Vintage Wallpaper

Hello, last piece of the series is here. We hope you’ve enjoyed our vintage series so far. Here is the final piece of the puzzle:

What is vintage?

In this actuelvibes article we are gonna talk more about vintages explanation more than vintage wallpapers. So lets start! If antiques are things that are 100 years old or older, what are vintage pieces? The definition of vintage is trickier. According to Merriam Webster, the term “vintage” relates primarily to wine and is an altered form of the French word vendage, meaning “the grapes picked during a season.” One of its secondary definitions is “a period of origin or manufacture” (e.g., a vintage 1960s Mercedes).

Ruby Lane provides a much more helpful explanation, noting that “an item described as ‘vintage’ should speak of the era in which it was produced. Vintage can mean an item is of a certain period of time, as in ‘vintage 1950’s’ but it can also mean (and probably always should) that the item exhibits the best of a certain quality, or qualities, associated with or belonging to that specific era. In other words, for the term vintage to accurately apply to it, an item should be somewhat representational and recognizable as belonging to the era in which it was made.” Ruby Lane also suggests that ‘vintage’ should not be used in reference to objects less than 20 years old.

According to Koch, vintage furniture pieces were made within the last 20 to 99 years, and they’re usually collectible, depending on how many pieces of a particular style were produced. “For instance, Danish mid-century furniture is affordable because there is still so much of it readily available,” she says. “You can get that vintage look without spending a fortune.”

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