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Guest Curator: Myles Henry

Feb 9, 2011

by MylesHenry

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Myles_Henry_bio.jpgWhen it comes to finding a Valentine’s Day gift for a man, nothing is better than handmade or vintage. If you’re familiar with my blog, you already know that I like an assortment of styles and pieces from different eras, while leaning towards more masculine and classic items.

When I buy things for myself, I want them to be timeless and to get better with a little wear and tear. Much like your relationship, these gifts will hopefully last a long time and always remind your special man of what you mean to him. Whether it’s for your husband or best friend, these gifts cover the range of special relationships in your life.

Mid-Century Highball Cocktail Set

By MidwestSplendor, $28.

Handsome American Football

By LemonBall, $110.

MuS Leisure Duffel

By MuSgoods, $250.

Classy Camera Strap

By ClassicStrapCo, SOLD.

Rustic Blue Storage Crate

By Hindsvik, SOLD.

Vibrant Orange Vintage Canister

By RiverBazaar, $12.

No. 215 “Lunch” Tote

By ArtifactBags, $45.

Your Custom Hand Bound Book

By TYLERBENDER, $50.

Mens hankies with Gift Box

By EmbroiderybyLinda, $20.

Canadian Navy Tartan Bow Tie

By rufflentuck, SOLD.

vintage metal perforated drawers

By lacklusterco, SOLD.

Brown Leather Key Strap

By asecondamendment, $35.

ge radio alarm clock

By AMradio, $39.

Big Split Pipe-Light

By MESHarchitectures, $132.

Teak salt and pepper shakers

By VioletQVintage, SOLD.

Rushmore Pencils (Set of 18)

By tiniestj, $25.

RAILWAY SIGNAL FLAGS

By silencedogoods, $66.

Vintage yellow enamel cup

By thecupcakekid, $14.

NGC1999

By stellarquilts, $2000.

Vintage Oscillating Fan

By DailyMemorandum, $65.

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LEATHER HEAD Handsome Dan American Leather Football, Leather, Handmade F1-HD-Red
LEATHER HEAD Handsome Dan American Leather Football, Leather, Handmade F1-HD-Red
$130.00 USD
Japan Relief Vibrant Orange Vintage Metal Canister
Japan Relief Vibrant Orange Vintage Metal Canister
Sold
Lunch Tote w/ Tab Closure in Olive Waxed Canvas & Black Leather
Lunch Tote w/ Tab Closure in Olive Waxed Canvas & Black Leather
$50.00 USD
Canadian Navy Tartan Bow Tie 37 inch length Pointed End
Canadian Navy Tartan Bow Tie 37 inch length Pointed End
Sold
vintage industrial metal perforated drawers - reserved for mllerorie
vintage industrial metal perforated drawers - reserved for mllerorie
Sold
Big Split Pipe-Light
Big Split Pipe-Light
$175.00 USD
Vintage yellow enamel cup
Vintage yellow enamel cup
Sold
Vintage Emerson Jr 12 inch Oscillating Electric Table Fan
Vintage Emerson Jr 12 inch Oscillating Electric Table Fan
Sold

117 comments

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons said 6 years ago

    The pipe light is very cool, industrial chic. We started etching stainless steel jewellery for men and women, when my partner had a hard time finding jewellery that he would want to wear.

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky said 6 years ago

    Some very nice picks you've made here!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    so much ephemera! i love it all. i am so happy to see stellarquilts featured. i think it is one of the most interesting, artistic, and tastefully made of all modern quilts.

  • nicodemusgreen

    nicodemusgreen said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, classic picks. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 6 years ago

    Nice manly pics.

  • sechetesdents

    sechetesdents said 6 years ago

    Very cool finds.

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 6 years ago

    Great selection of goodies!

  • carousel2

    carousel2 said 6 years ago

    love the artifactbags....i had to do a snazzy unisex necklace in my collection too...LONGITUDE/LATITUDE is is a little tricky to find a great man gift!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Nice picks. I like the football!

  • GloryBDesign

    GloryBDesign said 6 years ago

    Love the industrial metal bins! Too bad someone beat me to them! Great picks!

  • NecessiTees

    NecessiTees said 6 years ago

    Great suggestions....my hubby is so very hard to buy for and this helps a lot:)

  • StudioZen

    StudioZen said 6 years ago

    So many great picks here!

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 6 years ago

    Love the handkerchiefs

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 6 years ago

    Myles, Love the green in your last blog post

  • projectmattnyc

    projectmattnyc said 6 years ago

    Great post! Really glad to have Myles contributing!

  • lavishcraft

    lavishcraft said 6 years ago

    Thank you, every one can use a little help with Valentines gifting ideas. Good range of items here.

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    I completely agree with you about handmade gifts!

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    I wish you the very best!

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article, thanks!

  • WatchWithDaDa

    WatchWithDaDa said 6 years ago

    I can almost smell the musk.

  • LisbonStory

    LisbonStory said 6 years ago

    love the selection!

