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A thoughtful gift for someone who's lost a pet

May 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Animal Causes, Uncommon Goods

When Martha Stewart was devastated at losing her pet dog Paw Paw last month, of course there were those who didn’t understand what the commotion was about. But any of us who’ve had a pet we’ve loved for many years, who became part of the family, who is remembered in family photo albums and cherished […]

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Frosted Glass Platters that Help Charities

December 17th, 2007 · No Comments · AIDS, Alzheimer's Disease, Habitat for Humanity, Uncommon Goods

These are frosted glass platters sold at Uncommon Goods, each of which goes to help a separate great cause. The platters are all designed and handmade in Pennsylvania and support various great causes in the western Pennsylvania areas. Each reflects the mission of the cause it supports. Forget Me Not Platter for Alzheimer’s The illustration […]

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The OLIVER Book: Stunning Nature Photography

December 15th, 2007 · No Comments · Arts, Children's Charities, Conservation, DreamYard, The Nature Conservancy, Uncommon Goods

The photos you see to the left were taken by J. Oliver Lewis,¬†an incredible¬†nature and adventure photographer. His story is at the same time heartbreaking and inspiring. Oliver died in 1998 at age 26, while kayaking and working in Ecuador. But even at such a young age, he had already produced an incredible collection of […]

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Mercury Glass Ornaments

December 11th, 2007 · No Comments · Aid to Artisans, Arts, Uncommon Goods

Here’s another great idea from the good folks at Uncommon Goods: Mercury Glass Ornaments. “Mercury glass” or “silvered glass” was a popular and beautiful type of glassmaking in Bohemia, England, and the United States from the mid-1800s through the early-1900s. (Contrary to the name, they don’t actually contain mercury). These ornaments are great examples of […]

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Rules for Happiness Paperweight to Help Art Students

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments · Arts, New Urban Arts, Uncommon Goods

Most people who know me know that I smile a lot. I’m not exactly sure why this is, but a lot of it has to do with the way my parents brought me up and just being surrounded by the love of family and the love of God all my life. So imagine my surprise […]

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