Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Photo: Rachaelrayshow.com

The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week

Krrb Gift Guide — Charming Gifts For Her

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Photo: Huffingtonpost.ca

As the old saying goes, “No two snowflakes are alike.” and the same applies to women. Whether she wants to make her home into a space she’ll never leave or she wants to get outside on a wild adventure, Krrb has just what you’re looking for. So make sure your girlfriend, wife, mom, sister or whoever the special lady is in your life will never forget that unique gift you got just for them with these suggestions

What’s Cooking — Holiday Cookie Recipes

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I love everything about the holiday season. I love family gatherings, elaborate light displays, lit-up trees, pretty wrapping paper, ice skating, glitzy sweaters, the whole thing. But what I probably love most are the treats. I could eat sweets for every meal and really, the holidays are the only time when this is a somewhat socially acceptable choice. So I really embrace it.

And while I love giving gifts—I can’t afford to buy things for everyone on my list. So every year I make a million batches of festive cookies, wrap them up in glittery boxes from the Dollar Store and make the rounds around town with cookies in tow. It’s a tradition that I’ve made my own. Perhaps it could be yours as well

Krrb Gift Guide — Thoughtful Gifts Under $25

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Photo: Flickr.com/photos/stampinmom

Are you ever in the situation where you’d like to give an acquaintance a present for the holidays, but don’t know what’s appropriate? Well we’re here to help you! We know you don’t want to break the bank by acting like Old Saint Nick, but there are tons of options for you to show someone that you’re thinking of them at this festive time of year. Spread the joy and spirit with these Krrb finds for $25 or less

Get the Look — Modern Christmas Tree

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It is theorized that our tradition of decorating Christmas trees started in the 16th century as a way to mimic the evergreens lit up amongst the starry night sky. Those first trees were decorated with small candles and later became more elaborate with the addition of homemade ornaments. We’ve definitely come a long way since then, but for those of us who celebrate Christmas, our sentiment for the Christmas tree remains the same. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it

Krrb Gift Guide — One of Kind Gifts Under $100

Krrb Gift Guide — One of Kind Gifts Under $100

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If you made a budget this holiday season, don’t think you have to shop the bargain bin. There are many thoughtful options for everyone on your list without having to spend over $100 a person. Make them feel special without dipping into your saving account. Read on to find out how

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Photo: Thisiscolossal.com

The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week

What’s Cooking — Warm Chili For Cold Nights

Photo: Garnishandglaze.com

Photo: Garnishandglaze.com

As the weather becomes more gloomy my desire to sit inside, curl up under a blanket and watch Netflix all day grows increasingly strong. Honestly, I prefer to do these things even when the weather outside IS nice but that’s beside the point. The point is, when the weather is cold there is no greater meal than a warm bowl of chili. Whether you like a traditional beef chili or you’re more into a vegetarian chili, we’ve got it all for you

How-to — Refurbishing a Vintage Clock

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Clocks are pretty underrated in the realm of home décor. You never hear anyone mention how much they need a clock. But next time you see a working vintage clock – think twice, that baby may have some serious potential on your wall! Mid-century modern décor is quite on trend at the moment, if you haven’t noticed. This is excellent news, because clocks from that era are in abundance at vintage shops, grandparent’s basements and sites like Krrb. If you see a clock with lines you love, snatch it up and then proceed to refurbish it in these six easy steps

Get the Look — Holiday Decorations in Small Spaces

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Photo: Meredithandthenewyorkie.com

Living in a big city can be tough. The one place that I can always go to escape is my very small but cozy apartment. That’s why every year, around this time, I get excited about decorating. At first, it proved to be difficult because some of the more traditional holiday decorations take up more space than my bedroom. After doing some research and (getting a little creative!) I’ve come back with a few ideas on how to use every inch of a small space to its full holiday potential

Q&A with Maresa Ponitch of Dusty Rose Vintage

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Photo: Greenpointers.com/

When you step into Maresa Ponitch’s Dusty Rose Vintage shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn you’ll feel like a kid stepping into an amazingly stocked candy store. Towards the front of the store are curated collections that have been carefully picked and merchandised for shoppers. The majority of the store space is filled with bins upon bins that are stuffed to capacity with clothing and accessories. If you are a more ambitious shopper you are welcomed to dive right on in, climb a ladder and submerge yourself into pounds of denim. We were also lucky enough to talk to Maresa about Dusty Rose and all things vintage

Feast On These 5 Krrb Thanksgiving Guides

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Tomorrow is the big day. Thanksgiving! What are we grateful for here at Krrb? Well, a lot of things but mostly these 5 articles that we’ve already written and compiled right here for you! Finished work is the best kind of work, am I right folks?

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

This week we’ve got a couple of creepy masks, Thanksgiving decorations and a tree with fungus on it! Let’s do this

Get the Look — Thanksgiving Dinner Table

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Photo: Mybluecanoe.tumblr.com

In its own way, Thanksgiving dinner has becomes a tradition among my group of friends. Our Friends-giving, as we call it, is really a mix and match of people in our Brooklyn neighborhood—we give thanks, we eat, we drink wine—it’s really quite fun. Over the years, we have taken turns squeezing plus ones around tiny apartment dinner tables. But this beautiful dining table I stumbled upon on My Blue Canoe is where I want to be sitting this year. Find out how to get the look for yourself

Local Finds: Adverts Vintage

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Photo: Advertsvintage.com/

There’s a certain amount of risk that comes with diving into a new venture, no matter how excited you are about it. Peter and Scarlett, the duo behind Adverts Vintage, know this firsthand. Just over two years ago, they left the security of steady employment to dive into the vintage furniture industry. The risk was not without reward, and today they are the proud owners of a beautiful brick and mortar shop in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Upon entering the narrow space, you’re immediately surrounded by warm wood, high-polish finishes, and the clean lines of mid-century modern design. Welcoming and warm, Peter and Scarlett were happy to talk shop and divulge what they’ve learned along the way

23 Vintage Shops to Check Out in DC on Small Business Saturday

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Photo: Pinterest.com

One of our favorite things about the holidays is the opportunity to hunt for totally unique gifts for our nearest and dearest. Small Business Saturday is right around the corner and what better way to prepare than by browsing our list of vintage shops in your area! Today we head to our nation’s capital, Washington DC, the final city in our Shop Small vintage roundup

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