This post is linked to Rhonda's blog at http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/ as part of her regular Friday feature 'On My Mind'.
Today I'm celebrating my love of vintage by posting a couple of photos of recent buys.
My next item is from the 1970's. A long necklace made of different coloured stones.
I was a teenager in the 1970's so this evokes a lot of happy memories for me. It was great time to be a teenager. We had a lot more freedom than previous generations of kids and yet none of the pressures of consumerism that subsequent generations of teenagers have. I feel sorry for todays teenagers with their long lists of expensive, and constantly changing, 'must have' items.
So, that's my take on vintage. I love it because one little item can transport you back to another time. It can be a time you remember fondly, or a time you fantasise about. As I drink my afternoon tea or wear my necklace I can ponder over who owned it previously and what their lives were like, and take myself back in time. I can have the best of both worlds - the benefits of living in the 21st century with nostalgia thrown in.