|One of Martha's amazing wrap jobs|
Being that I'm an estate liquidator, you'd think it would have occurred to me a while ago to go vintage. Nope! It didn't cross my mind for years.
Last year, I finally did it. I did almost all my shopping on etsy.com. This year, I believe I'll go completely vintage. Why? Because I can get a totally almost one of a kind gift that just wows my friends and family-the kind that is unique to them. The side benefits are great too: it's better for the environment than having a new item made, and supports small businesses that hold up our economy.
|Vintage Long Box by Stanley|
|Mid Century Shot Glasses by HausProud|
I want these for my friend who's into cocktails. I think these would look great on his shelf. Much better than running to Pottery Barn for a knockoff.
|Sterling Silver Mirror & Brush by LadyLemaire|
My soon to be 8 year old daughter is very into style all of a sudden. She wants to be pretty. I found this set of antique sterling mirror and brush. How perfect for a little girl and how luxurious!! I don't have to worry about what's in these or where they were made (referring to the latest toy recalls). How refreshing.
|Antique Limoges Basket by DolphinLady|
I'll be hunting for a while more. It's fairly easy since I'm on etsy selling anyway. I just take little breaks when inspiration strikes. I keep a list of what people are interested in and search to find a related item that's unique. I found this for my Mother in Law-perfect for her china cabinet. She loves Limoges.
I hope this gives you some new ways to think about gift giving. You should enjoy shopping for gifts-it doesn't have to be crowds at the mall, pressure and stress. Look on etsy.com, rubylane.com or tias.com. All have a great variety of vintage goods and nice easy sites to surf. I'll be over on etsy working, so come visit me at Nachokitty!