Hello, fellow scooter collectors! Have you had any exciting finds, lately? One of the most surprising aspects of collecting scooter memorabilia is how my friends (scooterists and non-scooterists) have embraced my obsession and have become “enablers.” Many of the items in my collectible cabinet were gifts from friends who brought the items to my attention […]
Another item to add to your holiday wish/giving list: The 2012 Cavallini& Co. Vintage Desk Calendar has all sorts of cool objects from last century rendered in a vintage style. A 50’s Vespa is one of them, as well as classic clocks, kitchen items, and technology that was keen for its time. A fun format, […]
Get a few rolls of this adorable “Vespa Girl Roll” wrapping paper from Hello Lucky! and show some scooter love to the scooterists in your life. For $5.75 you get 2 sheets of 19″ x 27″ gift wrap on a roll. It’s made from 40% post-consumer waste, so you can feel good about it, too!
Alynn Neckwear has a scooter tie for $45. Available in Pink or Blue (see detail below). Silk. 3.5″ x 57″ The scoots look like 1950’s handebar Vespas. While you are there, get the matching cufflinks for $54.
Bring back letter writing:Exercise your creative vocabulary! Communicate on a more personal level! Save the postal service! These cool cards will make you want to write… Joan Cox: Scooter notecards. Set of 6 blank notecards 4.25″x 6″ $12 InkSpot Workshop: VROOM Vespa Scooter, Mini Cooper, VW Bug Notecards $21 +up Note that you get multiples […]
R. Nichols merch has appeared in the scooter Collector column before, but here is a new card: It comes in a boxed set of 8 mini-cards measuring 3 1/2″ × 4 7/8″ with no greeting for $18. In the past I have seen this line at Papyrus stores, but haven’t seen this set, recently. You […]
For the past few years, Sur La Table has sold scooter-themed items like tea towels and Christmas ornaments. I checked their site in hopes that I would find something, and boy did I! Feast your eyes on the Bakery Truck Ornament! No where do they mention the words “scooter” or “Ape” but us discerning [read: […]
Well, Sur la Table is not selling the blown glass Lambretta from last year (bummer!) and I already checked Cost Plus/World Market to no avail. Time to hit the interwebs! Today’s suggested gifts come from Ten Thousand Villages a non-profit that was begun in 1946 and sells handmade products from artists in Asia, Africa, Latin […]