Sunday, September 21, 2008

IT'S A GREAT TIME TO COLLECT "VINTAGE"







THE TERM "VINTAGE" IS PROPERLY USED TO DESCRIBE SOMETHING AS NEWER THAN "ANTIQUE. "  SINCE "ANTIQUE" HAS BEEN REDEFINED "FROM 100 YEARS OLD" IN RECENT YEARS TO BE " AT LEAST 50 YEARS OLD."  THAT LEAVES OBJECTS AND STYLES FROM THE YEARS 1958 FORWARD TO BE DESCRIBED AS VINTAGE. IN JUST TWO YEARS, ITEMS FROM THE 50'S WILL BE OFFICIAL CONSIDERED "ANTIQUES!"   "VINTAGE, RETRO AND STYLE"  THE 50'S="CHIC"; THE 60'S ="FUNKY"; THE 70'S ="MOD." 

NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO BE COLLECTING FROM THIS ERA. CONSTRUCTION OF THE ITEMS ARE GENERALLY FROM SOLID WOODS AND QUALITY VENEERS. WITH PRICES STILL REASONABLE. YOU CAN HAVE A LOT OF FUN PUTTING TOGETHER A GREAT-LOOKING AND FUNCTIONAL "PAD" FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF NEW, PERHAPS POORLY MADE FURNITURE. 

START WITH A ROOM AND, BEFORE LONG, YOU MAY GO FOR YOUR ENTIRE HOME DECORATED IN THIS DISTINCTIVE RETRO-STYLE! MANY YOUNG, STARTING OUT COUPLES ARE GOING FOR IT SINCE THE LOOK APPEALS TO THEIR SENSES AND THEIR BUDGET.  RETRO IS BEING IN. 

FOR HIGH-STYLE, KEEP IT FABULOUS DECORATING WITH VINTAGE GLASS OR CERAMIC VASES, VINTAGE LAMP , VINTAGE STONEWARE, VINTAGE CAPODIMONTE, SOPHISTICATED BRONZE NUDE LADY, ANTIQUE TELEPHONE AND DISTINCTIVE WALL HANGINGS. 

TO LIVE AUTHENTICALLY, LOOK FOR MUGS, PLATES, SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS, COFFEE AND TEAPOTS,  LINENS, BOOKS AND MINIATURE SHOES. SPARK A SENSE OF THOSE YEARS!


2 comments:

SunraySheryl said...

Thank you for posting on my blog today, Vicky!

I love this cobalt blue bottle and the bronzy, coppery stuff too!

I can relate to over 50, especially waking pains! That's why it's so easy and tempting to stay up when I'm not aching.

Two grand babies, too cool! I have one and she's "not a baby, I'm 3 years old."

You can find her on my sunraysheryl blog, and soon on my Fb profile photo albums.

vickysplace1 said...

Thank you sunraysheryl, you did bring some sunshine to my life. Blessings to you.