PRLog - Nov. 28, 2011 - HENLEY-ON-THAMES, U.K. -- As the well-known saying goes: 'Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget.' Dealers in vintage and antique home accessories, the online store The Green Bough Company, whole-heartedly agree with this statement. 'When you conjure up the idea of a traditional Christmas,' says owner, Justine Hutchinson, 'you don't think of the mass-market, the plastic and gaudy, or the mimicked. You think of warm times with friends and family. Of mince pies and mulled wine and laughter. Of gathering around the tree to unwrap gifts that have been especially - carefully - chosen with the receiver in mind.' This, The Green Bough Company feel, is where both they and a resurging interest in the vintage and antique gift market can really come into their own – this year, of all years, when wallets aren't as expansive as they were once.
Detail of Vintage French Market Basket c.1950
So instead of spending your hard-earned cash on several, often disposable, chain-store presents for each person in your life (which adds up, cost-wise, of course!), perhaps just one well-considered, unique gift would make more impact – and prove more memorable? For instance, what about Green Bough's early 20th Century French confit pot for the cook in your life? Or their pretty handcrafted 1950s shopping basket, perhaps presented with a festive poinsettia inside, for your family's determined shopaholic? Or how about one of GB's fabulous old wine demijohns: each is a one-off and perfect even for that modern, city-living minimalist you know, who would easily find space in their own home for such a beautifully-
Justine adds: 'The options are endless with vintage items, and the rewards you'll receive for giving them this Christmas are many: not only are they treasures in their own right – with an intrinsic value and interesting story to tell – but they tap into the enduring appeal of Christmas Past, the 'old-fashioned' Christmas. They're a thoughtful gift and just as special as the person to whom you're giving them.'
Better yet, with Green Bough being web-based, you can complete your Christmas shopping from your armchair without having to dash out into that madding, and definitely not old-fashioned, crowd yourself!
For more inspiring ideas on how to access the 'old-fashioned Christmas' spirit this season, contact The Green Bough Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.greenboughcompany.com/
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The Green Bough Company specialises in vintage, antique, salvaged, reclaimed, upcycled, or just plain quirky and eclectic furniture and decorative accessories. We enjoy nothing more than hunting out unusual finds, dusting them off, re-tweaking them, then putting them out there again as pre-loved, re-loved items to find new homes. You name it Green Bough loves collecting it - and we hope you do, too!