Tag Archives: shopping secrets

For the Love of Antiques: Old Gifts for Young People

From Dorothy R., Virginia I had an old friend who gave me old gifts.  They were very old objects that would be classified as antiques.  In fact, she shopped in antique stores and antique malls for many of the beautiful … Continue reading

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A New Trend Toward Old Toys

  In spite of the devotion to mass produced playthings, there is now a surprising call for the return of classic toys for kids and grownups.  It’s a new trend toward the old days following a yearning for simpler times. … Continue reading

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Cool Gifts for Cooler Weather

From Julie, Head Shopping Guru at Virginia Born and Bred – Lexington Virginia Summer is almost over! What a bummer.  Here in  Virginia, we hardly had enough time to bask or barbecue between overcast days and off and on rain. But … Continue reading

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Personalize Gifts for Lasting Love

From Marcia W., Sarasota, Florida I have a ring from when I was about 6 years old,  monogrammed with my initials in fancy script.  That ring is the only piece of jewelry saved from childhood because it was a gift … Continue reading

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Thinking Out of the Garden

JOIN THE FUN!  JOIN THE SMART SHOPPERS!  Have you discovered a great shopper tip?  Something that works and that you would share with your best friend? We don’t mean a specifically named “place” to shop, but we do mean a … Continue reading

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