17 Oct 2013
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
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 !)