I'm so sorry... I've been swamped at work today, but I'll be back tomorrow, I promise! In the meantime, here are some flowers from a friend's backyard. Have a happy Bastille Day, and see you tomorrow!!
Don't forget to enter the Past Presents Shop giveaway contest! Every other month or so I'll assemble a small but lovely collection of past presents (vintage collectibles, housewares, paper goods, and other ephemera) for one lucky reader! Enter in the comments section for any post, or email me. You only have to enter once - you'll stay in the running until you win!
The current contest deadline is JULY 31.
Note to international readers: Please feel free to enter as well. Due to shipping costs, I probably won't be able to send any packages, but I will put together some paper goods for you if you win!
past presents shop is aimed at helping design dilettantes and vintage voyeurs re-evaluate consumer lifestyles and buying habits. Thinking twice before buying brand-new and choosing instead to reuse or purchase vintage goods is one easy yet effective way to do right by the world around us. At past presents shop, I hope to encourage such reuse by re-introducing a selectively edited variety of vintage housewares, from milk bottles to mixing bowls, cutlery to cake stands, and vases to Victrolas. Enjoy!