Friday, December 20, 2013

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas With Vintage Finds


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Do you love vintage gifts as much as I do?
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Do you love homemade gifts?
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One of my favorite things to do is to combine them for ONE great gift!
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I don’t normally care for milk glass very much, but the pieces with reticulated or open lace edges make wonderful presentation pieces when laced with beautiful ribbon.
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I’ve been picking up these cute smaller versions of a fruit or banana compote because I knew they would work well for my gift of homemade cocoa and marshmallows.

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You can find them in almost any antique mall and many examples exist on ebay.
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It was fun to add the ribbon.
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I used different cellophane bags to hold my homemade cocoa mix and homemade marshmallows.
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I tied up some peppermint sticks and added them to the gift.
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I love these chocolates on a stick but decided not to include them in the overall gift.
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So get out there antiquing this weekend and stock up on some great presentation pieces for home-baked goodies!  It’s much better than fighting the crowds at the mall!
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This quote from The Grinch comes to mind when I think of giving gifts from the heart:
“He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.  Maybe Christmas, he thought…doesn’t come from a store.  Maybe Christmas, perhaps…means a little bit more!”
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Happy gifting to everyone,
Kim

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Kim, this is a darling idea. I'll have to look for some of these. My sister collects the reticulated milk glass pieces. She would love this!
Drop me an email with your addy so I can send you a copy of the Quimper Club Journal. Thanks again for sharing the photo for us to us.
Merry Christmas! ~ Sarah

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love that idea…so very beautiful Kim.!

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