So, we're wondering, have you noticed the "greening" of holiday advertising and magazine and newspaper articles, or are you a bit more focused on hunting for memorable gifts at reasonable prices? Well, good luck, and, if you can handle it, we're jumping on the bandwagon, screaming green at the top of our lungs, and meaning it!
Of course, vintage gifts are the ultimate "green" gesture, recycling at its finest, so we thought we'd end the year with a handful of vintage finds we'd love to receive as gifts—or wear to a holiday party. And not only are they vintage, all found on eBay (click the links to go right to the item), BUT we went a bit overboard, so you'll notice a color theme, (although we forced that a bit with the velvet-trimmed cocktail dress we show here because we fell in love with it).
Happy looking, and who knows, you might even finish your shopping while you're reading or, at least, find fresh inspiration for one-of-a-kind gift giving.
A bold bangle makes a wonderful gift, and green bakelite (here's just one of many available on eBay at the moment), is one of our favorite materials. The green felt purse we found would look striking with a simple black suit or a black wool coat with fur collar, and jewel-tone colors fill all the holiday issues of fashion magazines, so why not treat yourself to an evening coat with beaded cuffs. Want to go MOD and green? Check out this green and gold carpet coat. Or keep it classic and elegant with a simple green satin clutch or green stone cuff links. We could go on and on, of course, but really green shopping, as most vintage aficionados know, is just as close as your favorite vintage or thrift store. Happy holidays, and best wishes for a great and green New Year.