Hi there, I’m Alina!
If you recognize the reference in the title of this post, I can already tell that we’re going to be fast friends. If it doesn’t ring a bell then don’t worry – we can still be fast friends!
I’m convinced that in a past life I was a bright young thing of the 1920’s, a teenager in the 1950’s, or a housewife in the 1960’s (but quite possibly a combination of all three) and now I’m here trying to relive the glory days. Everyday I find myself looking at things from the past, whether it be clothes, hairstyles, cooking, baking, sewing, or reading, I am constantly wondering what life was like before I was born.
I am part of the beginnings of what people are calling the “Millennial Generation.” This means that people my age will never know what life was like before the internet was created. This concept fascinates me, but also somewhat frightens me. What does it mean to rely so heavily on a virtual world? What would happen if this virtual world were to suddenly disappear or malfunction so dramatically that we couldn’t function the same way we used to? I am on a journey to explore what life was like several decades ago before people were able to rely so heavily on technology (and ironically, I am sharing this journey with you on the internet).
I can’t really take all of the credit for this journey, because my mom and my grandmother are both also very enamoured with things from the past. They are both very sentimental with how things used to be, which I guess has rubbed off on me. I am always looking for ways to incorporate vintage things into my everyday life, and I find that when given the choice, I always prefer things that are considered to be vintage.
You are invited to join me as I learn how to cook, bake, crochet, knit, and dress the way people did several decades ago. I would love to share my experiences with you and to gain some tips or ideas from you too!
I can’t wait to learn more about how things were done back in the day, and I can’t wait to share these things with you!