Those of us who are purveyors or collectors of Vintage & Antiques, have long since realized the beauty found in the simplest of objects.
Disposable was not a common word 50 years ago. From kitchen towels and napkins to the least expensive of glass and glassware (Depression glass was a give away item, enticing you to buy the product that it held or advertised), these were quality items with amazing styles & designs.
Flash forward to the 1980's and disposable had become a way of life and style...well, it was the 80's:)
My natural instinct is to hold onto the style and beauty of the past, which is probably the reason for my career choice, but I've come to learn (thanks to the many people of the communities listed above and the wisdom that comes with life and age) that beauty can be found in many places.
There is beauty found in technology and the ability to learn and grow from people and places that we would have otherwise never known or seen.
There is beauty, style and a uniqueness found in the ever growing handmade/craft movement. There is no style or design quite as beautiful as the mix of old and new, handmade and vintage.
...and for those of us in the Vintage/Antique biz, there is beauty in the knowledge and history that we maintain for future generations. As well as a sense of purpose in finding new homes for the lost treasures and heirlooms that come into our lives.
What this all means? Beauty and style are in the mind and no matter the time period, its up to us to seek it out.
Thanks for reading!