When I tell people that I write about vintage motherhood and living, one of the first things they ask is where I like to shop for vintage clothes. Of course dressing up vintage could be one way to “do vintage”, but there are SO MANY other ways that mama’s do vintage.
Now what I want to know is…how do you do “vintage”?
Or buy fruits and veggies from local farmers? Or add a touch of cinnamon to the pancake batter like your mama did?
Perhaps you love yourself some classic books like Jane Eyre, Catcher in the Rye, Little House on the Prairie, Winnie the Pooh and Little Bear?
Or maybe its vintage music that moves you? Mozart? The Monkees? Harry Connick Jr.? Sinatra? Frankie Avalon?
Are your kids “vintage” too? Have you named them after a beloved family member or hero from history?
Do they point out anything that looks old because they know you would find it interesting? Do they love looking at old family photos and hearing stories about what life was life back then?
Do you visit historical places? Love going to classic car shows? Ever take the family to re-enactments of history or to learn how to basket weave?
We interpret vintage in so many ways, don’t we mama?
But there are somethings that are true between them all…
Like the desire to cherish the moment.
And remember the details.
And experience history.
And pass on traditions.
How do you do “vintage”?