Vintageology by Oriental Spice and some Chocolate

Oriental Spice and some Chocolate vintage wisdom

Whenever I talk about my blog and its topic, some eyebrows rise and questions are asked:

– “Why vintage?”

– “Where did that vintage fascination come from?

– “Why not Bollywood” (since I’m literally oriental)

And last but not least…

– “But you are so young, why do you like those old things?”

Since I usually do things in reverse order I will start with the last question. Let’s go way back in time. As in 16 years ago. Which is also almost vintage! Anyway. Let’s talk about history. A topic that fascinated me ever since highschool. I loved the subject history, it was my favorite subject. When I was learning from my history book, I was reading it like a roman. Needless to say that I scored very high on the history subject (and very low on the math subject…)

The way I see it: old is gold. Everything that is going on today, has its origin somewhere back in time. A good example is family history. (Almost) everyone is interested in their family history for obvious reasons. And ofcourse you are creating your own part of your family history right now. And 40 years from now you will be saying: “Back in my day…we had smartphones and tablets”.

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NOW

vintage time

Today, I am having a little time out of the back-to-the-good old days thought. Sometimes it’s good to stand still, take a deep breath, count your blessings gadgets and think about all the luxuries and knowledge of the Here and Now. So I did. I compared the Here and Now to approximately ten years ago. And in my book that’s already a retro status. So here we go:

There weren’t a lot (online) vintage and retro fashion webshops as now. Can you imagine? What did all those vintage and retro lovers do? Were did they find those lovely feminine fashion items? This calls for an investigation.

Some years ago, I didn’t know that a little bit of red pepper and hot chocolate go very well together. Now I do. Which is very important if you want to take my blog title literally.

Nowadays I know exactly what I want (and I actually want it right now). Although sniping my fingers does not work (yet), it certainly gives me some Right Now motivation.

Some things were definitely better in the old days. But don’t fool yourself. You know you love the nowadays this-item-is-one-click-away era.

Also a lot of things (and people) are just an app away…

And one way or another: swiping keeps your thumb in good shape.

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retro motivational advice

Every now and then everyone could use some motivational advice. If you’ve read some articles of my inspirational label, you’ll know that I’m definitely into inspirational food for thought.

You’ve probably also figured out that I’m definitely into vintage and retro. It’s time for a blogpost with the best of both worlds. Get ready for some spicy retro motivational words, which are still relevant today. Also recommended for use in your working environment…

 

One kind word a day keeps the nagger away…

retro motivational advice

Always come in handy: Brains

retro motivational advice

 

Don’t act like a Hollywood character. Come to the point.

retro motivational advice

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