Sunday, September 20, 2009
the beauty of vintage
the way i feel about 50's, 60's and 70's vintage kitchenalia and such, is the way some people might feel about a new boyfriend, twilight or robert pattinson - its my obsession! i can't really understand people who don't love it! i found this today, at misery mile, where you can have a grand shopping experience on the small change in your purse. The things i love are rarely worth anything because i love things for their patterns as opposed to their value. i was at a stall and was drawn to a pretty serving dish, and was told that it was r750. now, regardless of whether it is worth that overseas, i can't understand the mentality of people at a revolting market with an awful excuse for a stall, charging that amount of money for things. it goes against the cycle of things, and its an absolute cheek. he proceeded to explain that he was tired of having ppl buy his things, just to sell it for much more, when he's the one who does all the work. i wanted to tell him that they have zero overheads, when, as a shop owner, i am constantly pouring money into my little store DAILY, to make it pretty, to pay rent, for a credit card machine, internet and a phone line rental, to pay staff, to improve the aesthetics, to better the lighting, to fill it with stock, to pay for designs and adverts etc etc, and i would never dream of selling a plate at r750 because i am not 'christies' in london! i found a charity store near my home that does the same thing....charging thousands for some tea sets and ornaments, when they were given the stuff for free and are given lower rent and have staff volunteering for them. i just think its so wrong!