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July 21, 2014

Diana's Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop news

July 6, 2014

This month marks 4 years since I took over the gift shop to keep it open for Mom as she was about to start chemo - we lost Mom last March and I'm trying to keep the place going by myself now
She was an avid vintage jewelry collector and dealer and wrote down several of her tips for me to include when I wrote our vintage jewelry collecting, care and tips page:
Dad likes to stop by quite often and we'll have lunch together and he does enjoy the "hunt" at rummage sales... with me now as he did with Mom when she could no longer do the walking alone
Diana's Gift Shop
6177 Youngstown-Hubbard Road
Hubbard, Ohio 44425
Open noon-5 on Wednesday and Sunday
Open 10-5 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

My main online store:
Here's where I list most of Mom's vintage jewelry collection:

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You can shop at our gift shop in Hubbard, Ohio or buy from our web stores

January 30, 2014

Local, Northeast Ohio and Northwest PA folks can see more information about my Hubbard, Ohio Gift Shop here:

If you are not in the area, you can see some of my handmade items and vinta...ge treasures for sale here:

And, I lost my Mom last March and have just started to sell off her vast vintage jewelry collection for my Dad here:

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Stop by our Hubbard Ohio gift shop for your Treasure Hunt

December 9, 2013

This was a video interview from January, 2013 showing off our gift shop:

Mom hadn't been able to work with me at the gift shop for a few months as the cancer and treatments made her so tired, but she made a special trip to be here for this video interview to support me and our gift shop.
It was the last time that she was able to come in.  :(

Mom lost her battle with cancer on March, 25, 2013.

I am so happy to have her included in this video - if only for a few seconds.

I love you and miss you Mom and I'm trying to make our gift shop one of THE best local places to shop ;)

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Handmade all natural dog treats at the Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop

March 20, 2013

Announcing our newest booth ~ all-natural, handmade dog treats (made FRESH right here in Hubbard, Ohio) at

Diana's - Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop

6177 Youngstown-Hubbard Road     Handmade dog treats at the Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop

Now, you can stop in to buy something nice for your pups, a handmade cat toy with organic catnip for your cat, a gift or a gift basket for someone, or just a little something for yourself - we have a little bit of almost everything here !

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Two Hubbard, Ohio stores having sidewalk sales

September 3, 2012

My store, Diana's Gift Shop (Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop on facebook) and the store next to me called 2 Much Stuff are having sidewalk sales to clearance out our extra stuff !

Stop by to see how much you can save and have fun shopping too.

We both have so much to offer in new, vintage and handmade items !

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Diana's Gift Shop is in The New York Times !

June 10, 2010

I was interviewed by The New York Times about how I make my all natural perfumes and other products like my body balms and hand-sewn items... from my organic garden.

I am just a small fry in the world of Natural Perfumery, but was still included among the others because he really liked how I strive to live and that I try to teach others about natural living too in my Squidoo lenses/pages... .
It pays to Squidoo folks, so if you are not there already, go to my Squidoo page called Natural Perfumery http://www.squidoo.com/Natural_Perfumery and click the link to make your own page.

My part is on page 2 of the article.

Organically Yours,

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Spring is a busy time of the year

April 4, 2010

I spent all day Saturday cleaning the counters, the kitchen, the bathroom... and my oldest helped out by sweeping and dusting the display areas and the living room.  

I'm trying to get ready to restock my soaps, lip balms, perfumes, body balms...
I do have several of my hand-sewn items done as I worked on them while I was relaxing in the evenings and during the slow times when I was helping out at the family store this past Winter, but I have been way too busy doing everything else to be able to sit down and measure/photograph/list  these though.

I do have some soaps already done from this past Autumn.  They still need weighed, labeled and photographed so I can list them.  I'll try to get to it soon, but they will probably have to wait until after my parents' party in May.

I will be collecting the Spring flowers soon to dry them and make my scented oils for perfumes and balms.
I'm trying to get this all done in between planning my parents' 50th party - so much to do and it's pretty much just me doing it.
I see a ton of cooking... in my... [More]

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Great local article about my handmade items

March 8, 2010

Remember when I told you all about the local Hubbard Ohio store owner who found me online a few months ago and asked me to bring in some of my things to possibly include them in her store on consignment ?
 That local store was Fabulous Interiors in Hubbard, Ohio and she loved ALL of it and kept it all to display in her store.
I was so happy about that !

And now...

She just sent me a write-up that she put on her blog about my items because she said she LOVES my stuff.  
Here's the link to her write-up here on my blog: http://organicgiftsbydiana.blogspot.com/2010/03/read-article-about-my-handmade-items.html

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How are YOU trying to be more Green ?

