Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

May your year be merry and bright!

Happy Holidays from Hot Cool Vintage

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pinspiration: Holiday Gift Guide

Are you ready?  It's time to start spreading some cheer.  And some dollars around.  I've gathered some of my favorite items and put them in a gift guide.  Everything below is new, my vintage gift guide can be found here.

Here is the link if you want to see the entire board on Pinterest. There are already a few new additions and there are likely to be more.  Like this blog, the list is mostly focused on home decor. 

Love this planter from HA|RU.  Classic mid mod lines, but definitely modern. More info at Shop Boxhill.

Shop Boxhill

My original pin of this air plant terrarium has been pinned over 250 times so I'm pretty sure it would make for a good gift. 

Sea and Asters

I really love these arcylic photo blocks from Tiny Prints.  A great alternative to a more traditional family photo.

Tiny Prints

Love these handmade ceramic coasters from this Etsy seller.  Different colors available.

Kerry Brooks Pottery

A box full of Scandinavian home decor delivered to my door monthly?  Yes! Please!! 


Heath.  Yes, always.  Can't go wrong with a perfect ceramic vase.  Various colors and sizes available to fit your style/budget.

Heath Ceramics

Go glam!!  Go Gold!!  Love this simple gold clutch.  Not feeling so glam?  It also comes in other colors. 

Leah Lerner

This is one of my favorite water bottles. It's glass, the silicone sleeve gives it a good grip, and I love the small opening.  See all the pretty colors available on Amazon. (Full disclosure, it's an affiliate link).

Bkr Bottle

I've been a fan of Max Wagner for some time now.   Use the link below to see all the other lovely prints available.

Max Wanger Print Shop

Gah!  I love the simplicity of this leather wallet/clutch.  Keys, phone, cash, lip balm.

Mery Bradley

These Ambatalia 10-in-1 wrapping cloths are so versatile. Can be used as an apron, to wrap a bottle of wine, or to carry a food to a picnic or potluck.


These bowls are just so fab!  The colors, the patterns! L.O.V.E 

Susan Simonini

Check out the whole Pinterest board here.  

Any favorites?  Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pinspiration: Vintage Holiday Gift Guide

Today I'm starting a special series of Pinspiration posts in honor of the holidays.  First up is the Vintage Gift Guide.  These are some of my favorite pieces from some of my favorite sellers (shout out to #thriftbreak).  The key to remember with this guide is that there is only one of each item available and the clock is ticking! 

Here's the link to view all of my pins, Gift Ideas: Vintage


You had to know there would be some brass on this list!

I've seen similar vintage Etruscan figurines in the West Elm catalog, only you can't buy them at West Elm!  

Hot Cool Vintage

 These Hollywood Regency Brass Birds are so glam.

Need or Want

I'm a big fan of Gunnar Ander and this candelabra is really stunning.

Mostly Mid Modern


White goes with everything so it's a safe bet when buying as a gift.  Also, it's just lovely.

This sculptural vase from Tapio Wirkkala is a favorite.

ModModMod, Inc

Love these storage containers by LaGardo Tackett.  Healthy and stylish!

Mister True

Yes, please to this fab Hollywood Regency marble sculpture!

Sabine Vintage Home



Add a touch of wood to add a bit of warmth to your home decor.

So charming and so modern. 

Junk House 


 This kokeshi family would be such a lovely gift.

A La Modern

 Any fan of Danish Modern decor will love a Dansk peppermill!

Moth Eaten Deer Head



Whether you like muted tones or brights, color will always add dimension to your home decor. 

Modernist vintage wall hanging.  So amazing.

Modern Squirrel

Classic Danish Modern candle holders in a bold yellow.

Hot Cool Vintage

Bold graphic design by Stuart Davis.

New Documents

Mid century cased glass is one of my favorite finds.

Temple of Vintage


Anything alcohol related is always a good idea around the holidays.  Anyone of these would be a perfect holiday gift to any vintage lover.

This book is the bomb!  It's entertaining AND informative AND it's all about alcohol.  So. Damn. Good

Hot Cool Vintage

These Kluk Kluk bottles by Holmegaard are perfect for any home bar.

Bit of Butter


Gorgeous Congo ice bucket designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk.  A Danish Modern delight.

The Papers

Any favorites?  Share below in the comments.