Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What do you consider "vintage"

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary it means

1 of wine : of, relating to, or produced in a particular vintage
: of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality : classic
3 a
: dating from the past : old b: outmoded , old-fashioned4: of the best and most characteristic —used with a proper noun <vintage Shaw: a wise and winning comedy — Time>

But for most of us it seems to mean anything 30- 100 years old. I read an group of questions on eBay about the definitions and they too couldn't come up with a definite answer either

There is another term "retro" that seems to mean items from the 50s. At least every time I have heard it used that is what was implied. I checked with Wikipedia when I was writing about this and to see what they say.... click here. Retro

e talking about Vintage items from 30 to 100 years old.....

Hope you will join in.


Anonymous said...

I think vintage to me means over 20 years old, but I think that might come from talking about vintage cars? (The classification of cars can be vintage or classic depending on their age) I also thought that retro meant something in an old-fashioned style but not necessarily old, repro furniture for example. Thanks for this info and links...

Beth said...

It is no doubt a very personal thing, the definition of vintage. Glad to hear other thoughts on it.

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