Cure the Winter Blues . . .

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With a cozy scarf . . .

 

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or pretty blues to soothe your eyes.

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Light a scented candle.

 

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Curl up with a good book.

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Plan your spring garden.

Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Valentine’s Day is approaching fast so don’t forget to pamper a loved one or yourself with a gift from Book Shop & Gifty Things Vintage!

We have a fantastic selection of beautiful books, luxurious scarves, jewelry, art glass, lamps, vintage furniture, and so much more. We also have pretty and colorful gift cards, the perfect present for every shopper!

Gift Cards

 

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We hope to see you soon – Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

New Arrivals: Large Vases

 

We have a huge selection of vases in stock right now! These three gorgeous earthy-toned large vases are recent arrivals:

Large ceramic vase, red & green drip glaze – $33.00

Tall 17 inch Momo Panache art glass vase (handcrafted in Poland) – $65.00

Tall 12 inch Royal Haeger fluted vase, rust & green (Dundee, Illinois) – $23.00

 

New Arrival: The Black Swan

A new arrival to our science section this week is The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

From the Goodreads description:

A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was.

The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.

Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities.

The Black Swan in hardcover – $9.45.

Vintage McCoy swan vase/planter in peachy pink – $23.00.