Saturday, August 20, 2011

This vs That session 2, with MCF

We had a great response to the 1st blog post of this versus that.  I wanted to do another one, again with my folks from Military Circle of Friends.
This vs That is to showcase, that you don't always have to go with the best known names to get the best stuff, sometime handmade is just a better value and a better quality, as well as more unique.

Personally, I think Nicole's looks better.  I would also bet hers is more fresh, and her customer service more personalized.

Pink and White Petals Kanzashi Fabric Flower Hair Clips

I don't think this felt clip from Gymboree holds a candle to this well made, and more substantial hair clip from Hold It. Plus the Hold It shop has countless colored and patterned options.

Monogrammed Something Blue Bridal Embroidered Handkerchief

If you are going to use a handkerchief for your big day, or if you just love the old time elegance of are not doing it right, if it isn't beautifully monogrammed, and have a delicate lace edge, like this one from Elegant Monograms. She does a fabulous job of offering a wide variety of monograms and embroidery, to get you the exact sentiment and aura you need for this beautiful accessory.


  1. What a great post. What I also like is that each artisan can work with you for a custom order.

  2. I love these posts, Deb. Great reasons to buy HANDMADE in the USA!