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.

vintage-brass-candlesticks-and-handmade-beeswax-candlesGorgeous etched brass candlesticks and handmade beeswax candles create an elegant mix.

vintage-asian-boxes-and-handmade-earringsVintage Asian boxes provide a perfect presentation for a pair of lovely earrings.

slow-roasted-coffee-and-antique-coffee-cupsWho could resist a cup of coffee, made from slow-roasted beans and served in these exquisite antique cups?

antique-vase-and-dried-hydrangeaA charming antique pot vase from the 1880s pairs beautifully with a bouquet of dried hydrangeas.

theater-tie-clip-and-handmade-hamlet-tiesThis vintage and handmade mix for men features a quirky vintage tie tac and equally quirky handmade ties.

handmade-sun-moon-soaps-and-rosenthal-china-trinket-dishAnd small handmade soaps combined with an exquisite vintage plate make the perfect hostess or holiday gift.

Whomever you’re buying for and whatever their tastes, a unique gift of vintage + handmade items is sure to surprise and delight the recipient!

Written by: River House Art Pottery

Noelle Hagan is the owner of River House Art Pottery, an Etsy shop specializing in pre-World War II pottery and home decor items.


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Noelle Hagan is the owner of River House Art Pottery, an Etsy shop specializing in pre-World War II pottery and home decor items.

33 Replies to “Twice as Nice: Vintage and Handmade Gift Guide”

  1. Such a brilliant idea, Noelle, with great pairings of vintage items with lovely hand mades. A splendid first Blog post…Bravo!

  2. What a fantastic write up! I’ve actually purchased a tie from the featured dealer above, and it was so beautifully made. Handmade soaps and a vintage dish, what a great idea! One more idea: (very very clean) vintage bottles and homemade flavored olive oil!

  3. Love the idea of pairing vintage with handmade! The character and patina of the previously loved, combined with the thoughtfully handcrafted, make for a perfect match. Thank you for including AlegriaCollection!

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