Our recent visit to The Abbey Medieval Festival
Vintage living in 2012 is something that appeals to many and something that has appealed to me always, even as a youngster in some shape or form. Recently I read an interview with Cath Kidston on what it is people love about her range and her response was "nostalgia".
Earlier this year I re-read Little Women, focused around a household of late 1800s women being full filled in the way of keeping home and filling it with love, life and laughter. Even more recently I stepped back in time to The Abbey Medieval Festival (both an exciting and foreign experience for me) which got me to thinking again about living a life stripped back of modern conveniences.
Throughout all these periods there have been golden eras and hardships, some more than others. But there is a key to joy and happiness that living a vintage lifestyle brings. Be it growing herbs in your garden, enjoying family time around a board game, feeding the family wholesome meals made by you, crafting, even being eco-friendly (not a modern concept, just a revisited one that has become trendy) etc. I think this sense of vintage nostalgia that Cath Kidston speaks of stems deeper than from just our modern times and comes from an instinctual human craving.
What does vintage living mean to you?