Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

January 7, 2017
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The Golden Age of Nightgowns: Vintage Peignors

Today,  let’s talk about those frivolous, silky, see-through vintage gown and robe sets that makes women feel like a silver screen queens. Specifically, lets look at some peignoir sets. When the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age “slipped into something more comfortable” … 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

January 30, 2015
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Bette Davis Eyes

I re-watched the wonderful 1950 movie All About Eve last night. I just love the mature, bitchy, mesmerizing Bette Davis as Margo Chandler. And, eww, that simpering sycophant character Eve, creepily played by Anne Baxter, who schemes to take over Margo’s career and … Continue reading

January 29, 2015
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Is it Bakelite?

Bakelite bangles. They’re a pretty (and pretty collectible) type of vintage jewelry. How do you know it’s the real thing? Get used to handling some bakelite to get a sense of what you’re aiming for. That way, you can develop your senses and … Continue reading

January 27, 2015
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Vintage Manifesto

Today, a little inspiration from Bethany over at the blog The Glamorous Housewife . Here she speaks to why she wears vintage: I have always been enamored of the 1950s. I mean is there really a more glamorous period of time? … Continue reading

January 26, 2015
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Silver Rings

Silver rings are the single most popular type of jewelry in the shop right now. Among silver rings, the vintage sterling with turquoise is the favorite. I think people feel more comfortable with older turquoise since modern pieces are often … Continue reading

January 23, 2015
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Be Still My Beating Heart

In time for Valentines day:

January 22, 2015
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Kate Hepburn’s Jacket

The Pendleton jacket is an iconic casual-chic look for a certain type of weekend in the country style. Who better to exemplify tis look than Katherine Hepburn? And so (ta da), yesterday’s vintage find: Here are some of the details:

January 21, 2015
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Why I Love Vintage, part 1

Why wear vintage? Meg over at the blog princess lasertron answers that question: It feels wonderful to own something unique. The joy of finding something you know you aren’t going to see anywhere else wearing will never go away for lovers … Continue reading

January 20, 2015
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Today’s Hat

I found this gem at an estate sale this weekend. Love the shape and the detail. Modern hat designer Philip Treacy says: How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about. So how does this one make you … Continue reading