Vintage365: New Years Resolution


My New Years Resolution this coming 2012 is to “do” something vintage every day of the year.

I’m calling this “Vintage365,” after the “365” self-portrait photo project many have done.  I tried my own 365 portrait project last year but didn’t succeed, didn’t make it the whole three hundred and sixty-five days, so this year I am determined to complete one year’s worth of dedication to my theme, Vintage.

So every day I will post about something Vintage: clothing, magazine ads, hats, websites, events, cars, anything at all.

The technical definition of “Vintage,” according to museologists, is anything 15 to 90 years old.  “Antique” is older than 90 years, but for the purpose of this project, anything at all from the past will count, so that means historical costumes in the works, tidbits of Elizabethan, Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian history, you name it.

This week I’ve declared “50s Week” as a primer for the posts to come starting January 1st, 2012.

Stay tuned!



  • Anonymous

    December 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Good luck! I'm sure you can do it- you seem to be very into vintage things! 😉 I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
    On a side note, I was very happy to receive my very own pair of Devonshire shoes for Christmas… that made me very happy! 😀
    Keep being awesome!

  • The Dreamstress

    December 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM

    Sounds like fun! Can't wait to see what you post!

    I'm a little appalled that 'vintage' is 15 years though! I thought Retro was 20-50 years old, and vintage was over 50. And under 15, well, that's just nowish! 'Cause is vintage is 15 I'm still wearing 'vintage' dresses that I sewed!

  • Lauren R

    December 28, 2011 at 1:06 AM

    Dreamstress, it is a bit appalling, right? Etsy defines "vintage" as 20 years or older, so I guess that makes is slightly better? lol.

    It's a very common misconception that "retro" is grouped in with "vintage" and "antique," but "retro" is literally "of or designating the style of an earlier time" (, and has no time frame or time period attached to it. So today's 50s-style clothes are retro, but clothes actually made in the 50s are vintage.

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