The vintage culture has grown very large in the last 10 years, with all sorts of collectables from furniture, to homes, to old signs and toys. Just watch the show "American Pickers" to get an idea of this subculture.
The nostalgia and style of the vintage subculture seems to create some sort of feeling that is very pleasant/euphoric.
Especially during times of increased stress, high levels of psychological pressure and/or life struggle - the vintage objects seem to provide some sort of comfort for the individual (as I have also witnessed this in myself and observed in others).
Are there any studies that look into this phenomenon and what are some of it predominant findings?