Decorative accents of Vintage June 17, 2013 08:01

 More and more non vintage stores are adding vintage sections. What can we say.....vintage has become trendy? The great thing about vintage is it has a really wide range of styles and genres. What sparks someone's emotion and begins a collection is completely personal. A color can be the beginning of a collection - all things white, blue and white, or green. Sometimes it is a time period or a type of material. Whatever sparks you - run with it and have fun searching and collecting. We love when people live with their collections - have them accessible and incorporated into their everyday things.

Loving this amazing collection of pottery planters. Love the variation of colors and patterns. The height of the vintage crock really pulls it together. LOVE!







A Shift in The Wardrobe May 08, 2013 07:27

 The more we focus on finding great vintage items, the more we realize good pieces are truly timeless. The shift dress's creation is credited officially to Hubert de Givenchy. Remember the one he made for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's? 

That was in 1961. And the shift has never gone away. Lily Pulitzer and her lemonade stand made a huge splash with her shifts. Bright and fun patterns designed to hide all the spills of her lemonade stand soon became a staple in everyone's closet. Her classic style continues as the Lily Pulitzer brand continues creating the popular shift. 

We love the shift too and its' timeless style. 

This is a 60s Shift from Stacy Ames - great coral, pinks on a linen weave fabric with a deep olive ground. Simple notched collar and zip back. A classic!

Have you noticed the latest trend in fashion? March 25, 2013 08:34

Everywhere we's catalogs.....all are about VINTAGE!  From Neimans to Nordstrom the catalogs all feature "vintage" in the descriptions of clothing and accessories. From Vogue to Elle they are showing Vintage!

Magazines are featuring "Vintage" in terms of describing a look or showing you how to incorporate Vintage into your own look. 

 -     Our own 40s Dress! 

Living Vintage #1 January 16, 2013 13:01

 How does one live Vintage? 

Living vintage doesn't mean tossing out everything and only living with vintage items. Vintage is a great way to express your individual taste and style, set yourself apart from the mass produced "looks" in every mall, shopping center and large store. 

Living vintage is finding items that inspire you - a color, a pattern, a style, a period of time, a moment in a book or history..........

We hope to inspire you to create your own vintage living. 

A vintage tray, a sugar bowl a eclectic collection of pottery usefully gathered near the coffee maker -  Makes the morning rush a bit warmer and sweeter!

Vintage Tweeting! November 30, 2012 20:05

 Ok, at Vintage Duds and Decor, we freely admit to sometimes being pack rats. We have spent years collecting, buying, trading our collections. 

Every once and a while we find an item which amuses us and delights us and reminds us the joy in having collections and keepsakes. 

Who knew a simple bit of poetry would be so forward thinking? 

We believe this was the first true "Tweet"!!