Is a discussion that seems to be on-going. I had understood that an “antique” had to be 100 years or older. Probably no need to go further with that. Now, “vintage” can go many directions. Technically, it refers to a specific crop of wine grapes and requires that a specific year follow the word. To broaden the definition, as it would pertain to other items, it could mean something that is 50 to 100 years old. Hmmmmmm, that really does mean that my recently completed “Non-vintage Green Cloth” is actually “vintage” (and so am I!!!!!!!). In regards to clothing, it may be applied to a style that was once worn, discarded and has returned to style (such as the resurgence of the ‘70s mode).
The definition I like the best is found on the Cambridge On-line Dictionary which states that vintage is “something of high quality and lasting value or showing the best characteristics typical of the person who created it”. Now that’s a thought worth hanging on to!
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I would be interested hearing any thoughts you may have on the antique vs vintage subject………….