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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sometimes words matter- a lot.

Got new neighbors a few months ago- a couple about our age with two young kids. As they've been in and out of our house a few times for a few cookouts, they have noticed our furnishings seem a little bit different. I've explained what I do for a living and they really seem interested in the stuff. When I talk about things as antiques the interest level seems to wane, but when I describe something as vintage- the excitement level increases. I am talking about items of similar age- clearly over 100 years old, but vintage resonates while antique falls flat. Maybe it's the word and not the stuff.

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