Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

vintage bridal headpiece

April 6, 2015
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Vintage Flower Headpieces

Spring here is Florida is a very brief increment of time when it is warm but not hot, before the humidity has surrounded us in a cottony layer of moisture, before the freakishly persistent swarms of mosquitos have descended full force. … Continue reading

April 3, 2015
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Vintage Gloves

Ladies gloves, those lovely and impractical things. It is amazing to me that women in the recent past routinely wore them. A brief history of glove wearing in the 20th century: During the 1930s, both day and evening gloves were a … Continue reading

April 2, 2015
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Modern Fifties Style

Today, a look at some fifties styles that feel very modern. This era is all about the waist. It’s also got an emphasis on fabulous accessories and a sense of womanliness.

March 31, 2015
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Squash Blossom Necklaces

I’ve been reading and talking with people who can help me  learn more about native American jewelry,  particularly squash blossom necklaces. I wrote about it here back in February, and since then, I’ve explored this and learned some interesting things. First, … Continue reading

March 30, 2015
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Vintage Wedding: 1920’s Inspiration

Lately, I have had several customers who are planning 1920’s inspired weddings. There is some real romantic drama associated with the era. These brides are all about the lace, the dropped waist and the long pearls. Here are some vintage … Continue reading

March 26, 2015
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A day in and around McIntosh

My shop is in between Gainesville and Ocala, about 15 miles from each. There are lots of other things to explore and enjoy in the area, so I’ve mapped out some suggestions if you want to make a day of … Continue reading

vintage hats

March 25, 2015
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Wearing Vintage Hats

Yesterday, I had a “hat party” at the shop. I have a group of customers-lovely ladies, all-who have made it their mission to bring back hat wearing. They do this by deciding, as a group, to wear hats. They come in … Continue reading

March 24, 2015
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A Glimpse of Stocking

I found some vintage stockings last week, as well as this wonderful foot and ankle display. I really like the packaging they come wrapped in, too. Words are from the Cole Porter song, Anything Goes:      

March 23, 2015
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Shop Pix

Here are a few new shop photos:  

March 20, 2015
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The Seventies, Again

Here’s an article in The Times that really encapsulates 70’s style. The 70’s were a big aesthetic mash-up. There were menswear-inspired suits, coats and hats for ladies.  There was the hippie, bohemian, Ladies-of-the-Canyon vibe. And there was this sense of decadence. Some aspect of 70’s style … Continue reading