Antique Silver Spoon Rings
Each of these rings from
The Silver Lining's shop is handmade with care from antique silver-plated spoons.
The ring on the right reuses a Triumph pattern from 1941. It's $21.50 and can be purchased
An Evening Star pattern from 1950 accents the ring on the top left. It costs $19.50 and can be found
The ring on the bottom left is a Meadowbrook pattern from 1936. It can be purchased
here for $21.50. (Photo: The Silver Lining)
Grace Leather Wrap Bracelet
Foundling shop makes "new things made from old things." This wrap bracelet, for example, is made from a copy of the word "grace" found in a mid-century dictionary, a recycled silver bezel and leather colored with eco-friendly dyes.
The Grace Wrap Bracelet cost $38 and can be purchased
here. (Photo: Foundling)
Salvaged Slate Cocktail Coasters
SimplyNu coasters are as green as they come. Each coaster is hand-cut Vermont slate salvaged from local roofs, and the backing is made from recycled plastic bottle polyester.
A set of four coasters costs $34 and can be purchased
here. (Photo: SimplyNu)
Coffee Table Made From Salvaged Wood
This handcrafted coffee table from
Triple 7 Recycled is constructed out of salvaged wood and local hairpin legs. The seller writes on his page: "You can see the nails, the dents, the love and wear on this thing!!!"
Coffee table costs $285. Purchase it
here. (Photo: triple7recycled)
RagTrader Vintage's compass cufflinks are made with tiny working compasses encased in plastic covers on silver-plated cufflinks. They are handmade and make a great gift for your brother, boyfriend or dad.
Cufflinks cost $20 and can be purchased
here. (Photo: RagTrader Vintage)
Vintage Wood Crate
This vintage crate from
Snapshot Vintage is great for the organizer in your family. It makes a unique and decorative container for books, towels, plants and anything else that strikes your fancy.
Wooden box costs $20 and can be purchased
here. (Photo: Snapshot Vintage)
Pet Tags That Give Back
We like these
jhollywood designs pet tags not only because they are fun and modern, but also because they come in 100 percent recycled gift boxes, and five percent of profits go to the Nancy Hollywood Community Garden and Wellness Center in Pennsylvania. The garden was named after the seller's mother, who passed away last year. They grow food for the the local food banks and offer educational programs on nutrition and organic gardening.
Pet tags cost $14 and can be purchased
here. (Photo: jhollywood designs)
Gift Tags Made From Vintage Sheet Music
Brinner's upcycled gift tags made from vintage sheet music. The music sheets come from a French booklet that the seller found in a charity shop. The set includes eight gift tags and twine for each.
It's $3.50 for a set of eight, and they can be purchased
here. (Photo: Brinner)
Compassion Wrap Bracelets
These leather wrap bracelet from
thebeadgirl's shop are made with a (recycled!) hand-stamped silver bar that reads COMPASSION on one side and PRAY on the other. The seller says she started creating these bracelets because her friend was running a marathon benefiting Compassion International—a child sponsorship organization that fights poverty. "I believe in what they do," she told TakePart.
For each bracelet sold, 20 percent of the profits go to this charity. Bracelets cost $68. Purchase your bracelet
here. (Photo: thebeadgirl)
Don't Give Up Zipper Pull
This Candle Bright Creations' zipper pull is made from a recycled stainless steel spoon handle. If you have a friend who could use a little encouragement, this makes a special gift that won't break your bank.
Zipper pull costs $8. Purchase one
here. (Photo: Candle Bright Creations)
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