Friday, December 19, 2014

Chronically Vintage: Vintage Secret Santa

This year for the holidays Jessica of Chronically Vintage planned and organized a vintage secret santa. It is such a great idea I was probably the first person to sign up! I have never received vintage as a gift for Christmas.
Here is a look at what I sent out to my match Katie (@gaint_hair) she is a pastry chef who enjoys the late fifties and early sixties. I will admit I had a bit of a tough time; the thrifts have not been good to me lately. I went to four stores looking for vintage cookie cutters and vintage cookbooks. I did manage to find a vintage party book from 1958 and included some party forks. Then I had to shop my stash, she posted a picture of her home bar so I included a 1950's bottle opener that has never been used by me and a 1960's purse that I was hoarding because of the lucite handle but had never used. I do hope they have found a good new home!

For my secret santa, a fellow blogger Maria of rose quartz lioness got me. I had wrote that I like brooches, baking and ephemera. I received a package with the later from a lovely etsy shop called Zoe Amaris which is absolutely filled with paper treasures. I had always wondered what was included in ephemera grab bags so it is great to have received one. I usually collect vintage cards and wrapping paper. My package was filled with old letters from the 1940's old paper bills and report cards as well as dead stock labels and packaging. It is not the norm for me but will definitely give me a kick to be more creative with my wrapping. 

Overall it was a lovely experience and I do hope Jessica decides to run such a lovely exchange again next year.


  1. Neat gift! I can't wait to see how you use it.

    I hope Jessica has the secret santa again next year. I'd like to take part.


  2. aww.. this is amazing!!! the idea of getting something vintage is so perfect for you :D

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  3. Thank you very much for taking part in this exciting inaugural Vintage Secret Santa gift exchange, Daphne. You sent out and received lovely, creative, thoughtful presents. Thank you for sharing about them here. Baring any truly unforeseen circumstances, I definitely plan to make this an annual event and love knowing that you (and Lisa) are interested in taking part in next year's.

    Have a joyful New Year, sweet gal!

    ♥ Jessica