Vintage Items – A History Of Our Past

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The picture above displays a vintage foot stool, a vintage lunch box, the kind I remember using, vintage glasses and of course, the ever popular “The Crown Canning Jar”.  Re purposing the use of these small things gives new life to them but more important, brings meaning into our lives.

So many things that we accumulate usually get put away in a cupboard.  We love to collect things but why do we do it?
Some just for the thrill of the hunt, some out of necessity, some because it reminds us of days gone by.  But for whatever reason these things should bring us pleasure.  If they bring us pleasure then we should dust them off and use them.  Even if just to display them.

I have many reminders of my past but they are put to good use in my food blog.  As I like to call them, “my props”.  I have had some handed down to me but most of them came from the thrill of the hunt.  Be it garage sailing, second hand stores or auctions.  These things I have been doing for years, so I have quite a collection but I do use them.  More so now that I have this blog.

It would give me even greater pleasure to hand them down and have someone else enjoy them.  Though, knowing that this may never happen I decided to use them more often and on a daily basis.  It is so wonderful to place a vintage tablecloth on the table for a meal or just to cover the table as they must have in the 50’s.  To place a water pitcher on the table during a meal which belonged to my mother and another to my grandmother, brings those no longer with us into our daily lives.  Still sharing with them and being a reminder to us that they were here.

So, these so called things that we accumulate are not only just things, they are our own history of the past.  A history that is documented with everyday ordinary items.  They are our own treasure that we should keep in our own private museum.

So take a look around where ever it may be and bring out your history.  Share it with others and let the world know that you were here.

 

Adirondack Girl

 

8 Comments

    • Baba says:

      Thank you for the lovely comment. Yes it is really nice to have reminders of the past. Good memories when you need a little comfort. Just enjoy what you have, does not need to be a lot. Cherish what you have and be grateful for it and the memories.
      Baba

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  1. repurposingjunkie says:

    I agree with you that things, even though they are old and special are meant to be used and/or displayed. Love the beautiful vintage vignette you have displayed; it looks charming.

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  2. Diana says:

    Such a beautiful post about memories and heirlooms and remembering our past. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all at Vintage Charm 🙂

    Like

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