Sunday, December 8, 2013

Oddfellows Guift Guide 2013

Hi guys! I know it's been a while, but between the container's arrival and the holidays, I've been one busy girl! The holidays are definitely in full swing, too. Last night began the first of many holiday parties we're attending, and it's certainly beginning to look festive in Asheville. As I rush to cookie swaps, gatherings with friends and family, and holiday pop up shops, it's a good thing I work at Oddfellows, because almost all of my gifts for loved ones this year will be bought here and I won't have to worry about fighting the crowds at the mall, or worry that online purchases will arrive on time. It's a nice way to support a local, small business while at the same time giving unique gifts that can't be found at the big box stores. With that in mind, I've put together a little gift guide for you guys. This certainly doesn't encompass all of the fun gifts you can find here, but it is a good start! 

 Images Clockwise, Left to Right:
1. Calendars are a classic gift giving choice, but this particular calendar is extra special. These are handmade by local artist Kreh Mellick. I could go on and on about how talented Kreh is, and her volume of work is really lovely. This calendar is filled with colorful images that will keep you delighted throughout 2014. #83, 2014 calendars by Kreh Mellick, $16 ea.

2. These stone crock bottles from England are another sweet choice, especially if you give them with a small bouquet of flowers. I'm especially digging the ones with the labels on them that advertise ginger beer. How cool, right? #44, Stone Crock Bottles, $24 for labeled bottles, $18 for unlabeled. 

3. Give the gift of good luck! These horseshoes would make great stocking stuffers. #44 Lucky Horseshoes, $5 ea.

4. I love pillows, and Ethan would probably suggest that we have too many. But you can never have too many pillows. This dealer carries an assortment of them, all down-filled, and I think they would make a nice gift for a certain sister of mine that has recently bought her first "grown up" sofa. #444 Assortment of Down-Filled Pillows, $59 ea.
 5. These gnarly little gargoyles from England would pair nicely with any Grinches on your gift-giving list! Or really for anyone with a sense of humor or love of the quirkier side of life. #44, Gargoyles starting at $32.

6. I really love the idea of giving someone a piece of stained glass. We have plenty of them in the shop, especially after the latest container load. They vary from simple, modern lines and colors to the more ornate, intricately designed pieces. Guys, the ladies love stained glass! #44, 03, AE1 Stained Glass Windows, range of prices starting at $75 and up. 

 7. You can't go wrong with vintage globes. They're fun for all ages and are one of those objects that can be integrated into any kind of decor with ease. Also a perfect gift for any travel lovers out there! #NYA Vintage globes starting at $24.

8. This collection of note cards and notebooks are perfect for the vintage lovers! Handmade by local artist Jon Arge, each piece is constructed from vintage imagery found in old magazines, books, and the like. Each one has its own sense of humor somehow. I'm particularly fond of the note cards featuring glamorously vintage men and women posing in front of black and white interiors. #297, Found Imagery by Jon Arge, starting at $3.

9. And finally, a selection of French demijohns for the friend that can appreciate their simplicity and charm. Use them as vases for flowers, or as decorative objects scattered about the house. Also, if you know a brewer or winemaker, these are just the ticket for storing crafted concoctions. #44, French Demijohns, $65-95. 

Hopefully this little roundup is giving you some inspiration. But there's certainly more where that came from! Just have a look at the photo below, of the front room, taken just yesterday. So many good things to be had! Come see us soon!:)

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