Wedding Blues

It’s odd that the institution of marriage has lasted this long when everyone knows most marriages are not going to work.  Despite this,  most of us get the dreaded wedding invitation around this time of year and have no idea what to buy.  Cash is always an alternative but how much?  You don’t want to look cheap but you’ve heard rumour that $100 is the new normal for shower presents.

Upcycled Glass Candleholders

Upcycled Glass Candleholders at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Upcycled Glass Candleholder at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Upcycled Glass Candleholder at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Enter the handmade glass candleholder.  This says everything you want it to say.

It’s about gifting something old, something new, something borrowed and maybe even something blue?

Consider upcycled glass finds fused together by local artist Gundi and repurposed for romance …with an indeterminable price tag because every one is unique.

Glass Objets

Upcycled Glass Objets d’art at Glam Vintage & Moderne

How Much do you Love Mom?

$50 or under? (no need to lay it on thick… she’s into you)

under $50 gifts for mom

Gifts under $50 at Glam Vintage & Moderne

$100 or under? (she knows you manage to squeeze her in whenever you can)

pillows under $100

Pillows under $100 at Glam Vintage & Moderne

also under $100 pretty candle holders and diffusers (tasteful and useful)

under $100 mothers day gifts at Glam

Table decor under $100 at Glam Vintage & Moderne

$150 or under? (going bigger might make up for those infrequent visits)

under $150 for mom

Table decor under $150 at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Glam Gift Card

Glam Vintage & Moderne Gift Card

Cart Blanche!  Just kidding,  Glam will load it with whatever you can afford.

How about $125 for an hour in home consultation with Richard?  (Guaranteed to assuage any guilty thoughts of parental neglect)

Glam Card on Fabric

Campaign and Candlelight

Reallite Candles and Objets at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Campaign Table at Glam Vintage & Modern

As the days get shorter I’m trying to resist buying summer sale items that might not work next year.  Instead I will focus on transitional items that move from season to season…exterior to interior.  The “Reallite” battery operated candles look great on your patio or on your “campaign occasional table”.  Placing these in a gorgeous lantern or hurricane further adds to their authenticity.  And these items work in or out.  Inside, this cluster of glistening candles, pheasants and bookends accentuates the mahogany inlay tabletop.

At 25 inches high and a generous 35 inches long it is perfect for sharing candlelight, food and “clinks”.  I smell fall and I’m trying to make the most of it.