i say this every year, but this year i'm really gonna do it ---
order those holiday gifts early!!!!!!
and this time i found the perfect one-stop-shop: uncommongoods, based in brooklyn, new york is a privately-owned retailer that has unique gifts for almost everyone on my list. * this sweet pineapple ukelele (found here) is spot-on for my best friend's little one, born in hawaii.
*i know my sister will love this brilliant african wax print pillow (found here) *every year my brother in-law gets socks, it's tradition!: these shark socks( found here) * and astrology lockets for my neices (found here) shopping for babies and kids? (find more here)
*recycled wine glasses(found here) for my brother and his girlfriend, who are always taking week-end jaunts to napa * an awesome print of all the surfboards in california (found here) for my surfer-girl cousin
*my husband, the musician and avid record collector, will get these recycled record book ends (found here) *a colorful and sparkly bangle jewelery box for my daughter (found here) *hail michigan! for my dad who hails from there, the great lakes topography art (found here) shopping for your father or husband ? (find more here)
hoping to make your shopping this holiday a little easier and ethical too. uncommongoods makes it their "mission to support and provide a platform for artists
and designers. most of the products they sell are "made by hand and are
created right here in the USA, and about one-third of their entire
collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials."
follow uncommongoods on fb here to keep up on their latest additions of beautiful, handmade and recycled gifts. there's something special for everyone.
this collection of mobiles: now on their way up the california coast to bon fortune!! a boutique located in the quaint beach town of carpinteria (just south of santa barbara) one of california's best beaches
stop by and say hi to owner, gina.....
and a big merci beaucoup! from me
new! panda pineapple holiday/anyday ornament
chalk drawings by big sister, calliope
t-shirt by dole, thrifted: vtg 70's pants by billy the kid
(the little red- head neighbor boy had the same pants growing up... or maybe they were sears toughskins? i remember all the kids had big iron-on knee patches...ha haaa! i wonder why?!! a good style to bring back for kids who play outdoors alot (this guy:)