I am a work in progress. I suppose we could all say this of ourselves, but I feel like I have been really working towards a goal. And this goal is a vintage lifestyle.
I am at a point in my life where I have decided to please myself, even if it means being the only lady in town to do her grocery shopping in a circle skirt, and to bring devilled eggs or Jell-o salads to potluck dinners. Life is too short to be someone other people think I should be. But it has taken a long time to learn this lesson, and it’s going to take a long time to implement the many changes (let’s call them “upgrades!”) I wish to accomplish.
To me, a Vintage Lifestyle is one that embraces the benefits of the old-fashioned-modern way of life. So I aim to collect (and use!) old bakeware, and to cut down my curtains into clothing when their lives are done gracing my windows. I want to sew my own clothing and trim my own hats. I will scrub my house top to bottom with baking soda and vinegar concoctions instead of noxious store-bought cleaners, and wear a cute apron while I do it! A Vintage Lifestyle is about being green and thrifty, creatively solving household problems and employing long lasting solutions. This is who I want to be!
And not just to pin curl my hair and wear wiggle dresses. Although I intend there to be plenty of that in my future, too. So here’s to my journey backwards, with all it entails!