I came across recently a question: ” Does vintage mean the same as antique?” Sort of, both words are related to old things. Antique things are 100 years old or more, while vintage goes far deeper.
According to Merriam Webster, the term vintage relates primarily to wine and is an altered form of the French word vendage, meaning “the grapes picked during a season.” The secondary definition is “a period of origin or manufacture” (e.g., a vintage 1960s Mercedes) or “length of existence: age.” Ruby Lane provides a different but helpful explanation, noting that “an item described as ‘vintage’ should speak of the era in which it was produced. Vintage can mean an item is of a certain period of time, as in “vintage 1950’s” but it can also mean (and probably always should) that the item exhibits the best of a certain quality, or qualities, associated with or belonging to that specific era. In other words, for the term vintage to accurately apply to it, an item should be somewhat representational and recognizable as belonging to the era in which it was made.”
And of course, we shouldn’t forget our brides, who are looking for a Victorian look for their vintage wedding ideas. Other brides get their inspiration from specific styles of the 1920’s or 1950’s.
According to Weddings Magazine, this fall vintage is officially in vogue with its authentic theme of particular era, whether it is a tea party or the glitz of the 1920s.