Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy


Research Vintage Finds Before Buying

google it before you gift it

My whole family loves shopping for vintage decor, and now my brother in law is addicted too. On a recent family visit to Mahone Bay, we dragged him to the flea market and various antique shops. He was mostly drawn to vintage jars and bottles. So, when my mom and I were at an outdoor antique market later that weekend, she picked up this bottle to give him for Christmas:


When we brought the bottle home I went online to find out more about it. That's when we discovered that Lydia E. Pinkham's vegetable compound was actually a concoction from the late 1800s used for relief of 'female issues.' It was very popular back in the day {probably due to the high alcohol content}. Bahahahaha! Not exactly a gift you give to your son in law. 

The lesson in this: google it before you gift it.