I was hesitant to write this, as I am a bit biased…but after reading the wonderfully written article by Chandra, of Oh Lovely Day, I felt the urge to do so. First of all, I’m not going to lie and say that I wasn’t a bit upset after reading some of the articles posted this week about “vintage being dead.” What is worse (in my opinion) is all the wedding Professionals making such harsh comments regarding those opinions. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, but to state it in a way that it is the “end of a fad” is just, well, Lame!
I have been buying “vintage”…..which might I add, has become a very loose term these days, for almost 20 years. I love it. Our house is full of vintage finds and even though I am not a writer, I do have a vintage typewriter sitting, ever so perfectly, on a sideboard in my hallway. I am not a world traveler either, but I don’t think there is a room in my house without a vintage suitcase or antique globe in it. I haven’t read a single one of the HUNDREDS of vintage books that find themselves displayed all over my house, but I sure do love to look at them. I can also probably tell you where I bought each and every find, why I am drawn to them, and why vintage will live forever. But that’s for another post….
On the flip side, I also have a deep appreciation for the clean, sleek lines of modern design as well. I find beauty in it, and I love the way it looks….do I buy it for myself? No. Do I insult people who do? No. Why would I? And why would anyone feel the need to insult others, especially our clients; brides who want to incorporate elements into their wedding that reflect what they like. Because, after all, it is their day, correct?
Before I started Found, I followed the world of Home/Decor way more than the wedding world. The home design world consists of SO many different elements, all of which I love, and many of which include vintage pieces. You can pick up any home magazine/book and find proof of this. I am at the flea markets almost every weekend, and by 9am they are almost un-walkable because of the thousands of people seeking the perfect piece for their home, their wedding, the perfect gift, whatever….but they are there; buying vintage, loving vintage, and appreciating vintage. Vintage is not dead.
So, after some deeper thought on the matter, an encouraging email from my amazing husband, and a reminder from Allison that our phone is still ringing off the hook, I say…”Be nice, people! To each his own.”
I leave you with a picture of my favorite chair. It sits in my dining room and is there to stay, regardless of the latest fad. To me, it is one of the most beautiful chairs I have ever seen, to others, it is something that belongs at the dump….but,
…to each his own…