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    Gift Guides

    Twice as Nice: Vintage and Handmade Gift Guide

    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 at antique malls, thrift shops and craft fairs. Gorgeous etched brass candlesticks and handmade beeswax candles create an elegant mix. Vintage Asian boxes provide a perfect presentation for a pair of lovely earrings. Who could resist a cup of coffee, made from slow-roasted beans and served in these exquisite antique cups? A…

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    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 make our fathers eyes light up. And those are all fine gifts! But sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the norm and get something a bit more unique – which is why I love to shop vintage. Most any vintage find is going to have a story all…