About Cindy

Pun intended. Cindy loves dreaming up witty quips and groan-worthy wordplay. In fact, you could say this girl just wants to have puns. As an avid fan of the written word and a librarian at heart, she also loves used bookstores, especially ones that harbor cats. Vintage clothing, cocktails, and ephemera are a few of her favorite things.

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Barbe-cute! Vintage Pics of Picnics & Cookouts

Cookout and picnic season is in full swing, so it's prime time to get your fill of dining al fresco. Are you a grill master or picnic pro? If so, take a look at some of these cookouts and picnics of the past to get inspired for the next one! Read more »
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Imagine ‘Hat': Amazing Vintage Pics of Wacky Caps

Though they may have been worn just for fun, these vintage hat photos show that a little humor says an awful lot. Take a look at these atypical hats from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, and give some props to the charismatic ladies who modeled them with flair! Read more »
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‘Camping’ Your Style: Vintage Pics of Happy Campers

Summer is the season for sleeping under the stars, swimming in the lake, and singing 'round the campfire. Who doesn't want to unplug and unwind a little in the Great Outdoors? If a camping trip on your summertime itinerary, get inspired by this collection of campgrounds past. Read more »
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Vintage View: Italy in ‘Amore’ Lovely Light

Writer Cindy dives into the pages of her grandmother's vintage copy of Italia Mia to uncover Italy in the early 1970s. Read more »
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Our New App for iPhone® & iPad® Makes Shopping a Snap

You asked us for more fast and fun ways to shop, and we heard ya! Our app for iPhone® & iPad® gives you instant access to all of our wonderful wares, whether you're on the bus, on a break, or just on the go. Read more »
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Vintage View: I Love Paris in the ’50s

As springtime approaches, we're pining for a Parisian holiday. Since we can't whisk ourselves over there right this very moment, we found the next best thing: vintage snapshots. Read more »
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Retro Revival: Thinking Outside the Pillbox

For this edition of Retro Revival, we bring back a treasured style staple - the pillbox hat - and give it a modern twist. Read more »
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Vintage View: Further Back with Andreas Feininger’s Photographs

We can never get enough of the pictorial relics of the Big Apple. We found a copy of the book New York in the Forties on the crowded shelves of a thrift store nearly 3,000 miles away! Read more »
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Shelf Life: Reading & Riding


Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch. Image by UNYPL.

The daily commute can indeed be dull, so it’s no wonder why many of us pop in earbuds, immerse ourselves in digital doodads, and muddle through it every day. But, …

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Vintage Sexism: Through the Looking Glasses



Image via Tumblr user sadburro.

This one goes out to our readers far and wide, far- and near-sighted. Raise your glasses if you’ve ever been called, “four-eyes,” “geek,” or “brainiac,” or, if you’ve ever been told that your eyewear …

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