HomeAboutRuby LaneHouse TourFeatured

Friday, December 20, 2013

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas With Vintage Finds

Do you love vintage gifts as much as I do?
Do you love homemade gifts?
One of my favorite things to do is to combine them for ONE great gift!
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.
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.

You can find them in almost any antique mall and many examples exist on ebay.
It was fun to add the ribbon.
I used different cellophane bags to hold my homemade cocoa mix and homemade marshmallows.
I tied up some peppermint sticks and added them to the gift.
I love these chocolates on a stick but decided not to include them in the overall gift.
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!
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!”
Happy gifting to everyone,


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.!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...