Friday, March 30, 2012

Vintage Living

I discovered only recently (yes, I do live a sheltered life...LOL!) that some people actually live in the past.  I am not referring to people who are unable to put past events and experiences behind them, but rather to people who really dress and live the part of a past decade.  For some reason this fascinates me.

I am aware of the Quakers and Mennonites and their lifestyle, but I am not referring to them.  There are some people who just love a particular decade (say perhaps the 1930's) and choose to live as much as they can in this time.  They dress in 1930's fashion, they have an apartment or house filled with furniture and other various items from the time.  

They work at their jobs like everyone else...but when they come home they are living in the 1930's.  They listen to music from the decade, dress in clothes from the 1930's and they say that they find this lifestyle very relaxing and appealing for them, as it enables them to go back in time when they are in their home.

I will share a photo of a 1930's living room to give an example of what their house might look like.

I think it is great if people can do this...and that they find that it enhances their life and reduces stress from day to day living.  I say that if it helps people to live happier lives, then why not?  

Thanks for visiting me today, I really appreciate your presence.  Please feel free to share your own memories and thoughts by clicking on the "comments" link at the end of my post.


  1. What ever floats your boat and make you happy without doing harm to others is fine by me.

  2. Hello, Wren.

      Attractive works.
      You are the excellent artist.

      I thank for your usual and hearty support.
      And i pray for you and yours peace.
    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma ❃

  3. ¡Gracias por tu visita y comentario a mi blog! Un saludo desde Granada.

  4. Like this picture......thank you for your lovely comment and have a wonderful weekend,

  5. I hadn't heard of people consciously doing this until you shared here. I guess it would have some benefits but I would sure miss the internet!

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit.


  6. Hi everyone, thanks so much for your comments. Karen, I would miss the internet as well!

  7. Thank you for visiting my Blog. I like the topics on your Blog, you love writing about years gone by, beautiful.

  8. Very interesting your blog!

  9. That is interesting. I too have never heard much about this 30's lifestyle, although I do know all about the Mennonites. We live in a Mennonite community so they are a regular sight, but after a while you don't notice them anymore, they just blend in like everyone else.

  10. As much as I enjoy reminiscing, I prefer to live in the present and embrace it fully. There are many good things from each era and I want to enjoy it all.

  11. I've seen some articles (mainly on Daily Mail website) about such people and their homes.. It fascinates me as well, and I can sort of see the appeal, but it wouldn't be for me =)

    It would be cool to have such friends, though, and get to visit their homes - like time travelling! =D

  12. Hi all,

    Thanks a lot for your comments! I don't think I could actually do it, either...but Stella, I agree that having friends who live the life.


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