Pardon My Past

Seattle, Washington · 488 Sales


Pardon My Past

Seattle, Washington 488 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Welcome to Pardon My Past! Vintage fashion and accessories.
Sneak peeks of the latest inventory can be found on Instagram @pardonmypastvintage

Our new home goods shop will be opening in 2017! for vintage for your home.


Last updated on Dec 30, 2016

Welcome to Pardon My Past! Vintage fashion and accessories.
Sneak peeks of the latest inventory can be found on Instagram @pardonmypastvintage

Our new home goods shop will be opening in 2017! for vintage for your home.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

dagros1953 on Mar 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Adorabile abito estivo,i colori sono bellissimi

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adrie7 on Dec 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This shirt is nice and light, perfect for wearing indoors in winter. And I like the handy front pockets. Fits great, is comfortable, and can't beat the price (esp. since I know it's not going to shrink)! Arrived quickly too!

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Free gift wrap with any purchase now through December 20th.

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Vintage Red Plaid Pleated Midi Skirt S


An early love of vintage

It all started in 1985 at the age of 10 years old. My family went to the drive-in on a Saturday night to see Back to the Future. It was there I developed a love of 50s curly hairstyles, full skirts and a deeper crush on Michael J. Fox.

Continuing on over the years, I enjoyed watching old movies, not paying attention to the plots but to the hairstyles and costumes. I loved the way the ladies and gents were so polished and put together. My family bought an old vintage pink and white mobile home to put on a piece of property near the beach in my teen years. We hit estate and rummage sales and antique stores for kitschy vintage items to decorate our vacation shanty by the sea.

Onward and upward into my 20s, I sighed over issues of my mother-in-law's Victoria magazines and vowed to win the lottery so I could buy an old Victorian house, decorate it with gazillions of teapots, doilies and feminine furniture. And then a friend introduced me to Country Living and Country Home magazine and there I decided I wanted to fix up an old house and turn it into a bed and breakfast whilst having time to have picnics in my yard surrounded by well-manicured grounds and a picket white fence.

Reality had me working for a big box hardware store in a department where I had a lot of free time to browse through more home decorating and lifestyle magazines and dream big. I was selling online on another site as a hobby. On my days off, I perused yard sales and thrift stores for clothing and housewares for my own family's use.

Fast forward, my hobby became my full-time job as my "real" job went away. A friend mentioned her love of Etsy during a conversation of our mutual love of vintage. And Pardon My Past was born in 2008.

When I'm not enthralled with the hunt for clothing and vintage, I enjoy reading, going for walks, quoting movies from the 80s and early 90s, watching Dr. Who, cooking, cat herding, fixing up my late 70s house and doing laundry.


Shop members

  • Monica


Shop policies

Last updated on October 23, 2015
Welcome to Pardon My Past. I love to treasure hunt and share my finds with my buyers.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I can accept Paypal, Etsy shop payments and money orders in U.S. Dollars. Payment is appreciated within 3 days of purchase.
I ship via the USPS and delivery confirmation is included on every shipment.

Items like magazines are shipped first class or priority, depending on weight. They cannot be shipped media mail due to postal regulations on printed material with advertisements.

I'm also happy to ship internationally. Shipping costs are noted in each listing.

Interested in purchasing multiple items? No problem! Just send me a convo and I'll be happy to provide a combined shipping estimate.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items are sold as-is and generally all sales are final. I make an effort to carefully describe my items. If you have any questions about an item, feel free to ask or request additional pictures prior to purchasing.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have been a part of the other auction website for over 10 years. I have over 6000 feedback with a 100% rating. I mostly sell pre-owned clothing in my store there.