Great gifts from Daisy Jane’s
A charming downtown gift shop, Daisy Jane’s offers a variety of artistic items. Whether you are shopping for a unique gift or card for a special occasion, a piece of art made by your favorite local artist, an adorable outfit for your baby or toddler, something new in home décor, or a piece of fabulous jewelry or bath products just for you, Daisy Jane’s has something for everyone.
Although much of Daisy Jane’s merchandise is handcrafted by local artists and artisans, as well as artists from around the world, you can find select items from companies such as Mud Pie and Panier des Sens. “We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service and in making shopping a fun experience,” said owner, Julia Johnson. “We are happy to help you find just the right gift for your boss, spouse, or great uncle. We are proud to carry books written by several local artists and illustrators.”
Daisy Jane’s also supports the Land of Lincoln Bookshare and Ability Marketplace.
Daisy Jane’s is located on Monroe, a block from the Farmers’ Market and the future children’s museum, with restaurants on both sides, Springfield Vintage around the corner, and plenty of parking.
Flea Market to Fabulous -A fabulous local market
Flea Market to Fabulous, located on the corner of Spring and Lawrence, offers a unique combination of antiques, hand-painted furniture, vintage treasures and repurposed home decor. Flea Market to Fabulous is filled with one-of-a-kind furniture, home decor, and gifts – perfect for gift giving during the holidays.
Visit the store and you’ll receive a warm welcome from shop dog Teddy, a soft-coated wheaten terrier. Cats, Sophie and Tigger, can also be found sleeping somewhere comfortably on one of the furniture creations.
For more than 11 years Flea Market to Fabulous has specialized in custom painted furniture and there are projects scattered throughout. “We are a working shop, not a showroom so the noise of power tools and various equipment can be heard mixed with nonstop fun and laughter,” said the owner, Jodi Cole.
This year Flea Market to Fabulous is featuring gifts made only from local artists and craftsmen. “We also have a huge selection of hand painted jewelry boxes and armories that are colorful, fun to collect and great to give as gifts,” said Jodi.
Flea Market to Fabulous is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm. Gift certificates are also available. Visit our Facebook page, where you'll find all our newest items.
Recycled Records and Springfield Furniture Company is located at 625 East Adams in downtown Springfield. The resell store is owned and operated by brothers Gary and Mark Kessler.
“Our grandparents Joe and Ida Katz opened the furniture store at this location in 1910,” said Gary. Joe and Ida’s daughter, Grace, and son-in-law, Bill, also joined the business. Gary and Mark, sons of Grace and Bill, followed in 1978. Since then Recycled Records has been buying and selling LPs, CDs, cassettes, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and systems, new and vintage jewelry (costume, gold, and silver,) beer signs, antiques, comic books, musical instruments, used furniture and a large selection of stereo equipment. The team at Recycled Records is knowledgeable and friendly.
“We value our customers and try to give the best service possible,” said Mark. Special orders are made on Mondays and Thursdays arriving overnight at no extra charge to customers.
“We are your one-stop shopping for man-cave dwellers, music fans, nostalgia addicts and obsessive collectors,” said Gary.
From Thanksgiving to Christmas the store’s gift certificates are 10% off.
Housed in an old jewelry store for 25 years, Springfield Vintage is an Aladdin’s cave of vintage goodies.
When you open the door at the downtown location you will find a little piece of everything; from items that first made their appearance during your grandparents’ and parents’ era to modern day delights. Springfield Vintage features usable vintage pieces meant to be lived with, nothing fancy, just fun including barware, lighting, home décor, furniture, clothing, jewelry, all with a bit of attitude and at affordable prices.
Owner Linda Renehan personally picks every piece, looking for items that are quirky, yet on trend. “I don’t think of things as old, used, or second hand, I see quality, function, design, and uniqueness,” she said. As the daughter of a garbage man, Linda learned how to appreciate previously loved items early in life and continues to do so today.
If you don’t know where to start when it comes to making vintage part of your wardrobe, start small is Linda’s advice. “A unique purse, colorful scarf, a stylish coat or a fabulous necklace are all great pieces to start your collection,” she said. “Before you know it, you’ll be having fun and playing dress up.”
Springfield Vintage is open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 5pm. Evening hours are coming soon. On street parking is available along with the many parking ramps available in downtown Springfield. Visit Springfield Vintage on Facebook, and Instagram @springfieldvintage, or springfieldvintage.com
Let’s Make Dinner, yummy!
Don’t know what to get that person that has everything? Everyone needs great food, right! Fill the freezer with meals from Let’s Make Dinner and enjoy home cooked food without all the prep time. Gift certificates are available in any denomination.
Visit letsmakedinner.biz for more information.