10 Reasons to LOVE Vintage

1. It never goes out of style. Fashions are constantly repeating – so why waste money on new reproductions of old styles when you can wear the old styles themselves?

Richard Avedon Fashion Shoot
Richard Avedon – Fashion Shoot

2. It’s one-of-a-kind. While this is not completely true, you’ll still be hard pressed to find someone with the exact same piece, albeit, worn or displayed in the same way.

Large Vintage Oneida Silver Plated Elongated Shell Bowl
Large Vintage Oneida Silver Plated Elongated Shell Bowl

3. It can be inexpensive. I’m no Daddy Warbucks & while I’m waiting on my lottery winnings, I’ll spend my coins on the inexpensive vintage that I love. There is higher-end vintage and when my winnings come I’ll buy those pieces as well.

Late 1910 Victorian Hand Blown Fluted Crystal Etched Flower & Vines Footed Vase Hollywood Regency Absinthe Drinking Glass Boudoir
Late 1910 Victorian Hand Blown Fluted Crystal Etched Flower & Vines Footed Vase Hollywood Regency Absinthe Drinking Glass Boudoir

4. It has a unique smell. I know not alone on this but I love the way old books smell. It’s intoxicating and gets me amped to go through stacks and stacks of ’em

Frankenstein 1934 First Edition by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley illustrated by Lynd Ward Wood Engravings Horror
Frankenstein 1934 First Edition by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley illustrated by Lynd Ward Wood Engravings Horror

5. It’s environmentally friendly. I’m not the biggest eco-champion, but I try to do my part. You know, it’s a wonderful thing – Vintage items can be re-purposed and even reimagined.

Vintage Italian Bonded Carrera Marble and Alabaster Dove Love Peace Birds A. Santini Decorative Statue Sculptures
Vintage Italian Bonded Carrera Marble and Alabaster Dove Love Peace Birds A. Santini Decorative Statue Sculptures

6. It reminds me of my Mom. She introduced me to flea markets & thrift stores. We had many adventurous trips through the miles of aisles of the local jumble sales when I was younger.

940s Antique Hand Crochet Off White French Cotton Tablecloth 87 x 64 Zig Zag Geometrics Flowers Bed Coverlet
1940s Antique Hand Crochet Off White French Cotton Tablecloth 87 x 64 Zig Zag Geometrics Flowers Bed Coverlet

7. It’s like jumping into a Time Machine. Let’s do the time warp again! Vintage sets the stage for stepping back in time and re-visiting a time gone by.

Pretty Vintage 1970s Tooled Black Leather Bucket Handbag with Crossbody Strap Cowboy Hardware
Pretty Vintage 1970s Tooled Black Leather Bucket Handbag with Crossbody Strap Cowboy Hardware

8. It’s the Thrill of the Hunt:  Finding a gem out of a hundreds of pieces is like a modern day treasure hunt and makes it much more treasured.

Love the Hunt
For the Love of the Hunt

9. It’s a great Business Model. There are thousands of vintage business stores because there are millions of vintage pieces floating around the world!

Paris Flea Market
Paris Flea Market

10. There’s so much Variety. Vintage encompasses so many eras and time periods that there is a style for all types of vintage lovers; 40’s retro, 80’s hipster, the art nouveau of the 20’s …  the list goes on.  Zoom Zoom ZOOM – enjoy the ride!

Pretty Superior 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Die Cast 1:34 Scale Model Collectible Car SS5719W - Red and White - MIB Mint in Box
Pretty Superior 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Die Cast 1:34 Scale Model Collectible Car SS5719W – Red and White – MIB Mint in Box
  • [Modified from the original post found at: etsy Vogue Team]
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