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Here and there. Now and then. A little bit from column A, a little bit from column B. Beautiful old things and beautiful old ideas are always timeless, always modern. – ISV

Indian Summer Vintage by Dana Gluck
Location: Brooklyn, NY / “The Country”

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  1. Lisa Hileman permalink
    November 12, 2009 1:06 am

    I happened upon your site through another blog but I forget which. No matter, I’m just glad I found yours! You see, I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and now live in Portland, Oregon with my husband and daughter. Jobs and a desire to escape the desert brought us here. But reading your excerpts on your travel and appreciation of the Southwest has me missing it! I had always wanted to visit Santa Fe and Taos and now I definitley have set the intention to go! Like you I became obsessed with turquoise-mainly Navajo when we lived in Tucson for a year. I never really appreciated it until then. Anway, I have a nice little collection of vintage cluster rings with green and blue turquoise and I am working towards bracelets. The cluster one you showed on line is absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    A site you may want to check out is Vicki Turbeville is the owner and she is fabulous and has a great eye- all authentic and no cheesy faky stuff. And, she is in New York! It is my dream to actually get to New Mexico and buy from people there.
    I love your blog and thankyou!

  2. December 23, 2009 10:54 am

    love your blog.. so great.

  3. January 6, 2010 3:06 pm

    I’m not a huge blog reader but i came across yours and was pleased. I basically like most every image on here and that is rare. thanks

  4. Allison Delorey permalink
    January 12, 2010 11:33 pm

    dana! hi! i somehow stumbled across your blog and just read the ENTIRE thing. SO GOOD.

    thank you, thank you for making my evening! hope to see you again!

  5. Max permalink
    January 19, 2010 7:54 pm


  6. john kehe permalink
    January 20, 2010 10:33 am

    what a glorious blog, dana.

    we’re headed for our beloved albuquirky and sante fe tomorrow for family and food, big skies and red dirt. can’t wait. (especially the food part!)

    My mom was a huge collector of harvey rings, bracelets and pins. her grateful children wear it proudly today.

    keep this lovely stuff coming!

  7. March 2, 2010 7:22 pm

    A serendipitous stumble on to your web site!! I make and assemble vintage cowboy belts and Navajo silver on vintag straps and have been dabbling in vintage jeans and such for 10 years or so. Have sold hundreds of 50-60s era Levis to Japanese buyers in Rose Bowl in Pasadena. What a hoot….most are gone now…very difficult to find. I am always in the market for first, second and third phase Navajo buckles. Do you have any for sale?? Take a look at a few I have now on my web site at Do spotted or studded belts too. Have sold them all ove the USA.
    Had a booth a few weeks ago in a vintage clothing show in Santa Monica, . Really connected there, good investment. A web sites of the show is at Inspiration or King of Vintage. Also, I got a real wonderful media plug for my belts on a blog about the show on the website of mid century furniture website. Will send you an attachment of the blog about the show if you tell me where to send it, really cool. The show was very high end vintage clothing, and a few belt folks such as myself, all kinds of interesting stuff, though essentially a small insider kind of show.

    Let me hear from you, am always looking for old Navajo silver, especially buckles.

    Joseph Brogdon
    Joeb Belts
    18 Lefever Lane
    Little Roack, AR 72227

  8. The Mid-Atlantic Lounge permalink
    April 17, 2010 8:54 pm

    Good stuff. I approve of your blog. I’m linking it from mine.

  9. April 28, 2010 1:44 pm


    I came across your blog via ACL. Your Navajo posts are so informative–I’m looking forward to more of them!

    A Fellow Fan of the American West,

  10. michael permalink
    May 4, 2010 2:01 am

    I NNNever comment & I never leave my e-add ,,but I love ,your love of indian life … what caught me most was your almost apologetic tone ,,,,,, Thanks for ?? listening ?? I forget the wording the time youv’e devoted … not only the history ……but …..also to the site …..I can only say Thankyou ….I am not a pro or a collector per sae ?? but I have some stuff ….. & I’ve always thought being indian is more a matter of heart ….. more than flesh ……don’t no if I can send Pix ,,, sometimes a picture or 2 is worth …… a buncha words ??? would love to hear from you ? Where are you from ?? The Duuude

  11. August 21, 2010 7:59 pm

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!
    I do have one question…. Do you ever come across vintage African American photos or anything regards African American culture. My great grand father was half cherokee and half African American and it would be a delight to know if you ever come across anything relating to both cultures. I see alot of Indian and caucasian nostalgia on your blog and just thought I would ask…remember the pilgrims killed the indians.

  12. pat zimmerholm permalink
    August 28, 2010 1:47 pm

    That’s not a picture of Gen. Grant standing to the left of Abraham Lincoln. It’s detective Alan Pinkerton, part of Lincoln’s security.

  13. Wes Maddox permalink
    January 27, 2011 11:54 am

    You are my kinda girl. I really like your Blog. Keep up the great work.

  14. February 5, 2011 1:42 pm

    I remember that poultry shop on Espanola Way.
    I grew up there. Great pics.

  15. Josephine Brännlund permalink
    April 14, 2011 4:02 am

    Hey! i just found your blog, and it is absolutely wonderful, thanks for great reading, and beautiful photos

    /Josephine from Sweden

  16. Christine permalink
    June 20, 2011 1:12 am

    I just love all the old Indian silver pieces, the vintage clothing and everything else. I really like the old jeep. I too, come from Brooklyn, NY1 I loved the city, but my responsibilities are out here in California. Someday I will come home and bring my family with. I really miss New York very much.

  17. Christine permalink
    September 1, 2011 6:34 pm

    I am also from Brooklyn, NY. I now live in Southern California, with my husband, daughter, two cats and a dog. I love that I married a man who loves Nature as much as I do. Haven’t had the time to go and see all the wonders of the southwest, but will someday. I also love to wear old things, and collect used and unusual furniture and stuff. My daughter however likes modern and new. Hoping to be able to purchase some boots and some hippie clothes(for plus sizes).

  18. October 16, 2011 2:45 pm

    I just wish that we could see your photo in high-res…
    Wonderful photography all over the place and great vintage with a story to tell…

  19. October 16, 2011 3:53 pm

    You need this purse, Dana. 🙂

    If my wife wasn’t vegetarian; she’d have it in a minute. I just bought a big Hopi/Navajo morning singer pendant from this lady last week; and I’ve been haunting her eBay listings since.
    Thought you’d like a peak at this. Somebody’s going to get something very cool.


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