Events and Adventures - 8/13 thru 7/14

Posted On: Jul 23 2014 | 0 comments

I try to visit as many exhibits, lectures, and events related to vintage, fashion, design, style, and history as I possibly can. Sharing my experiences with you is a big part of the fun.Sometimes, ...

The No. 1 Ladies' Costume Designer - BDV Interviews Jo Katsaras

Posted On: Jun 07 2014 | 8 comments

I recently discovered the charming 2008 HBO series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” based on novels by Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith. Jill Scott plays Mma Precious Ramotswe, a fledgli...

Vanity Unfair -- What's Up With Modern Sizing?

Posted On: May 17 2014 | 6 comments

I saw this pretty skirt featured in the most recent issue of InStyle: Looks like wallpaper. Right up my alley. I suspected it would be too short and have no hem allowance, but Loft is nearby so ...

Silent Movie - The Loves of Pharaoh

Posted On: Apr 26 2014 | 2 comments

Recently, my vintage-loving friend Kat and I joined an eclectic and enthusiastic crowd at Emory University's beautiful Carlos Museum for a free presentation of the restored 1922 Ernst Lubitsch sile...

Exhibit Visit - "Fashionable Silhouettes" at the Mint Museum

Posted On: Apr 08 2014 | 3 comments

Needing a break from routine, this past Saturday morning I hopped in the car, stuck a Book on Tape* in the player, and drove to North Carolina. I'd recently learned that Charlotte's Mint Museum has...

The Lady With 400 Long-Sleeved Blouses

Posted On: Mar 21 2014 | 0 comments

Here's another in our series of Vintage Stories, recounting the colorful characters and captivating histories we encounter in our search for vintage treasure: When you visit our Recommended Link...

Behind the Scenes at the Biltmore Hotel

Posted On: Mar 14 2014 | 0 comments

I recently joined the Atlanta Preservation Center. As happens in many forward-looking boomtowns, Atlanta has seen the demolition of too many beautiful, irreplaceable buildings, structures, and land...

Going for Baroque - an Interview With Kat Peng

Posted On: Feb 15 2014 | 3 comments

I met Kat last October at Sunday in the Park, an annual Victorian street festival at Atlanta's Historic Oakland Cemetery. Not yet registered for the costume contest and dangerously late, I was ne...

It's Vintage, Dahling - an Interview With Carmen

Posted On: Jan 28 2014 | 1 comments

We appreciate all of our customers. But some are so special, and so interesting, we can't help wanting to know more about them. Carmen "Dahling" and husband Chris live in Dallas, Texas. In 2014 th...

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

Posted On: Dec 06 2013 | 4 comments

The charming exhibit featured period-correct room displays and household objects typical of the era. Most interesting, it explained how and why my otherwise unrenowned county came to be at the heart of the post-war construction boom.
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