  • verdigreen

    verdigreen said 6 years ago

    Oooh! Fabulous finds. The duffel may be my VDay gift to my partner - he would LOVE it!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 6 years ago

    timeless...

  • VeloNoir

    VeloNoir said 6 years ago

    Wonderful curation! I found new favorites here plus another great blog to follow. Those «Rushmore» pencils are cool.

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Really great selection of goodies! Merci =)

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Very cool finds! Thanks for sharing =)

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    Great Post! Thanks for sharing!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    Nice finds for the guys, wouldn't mind a few of them myself...

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Great picks!

  • iWALLS

    iWALLS said 6 years ago

    Perfect! I will keep this in mind!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    fantastic picks + great blog to follow! cheers!

  • philosophydoll

    philosophydoll said 6 years ago

    The football is fantastic!!!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Great items, I love vintage industrial pieces!

  • quirkyshop

    quirkyshop said 6 years ago

    great stuff! favorite!!!

  • ekra

    ekra said 6 years ago

    Great collection - but those Rushmore pencils are the best!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 6 years ago

    Excellent- thanks for the ideas- love the little lunch bag!

  • tripperdungan

    tripperdungan said 6 years ago

    Great suggestions. I especially like the enamel cup and the custom books. And as ekra pointed out you got to give it up for the Rushmore pensils.

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 6 years ago

    I agree handmade is best for gifts for your other half! I always make mine something :) Lately it's been knitted ties from my collection in my shop! xox

  • kjgrigoriadis

    kjgrigoriadis said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the insight from the masculine point of view.

  • smallbatchproduction

    smallbatchproduction said 6 years ago

    great finds!

  • collectiblesatoz

    collectiblesatoz said 6 years ago

    Great ideas.......I do love vintage!

  • Evajune

    Evajune said 6 years ago

    I love bow ties on a guy. Nice suggestion. The fan is interesting.

  • artizen

    artizen said 6 years ago

    Sod my husband.. I would just like dinner with Myles for my Valentine's Day gift!

  • remodernseries

    remodernseries said 6 years ago

    digging these finds. :D

  • HaroldandMod

    HaroldandMod said 6 years ago

    Man-tastic! I dig the Sterling Cooper Hammy-ness.

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 6 years ago

    great little article and great picks. lots already gone! congrats to the shops!

  • Kinakt

    Kinakt said 6 years ago

    Great post and his blog is great too! Lots of excellent pictures.

  • ReEcoShop

    ReEcoShop said 6 years ago

    Great post we are always thinking of things for guys for our store.Eco friendly too!

  • theCopperPoppy

    theCopperPoppy said 6 years ago

    Loving this... That pipe light is fabulous...

  • TheEggAndTheEye

    TheEggAndTheEye said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful collection. We love Tyler Bender too! http://theeggandtheeye.com/shop/notebook/

  • vantiani

    vantiani said 6 years ago

    Oh these are so very cool! Makes me realize how much I missed my buddy!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Great gift ideas! !

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 6 years ago

    thanks for some good ideas

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 6 years ago

    Nice finds!

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 6 years ago

    Nice manly finds :)

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 6 years ago

    Great eye, hopefully I can get something for my husband for valentine's day.

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    very manly, very classy. i like :)

  • hotagashi

    hotagashi said 6 years ago

    Really cool finds!

  • RiverBazaar

    RiverBazaar said 6 years ago

    As girly as I am, I lean toward the manly picks. Super curation. Nice surprise to scroll down after reading to see my foto of my orange canister. Cheers!

  • mylenefoster

    mylenefoster said 6 years ago

    Not too expensive, thoughtful but my husband might ask why? What for?

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 6 years ago

    Some good finds! I love the camera strap and the lunch tote. :)

  • WendysJoy

    WendysJoy said 6 years ago

    The Wes Anderson pencils are awesome. I wish his movies had more merchandise!

  • ECOnomical

    ECOnomical said 6 years ago

    Love the camera strap

  • paperpeacock

    paperpeacock said 6 years ago

    Very nice, will check out your blog!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Just love midcentury glassware. Have a set of Ramada Inn glasses from the 50's that I won't let anyone use.

  • Steampunkitis

    Steampunkitis said 6 years ago

    Interresting. I've got lots of ideas for Valintines gifts, for him & her, and also Father's day comming up. I like giving special offers for special occasions. Check out my shop for some super gifts.

  • tuckooandmoocow

    tuckooandmoocow said 6 years ago

    That "lunch" bag tote is awesome. When looking for something my husband would like here on Etsy I often end up thinking about that looking "better with a little wear and tear" thing. I figure, if he likes it, it will be constantly worn/used/fidgeted-with until it is completely dead beyond repair, so the tougher the better.

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 6 years ago

    Love the Lunch Tote :0)

  • forrestinavintage

    forrestinavintage said 6 years ago

    Nice finds...would also be great to see a blog feature on the male sellers of Etsy!

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 6 years ago

    Man is a man is a man is a man.

  • Addy

    Addy said 6 years ago

    Nice, bright choices! Not quite for the man in my life, but I love the colours!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Great finds, they have a slightly rustic feeling to them too!

