Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Start and Finish Your Christmas Shopping Right Here

You could probably come close to finishing your Christmas shopping right there at your computer.   Done.  Finished.  All but the wrapping.  Wouldn't it be lovely to enjoy the holidays without rushing and crowds?

Why not?  The back-to-school rush is over and the holidays haven't started.  You've got lots of time. Amazon will deliver right to your door, in easy-to-wrap boxes.

And because you are my dear readers, I'm going to make it even easier for you!

I'm going to start your shopping list....

New college student who doesn't know what s/he wants to study:
500 Baskets: A Celebration of the Basketmaker's Art
Edited by Susan Kieffer ~ ISBN 1-57990-731-8
A gag gift that's actually cool--the baskets are amazing sculpture and there's a huge range of them.

Artsy Scandinavian
Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style
by Lotta Jansdotter ~ ISBN 978-0-8118-6547-0
A coffee table book filled with artsy photos and a handful of DIYs and recipes

Gardener who has (or needs to develop!) a sense of humor
Garden Lunacy: A Growing Concern
by Art Wolk ~ ISBN 978-097297-303-8

For the busy mom-artist/crafter
Art at the Speed of Life: motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day
by Pam Carriker - 143 pages

For the Fashionista 
Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells a Story
by Charlotte Smith ~ ISBN 978-1-4391-8755-5
292 pages
I'll be reviewing it soon, but it's basically a picture book of an amazing vintage clothing collection complete with enchanting little stories about each dress or outfit.  A light, fun, easy read.
New York Fashion:The Evolution of American Style
By Caroline Rennolds Milbank
303 pages

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