hello lovely gift ideasNovember 12, 2012
You already know I have a soft spot for
vintage and handmade everything, and
since I have just stocked my shop
with new finds and creations,
I thought I would share some.
They have potential for thoughtful
unique gifts, styling, or decor items
to incorporate at home.
I am drawn to imperfect stuff because it is beautiful,
costs less, and is saved from landfills.
Buy them here.
My husband and I love old European beer
bottles with stoppers and embossed white lettering.
They are 10" tall. Think vases or simply art objects with a history.
The mantel in his office is lined with them,
and I'm so happy to offer a few for sale.
They began to sell as soon as I listed them!
I have not seen many of this variety,
and their color seems harmonious
with holiday decor.
This brown ink bottle from England is chipped
on the back spout, but for cryin out loud, it's 120 years
old and still glazybeautiful...would make a gorgeous
styling prop and looks charming on a shelf.
The quartz on my tray is a citrus druzy...really raw and warm
in color. I may offer some for sale if there is any interest.
This made in England mustard crock is only 92
so she is in terrific shape with great color.
Tucking an ancient ice skate on a shelf
or mantel in the winter is more 'me' than tinsel,
and the texture of the wood, leather, and steel
is glorious rustic lovely.
Only one bottle for sale in this hue, and it's
a gorgeous warm amber I love.
It's in the shop, but I won't mind if
it lives here forever.
More bottles to admire.
Vintage European Green Bottles
Vintage silk scarves have been finding
their way to me, and I had fun wearing
them in Paris recently.
I pick up the replicas and lookalikes
(signed or not signed), but I have found
they too are getting scarce and very collectible!
Original Abstract: Maine 34
My paintings, while ethereal and reminiscent
of sea work really well in all seasons
because of the neutral tones and warmth.
I paint huge ones for local pickups, but this
smaller size works well for shipping.
They are not complicated, and because
I am self-taught I am not bound by
rules and technique.
More choices in the shop.
Another shot of Maine 35.
Original Painting, SLATE SOLD
Here you can see I have a child-size
skate on my mantel.
Lastly, I have sold tons of bling at my shop,
and here is a special little instant collection of
vintage baubles for a gift or for you.
I love filling a crystal bowl with the festive
bijoux during the holidays where their age
and imperfection can sparkle.
(If you are suddenly thinking of all sorts
of metaphors here, than I have done an okay job.)
Any great vintage or handmade gift ideas
for the holidays you care to share?
Peace to you right where you are.