It’s getting to be that time of year again.
The endless search for that special gift for that special person. You know, the one who already has everything.
Another sweater? A fondue set? A candle – again?
Can you take another trip to the mall?
Why not go vintage this year instead?
For the right person, an antique or vintage item can prove that it really is the thought that counts.
Encourage a new collection.
Has someone recently moved into their first apartment? Inexpensive vintage glassware (especially the kind that will survive a dishwasher, such as Anchor Hocking’s “Wexford”) looks terrific and could encourage that someone to have fun hunting for additional pieces.
A vintage tea set will make that rooibos taste even better, and a genuine 1930s perfume bottle can be filled with a contemporary favorite scent. Dried flowers just seem to look better in antique vases or baskets – and tribal items are nicer when they’re truly old and one-of-a-kind. Vintage jewelry and even clothing can also add a dash of uniqueness for a friend who loves to look different!
And, of course, there’s vintage holiday decorating and hostess gifts, as well.
There’s something about older ornaments, candle holders and fabrics that brings back warm memories.
Whether you treat yourself to an old-fashioned Christmas or know someone who loves vintage charm, you’ll find a wealth of ideas at your local antique shop or online venue such as Etsy, eBay, or Ruby Lane.
This year, get out of the mall mindset. And enjoy the hunt!