David! Be sure Stella isn't peeking over your shoulder while you read this!
The current blogging trend of curating a collection of photographs of vintage toys and items because they are beautiful and vintage sometimes can bother me. It makes me feel covetous. I want to get all those things! I need them! Some of these posts are great for commerce, like a nice, unsponsored, well thought out shopping guide. But some are there just to make me jealous, I swear.
That said, I have gotten a few good ideas from the above-mentioned types of blog posts, so go tell that.
This Christmas there are a lot of pre-owned and vintage items under the tree for Stella. And some sweet new things from Etsy. Don't tell her what she's getting, please!
Acorn cap hats and little figures to paint and decorate for her upcoming "girls-only winter party". I got them here, at naturalkidsandtoys.
Stella has recently taken up sewing. I think Santa will be bringing these. He will get them from junecraft.
Stella asked for a coffee maker. I guess she got tired of dripping her own (I can relate!). The wooden ones out there are built to work like those terrible, environmentally unfriendly single-cup cartridge coffee makers. I coudn't abide. I found this awesome, cheap as dirt, vintage coffee maker, toaster, food processor, and plate set on Etsy. It's getting split up between the two kids.
Unsexy Barbie clothes! This was a major, major score FOR SANTA. He said he found them for ten bucks. Yadda!
What else? Fashion Plates! I got them this summer for a pretty penny, but I know she will love them like I did. A vintage bright pink cloak I found at a shop in Upper Haight. The rest of Christmas is a cross between mad anthropologist and faerie. That's what's up when you're six years old, I guess!