The holidays this year have been a little weird for me. Usually I'm into the holiday spirit on a level that drives Dade nuts. I listen to Bing Crosby all day, have the house lit up before the turkey has cooled off on Thanksgiving, and I always throw a holiday bash. This year... I don't know. Maybe it's just the side effects from the new meds which are slowing me down, but I'm just a little overwhelmed. I feel like Thanksgiving and Christmas are about a week apart. I got an email from a bride last week who said, "Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. I tend to get wedding-planning-overload and then I just stop thinking about everything that has to be done for a week or two." That's me! That's my holiday experience, 2009! I've tried to plan the party, but it's just not coming together. I try to shop! I open windows in my browser for 3 or 4 stores, hop back and forth adding things to my cart and then close everything and walk away without having accomplished anything. I have to snap out of it! It's time to get jolly.
Anyhow, one of my go to places (and I'm sure one of yours) is etsy for those unique gifts. Turns out that the love of all things vintage seems to run in my family. My sister has been an avid collector and seller of antiques in the Baltimore area for years. She recently started making pendants out of vintage buttons and has now opened up an etsy shop. For those of you looking for last minute gifts or whimsical bridesmaid accessories, check out her store : Deer in the Headlights.