I hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day. I enjoyed my extra day off, seeing as I start not
only a new class tomorrow, but also it’s my first board review class. There is a test every class as well as two exams! Yikes!
I spent my Labor Day hitting up the mall, a movie with a friend, sunning poolside (thank goodness for ocean breezes) and watching the Picker Sisters marathon yesterday.
It’s such a design-inspiring show. I texted the hubs telling him we needed a house with a backyard large enough for a work shed, with lots of tools and welding equipment.
Anyway, through watching the show, you start to pick up the lingo. One of the words mentioned a lot was, “patina.” I had no idea what it meant, and they got so excited about it, that I had to Google it.
The first thing that popped up was www.patinastores.com. It’s a series of stores in Minnesota selling really unique and interesting housewares, jewelry as well as a host of other things. A lot of items are reminiscing of the 1950s-60s.
And a lot of the items are one, inexpensive, and two unique. With the holidays coming up, I am always trying to find interesting gifts to give. Its one thing to give someone body lotion from Bath and Body Works (which I do love), but how pretty is this lotion.
And the smell: Gin andRosewater!
Below is a list of other items I thought would make beautiful gifts.