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Older is better. The quality in general is better. I'd rather get old furniture than Ikea.

However, I am not a fan of vintage clothing. There's a costumey vibe when ppl wear things clearly from the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and even 90's. I can't pull off wearing vintage clothing.

I do love vintage fine jewelry though. The old rose cut diamonds are so beautiful.
 

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I usually find antiques and vintage stuff a lot more interesting than ''new stuff'', specially when they have this ''aura'' of hiding a history behind it like a book with the cover and the pages distressed due to the pass of the years. I don't know, I kind of find it really attractive.
 

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Antiques draw me in like a tractor beam.

The way some of them have skyrocketed in value in the last 15 years makes ME start to feel old.

Every so often, I'll find myself staring across the room at one of them, trying to envision the journey it's had in the last 110, 125, 150 years. I hoping that part of it is just an INFJ thing. :laughing:
 

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As objects I like the story it holds, that I can learn about, how it is a conversation starter etc...

I'm not that fond of it in terms of lifestyle/living decorations. I have a preference for more modern and simple/cold taste with touches of antique or vintage style(say an antique type writer, a lamp, a chandelier etc...). Balance/jarring offset for aesthetics.

I also have a rather pretentious attraction for old books. Though I would never be able to afford or would even want to spend money on anything like that, I do have this kind of awe for it.
 

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do love vintage fine jewelry though. The old rose cut diamonds are so beautiful.
I love old cut stones! They're so amazing. Makes me want to change the lighting in my home so I could admire them properly. :laughing:

In the topic of old jewelry, I also love engraved jewelry. Seeing a few initials, a random date, or a love token is so intriguing. I immediately start envisioning the story behind it.
 

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My favourite kind of porn is vintage porn.
I'm not sure about the vintage segment as things got a little "hairy" in the days.

On a semi-related note, I did like the look of women of those days a bit more than the new FHM™ era.



I mean, all the way from the 30's to the 70's the look is awesome. Especially the 50's. Yeah, the 50's I'd say we're perfect, just love it.

I like older games, does that count as vintage? I love older buildings, love cities that have an "old" look about them, Roman and German/Czech/French, even some Greek. Does that count?

I love old cars, classics, but mostly Porsche 356 from the 50's. Porsche 356 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Beautiful, ain't it? I like cars like I like women, classy and elegant, with personality, but gentle, noticeable but not extravagant.
 

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I like old things. They're beautiful. And I like the idea of giving them a new life. They're not just objects to stare at - I'm taking care of them and making them useful again. A typewriter, or a SX-70 polaroid land camera - those things are just special. It would be a shame to put them behind the glass.

And of course I always welcome another homeless book. Sometimes it feels like I'm making a book shelter, or something. I'm walking into a second hand bookshop - and I just want them all! They're LOOKING AT ME like abandoned children, do you understand? :laughing:
 

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I love old cut stones! They're so amazing. Makes me want to change the lighting in my home so I could admire them properly. :laughing:

In the topic of old jewelry, I also love engraved jewelry. Seeing a few initials, a random date, or a love token is so intriguing. I immediately start envisioning the story behind it.
I love engraved pieces, too, be it on a watch, inside of a ring, or back of a pendant. This is why I love looking at estate jewelries, seeing the words and dates and wondering why they are where they are.....

In any museum I always check out the decorative arts section, to see the objects ppl wore for adornment. It's very interesting to note that even prehistorical humans had the habit of gathering eye catching pebbles and shiny objects for body decoration. Any other species would do such thing?
 

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I like antique pocket watches. My dad has an old oak box that he keeps antique watches from his dad and granddad. I used to pull them out when I was a kid and just stare at them. That and a cool drawstring bag of beautiful marbles he kept in the box. I can still hear the sound they made when they clacked together.
 

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I like vintage and classic but I don't have feelings about them other than I find it appealing.

I'm just not sentimental. I clean sweep my belongings minus a VERY select few items. I guess to me I like old things (depending on what) but they don't generally conjure up any feelings for them or about them or even triggering nostalgia, I don't get that type of reaction from things at all.
 

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@marbleous Agreed. Ebooks are extremely convenient and a great way to get classics for free or very cheaply, but there's just something that I personally really enjoy about holding a hardcover in my hands and flipping through its pages.
 
Especially outside on a nice day. That feeling of getting lost in a story with your imagination while there's so much life slipping by and passing around you; alternating between two worlds at the same time. Marvelous.:tongue:
 

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Yes!

My parents were antique dealers when I was young. My dad used to take me "antiquing" all the time.

I collect a few things...mostly depression glass, milk glass, vintage bottles, jadeite, and old books.

Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. The 1940s or 50s would have been a better fit.
 

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Like antiques and vintage stuff?
Expensive

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Dust collectors

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But really pretty to look at


In that particular order.
 
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