Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

November 13, 2017
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Wear Three Brooches

Did you ever notice how many song titles feature the number three? Like these: Gimme Three Steps,Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray and Knock Three Times. I bet you can think of at least three more. Three of anything has a … Continue reading

September 7, 2017
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Wear a Vintage Beaded Necklace

When I was a kid, there was a candy store next to my elementary school. Let that sink in: a candy store. Next to my elementary school. As you can imagine, this was incredibly thrilling stuff. It was a fabulous … Continue reading

June 30, 2017
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Some Thoughts on Vintage Costume Jewelry

So what’s the story on costume jewelry anyway? First, a few pieces from the Winters Past collection: A little history: back before the style revolution that was the 1920’s, women of means had fine jewelry that they wore with pretty … Continue reading

May 26, 2017
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Juliana: Super Statement Vintage Jewelry

Most people buy vintage costume jewelry because, well, it’s pretty and it’s unique and maybe it matches their outfit. People who collect vintage costume jewelry look for specific designers or brands. Then there’s a subgroup I’ll call serious collectors, folks who … Continue reading

February 23, 2017
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How to Wear a Vintage Brooch (again)

I believe we’ve had this conversation before. I mean, the one where I’m gently encouraging you to wear a vintage brooch. I say something like, it’s a fun statement piece! Wear one or a grouping! How about on a jean … Continue reading

December 9, 2016
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Vintage Pearls, Modern Style

Do you remember when Sharon Stone wore a white men’s button down Gap  shirt with a long evening skirt to the Oscars? If this doesn’t ring a bell, go ahead and Google it. OK, didn’t that look fresh and new? The … Continue reading

August 4, 2016
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Vintage Clip Earrings

Before the 1970’s, most American women didn’t have pierced ears. Consequently, most of the vintage earnings I have are non-pierced. Here is a little secret: clip earrings from the 50’s to the 80’s are amazing!  I have a ton of them … Continue reading

July 22, 2016
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Arm Candy

You know the Johnny Cash song where he starts reeling off the names of places, one after another? Like, Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac?  I’m about to reel off the various types of vintage bracelets, so keep that  song I’ve … Continue reading

July 1, 2016
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Vintage Pins on a Denim Jacket

Customers love the many vintage brooches I have in the shop, but sometimes they want to know how to wear them. Here’s a simple, cool thing to do with these pretty pins: put them on a jean jacket. Easy! It helps … Continue reading

May 5, 2016
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Researching a Vintage Label

I bought this great looking fifties skirt last week. The label reads Martha Sleeper, Made in Puerto Rico and  it made me curious. I used the on-line label database at the Vintage Fashion Guild website to do some sleuthing. Turns out Martha … Continue reading