Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

June 25, 2019
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Vintage Aloha Dresses

Happy Solstice! We have reached peak mugginess here in Florida. Some call it summer but I prefer to call it Vintage Hawaiian Dress season. Theses exotic frocks were designed to keep you cool-and keep you looking cool- during the hottest … Continue reading

January 16, 2019
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In the Bag

Why care about clothes? By the same token, why care about music or film or art? Why choose a well-prepared meal rather than chug a nutritionally complete space age beverage? Because aesthetics –the life of the senses–matter. As Nabokov wrote, … 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

June 21, 2018
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Easy Summer Style: Tie a Vintage Silk Scarf in your Hair

Hot. Humid. Summer. Florida. Also, mosquitos. Happy solstice, y’all! Clearly its far too muggy for complete sentences. We wouldn’t want to overly exert ourselves right now, would we? Here’s a very easy style idea that takes mere seconds, will elevate … Continue reading

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

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

August 9, 2016
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Why Wear Vintage?

it’s easier than ever to buy new clothing. There’s no longer a need to get off the couch-just point, click and wait 24 hours for the UPS man. Buying vintage is a bit more complicated. Why make the extra effort? … 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:

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