I love vintage items the idea of recycling older items with a past life or lives. I wonder as I look at these items, whose hands have touched them, what where their lives like? Did they endure hard times, were they happy or sad? Were the frail or strong,...did they know the gifts of love and family? Did they live a full, happy life....
I think of the book the "Velveteen Rabbit", written by Margery Williams, where the rabbit was worn and torn, but knew he was truly loved, by the little boy, who cherished him. These items remind me of being worn, torn, loved and real. How many birthday cakes were made by the use of this sifter? How many cups of tea were enjoyed, or made to calm someone's nerves? Who was the lucky recipient of this candy tin...were they in love or just a gift of friendship? I can think of all kinds of stories, that these items could evoke.
I go searching at random and usually just happen upon vintage items. It is a treasure hunt, finding unique things, from the past. You can go to thrift shops, flea markets, auctions, estate sales, antique shops, or sometimes they are just passed as heirlooms, to your family. Vintage, is more about appeal, then age,but that's me.
When, I look at items from the past, it makes me want to write their stories. I want to make an imprint of
a time or a mood that punctuations a classic memory. One we all can relate to, a message of impact, I want to make these items real!