Green is my favorite color, but blue is probably the color that pops up in my life most often - throughout our home decor and in my wardrobe. Heck, even my toothbrush is blue! The shades are nearly endless and one is bound is fit the feeling you are looking for. I'll be incorporating lots of blue into our wedding day coming up in August (!!), but here are some handmade and vintage finds that might just be right for you.
[Top: NottyPooch, Zebedeeprint, delezhen, mayagencic, Second: VintageLancaster, TheFancyLamb, extase, annmarielovespaper, Third: funnelcloud, OceanSwept, beadycats, ElemenOPillows, Bottom: Greenperidot, kaylah7, cutiepiecompany, FreshyFig]
I simply adore green. And pretty much any shade of green, although I'm partial to olive green and mint green. We painted our bedroom olive green, and even convinced Lance to paint his office a shade of army green. If you're not normally a fan of green, I encourage you to give one of these handmade or vintage finds a try. I think green will grow on you!
[Top: psitsinthedetails, happyfamily, EuroVintage, charliesnest, Second: BrooklynRetro, BellisMarket, minco, inkscissors, Third: vintagekitchenshop, ExpressionsInLeather, APunkinCardCompany, PrettyTape, Bottom: Happiknits, everyeskimo, diamentdesigns, toriska]
I really like orange and yellow, so much that I almost made them my wedding colors. I think most people cringe when they hear this, but orange and yellow can be really pretty together when done right. Forget about safety cone orange and rubber ducky yellow. Think more pumpkin / tangerine orange and mustard yellow. Here are some handmade and vintage finds that nail down these colors perfectly.
[Top: castandcrew, TheBIG8s, paintedfishstudio, AnnaLouVintage, Second: ArtmaVintage, ZeppiPrints, SeptemberWren, GreenRibbonGems, Third: edencreativestudio, solaWu, naomilynn, camelliatune, Bottom: fruitflypie, happydeliveries, littlebrownpen, HoneyPieDesign]
I can't think of a better color to start off Color Week than red. It's everywhere right now, with Christmas just past us and Valentine's Day coming soon. Red dominates my vintage thermos collection, and I own my fair share of red flannel shirts. Looking to add some handmade or vintage red to your life?
[Top: sewlola, NotbookNotbuk, veraviola, lucentlampworks, Second: samanthabalk, OBJX, 1canoe2, MODvintageshop, Third: jessicagswift, thisvintagething, YesJess, TheWhirlwind, Bottom: paperandpinafore, knotandbow, bouquet, HeyYoYo]
On the tenth day of Christmas... Men sometimes get overlooked when it comes to gift guides because, well let's be honest, men are hard to buy for! If you still have some men on your gift list, check out these categories and favorites.
Bags aren't just a good gift for women. Most guys could use a protective sleeve for their laptop or tablet, or a messenger style bag to carry all of their belongings to work or class. I really like the heavy felt options out there for sleeves, and leather and canvas options for messenger bags.
Many men could also use some help organizing everything shoved in their pockets, with either a wallet or money clip of some sort. There are plenty of options out there, but I was drawn to the industrial look of this money clip that's actually made from a bullet(!).
The only time Lance gets new clothing is when I buy them for him for Christmas or his birthday, and I think he likes it that way. I don't know any guy who couldn't use an extra t-shirt, or even a sweatshirt to fight off the winter chill. Plus you can pick out a style that you (and hopefully he!) likes.
For whatever reason, I usually think of the women on my list when thinking about vintage gifts, but there are plenty of vintage options for men. Industrial pieces are very popular right now and a favorite of many guys. Also think about his favorite hobbies. My brother loves to read and travel, and appreciates old books from countries he's recently visited and plans to visit.