December 25, 2009

Trying to be Green can be so tough !

Just finding the materials to make my handmade items - that are both organic AND as local as possible to avoid using so much transportation and fossil fuels... is impossible for some things.

I use my homegrown (in my organic gardens) herbs and flowers and buy organic fabrics whenever possible for my items.

Finding local organic fabric is tough, so I use quite a bit of vintage fabrics to make my hand-sewn items - at least it is keeping it out of a landfill and I am not buying any new non-organic fabrics.

I also use vintage buttons, trims, lace...

To me, using vintage fabrics and notions is not only being Green, but it also gives handmade items an extra special something too.

Handmade AND Vintage = Beautiful, Useful, and Green too !

Organically Yours,

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Diana's Gift Shop is getting noticed !

March 11, 2009

I have been invited to show my all natural products and handmade items at a Youngstown, Ohio fundraiser for our local botanical garden.

Here's more information :


I hope you can all attend !

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Do YOU have the WalMart mentality ? - comments about craftmanship.

January 2, 2009

Do YOU have the WalMart mentality ?

OR - do you appreciate having quality artisan work ?

There is a post about this at the-wal-mart-mentality

There is nothing wrong with saving money on most things, sometimes a cheap item is fine - for example buying cheap  towels... for kids or hubbys who will ruin the good ones - LOL    In a case  like this, you are likely saving money by getting the cheap ones.

BUT for my food, gifts, soaps, perfumes... - I want the best and to me that means as unprocessed as possible, all natural, organic and handmade - often one-of-a-kind items.

I agree with the others who have posted about this issue.

I also point out (to these potential buyers) that there are differences.

I make one-of-a-kind and other handmade quality items using all natural herbs and flowers... that are organically grown AND you get to meet the designer/maker of those goods (me).

I can explain to you how I do things, why I use certain materials, and tell you what herbs and flowers... I grew in my own organic gardens and how I grew them.

I make your items slowly and with great care because my...


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More products listed and a little more info about my methods...

November 19, 2008

It seems the little glitch preventing me from list on monday has been resolved.

I was able to add several more of hand-sewn products that I make using real herbs and flowers inside.

I have also added some more all natural goat milk soaps, and perfumes too.
I make my own infused oils to get the scent for my perfumes and soaps.   I do use essential oils too when needed.  I use my own flowers - I dry them and then infuse them into expellor pressed (NOT solvent extracted) safflower oil.   This way, I get to have lilac scent products among other scents that are all natural.   Lilac (as well as jasmine...) does not give up its essential oils in the conventional manner. and I will NOT use a fragrance oil/absolute/concrete... as these are either all fake - or - as in the case of absolutes and concretes - the scent is real, but the method of extraction is using hexane or some other chemical that I want to avoid.   This is why I make all-natural products - so I can AVOID using most chemicals in my life.

It takes anywhere from 4 weeks to 4-5 months (if not more) to...


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Diana's Handmade All Natural Luxury Bath Salt "Teas" are now ready

October 8, 2008

I just made up several of my All Natural Luxury Bath Salt "Teas" in my two newest scents.

I made one to match my ~ Frankincense & Pink Roses ~ line of an All Natural Luxury solid Perfume and my All Natural Luxury goat milk soap.

I also made one to match my ~ Jasmine & Myrrh ~ line of an All Natural Luxury solid Perfume and my All Natural Luxury goat milk soap.

Of course, you do not need to buy them to go together, you can mix and match whatever you want - but many folks wanted a matching line so I made some.

I will soon be adding a new line with ~ Sandalwood & Vanilla ~ a most extraordinary blend that evokes warmth, comfort and just might make you want to growl like Cat Woman.

To shop, or just to see what I have to offer, see my online store here :


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I listed another Neck Pillow - Travel Pillow

August 20, 2008

I have added another neck pillow - travel pillow to my BiSi online store.

This is another of my hand-cut,hand-sewn and hand-filled items that would make for a unique gift for that one-of-a-kind person on your gift giving list.

Organically yours,







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Have you been Squidoo-ing ?

May 27, 2008

I have two more Squidoo lenses:
If you get a minute, please let me know what you think. 

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Neck Pillows, Eye masks/Pillow and sachets just added to my shopping page !

March 19, 2008

I just added several of these that I made from a black and white soft fleece fabric.

These are all hand-sewn and have real lavender buds inside.

So far I have 36 of my products listed in my store and many more to come.

Don't forget, if you are local you can make arrangements to buy these items in person and save yourself some shipping money.

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