47 Vintage Things That Will Make You Yearn for Days of Yore ...

By Neecey

47 Vintage Things That Will Make You Yearn for Days of Yore ...

How do you feel about vintage things? I'm not talking about fashions where you recreate the wonderful styles of decades gone by, but items that have the power to create a look, stir a memory, or give you a hankering for simpler times. I love vintage things for all those reasons. Let's see if I can arouse the same feelings in you with this little photo collection.

1 Parisian Chic

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Vintage things can help you create a specific look in your home,

2 Bicycle

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Some vintage things just never go out of style.

3 Filigree Antique Engagement Diamond Ring

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Vintage jewelry is a matter of taste.

4 Vintage Vanity

Via Vintage Vanity in Black
It wouldn't be hard feeling beautiful getting ready in front of this stunning piece of furniture.

5 Vintage Tins

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So much more fun and interesting than the sterile and bland packaging of today.

6 Polaroid Camera

Via Camera love
The original "selfie" camera

7 Hats and Sticks

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From a time when a gentleman wasn't considered properly dressed without a hat.

8 Pocket Watches

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Pocket watches had a huge influence on fashion, inspiring chains to hold them and pockets in vests and jackets to tuck them into.

9 Vintage Glasses

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Feminine and delicate and certainly not out of place today.

10 Vintage Bro0ch

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Brooches are not nearly as popular as they once were but a vintage piece can still add that extra special finishing touch.

11 Vintage Mirrors

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Vintage things can inspire modern looks.

12 Vintage Ads

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Vintage ads remind us how times and attitudes change as knowledge increases.

13 Rotary Dial Telephone

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Some vintage things will always be more beautiful than their contemporary counterparts, no matter how far technology advances.

14 Vintage Fan

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And some vintage designs can only be tweaked - never redrawn completely.

15 Vintage Opera Glasses

Via A Rosy Note
Some vintage things have but one purpose and no other, but that doesn't mean they can't be nice to look at.

16 Vintage Radios

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I love how many of the DAB radios of today have designs based on retro radios.

17 Vintage Chair

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A single vintage item can be a statement piece.

18 Vintage Kitchen Wares

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Old kitchenalia always makes me think of happy days spent in the kitchen tugging on my grandmother’s apron, with the smell of cooking and baking permeating the whole house.

19 Vintage Stove

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Such a far cry from modern appliances. Think of how much fun this would have been when it was state of the art.

20 Antique Tea Set

Via Victorian Tea Party Shower
Bring a retro feel to your table. Mismatched vintage china is such a cool funky look - and your collection will be unique.

21 Gramophone

When music came with a side order of scratches!

22 Record Player

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I nearly wet my pants with excitement when I got my first record player at the age of 14.

23 Typewriter

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I'm old enough to have learned to type on a typewriter rather than a keyboard. Some days when my computer is bothersome, I long for the clatter of typewriter keys.

24 Vintage Kitchen Cart

Oh - the equipment you needed to be a hostess with the mostest in days gone by.

25 Vintage Jewelry Box

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If you have vintage jewelry, it deserves to be kept in a period box.

26 Vintage Books

"Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

27 Vintage Magazine Covers

Via At Home with Liz Lange
Magazine covers are a chronicle of fashion through the ages.

28 Vintage Sewing Machine

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Some vintage things are a reminder that we shouldn't let some old ways die.

29 Apothecary Bottles

Via La Belle Brocante
And some vintage things remind us to be thankful for progress.

30 Vintage Doorknobs

Via Going to Kansas City
It's easy to add little vintage touches to your home in all sorts of ways. One idea I saw and liked was using a single doorknob as a curtain tie back type thingy.

31 Pretty and Delicate

Via Vintage Perfection
When things to make you look beautiful were a thing of beauty themselves.

32 Vintage Plates

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Use pretty vintage plates for a unique collection of serving ware or hang them on your wall - the choice is yours.

33 Vintage Suitcases

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I love to think about all my travels whenever I see vintage suitcases.

34 Vintage Chandelier

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I'd be constantly craning my neck looking up if this was my light fitting.

35 Vintage Lanterns

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I love vintage things that still serve the same purpose today.

36 Vintage Silver

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Vintage items of precious metal never lose their value.

37 Vintage Enamelware

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Some vintage items are made of materials that simply fall out of fashion or become obsolete because of better materials.

38 Vintage Car

Via On the road
Some vintage designs are simply - iconic.

39 Vintage Clock

Via Atomic clock and sign art ...
Can you imagine how exciting it must have been when things like this were cutting edge and you just had to buy one to be on trend..

40 Vintage Globes

Via Stylish Ways to Display Collections
I love old globes. Maybe it's the geek in me or my passion for travel, but I enjoy seeing how the map of the world changes as borders are redrawn and new countries formed..

41 Milk Cans

Via Just Add Some Java: Vintage ...
I adore vintage things that can be given a new lease of life or a new use.

42 Cake Stands

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Does a cake stand make you think of ladies in white gloves meeting for afternoon tea, or Sunday afternoons in the parlor with the family?

43 Vintage Bathtub

Via Born in the Wrong Decade
They don't make things like they used to!

44 Vintage Packaging

Via 100 Years Of Oreo Packaging
Vintage items can tell us a bit of history about our world and the things that make it go round. Look! Oreos used to be called biscuits not cookies.

45 Vintage Coffee Grinder

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There are some vintage items that - no matter how interesting or lovely to look at - make you glad for modern conveniences.

46 Vintage Toaster

Via Toasters of the 1920s
And there are some you probably wouldn't mind still using.

47 Vintage Bird Cage

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Vintage items can inspire you in so many ways.

There are so many vintage things I love to see and you know what I love most about them? It's that there's a never ending supply. What is contemporary now, becomes vintage in the future. How awesome is that? Do you have a passion for vintage things? Let us know if you are a Vintage Vicky or a Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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