What is an appliance?
I get up in the morning turn off the alarm clock, plug-in the hot curlers (yes, I’m still a girly girl), start the coffee maker, get the milk out of the frig, turn on the TV to watch the morning news and go to the stove to make a quick breakfast. I use 6 appliances before even getting out of my pajamas.
According to the dictionary an appliance is “a device or control that is very useful for a particular job”. They make our lives easier, we can’t live without them
When we add the “Vintage” to the appliance it starts to cause arguments.
Is my 35-year-old, Clairol true-to-light III Make Up Mirror vintage? Is a piece vintage if it was discontinued a year ago and you can no longer find it on the shelves?
Yes, the make-up-mirror is vintage. Yes, a cool, discontinued appliance can be vintage if it has some unique feature, color or feature that we may never see again.
I stand by my old school ways. If an item is 100 years plus, it’s an antique. Everything else under the sun can be considered “vintage”.