My mother was given this handmade leather handbag (we think) in 1978 as a Christmas present by my dad. 30 years later I found it and it’s now classified as vintage and has held its value! I love it… and I love that you can mix black with brown and be fashionably acceptable – much to my sister’s disapproval!
It’s funny how something that has been hanging around the house for my whole life (literally!) suddenly has once again become fashionable and of value. It’s interesting how our ‘perceptions’ change as we are influence externally by trends and changes in the world we live in. Makes you think hey?
Do our perceptions of people, friends and even family change just as flippantly?
Is there someone we have been taking for granted because ‘they’ve just always been there’ or ‘they are always around’. Maybe it’s time to get their ‘value’ reassessed. They might be more valuable to you then you can ever dare live without and deserve a little ‘cherishing’. Classifying someone as ‘vintage’ might sound like you’re ‘dating’ them so maybe there is a classier way to recognise a friend who’s really been their for you then that. I’d encourage you to do that today and then think about how you can be a better friend to someone.
So thanks Mum for preserving this treasure! What else do you have!?!