Discover 25 unique vintage gifts for her this Christmas! Featuring retro jewelry, Pyrex, fashion, and more for a festive, mid-century celebration.
The holiday season is upon us, and if you have a special someone in your life who’s passionate about all things vintage, mid-century, and kitschy, then you’re in for a treat! Our vintage Christmas gift guide has a curated collection of retro-inspired gifts that will transport her back to the golden era of mid-century design? From vintage jewelry to Pyrex, fashion, barware, vinyl LPs, and iconic Holt Howard Santa and Pixieware collectibles, we’ve made vintage gifting easy with our gift guide of 25 fabulous gift ideas that are sure to make her Christmas merry and bright. So, grab a cup of cocoa, put on your favorite vintage holiday tunes, and let’s dive in!
1. Vintage Brooches: Start her collection with a dazzling vintage brooch from the 1950s. Whether she’s into whimsical animal shapes or elegant floral designs, a mid-century brooch is the perfect accessory to add some retro flair to her outfits. Some brands to look for are: Coro, Eisenberg, Trifari, Sarah Coventry, Weiss, Joseph Wiesner.
2. Pyrex Nesting Bowls: Every vintage enthusiast knows the value of classic Pyrex nesting bowls. These colorful kitchen staples from the mid-century era are both functional and decorative, making them a cherished addition to any vintage kitchen. Some patterns to look for are Gooseberry, Starburst, Pyrex Dot, Snowflake , and Butterprint.
Hey, time-travelers and history hunters! Grab your magnifying glasses and put on your safari hats, because we’re about to journey into an oasis of antiquity – the Antique Society in Sebastopol, CA! This isn’t your typical antique shop; it’s an eclectic community of over 125 dealers under one roof, each showcasing a diverse array of treasures waiting to be discovered.
From the moment you step inside this charming brick and mortar, you’re greeted with an atmosphere that’s as captivating as it is inviting. The air is perfumed with a mix of old wood, time-worn books, and a dash of nostalgia. The sound? Oh, just the soft hum of conversation, punctuated by the delighted gasps of patrons unearthing a hidden gem.
Antique Society specializes in a wide range of categories. Fancy some Victorian-era furniture? They’ve got you covered. On the lookout for vintage jewelry? Look no further. Hunting for mid-century modern decor, retro kitchenware, Pyrex or classic vinyl records? Check, check, and check! The store is laid out in a maze of mini-stores, each dealer curating their space with their unique style and specialty. It’s like hopping between different decades with every turn.
We couldn’t be more excited to unveil our newest collection, ‘Mid-Century Madness’! Our latest lineup breathes life into the classic elegance of the 1950s and ’60s, reverberating with vivid starburst patterns, the unmistakable charm of Pyrex, and the whimsy of retro mod black cats.
This distinctive array effortlessly weaves nostalgia with the practicality of mid-century modern design, creating a harmony that’s sure to tug at the heartstrings of vintage enthusiasts.
Our collection takes the beloved mid-century modern starburst motif and gives it a delightful twist. A standout feature is the playful addition of retro mod black cats and fabulous Pyrex.
The sleek silhouettes and charismatic expressions of these feline figures embody the spirit of mid-century designs, making them a charming contrast against the energetic starburst backdrop. And, who can resist pink and turquoise blue vintage Pyrex!!
From stylish t-shirts, wall art, kitchenware to cozy home decor, the ‘Mid-Century Madness’ collection offers a variety of pieces to add a dash of vintage flair to your everyday life.
First in the collection is our Mid-Century Madness Starburst Pyrex Mug. Perfect for sipping your favorite brew, this mug boasts a starburst and black cats design against iconic pink and turquoise blue Pyrex dishes. It’s not just a mug—it’s a conversation starter, an artistic piece that infuses charm and nostalgia into your morning coffee or evening tea. You can customize your mug color combo too!
Next, we introduce our Mid-Century Madness Starburst Throw Pillow. Perfect for adding a playful twist to your living room or bedroom, this plush pillow showcases the collection’s signature design on a comfortable, soft-touch fabric. It’s more than a pillow—it’s a stylish statement, a way to infuse your home with an aesthetic that’s both retro and contemporary.
The collection also features the Mid-Century Madness Starburst Greeting Card, complete with the collection’s distinctive design and a touch of kitschy Pyrex in vibrant pink and turquoise hues and black mod cats. It’s more than a card—it’s a heartfelt gesture, a unique way to share your thoughts and wishes with your custom message.
