“Who lives without remembering the past – lives without the future” (Estonian poet J. Liiv)
Everything vintage has become increasingly popular these days. Nothing surprising in that – vintage designs are just awesome! Some of the devoted admirerers enjoy owning a rarity, some are holding items with sentimental value. Others are excited about decorating homes for vintage atmosphere or hunting an enlargement for their collections.
My childhood passed by in Soviet era Estonia on the 80s and I grew up with admiration and esteem to “oldies”. In fact, gathering and preserving things was the way of life on that controversial time. This was due deficiency of almost everything. For decades.
My collector model was my Mom – her sets of vintage dishes were just divine. My own first collections consisted candy papers and food labels, interesting stones, beer tins, rings, children`s magazines, my kindergarten drawings. Now, my pride and joy is the fascinating set of white Bavarian dishes from 1930s, as well as the collections of Soviet era items. My husband is a collector of music, films and vintage books – his knowledge and gatherings are imposing. My father-in-law is an owner of one of the greatest jazz music collections in Estonia. He is also a genealogist, compiling capacious books about our provenance and being a holder of family´s antique keepsakes. His oldest treasure is the silver thaler of the Grand Duke Christian I of the Saxony, from 1588, also known as Rix Dollar.
Having a degree in Estonian History I am happy to share my addiction for past times and provide knowledge, entertainment and ideas for people interested in vintage. My Etsy shop listings allow you to cast a glance to a daily life of common people on our little country in Soviet times. There are numerous types of decorative-yet-functional dishes, pins, stationery, postcards, linens, toys, clothing, accessories and other pearls of everyday items. Examples include a long period from 50s to 90s. Each item carries a shred of history of the peoples prosaic life in Soviet Estonia. As time marches on, these everyday vintage items become highly valued rarities.
Become a firstclass collector and do a research to find pieces that really work in your collection or your home. Be creative, be passionate and look “out of the frames”. Hunt for items that you consider magnificent. Nothing less.
Wishing you a great collecting experience.
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