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Offline Paul S.

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 3
« Reply #150 on: December 07, 2011, 11:48:36 AM »
In that case I think perhaps there might be a little personal interpretation with this word retro :)..........aren't I aware of seeing some of the Bargain Hunt type programmes using this word to describe pieces from the 50's and 60's  -  but whatever.          I seem to recall that back in the good old days, vintage was used to describe something that was c. 50 years old, and antique implied 100 years or more  -  but I suppose like retro its all changed.          Anything more than 10 years old is now probably considered an antique ;D


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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 3
« Reply #151 on: December 07, 2011, 12:36:41 PM »
I'm with Nic. If it's new pretending to be old, it's retro; if it's old, it's old! People don't think about what they say and what it really means! These old objects are useful when trying to achieve a retro look; that is where it has come from.
 
(I want to know why everyone is big on efficiency savings. If we were truly saving efficiency, we'd be becoming less efficient!!!)


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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 3
« Reply #152 on: December 07, 2011, 12:46:12 PM »
Aah, but they are.  :thud:
"Efficiency savings" is the new expression for "putting folk out of work".
(same as "quantitative easing" is the new expression for "massive devaluation".)

Fewer folk to do the actual work, but expected to accomplish more than more folk did in the first place.

I think I use vintage for over 50 years old - but mostly avoid "retro". It means too many different things to too many folk!
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 3
« Reply #153 on: December 07, 2011, 12:47:42 PM »
but how old is old?

many people selling stuff think 20-30 years is old...thats not old but what is it?

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 3
« Reply #154 on: December 07, 2011, 12:54:25 PM »
Old is relative. In "thing" terms and today's disposable society, 20 or 30 years is old; last year's model is old. A two year old hamster is old and two year old person is still a baby.


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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 3
« Reply #155 on: December 07, 2011, 12:56:59 PM »
I'm vintage.
That means 20-30 years old isn't old at all - not to me.  :smg:
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 3
« Reply #156 on: December 07, 2011, 01:11:29 PM »
When I've been selling at fairs in the past, I've noticed that quite a few people think that anything made after 1939 "has no age". One woman took one look at my stall of primarily 1950s-70s glass and loudly exclaimed "It's all brand new! It shouldn't be allowed."  ;D


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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 3
« Reply #157 on: December 07, 2011, 01:17:07 PM »
 >:D
She must have been really ancient!
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 3
« Reply #158 on: December 07, 2011, 03:11:23 PM »
She was veering towards the Blue Rinse end of the human lifespan.

A lot of the younger TV extwerps do exactly the same, though, which is quite saddening.


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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 3
« Reply #159 on: December 07, 2011, 03:25:10 PM »
Flying free , do i spy a Graystan piece bottom right , why are you hiding it down there ? :mrgreen: :cry:

 

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