Saturday 12 November 2016

Mixing Vintage & New

I love to switch up my displays and 
colour palettes with every season of markets.

While out seeking colour inspiration last month, 
I discovered I was really drawn to a combination of white, cream, and mixed metals.

While this gave me a direction for my upcoming markets, it also inspired me to show you how 
you can mix new and vintage to create 
affordable one of a kind gift combinations. 

The items that I purchased are from HomeSense 
and I paired them with the hand-stamped, 
vintage silverware gifts that I make.

 First up is this marble and wood charcuterie board 
with a leather strap. 
I paired it with one of my best-sellers, 
the "Spread Joy" vintage spreader. 
The board is $7.99 and the spreader is $19.

I love the deep, round shape and the texture 
 on both this coffee mug and bowl. 

I paired the mug with a petite demitasse spoon 
that reads "Go Away", 
the perfect stamped saying for before 
you have had that first cup of coffee. 
The spoon is $19 and the mug is $3.99.

The bowl cost $4.99 and I combined it 
with another one of my best-sellers, 
the "Cereal Killer" spoon at $19.

 If coffee isn't your recipient's cup of tea ;),
how about a pretty tea cup and saucer 
and "Tea Time" teaspoon.
The cup and saucer are gold rimmed 
and cost $8.99, while the teaspoon 
with a pattern 
that dates back to 1901, is $19.

 For the dessert-lover, 
I combined the "Sweet Tooth" fork at $19 
and a sparkly footed dessert plate at $9.99.

 These marble coasters with a chevron print have 
a beautiful subtle sparkle. 
I am going to use them at my markets to add 
a little bit of height to display some of my silverware.  
Here I paired them with a vintage silver goblet 
that holds a succulent and a flattened spoon 
that reads "Peace Love Garden". 
The coasters cost $9.99 and the spoon is $19.

Finally, for your friend who likes to entertain, these double-sided paper coasters are lots of fun 
when paired with a decanter tag or two. 
The coasters cost $7.99 and the decanter tags which are made from vintage silverware of course, are $22 each.
The tags look so good on a vintage decanter and help bring some great style to a bar cart.

I always have customers asking for gifting ideas so I hope this helped inspire you a little.  I think you can have lots of fun mixing new and vintage, 
and you don't need to spend a lot of money to create a meaningful gift. 
Just choose something that reflects the personality and interests of your recipient. 
I have a great selection of hand-stamped sayings for everyone on your shopping list.
Visit my Etsy Shop to see more.


ps This post is not sponsored in any way, just me having fun.

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