• Mod and Groovy
    Fashion,  Home Decor

    The Mid Century Years: A Study in Contrasts

    Minimalist, sleek and elegant in design, décor and fashion; or mod, groovy, pop and op art, outrageous and whimsical. Mid Century was a period that brought us Mad Men, the Beatles, Lassie and Laugh In. The mood of the times was reflected in every aspect of life. It was truly a time to “do your thing.” The shops of Vintage and Main are revisiting all of the eras aspects, contemporary and timeless. What’s Your Style? Sleek and Sophisticated… From top left to bottom: Whiting and Davis Handbag // 1960s Embroidered Dress 1958 Cookbook Illustration Or Mod and Groovy… From top left to bottom right: 1960s Mod Fashion Photo // Jute Sisal Tote Pop…

  • Kick Off Summer in Vintage Style
    Everything Else Vintage,  Home Decor,  Vintage Resources

    Kick Off Summer in Vintage Style

    Kick Off Summer in Vintage Style with the unique finds from the shops at Vintage And Main. Use coupon code VINTAGEANDMAIN10 and receive 10% OFF each purchase! 1. Vintage Flash Card from Hunt and Found 2. Anchor China Cup from Whimzy Thyme 3. Fiesta Jug Thermos from The Little Things Vintage 4. Brass Anchor Clip from Tipple and Snack 5. Milk Glass Vases from The Rusty Scarecrow 6. Viking Glass Compote from The Heirloom Shoppe 7. Sailboat Painting from Just Smashing Darling 8. Vintage ELLE Magazine from French Attic Finds 9. Florida Letter Organizer from 4 Envisioning Vintage 10. Nautical Hooks & Pulleys from Gentlemanly Pursuits And the sale isn’t limited to…

  • Let's Be Healthy and Uncle Dan's Book About Trees
    Everything Else Vintage

    Collecting Vintage Children’s Books

    I Want to be a Dairy Farmer from Happy Fortune Vintage Ah, books. They’re beautiful to look at, comforting to carry and hold, and they often smell divine. They can transport us to a whole different world just by turning their pages. If you’re a book lover, chances are good you have a bookcase (or two) overflowing with different titles. My bookcase is an eclectic mix of my favorite novels, my boyfriend’s endless collection of sci-fi adventures, old textbooks, art references, and history books. But there is one corner of my bookcase that is special. It houses my small collection of prized children’s books. Wings for Per from Oceanside Castle…

  • Antique Victorian Velvet Cape
    Fashion

    Not (Only) Heroes Wear Capes

    As the weather turns chill and those autumn winds start to blow, many of us are pulling the coats and mittens out of the closet. If you’re like me, you may be disappointed to find that your trusty pea coat has seen better days. While shopping for a replacement I was frustrated with the lack of stylish modern jackets. Of course, you can always turn to the pages of Etsy to find a fantastic vintage coat for your fall wardrobe. But then I came across something truly unique: a vintage cape. Thick black wool and snazzy clasps made this piece just POP. Why not trade in your everyday jacket for…

  • 1940s Dress Set
    Fashion

    The 1950s Housewife at the Office

    Vintage fashion is something of a trend right now, with victory rolls and hair scarves popping up at your local farmers market or concert venue, paired with fitted waists, flared skirts, and capped sleeves to make any 1950s housewife envious. While there are wonderful events where you can go full-on vintage (here in Boston we just held a 1920s lawn party!), for the majority of us a good 5+ days a week are structured around office wear and business casual. The cost of a good vintage dress, even a bargain, can be hard to justify when it’s delegated to weekend-only wear. But as both a lover of vintage style and…

  • Fashion

    The Last Days of Summer

    Summer in 1955 photo by: Tammy Tummy Tumbler Vintage Sunglasses from Saffron Colored Pony Vintage Picnic Basket from Recycle Buy Vintage 1950s Sundress from Small Earth Vintage Now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy a picnic, before we’re stuck indoors all winter long. The last days of summer are upon us and there’s no time to waste.  This snapshot from 1955 says it all.  Get a similar look from the shops of Vintage and Main with a pair of vintage sunglasses, a vintage picnic basket, and a sweet 1950s dress to end your summer right.

  • Home Decor

    Updating Your Vintage Kitchen for Summer

    Every year summer surprises me. I’m in a rush to catch up with all the end of year events and after all the graduation parties and wedding presents, it’s suddenly July. This year, I had an inspired idea. Before summer arrived, I decided to refresh the kitchen for the season. Things felt a bit stale and I wanted a new look to get us through these summer months. First stop: the kitchen. First, I did a deep clean. Amazing what was hidden under the stove after all the outdoor Spring fun my kids have dragged in. My five year old was thrilled to find several marbles, a bouncy ball and a purple toy car. I…