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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Antique China ETC--Holiday-Birthday-Anniversary-Just a special thoughtful Gift

With Christmas and Hanukkah just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about your gift-giving needs. Instead of patronizing the crowded malls and box stores and paying top dollar for quite ordinary mass-produced trinkets and home accessories, why not be remembered this year for your spectacular, unique and antique gifts?


One area of interest is antique china. In that niche you will find everything you need to fit all taste levels on your gift list. You can make your shopping easy and a delight by patronizing our Antique Shop. Of course we would like for you to visit us first and say "hello" to your neighbors here in Historic Downtown New Albany, but you also have a unique variety of other type shops here to check out also. Have fun getting out and about while crossing off the names on your gift list.


Everyone loves vintage tea cups. Why not purchase several? Tea cup sets are items of enduring beauty that will get you through your holiday gift list and on to birthdays, get well or hostess gifts. Fill the cup with an assortment of individually packaged tea bags. Place the cup and saucer on a large square of colored wrapping paper,vintage hankerchief,etc,use your imaginaion. Bring whatever you use up around the cup and saucer and wrap with a long colorful piece of fabric ribbon. What a welcome gift!


Try the same with butter pats/or small plates! Place one large wrapped chocolate on a pat and surround it. Don’t forget to set one of these delightful treasures at each guest’s place setting at your next luncheon or dinner party and enjoy your guests’ complimentary remarks.

They are also great candle holders. Buy several votive candles to accompany your bounty of antique plates. Voilá! You now have several inexpensive but delightful gifts for your special girlfriends, not only for this holiday season but throughout the year ahead.


For the mustachioed man in your life, a mustache cup is a must! These relics of Victoriana will be treasured for years ahead. Antique shaving mugs are another terrific present. Pack up a gift bag of shaving creams and lotions and you will be able to present a gift that you are proud of and one that won’t cost you a bundle! Add a brush to the mug and you will surely please the special man in your life.

A day of snooping around antique shops can find a number of small glass and china dishes or trays which should provide you with the opportunity to pick up several inexpensive soap dishes. Make a side trip to your local discount store for a variety of decorative soaps. Pack a bar of soap with each dish and wrap the ensemble in vintage hankies tied up with big red ribbon.


The possibilities for great gifts are endless when you go antiquing. Add your own touches to create truly memorable holiday gifts. Why not bake up a storm and artfully arrange the goodies on a 19th-century Haviland dessert plate? Surely someone on your gift list would love a matching sugar and creamer. Do you have a dog-lover on your gift list? Fido certainly would appreciate some doggy treats presented on a 19th-century Staffordshire bone dish!

Always remember, it is the thought that counts. Gifts of antique china are packed with memories, and by adding your own special touches, you will relay the message that your gifts have been packaged with careful thought and love.

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