Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy, Florida

Featuring the Best of 20th Century Fashion

June 20, 2016
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Vintage Reruns

There is a school of thought that says, If you were old enough to wear shoulder pads in the eighties, you can never wear them again. People who come up with fashion “dont’s” clearly have too much time on their hands.  Really, … Continue reading

May 30, 2016
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All Vintage, All the Time

Most of my customers wear a splash of vintage with their everyday clothing. They pair it like this: a seventies owl pendant with a tee shirt or a fifties handbag with a modern dress. Then there are Ray and Joanie. They wear … Continue reading

October 16, 2015
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How to Wear a Vintage Brooch

Writing this post is making me think about the book Green Eggs and Ham as if  it were written about vintage brooches: I would wear one on a boat! I would wear one with a goat. And in a car. And in a tree. They … Continue reading

March 6, 2015
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For The Hair…

Here are some quick snapshots of vintage hair accessories in the shop:

March 4, 2015
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On Vintage Jewelry

Here is a nice quote from the actress Salma Hayek in the New York Times about jewelry: “To me, jewelry can be, if you are very lucky in life, a little map of your story,” she said. “It doesn’t have … Continue reading

March 3, 2015
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A Vintage Car Club Visits

A few weeks ago, a group came into the shop looking for 20’s-30’s clothes. They were part of a vintage car club called ACD, which stands for Auburn Cord Duesenberg. These are cars that were made in Auburn, Indiana  in … Continue reading

March 2, 2015
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Welcome to the Shop

While I’m deciding what to do with the shop signs, I’ve been trying to add some welcoming touches to the storefront. This is what the shop looks like from the outside these days:

February 26, 2015
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Wearing Vintage

Fast fashion, like fast food, is standardized, cheap, and available globally. There are times when it is just the thing, but a steady diet of either one is ultimately unsatisfying.  Adding vintage clothing and accessories to the mix is a … Continue reading

February 25, 2015
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Sweet Things

Yesterday I found a small black change purse. It was nothing special, a plain, nondescript little item. The real treasure was inside: a tiny pair of scissors and a yellowed handwritten note that said, “Given to me by Mrs. May. 1937, … Continue reading

February 24, 2015
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Purple Rug

A few years back, “overdyed” rugs started to appear on design blogs and print magazines. These are old, worn wool rugs that have been bleached, then dyed in a bright color so some of the original pattern shows through. I … Continue reading