Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

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It’s official. It’s now time to seriously think about the holidays. Parties, get togethers, cocktail parties, dinners – chances are you’re going somewhere that’s going to require a little something for the hostess. May we suggest – vintage, handmade and homemade? You and your gift will stand out among the ordinary. Barware, kitchenware, stationery, gourmet, things for entertaining, things for Continue Reading →

Twice as Nice: Vintage and Handmade Gift Guide

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Searching for a gift that is truly unique? One that is as special as the recipient? Well we have the perfect idea for you: mix the old with the handmade! Each vintage item from our collective is paired with an appropriate handmade item to make a complete gift package. All of the examples below are available on etsy.com, but inspiration can also be found Continue Reading →

Industrial Gifts from Vintage & Main

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In 1867, Walt Whitman immortalized the American workman in his poem, “I Hear America Singing.” “I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam, The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves Continue Reading →

Not Your Grandma’s Tea Time

As someone who sells vintage items, it’s important to make sure my newest finds end up in my shop and not scattered throughout my house. The urge to over-decorate my tiny two-room apartment with beautiful vintage goods is tough to fight, but I’ve found that if I create rules for myself I tend to stick to them. One of my Continue Reading →

Gift Guide for Guys

Father’s Day often gets a bit overshadowed by its famous counterpart, Mother’s Day – the busiest restaurant day of the year! I’m certain I’m not the only one with a dad who quips ‘don’t spend your money on me!’ when asked what he’d like as a gift. Advertisers will  bombard us with suggestions for ties, cologne, and golf clubs to Continue Reading →