  • EnglishShop

    EnglishShop said 6 years ago

    Have to say it females would love anything from these beautiful picks too! Great write up, and remarkable finds. Definitely a very strong thought going through each design.

  • blissfulbathandbody

    blissfulbathandbody said 6 years ago

    I always find such great things for the men in my life on Etsy and this curation just added a few more "must haves" to my list for Valentine's as well as Father's Day. I LOVE Etsy!!!

  • strikk

    strikk said 6 years ago

    great collection :-) very classy.

  • tiestory

    tiestory said 6 years ago

    Great choice and really good taste! You inspire me. Congatulations!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 6 years ago

    Well curated collection!

  • sweetlittlefelt

    sweetlittlefelt said 6 years ago

    So cool!

  • terrihvaught

    terrihvaught said 6 years ago

    You have fabulous taste!

  • stepbackink

    stepbackink said 6 years ago

    I do so many shows and some are totally geared toward men and I can not begin to tell you the difference ..all is very good. I love your eye :)

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 6 years ago

    Do men still use hankies!?!?!?

  • MouseTrapVintage

    MouseTrapVintage said 6 years ago

    That Rushmore pencil set is the BEST! I am going to order myself a set for sure! Thanks for a great article!

  • GardenDaisies

    GardenDaisies said 6 years ago

    This is right on target for my partner in crime. I really love the pipe light, but the metal drawers and yellow enamel cup... perfect for my rustic, oil and grease-covered man. Great collection!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    Soo stylin' !

  • CoupDeCoeurJewelry

    CoupDeCoeurJewelry said 6 years ago

    Great finds! The metal drawers are my favorite.

  • mandaleighf

    mandaleighf said 6 years ago

    Of course men still use hankies... I remember that my husband pulled one out on our first date...After I got over the initial flashback to my Grandfather, I found it quite charming. They beat Kleenex hands down!

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage said 6 years ago

    Great picks. I love the silver rimmed bar glasses.

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 6 years ago

    Nice finds!

  • tammyann343

    tammyann343 said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing such awesome finds :)

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 6 years ago

    great finds! i still need to find something for the man in my life!

  • theultimatedork

    theultimatedork said 6 years ago

    Helpful

  • arlenena

    arlenena said 6 years ago

    stud!

  • tiniestj

    tiniestj said 6 years ago

    What a fantastic collection! I am so honored to have my Rushmore Pencils included in such a wonderfully refined group! Thank you!

  • bdeedles

    bdeedles said 6 years ago

    wow, i like everything. nice selection of stuff!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 6 years ago

    Awesome finds! LemonBalls shop is incredible, no?

  • VintageDecorPickers

    VintageDecorPickers said 6 years ago

    Very nice picks!!

  • brownfamilyvintage

    brownfamilyvintage said 6 years ago

    everything I liked was sold...great blog and great taste in your picks

  • JewelsbyJasmin

    JewelsbyJasmin said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the great gift ideas!

  • Bumbleweedz

    Bumbleweedz said 6 years ago

    Thank you Myles!

  • art4ear

    art4ear said 6 years ago

    Great pics! Love the pipe lights! Thanks for the insight!

  • heyredbk

    heyredbk said 6 years ago

    i love love love the football. what an interesting & excellent pick!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 6 years ago

    I love your picks! Fantastic. :)

  • FrancesPhotography

    FrancesPhotography said 6 years ago

    Nice pieces and I especially like the light fixture on the wall!

  • gemhadley

    gemhadley said 6 years ago

    Love the industrial lamp on the wall. Some seriously good taste - I also think the cheeky tartan bow tie is cool! :)

  • sleekandproud

    sleekandproud said 6 years ago

    A nice gift is the jellow cup,...especially when it's filled with a good blended coffee,.....made by a person with a great smile....

  • thanksloveart

    thanksloveart said 6 years ago

    Fantastic curator! Refined taste and variety of items you have.

  • cheever

    cheever said 6 years ago

    Excellent curator! I'm digging Tyler Bender's books!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 6 years ago

    nice collection of work/ objects. very cool.

  • SoulRole

    SoulRole said 6 years ago

    Love the male perspective!Mahalo.

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    really classy picks. love the yellow enamel mug :)

  • TwoCharming

    TwoCharming said 6 years ago

    Great finds!

  • MylesHenry

    MylesHenry said 6 years ago

    Thank you all for the kind words.

  • Thenibandquill

    Thenibandquill said 6 years ago

    A very nice collection! Thank you for sharing your work with us!

  • cod123

    cod123 said 6 years ago

    Great post-I would probably never have found these on my own!

  • Plinkjewelry

    Plinkjewelry said 6 years ago

    good post

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    great collection

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 6 years ago

    I love the collection and you're absolutely right, we must think long-term when getting gifts for our male partners. They tend to keep things until they "have" to throw them out - correction, their female partner forces them to throw them out. Thank you for reminding me especially on this wonderfully romantic holiday season.

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