I recently made a visit to Elsie Green, a small, sustainable, family run company based in the northern California town of Concord. I had the pleasure of meeting Laurie, the founder and creative director, last summer at a design workshop. It was great to get reacquainted, swap notes about the workshop and finally get an in-person look at all the goods.
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It’s no secret we have a love of all things vintage here at GHD. Finding the perfect vintage piece adds depth of character to any space and keeps things from looking too perfect so Elsie Green is like a gold mine for any vintage lover.
If you're local or ever in the area, it's well worth a visit. As you can see, their space is full of beautiful, mostly vintage things. It's also the perfect spot for finding hostess gifts or that last minute holiday gift for someone special so with only 7 sleeps until Christmas, we curated our own last minute gift guide full of all our favorites.
Read on for our picks...
I may have come home with a few of these big Moroccan baskets. They're so versatile. Fill them with throw blankets, use them for laundry or toys.
My oldest daughter loves to make iced coffee. She would love these little french cafe glasses. Tres chic.
The Frankie Linen bag is perfect for toting all your goods from the farmers market. It comes in four colors, but I love the classic flax.
I had my eye on these gorgeous hand made serving bowls. I love them for their organic shape and subtle neutral variation.
I'm a sucker for linens of any kind. These washed linen napkins come in a bunch of great colors, but bluestone is my favorite.
My shopping companion Lindy, also know as my dear friend and part time partner in crime, came home with at least one of these pretty vintage brass candlesticks.
A Savon de Marseille soap would be a perfect little hostess gift.
I fell in love with these Freya linen throws. One of these would be a little splurge on someone special or on yourself! I bought one in the Fawn color. It was just too good to resist and will probably end up in the home of a client soon, but I can stare longingly at it until then.
Any vintage lover would be happy with a set of vintage utensils.
These little vintage glass vessels are so pretty all lit up with tea lights, don't' you think? A set of these would be a thoughtful gift for the host or hostess who likes to entertain.
You really can't go wrong with a vintage stoneware crock. Collected from flea markets in the french countryside, each one is unique.
I love these little Carpe Diem mugs. There are several sweet or whimsical sentiments to choose from. A great way to get started in the morning.
And finally, with New Year's Eve just around the corner, this little stoneware coaster is perfect for champagne or wine.
All images via Elsie Green
I think this will probably be the last post of 2021 as we are winding down this week to focus on family. As always, thank you for following along. We wish you health and happiness this holiday season. See you in the new year!