gift guide: for the hostess

Whether you need a gift for the hostess of your upcoming holiday parties, or for the entertainer in your life, buying vintage can be a great way to find unique and charming addition for their serving stash.

We love the idea of gifting someone a beautiful cheese/serving board with a great set of vintage cheese knives — in fact, many of our friends and family received the same gift from us last year! If you want to expand onto that, include a couple of your favorite, fanciest cheeses or jams. We also love these vintage condiment servers for serving up their favorite snacks. And of course, there are always plenty of beautiful sets of vintage plates out there for gifting; mix and match them for a fun instant collection.

P.S. Thanks to all who attended our holiday sale! We had a blast reminiscing with you all over our beautiful vintage ornaments and the great memories they conjured up.

gift guide: bar cart bundle

bar set

Since it’s officially the weekend, this gift bundle seems perfectly appropriate! We all have a cocktail/wine/beer enthusiast in our lives because really, who doesn’t like to imbibe just a little? Our shop is the perfect place to find some accessories for a bar cart and the tools to make the perfect winter cocktail.

One our favorite items in the shop is this fantastic vintage ice bucket (just look at that lucite body and chrome accents!), so we thought we’d build a little gift set around it. Any bar would be lucky to have such stylish and functional pieces, so you know the recipient of a set like this would be thrilled too. Add some beautiful vintage glasses, a set of coasters, a shaker, or garnish serving plates to really wow them! Any combination of these would be far and beyond a wonderful gift, but throw in a bottle of their favorite alcohol — or better yet, make them a homemade infused vodka or homemade bitters — and you’ll be sure they’ll remember it always.

Don’t forget, all of the vintage items pictured (and tons more) will be available at our holiday sale next Friday!

gift guide: let’s get cozy

Next weekend, our shop is participating in a great holiday event in Philadelphia where we’ll be providing refreshments and selling our usual vintage wares, but also selling loads of vintage holiday decor, cards and gift sets. We’re so excited about some of them that we wanted to share some of our ideas and bundles with you in the next few weeks. We’re sure you’ll find something unique and thoughtful to give to your loved ones this year.

tea time
Most everyone loves a good, cozied up evening — especially in the winter. And this winter, lend your pals the best tools to do it! What’s cozier than a nice cup of hot tea, a good book and a candle? We love how adding touches of vintage to a gift set like this gives it such a beautiful nostalgic feel. We’re constantly adding vintage cups and saucers to our shelves, and any number of them would be the perfect opportunity to gift your favorite blends of tea for an instantly thoughtful present. For an extra special touch, add one of our vintage notebooks or novels to curl up with. And how sweet would the whole thing be all wrapped up with a rosemary scented candle and vintage card? Everything here (even the sweet ornaments!) and variations of it will be available at the holiday sale!

And if you can’t make it to the holiday sale, don’t worry. We’ll still have everything in our online shop as well!

Stay tuned for some more gift ideas on the blog soon.