Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy, Florida

Featuring the Best of 20th Century Fashion

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 9, 2016
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Vintage Pearls, Modern Style

Do you remember when Sharon Stone wore a white men’s button down Gap  shirt with a long evening skirt to the Oscars? If this doesn’t ring a bell, go ahead and Google it. OK, didn’t that look fresh and new? The … Continue reading

July 22, 2016
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Arm Candy

You know the Johnny Cash song where he starts reeling off the names of places, one after another? Like, Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac?  I’m about to reel off the various types of vintage bracelets, so keep that  song I’ve … Continue reading

BAND OF OUTSIDERS AS BEATNIK STYLE

July 15, 2016
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Beat Generation Style

Picture a Gap commercial, with dancing celebrities wearing the clothing we now consider classic: khakis, striped tops, leggings, Ray Bans. This style has it’s roots in the “Beat Generation” literary movement of the 1950s to mid-1960s. The Beat poets, musicians and … Continue reading

July 1, 2016
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Vintage Pins on a Denim Jacket

Customers love the many vintage brooches I have in the shop, but sometimes they want to know how to wear them. Here’s a simple, cool thing to do with these pretty pins: put them on a jean jacket. Easy! It helps … Continue reading

May 13, 2016
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Vintage Hat Score

There is a funny sense of symmetry at work in the world.  As a shopkeeper, I believe there is some sort of law of retail balance involved. Say you have a bracelet in your shop. Lets suppose it has golden … Continue reading

June 17, 2015
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Summer Brooches

Brooches, or pins, come in an almost infinite variety.  My go-to way of wearing one is on a jean jacket. The super glittery vintage brooches look especially good on nicely worn denim. But for this time of year, something a little … Continue reading

June 5, 2015
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Vintage Earrings -Yes!

Vintage earrings. Talk about your statement pieces! This is where the playful and bold qualities of vintage jewelry really come together. I’ve got so many fun ones in the shop. There are  stones, sparkly rhinestones, beads, buttons, shoulder dusters, huge-huge-flowers, even a … Continue reading