A Few of my Favorite Things. . . .

Well I’m not winning any originality contests with that theme and or song at this time of year but whenever I think of my store at this time of year that song comes into my head.

We are getting into the final hours of the holiday season and if you’re still wondering what gifts to give, don’t panic!!! I have some great ideas!

Photojournalist Andrea Mabry has two different post cards in the store that retail for $2.oo each.  A perfect gift for friends or family that live far away.  Nothing says, “keep in touch!” like five or so postcards wrapped nicely with postcard stamps.

Of course we have stars! Remind everyone that stars fell on Alabama with crocheted star ornaments by Business Bear.

Crocheted Star Ornaments and Fingerless Gloves by Business Bear

As well as the stars she has Flowers, Snowflake ornaments, Birds and Garland.

My family is always expecting something different from me as my gift to them.  Usually I make something for them or give them something that is a personal memory.  I notice the best gifts are gifts that show people you take notice of what they do or it’s a little something that shares a memory you had with the other person.  The price tag is extremely irrelevant.  That is one of the reasons I love, love giving ornaments.

Another a great gift idea are the vintage pins we have.  This ol’ thing has vintage pins that I used to embellish the outside of gift boxes.  She also has a bunch of great vintage bowling patches from the 60’s and 70’s that would be a great unique fun gift.

A cup of Jo has brought in stained glass retailing for $30, $25, $18.  She also has brought in a bunch of earrings she has crafted.  I’m excited that Kristie Jo has started showing off her original crafting skills to go with her superb taste in vintage clothing.

I have photos of Will Holoman’s street sign bowls on my facebook page GRACE ABERDEAN HABITAT ALCHEMY.  They are so cool. Totally original and cold.  It’s the perfect home accessory to give someone who has EVERYTHING!!!

Being Italian, we always say, “I love you” with food so come and bring home FraLi Gourmet’s pastas and anti-pasta.  Made exclusively by Lisa and Franco Marra in Savannah GA.  It’s something one can eat and enjoy. The perfect gift!!!

Tell someone happy holidays by giving them the gifts of kissable lippie lips with all natural, all organic lip slaves from The Lefthand Soap. Nothing works better to protect lips in the winter than these products. We have three different kinds, Carrot Seed, Peppermint and Sage, and Rosemary and Lime.  They retail for $3.25 each.  You can buy all three and make a nice little statement that says, “I like you and I want people to notice you have softlips and not crusty ol’ winter mouth.”  I also have their skin salve.  Along with the lip salve you would be giving a nice gift that fights away the winter skin blues.

And last but not least are the phone/MP3 player sleeves made by burly bunny.  Not only does she knit wonderful hats for children and adults (both available in store) she makes these wonderful wallets from shirts and change purses from windsuits, both retailing for $6.  Show someone it’s easy being green with a great d.i.y. gift made by the lovely burly bunny.

Well I hope to blog before the festivus but if I don’t I wish everyone the warmest of holidays and remember it’s the intention of the gift not exactly the price tag that counts!!! Celebrate the holidays with Grace.

hugs and kisses!!!

Gracie

3 thoughts on “A Few of my Favorite Things. . . .”

  1. Jamie, Willie was telling me about a children’s program you are atempting to open. I am trying to find out a little about the program. When, you got a few mintues call me @ 344-0343. Thanks

    Jackie

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