Want to get something unique for the hard-to-buy-for people on your list?
How about a chicken? Or a goat? Not for your family members, per se, but in their honor for a family in need across the world. Goats are pretty remarkable animals as they can live in almost any climate, they reproduce quickly and they give plenty of milk for a family. $60 buys a pair of goats. Not in your budget? A pair of chicks costs $11. Visit ChickensAndGoats.com for more information.
They don’t just donate animals. For $115 or $133 you could donate an electric sewing machine or a rickshaw to provide someone with a tool to make a living and provide for his or her family. Pretty cool, huh?
OK, last time I’m going to mention this, I promise. Wishing You a Shiny Brite Christmas
poster and postcards are available for sale in my Etsy shop, Light Hand. (Sorry, the poster sold out already! Let me know if you want one and I can order more from the printer if there is enough interest.)
What can I say, I love my Shiny Brite ornaments!
A Christmas Gift Guide for the Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lover!
A Colorful Rotary Phone – Price: $20-60
I found this turquoise beauty on Etsy for $55. I prefer to do my own hunting rather than paying the mark up for someone else’s vintage find, but I have a friend who is on the lookout for one and she’d be happy to receive one like this for Christmas.
Funky Vintage Mugs – Price: $12
Perfect for a hot drink lover, these mugs could be paired with a favorite local coffee, gourmet tea or specialty hot cocoa.
Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes – Price: $26.40
Inspiration galore for the atomic ranch owner in this beautiful coffee table book.
Eames Style Rocker – Price $120-160
Of course the real deal would be great but if you’re looking for something equally attractive (and uncomfortable), there are many more affordable replicas out there. Braxton Studio sells a few different options like the one above through Amazon.com.
Saturnus Coat Hook – Price: $18
These retro style over the door hooks would be great for anyone who needs a little more hanging storage space (and who doesn’t?).
Vintage Style Crosley Alarm Clock Radio – $58
No authentically mid-century alarm clock radio would be mp3 player ready but this one definitely pulls off the retro look.
Giclee Print Mushrooms – $35
I’m a big fan of JennSki’s mid-century inspired art. This 5×7 print called Mushrooms is available in her Etsy Shop.
My mama knitted me a new hat (with ear flaps!) to match my coat. (Sorry about the flash. I forgot to turn it off.)
As I was brainstorming ideas for our Christmas cards this year, I decided that the Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments poster design could translate to a postcard. (Hopefully I’m not spoiling the surprise for anyone … I mailed these out on Monday so, my family and friends, you should be receiving one soon if you haven’t already!) When I ordered these from the print shop I decided to get some extras to sell in my Etsy shop. Have you bought your Christmas cards yet? I’m selling these as sets and as individual cards. 🙂
Last year I was inspired by the old cardboard boxes from my Granny’s Shiny Brite ornaments and I decided to make a small Christmas poster.
This year I have a few available for sale in my Etsy Shop in case anyone else would like to add one to their holiday decor. Sold out! If you are interested in one, leave a comment. I can order more from the printer, however it may take a couple weeks to get it to you.