Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

May 12, 2017
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The Secret Life of Clothes, part 1

In the last post, I wrote about how much I enjoy learning the backstory of vintage treasures. I like knowing who wore a garment and how it relates to their personal history. I also like placing it in the larger context … Continue reading

March 24, 2016
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Vintage Styling Workshop at Winters Past

And now… some exciting news! Winters Past will be holding a workshop taught by burlesque dancer and pin up model Angela La Muse (angelalamuse.com ). It will focus on vintage styling and, as Miss La Muse says, “how to unleash your inner … Continue reading

February 26, 2016
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What’s New at Winters Past

I’ve been rearranging and changing things up a bit at the shop, and I’m pretty pleased with how it’s looking. I’m always trying to make displays more interesting and visually appealing but not overwhelming. Here’s a glimpse:

January 7, 2016
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For Your Consideration: Winters Past in Micanopy

Do you remember downtown department stores, years ago? They had that magical, stylish, almost glamorous feel. There was a sense that shopping wasn’t just consumerism, it was an event. I thought about this during the Mad Men episodes in which Don had … Continue reading

December 30, 2015
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Moving Day!

Well, mostly everything found it’s way into a box, the boxes got loaded on the truck and hauled into the new shop. Of course, with every move there always seems to be that dreaded last 10% of stuff that gets … Continue reading

December 11, 2015
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Winters Past, Moving to Micanopy

Exciting news: Winters Past is moving to Micanopy! We’ll be in our current location through Christmas, then we’re packing up the rhinestones and heading north on 441 to our new location in the former O. Brisky’s bookstore. It’s 116 NE … Continue reading

July 28, 2015
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McIntosh, Florida

Old Florida:  live oak trees draped with moss, front porches, old churches, a fishing dock, a few shops. That’s McIntosh, population 450, a pretty little town that brings to mind any number of fine Southern novels. Visit, explore, and bring your … Continue reading

July 2, 2015
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Vintage Laundry

Today, laundry tips and a few thoughts about laundry. I promise this is more interesting than it sounds. My mother, Phyllis, who is 92 years old, is a bookish sort. One of my earliest memories is watching her make coffee … Continue reading