I have discovered a website that I am in love with. Junk Gypsies!
From their website:" The raucous and rowdy home of gypsies, junkers, DREAMERS and true-blue REBELS! The Junk Gypsy company, with our TROUPE of talented scavengers, travels NEAR and FAR to find roadside treasures, decadent decor and exotic goods for your home.And our team of rebellious designers work to bring you spunky COUTURE through the Junk Gypsy tees, jewelry and other charming wearables.So with a little wanderlust in your soul and a rebellious gleam in your eye. . . take a magic carpet ride through our wild and spirited world!!!!"
They have so much eye candy on this site, currently I have spied this adorble belt-On Sale !! $25.00
Another website I adore is Junk Market Style.
From their website: "At JUNKMARKET and junkmarketstyle.com, we pride ourselves on our ability to keep pressing that refresh button; always creating and recreating to meet the shifting demands of the public. We work on the edge of creativity, offering products, design formats, and ideas that are sustainable and functional. From traditional to urban industrial, our styles for life at home inherently embrace the recycling of trends, producing classic adaptability with a dash of comfort."
like the burlap bag project that is still underway at my home, to thrifty shopping tips, this is a site you will want to visit!
One Blue Moon Charms is whimsical wearable vintage art pieces that you can wear.
You custom create your own piece by chosing "a charm, a stick, your initial, and finally your chain. The necklaces make an adorable personalized statement piece.One Blue Moon Charms was established in 2007 by Linda Chay. Each charm is designed by Linda and made lovingly made by hand. I know you’ll fall in love with her whimsical creations. How can one not? (Linda is also a blogger. Visit her blog: http://www.mybluemoon.typepad.com/ )
Save Mother Earth by recycling. I love these cool ways to do it through Elsewares.com ...Check out these glasses made from...well old glass bottles. It's Ingenious and a conversation piece. And for those tailgating men, they even had beer bottle glasses.
Boylan Soda Glasses-These cool tumblers are recycled in Wisconsin from assorted clear Boylan soda and seltzer bottles, each a classic. Extremely durable, and the assorted glasses look incredible. Set of 4. Made in USA. Price $34.00
And these candles made from recyled parts: Recycled Tea Light Holder
Its a simple, elegant design that is both charming and practical. Made from recycled bicycle freewheels and cogs, tea light candle included. Sold individually. Made in the USA.
And I am in love with this idea...also a conversation piece. A vintage lobster trap coffee table! Perfect for the beachhouse!
As a kid, every Christmas I asked for cheese. I kid you not. As an adult, cheese still tops my list of wants. I just LOVE a good cheese. One of my most favorite cheeses comes from Mississippi State University (SEC football fans, no bias please). My personal favorites is the Swiss vallagaret and the incredible Edam.Oh, Edam. Cheese.
If I may toot my own horn, what about purchasing a beauitful piece of photography to personalize a space. Check out my Smug Mug Store for a lil somethin, somthing for your space. If you live local, check out my Photo Blog, where you can purchase a gift certificate for a family or pet portait package, which includes all proofs and sitting fee for $125.00 How is that for thrifty? Thta's what most photographers charge just as a sitting fee!
And be sure to stop by these incredibly talented bloggers, who are creative, crafty and sell their treasures to those of us who are either 1. not crafty. 2. dont have the time. 3. do not own a glue gun (MY FRIEND KYM/the boss!)
1. Mamie Jane's
Hopefully I have given up some things to think about. There are alot of great and reasonably priced ideas to make someone on your list happy. And Big Daddy, if you are reading this, consider this my list to Santa. Smile.
Be sure and check out my list from years past...I think these gifts are still really great ideas!