Exhibit Visit - "Fashionable Silhouettes" at the Mint Museum

Posted On: Apr 08 2014 | 2 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 Links ...

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.

I Can't Find a Thing That Ain't Got That Bling

Posted On: Oct 15 2013 | 2 comments

My wallet died, and I needed a replacement. If you've read this earlier post, or we're personally acquainted, you know I tend to be less-than-thrilled with most modern options, regardless of category. But how hard could it be to find a suitable wallet?

What Can YOU Make From Three Bath Towels?

Posted On: Aug 19 2013 | 5 comments

... One item I'd grabbed was unlike every other, and odd enough to pique my interest. My colleague turned her nose up at it, but I thought it had potential. It looked like some sort of ultra-plush dressing gown (that's a bathrobe you can wear beyond the bathroom, for you youngsters), but I'd figure it out later, when I could examine it closely.

All Washed Up: Salvaging the Green Dress

Posted On: Jul 27 2013 | 3 comments

Remember my telling you about my 30th High School Reunion, and how I had such a hard time finding the perfect dress? Well, that turned out just fine. I wore something "almost vintage," from my own ...

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah!

Posted On: Jul 01 2013 | 4 comments

Last week I purchased six mid-century frocks from the estate of a former co-worker's mom. I left behind several lovely items that were beyond repair, or just not worth the time and money required t...

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