Of course, the ‘Mid-Century Madness’ collection wouldn’t be complete without a wide range of home decor pieces. From chic wall art to quirky accessories, each item carries the signature starburst and black cats design, perfect for sprucing up your space with a dose of mid-century magic.
The ‘Mid-Century Madness’ collection is a tribute to a timeless era, a celebration of retro style re-imagined for the modern day. Ideal for those who love the distinctive style of mid-century modern design, adore cats, or simply enjoy unique, stylish home decor and accessories.
So, get ready to step back in time, enjoy a dash of nostalgia, and embrace the mid-century madness. The 50s and 60s never looked so good!
Healdsburg, California is an idyllic paradise boasting a charming downtown shopping district and gorgeous vineyards. Nestled between two quaint hotels lies Antique Harvest – an incredible trove of treasures in the heart of Healdsburg Plaza and has the best antique shopping. Antique Harvest is sure to give you your nostalgia fix with its one-of-a kind antiques and collectibles. Let’s take a closer look at this one-of-a-kind store!
The ultra-rare and highly coveted rare Pyrex Lucky in Love piece sells for shocking $22,100!. Auctioned on eBay, this exceptional rare Pyrex Lucky in Love collectible achieved an astonishing price, capturing the attention of Pyrex enthusiasts worldwide. Immerse yourself in the captivating details of this exhilarating auction and unveil the reasons behind this piece’s extraordinary appeal.
On July 20, 2022, at 4:35PM the rarest piece of Pyrex in the world just became the most expensive piece of Pyrex in the world selling at auction on eBay for a record $22,100!! This particular auction had Pyrex collectors from around the world spellbound and in suspense as they were glued to the auction listing for one week watching the bids go up and up and up. There was chatter amongst collector groups of who the mystery bidders might be and guessing how high the winning bid could go.
This precious piece of Pyrex is called “Lucky in Love” and is a standard Cinderella Covered Casserole 473 Series 1 Quart. The pattern consists of green blades of grass, pretty pink hearts for love, and green four-leaf clovers for luck on a clean white background and together it stands for Lucky-in-Love. This pattern is so unimaginably rare that most collectors had never seen it before and only one or two pieces had ever been sold on the market. Many speculated if it was even a real piece that serious collectors refer to as a “Holy Grail: or “Unicorn”. Some even wondered if it was really created as a promotional piece in 1959 or just a myth. There are rumors that some folks that may have worked at the Corning factory in PA even said that this was prototype and perhaps 10 or 12 pieces were created that didn’t quite meet the factory standards as the grass blades bled through the hearts, so it was never released to the general public.
The eBay auction on July 20, 2022, is the reported third piece to come on the market. My internet research found that Country Living Magazine did an article on a piece that came up for auction in 2015 and sold for over $4,000, and the Goodwill of Western New York had a piece they auctioned in 2017 that sold for a reported $5,994 on the Goodwill auction site.
The Lucky in Love pattern is one of the most sought-after and hard-to-find designs, so it’s no wonder that this particular piece sold for such a shocking and impressive price. Be sure to keep your eyes open for unique pieces, as well as other pieces of rare Pyrex that are up for grabs in the market and save your pennies!
For vintage buffs, antique malls, flea markets, and thrift stores are like Disneyland. It’s a place where dreams of finding hidden gems come true. While it may seem overwhelming at first, with a little know-how you can score some serious treasures without breaking the bank. So follow along and learn how to master the hunt with my expert tips for scoring antiques at bargain prices at antique malls, thrift stores, and vintage festivals. Happy hunting!
Buyers and sellers are all looking for the same thing in the end and that is a “bargain”. The buyer is looking for a bargain item to add to their collection and the seller is looking for a bargain item that they can re-sell for a profit. Many people today still ask “Are there any bargains out there left to be had”? My answer is YES, you just need to know how to spot the bargain and have patience.
Shopping Antique Malls
Treasure Hunting – as I like to call it requires lots of careful hunting, seeking, and searching to locate that bargain item. Also, you have a lot of competition as you are not the only one out treasure hunting. With the popularity of online auction sites, antique & collectibles shops, more and more flea markets popping up regularly and shows like Antiques Roadshow, there are a lot of treasure hunters indeed. But, with that being said, all these venues for seeking treasure may actually make it easier to find a bargain…..that’s right, I said easier.