Looking for That Special Something? Vintage & Vines Has You Covered

When shopping for holiday gifts, it’s sometimes difficult to find that unique something for that special someone. That special person could be your neighbor, a teacher, the postal carrier, a babysitter, a coworker or a family member. Finding something fresh and distinctive can be a real chore. But it doesn’t have to be.

Lynda Gemme, owner of Vintage & Vines, in East Dennis, makes it her mission to search for the perfect gifts, no matter who your special someone may be. She travels to gift shows each year to see what’s new, and shops with different vendors to keep her stock new and interesting. There is nothing that is same-old, same-old here.

“We really do have something for just about anyone,” Gemme said, walking through her shop and showing examples of wonderful gifts for coworkers, hostesses, and just about everyone else, beginning at around $10. She picked up a small, but weighted bronze starfish as an example. “This paperweight is perfect for a teacher.” And it really is.

Colorful, turned-wood birdhouses hang in one corner of the shop, made be Gemme’s uncle, and are a wonderful gift idea for the birders in your life. The craftsmanship alone is amazing. She also carries Buoy Bells from Maine, which are wind chimes that replicate the distinctive sound of ocean buoys.

Her large selection of unique holiday ornaments will delight anyone on your list. Even if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, Gemme can easily suggest a number of items that will be sure to please, no matter who the recipient will be.

If you’re looking for something whimsical, she carries many items with nautical themes, Christmas themes, garden themes and almost anything you can think of. Her felted-wool angels and Santas are reminiscent of times gone by, and you can hardly help but smile to see them.

Her flameless candles are perfect on their own, around a room, or for holiday centerpieces. In fact, she specifically carries ones that are scentless, for those who are sensitive to scents.

Speaking of centerpieces, Gemme and Sonny Gada will be teaching an upcoming class on making centerpieces on Dec. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. Everything will be provided to make a fresh greens centerpiece that will last throughout the holidays. Two different styles will be offered – a round piece with one pillar candle, and what Gemme likes to call the “long farmhouse-table centerpiece,” which will be 24 inches long and hold two pillar candles.

Bring a friend or two and create a beautiful centerpiece to call your own. The class includes container, candle(s), and embellishments. Additional ornaments and luminary candles will be available to upgrade your creation to a different level. She has everything you need to make your holiday table special.

Enjoy snacks and refreshments while you have fun and create your new centerpiece! Call 508-864-0531, e-mail vintagevines1661@comcast.net, or stop by the store. The cost for the round is $45, and the farmhouse long is $60. Reserve your spot with a $20 deposit (non-refundable) and the balance is due the day of the class.

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a chore this year. All the treasures you’ll find at Vintage & Vines will make finding that perfect gift easy.
Vintage and Vines is located at 1661 Route-6A, East Dennis, and you can reach the store at 508-385-5328.

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Ann Luongo has been writing for Cape Cod and South Shore publications for over 15 years.

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