy ~ thanks for V post and photos ~ carol (A Creative Harbor)

Jo said...

I'm one of your triple 20's vintage friend, and proud to be so! I'm going to ask for "vintage" prices from now on too. Sounds so much smarter! Greetings from your Vintage Lady Friend! Jo

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Ha! Hubby and I went to the movies yesterday afternoon and the ticket seller was more vintage than we are! She got the vintage reference right away, and told us we didn't have to buy a vintage ticket since it was a matinee showing!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I'm going to start using "vintage" instead of senior also...

thanks for the suggestion...

Sandra Carlier said...

It is a nice idea! I prefer the word vintage than senior! Mélissa loves vintage clothes! I bring a nice jacket she bought at Emmaus to a pressing!

A Lady's Life said...

Hunh! I am only 23. lol
So what does that make me, chopped liver? lol

Love that word Vintage.

Gattina I would not give you more than 25.
Have a great Day!

fredamans said...

I love Vintage.

Judie said...

We are getting more and more vintage every day! Maybe our kids could sell us and get rich! Hahahah!!!

Sue said...

haha

from a fellow vintage piece

;)

Jenny said...

The value of vintage must be increasing if a woman as vibrant as you are in that category...

Thanks for linking to the letter "V"!

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