cozy white couch

| photography by victoria smith |

We don't mean to brag, but we think our friends have beautiful taste.

Victoria Smith, Curator of the French vintage shop Super Marché and editor of SF Girl by Bay, has a cool, bohemian style that we love.  She gave us her top picks from our Elsie Green collection that have that je ne sais quoi she looks for when buying for someone special.  

Your favorite Elsie Green gift to give?

display tray

I really like the idea of gifting these Vintage Display Trays and filling them up with pretty things like specialty chocolates, or even votive candles. Add a beautiful ribbon and I think they make for a unique and long-lasting gift the recipient can re-purpose for years to come.

These ones are unavailable now but I like these too.

Something nice you’d love to gift for yourself?

brown chairs

I love a good chair and love adding to my already pretty eclectic collection, so if we're talking dream gift, I'd love one (or two!) of these vintage Baumann Mondor Chairs, please. EG has so many beautiful options.

The best Elsie Green gift you’ve ever received?

mug of tea

I know it's quite simple, but I still drink afternoon tea from a monogrammed (with a V) white ceramic mug Elsie Green gifted me way back in 2013. It's got a really comforting feel to it and always reminds me of my friends at Elsie Green. They. no longer carry the monogrammed mug, but you can find a similar style here.

The gift you can’t wait to give because you know it is absolutely perfect for the person receiving it?

ice bucket

My best friend just moved to a new home in upstate New York and I'd love to have a surprise drop-in for New Year's Eve with this beautiful Cut Glass Ice Bucket, along with a nice bottle of champagne to toast their new home.

Laurie Furber