Mother's Day Gift Ideas

by mary May 3, 2014

More ideas for Mother's Day gifts -- this time from Vintage 35, one of my favorite shops in Valley Junction, that aims to "rescue, repurpose, & relove" everything vintage!  Vintage 35 is located at 221 5th St., Valley Junction, West Des Moines.

Here are some things that caught my eye the other day when I was visiting the shop . . .

First were these hand drawn prints from Burlap Bungalow -- I especially like the colorful garden print -- perfect for this time of year!

Or what about these fun totes & messenger bags by Purple Pin Cushion -- made from vintage & scrap material.  Either would be perfect for taking to the Farmers Market or rummaging!

Or what about a fragrant body lotion or scrub made from natural ingredients by Adagio for mom to pamper herself with!

Something else that caught my eye were these prints by Red Door Press -- I was especially intriqued by the fact that they do these by hand using letterpress printing, a technique that generally hasn't been used in mainstream printing since early in the 20th century.  (These would also make great great graduation gifts!)

Tricia Hall, one of the shop's owners, also makes a line of fun & funky jewelry herself, recycling vintage treasures that she finds rummaging -- the shop has a great selection of her necklaces that should please just about any mother!

And then there are these fun stars made out of barn wood & recycled metal by Whirlythings -- one of these would look great inside the house or out in the garden!

And, finally, you might want to check out one of my hand-crafted charm bracelets made out of gemstones & recycled vintage jewelry, charms & found objects!

To learn more about what's going on at Vintage 35, go to or  To see more of my jewelry, go to

Thanks for reading & for supporting small business!



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Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.  I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry

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