With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favorite French Vintage finds to help give you some shopping ideas.  {Or perhaps to give you some ideas for your Wish List!}

Some of these items I already own and love {so I think you will, too!}, and others I’m hoping to get someday {hint, hint, Hubby!}.  But what I love about this list is that the pieces are very versatile and practical, so they’re sure to get a lot of use.

TIDBITS&TWINE Mother's Day Gift Ideas 2015 that have a French Vintage flair
Two-Tiered Wooden Tray | Greek Bust | Lavender Hand Soap | Ruffled Apron | Bee Goblet| Set of Serving Dishes | Personalized Stationary | Set of Blue Ruffled Napkins | Lavender Soap Cube | Ruffled Seat Cover | Huckleberry Candle | Set of Mini Boxwood Wreaths | Oil Can Soap Dispenser | Gray Basket | Pink Flower Necklace | Personalized Phone Case | Glass Cloche with Wooden Base | Grain Sack Pillow | Vintage Flatware |  Personalized Mom Art | Wooden Herb Crates


Boxwood Wreaths

Preserved boxwood is one of my favorite ways to add a pop of color with organic texture.  I have wreaths and topiaries all over my house, but my favorite are these 6″ mini boxwood wreaths!  I’ve used them at the base of candles, on the backs of chairs, draped over lamp shades, and even in wooden herb nesting crates.

{via Antique Farmhouse}
{via Antique Farmhouse}



Oh-So-Cute Apron

Who wants to cover up a nice outfit with a plain apron when you could have a beautiful, feminine and fun one like this Sadie Mae Style apron?  I love the mix of patterns, the splash of aqua, and that gorgeous sweetheart neckline.

{via 4 Retro Sisters on Etsy}
{via 4 Retro Sisters on Etsy}


Vintage Creamware Platter Set

Plain serving pieces make entertaining so easy since they coordinate with everything.  Plus, they allow your food to take center stage!  These set is an eclectic mix of sizes and shapes but that all work together for a cohesive look.  I like to mount my serving platters on the wall so that they are decorative when not in use, but don’t take up any cabinet space!

{via Farmhouse Wares}
{via Farmhouse Wares}

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Personlized Pretties

Every mom loves items that have that extra special, personal touch, so items like personalized phone cases and stationary are great gifts!  This personalized date sign from Emma & the Bean is another great way to remind Mom of the special dates that made her who she is!

{via Emma and the Bean on Etsy}
{via Emma & the Bean on Etsy}


Lavender Soap

Lavender soap seems so luxurious and calming – just what a busy mom needs, right?!  The cube soap is great for decorative use and the hand soap is practical whether used in a kitchen, laundry room, or bathroom.  Home & Body Company’s French Lavender is one of my all-time favorites and I usually find it at HomeGoods or TJMaxx for $5.99!

{Home & Body Company French Lavender Hand Soap}
{Home & Body Company French Lavender Hand Soap}




Which of these items is on your Wish List?


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  1. These are great ideas, Kim. I would love the mini wreath set and the platters. I see some great ideas for our daughter-in-laws as well.
    Thank you for giving us some motivation to get moving on this! It will be here before we know it.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Karen! I’m so glad you found some goodies that you liked and that others will enjoy, too! Happy early Mother’s Day to you! :) Kim

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