Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

January 1, 2019
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Pin a Brooch on your Coat

Wearing vintage can be about finding that one cool thing that elevates your everyday modern clothing. This singular piece can be anything you fancy, from a silk scarf to an alligator bag. One super simple way to add some vintage … Continue reading

October 10, 2018
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Add Sparkle to Your Day With Vintage Crystal Ear Rings

I have a new grand baby, y’all, and needless to say he’s sweet as can be. So far, his favorite hobbies include getting a bath, listening to his music box and looking at pretty, sparkly things. In honor of that … Continue reading

September 30, 2018
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More Reasons to Love Vintage Costume Jewelry

In today’s massive understatement, its a bit of an intense time we are living in, no? Let’s be sure we make time to enjoy the small pleasures. Not surprisingly, today I’m focusing on the tiny treasures that are vintage costume … Continue reading

July 4, 2018
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Vintage Turquoise and Silver Jewelry

This photo of Princess Grace from the 70’s is just about perfect. The hair, the caftan, the pose, yes! Now focus on just her squash blossom necklace. It’s bold, obviously, but she wears it so well. Now feast your eyes … Continue reading

May 13, 2018
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Wearing Vintage Statement Earrings in a Modern Way

This is Jenny Walton. She’s an illustrator, a fashion stylist and she’s a vintage earring savant. Behold: In fact, her take on vintage is absolutely on-point. She offers a fresh new way of combining eras, deftly pairing vintage with modern. … Continue reading

April 29, 2018
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The Golden Age of Vintage Costume Jewelry

Did you ever think about the art forms that are uniquely American, like jazz music, baseball, tap dancing and comics? From where I sit, the costume jewelry made in the US from the 1930s to the early 1960s falls into that … Continue reading

April 5, 2018
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Vintage Charm Bracelets

Vintage charm bracelets are quirky, kitchy fun; there is something innately “charming” about them. First, they  announce their presence by the jingle that happens when the wearer moves her wrist. Second, they invite conversation. To really appreciate a charm bracelet … Continue reading

March 3, 2018
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Collecting Vintage Lucite Bangles

Remember the old  Lays potato chips ad, the one that said, betcha can’t eat just one? The same goes for Bakelite bracelets…betcha can’t wear just one! Quick primer: Bakelite is a highly collectible early plastic. It was made in lovely … Continue reading