Oct 19, 2011

Upcycle Vintage for the Best Gifts

Upcycled Folding Rule Photo Holder offered by birdie1

Upcycling is a great way to bring Vintage into the lives of those who only want New. Think of those people on your Holiday list that think the Mall is the only place to buy. They would turn their nose up at a Vintage item from the flea market, but put that same item in Pottery Barn with some polka dots on it and they have to have it. 

I think we all should include upcycled gifts into our Holiday plans this year. How else is the upcycled movement going to continue to grow? It's green, it's the best for the planet, it's creative, it's one of a kind, it supports artists & it's just plain cool. You'll look like a genius. You'll be labeled as an imaginative gift giver who gives the BEST presents. 

Here's a few fantastic items I found being offered by members of the Etsy Vintage Team:

Vinyl Record Bookends offered by nerdnest
Upcycled Pitcher Wind Chimes offered by transienttreasures

Vintage Button Brooch offered by calloohcallay

Upcycled Jewelry Stand offered by MellowMermaid

Upcycled Potting Shed Bookcase offered by judygovintage


ArtfulVintage said...

Your Pottery Barn analogy is so true! Luckily, my family loves to receive vintage gifts. Let's make it a trend!

Nora-transient*treasures said...

Great post! I call all the folks who have to have the latest thing at the mall "sheeple". Long live those who appreciate DIFFERENT!!!

Bird.in.Hand Laurie said...

Wow, so well said! Anyone can go shopping and find a mass-produced gift. But the recipient of a genuine vintage gift should feel extra special! Appreciate you featuring my Upcycled Folding Ruler :)