Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

October 19, 2017
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Vintage Mexican Silver

Are you familiar with the vintage Mexican silver jewelry from the town of Taxco?  It’s got a great  Deco-meets-Aztec style done with gorgeous craftsmanship.  Sometimes you see it with geometric designs but more often it’s got mythological animals, astrological symbols, … Continue reading

October 6, 2017
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Alexa Chung Wears Vintage

You know the phrase It Girl?  Our friends over at Wikipedia say  it’s slang for a singularly stylish young woman who is sexy without flaunting her sexuality. British TV host Alexa Chung has got “it”. She has a wonderfully self-defined, personal, … Continue reading

February 12, 2016
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Dressing Up Downton Style, Part 1

Downton Abbey, how we have loved you! We loved you for the endlessly cheerful Anna and her inexplicable love for the chronically grumpy Mr. Bates. We loved you for the sensible Mrs. Hughes and her late-life relationship with the snobby … Continue reading

November 12, 2015
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Shop Notice

Winters Past is temporarily closed due to family medical issues. We will reopen as soon as possible-hopefully by Tuesday Nov 17, 2015. Sorry for the inconvenience!

April 3, 2015
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Vintage Gloves

Ladies gloves, those lovely and impractical things. It is amazing to me that women in the recent past routinely wore them. A brief history of glove wearing in the 20th century: During the 1930s, both day and evening gloves were a … Continue reading

April 2, 2015
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Modern Fifties Style

Today, a look at some fifties styles that feel very modern. This era is all about the waist. It’s also got an emphasis on fabulous accessories and a sense of womanliness.

March 31, 2015
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Squash Blossom Necklaces

I’ve been reading and talking with people who can help me  learn more about native American jewelry,  particularly squash blossom necklaces. I wrote about it here back in February, and since then, I’ve explored this and learned some interesting things. First, … Continue reading

March 30, 2015
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Vintage Wedding: 1920’s Inspiration

Lately, I have had several customers who are planning 1920’s inspired weddings. There is some real romantic drama associated with the era. These brides are all about the lace, the dropped waist and the long pearls. Here are some vintage … Continue reading