"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." - Coco Chanel
Ever get the feeling that you were born in the wrong era? Yes, me too. Some days, I feel I belong in the 1950's, other days, -it's the 1920's...and I have a strong affinity to the French countryside circa 17th century, I can't explain it. I guess that would make me an antique, which is fine. All things vintage eventually become antique.
Vintage wine, clothing, cars, furnishings, - the list is endless. J'adore them all for many reasons, possibly due to the lack of quality in today's High Street stores and shopping malls, everything seems so... so, homogenised, so 'Made in China', or 'Recycled from rubber tires.' Do we dare to be different? I say, yes! Vintage conjours up so many evocative images of bygone eras. I always catch myself sighing at old furs, dresses, crocodile handbags, and don't get me started on personally stamped luggage. Oh, and hatboxes! Perfect for storing old letters. And, I often wonder about the lives and times that these wonderful pieces have endured, enjoyed... How about you? Are you a Vintage lover?
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