Share, source and sigh over all things vintage

Flower Hat

To see the latest blog posts, click on A Vintage Life, above.

I know you won’t believe it, but not everyone craves a vintage life.  Case in point:  My husband, Practical Man, has been heard to mutter things like, “I threw one of those out in 1972″ while I am squealing over my latest treasure.

I am a terrible recycler on garbage day (I still think it’s unfair that Kleenex is paper and paper is recyclable but Kleenex is not…?) so I give back to the earth in my own way by embracing vintage and buying most things used.  Plus, vintage comes with a story (even if I have to conjure it out of nowhere) and loads of style.  What’s not to like?

At 5’9”, I am not a dainty flower; in fact, the first words out of my petite mother-in-law’s mouth when she craned her neck to look up, up, up at me were, “How TALL are you?!”  Despite my strapping stature, I used to faint a lot (soooo very vintage) but now I take medication and can stay mostly upright.  The air is thinner at this height and with my head all up in the clouds, as it tends to be.

Whether it’s vehicles, dishes, real estate, fabric, bicycles, recipes, fashion, decorating, music or ideologies, I am my most euphoric when my life is skewed towards the vintage. I even married a vintage man — Practical Man is 15 years more practical than I.

Maybe I was a little slow to notice this pattern/fixation but I’m doing something about it now and hope you’ll join me as we dream about, share delights from and revel in A Vintage Life.

More about me at

p.s.  I work as a career counsellor, so if you like reading my ramblings and happen to be in need of a little career help that you can read while soaking in the tub with chocolate or wine (or both–I’m not judging), you might like one of my books called, Career Cupid.  I am also currently writing fiction for children and creative non-fiction for adults.

p.p.s. ten points if you’re a word geek like me who knows what “p.s.” and “p.p.s.” stand for…


3 Comment(s)

  1. reretro

    February 3, 2013 at 1:11 am

    hi, i’ve nominated you/a vintage life for a blog award! just go to my post ‘awards, awards, awards’ to see if you’d like to accept. i have also added you to my blogroll…hope that’s ok. i love your blog! edwina (re:retro)

    • Christine Fader

      June 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      Hi Edwina, Thank you for this! I love your blog also (as you may have noticed by the frequency with which I re-blog you). Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond but I am new at this and didn’t (still don’t) really understand the blog award process…not sure what to do when I get to your site. However, it’s great to connect with you!

  2. Archon's Den

    February 1, 2016 at 2:52 am

    p.s. means ‘post script’ (after writing), and p.p.s. means ‘post, post script’, (after the after writing) 🙂

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