Friday, April 25, 2014

V is for Vintage

April 25, 2014

2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge
A Rural Life
Day 22

V is for Vintage

We’ve reached the last few days of this year’s blogging challenge with only four days to go.  It’s been fun sharing little tidbits of my life and world, all part and parcel of what make me who I am even if the sum doesn’t create the whole. Thanks for visiting my corner of the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge.


Say the word “vintage” and it will conjure a different image for the person you’re talking with, and, of course, to every individual reading this blog post. Vintage is a matter of age and perspective, not to mention geography. I love the ubiquitous quality of the word. 

For me, “vintage” brings to mind things of the early to mid 1900s and those day-to-day items I remember from my great-grandparent’s and grandparent’s homes.  Vintage can be an old black and white photo or a fringe dress from the Roaring Twenties. It can be a collectible Singer treadle sewing machine or your mother’s wedding dress from the 1950s.  Call something “vintage” and you add a layer of romance to its existence. 

Those things the individual views as vintage frequently improve with age. That’s not a bad thing at all. I think we all need fond memories, and we’re all allowed to chose those that grow more so over time.

I’ve decided vintage items have a definite place in my world. A one hundred year old table with a forty-year-old hand-crocheted doily on it has stories to tell if one just slows down to listen. The table belonged to a great-grandmother and her granddaughter made the doily. Old oak and delicate thread link me to those women.

And they somehow soften the blow of realizing the more years I live, the closer to vintage I become.

KC Kendricks


You didn’t really think you’d get away without one more brief book promo, did you?

V is VICTORY! The Victory series, that is.  


Christiane France - Author said...

Speaking of Vintage, this year marks the 100th anniversary of WWI or the Great War in which I lost family members I never got the chance to know.

KC Kendricks said...

In my genealogy research I found my great-grandfather's draft card for WWI. I'd love to know more about it because I never heard any stories about his service.

It's so important to pass down family stories. You never know who will be interested and what it might mean to them to have that information.