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"Green" gifts - recycle/reuse

We have many very creative artists and craftspeople in Kentucky that are committed to a low impact lifestyle. Many use found objects or re-purpose items that are incorporated into their work. All items on this page have a "green" component to them.

  • dog on a hog made in Kentucky
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    $450.00

    Our favorite best seller, the Dog on a Hog is sleek, stylish and ready for the road! Made from recycled parts (timing chain, reject propane canister, and spoons to name a few). The perfect gift for the dog lover or the "hog" lover on your list! Made in Louisville, KY.

    size: 32 X 15 X 22 inches (WLH)

    Price: $450.00
  • Multi-colored horse made of recycled aluminum
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    $350.00

    Made from all recycled aluminum pop cans, which provide an amazing array of color and shine to this galloping horse. This piece will be the focal point to any room, and is sure to delight the horse lover in your life. Ready to hang.

    Made in Lexington, KY

    size approx: 22" H x 36" W x 1" D

    Price: $350.00
  • bourbon stave checker table
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    $235.00

    Bourbon and checkers unite! This handcrafted table features bourbon stave legs and a checkerboard barrel top, perfect for porch-sitting family gatherings. Don't miss this unique addition to your family traditions. Hand-cut twig checker pieces are included.

    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 feet
    Diameter of barrel top: 21 inches

    Made in Lancaster, KY.
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    Price: $235.00
  • pretty peacock with marbles made by Yardbirds in Louisville, Kentucky
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    $215.00

    This beautiful "Pretty Peacock" has multi-colored marbles in the tail feathers to add a bright element to the recycled steel construction. This is sure to liven up your garden or porch! Remember that when placed outside, these pieces will patina rather quickly and the bright orange color will deepen to a dark rusty surface within a year. If you want to maintain the silvery color of the steel, it will need to stay inside.

    Made in Louisville, KY.

    size: 39.5" x 37" x 12.5"

    Price: $215.00
  • mini dachshund by Yardbirds made in Louisville, KY USA
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    $83.00

    Meet the quietest dog you'll ever own and he doesn't eat much either!! This guy is made from recycled metal "scrap" and will quickly become your best friend. He is a great addition to the dog lover's home or garden. Remember, if you put him outside, he'll develop a deep rusty patina that will just get better with age.

    Made in Louisville, KY.

    size: 7.5" x 10" x 3"

    Price: $83.00
  • chubby nut peacock with marbles made by Yardbirds in Louisville, Kentucky
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    $73.00

    This is one of our favorites and will soon be yours too! This chubby peacock is made from recycled metal including an oversized nut for the body and features colored glass marbles as tail accents. Your friends will LOVE this piece!

    Made in Louisville, KY.

    size: 6.5" x 14.5" x 11"

    Price: $73.00
  • spring dachshund
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    $53.00

    Our cute spring dachshund is ready to play in the garden! This little guy is made from recycled metal "scrap" and will quickly become your best friend. Remember, if you put him outside, he'll develop a deep rusty patina that will just get better with age.

    Made in Louisville, KY.

    size: 10.5" x 7" x 3.5"

    Price: $53.00
  • Hosey Honey made in Midway, KY
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    $50.00

    4 lb. Hosey honey

    For the honey lover in your life, may as well be YOU! This is the BEST deal around on honey and it is LOCAL (Midway, KY), seasonal, and fits every budget. Honey has been around for ages and has been used for its magically medicinal properties for just as long. This large bottle is a whopping 64 oz (4 lbs) for just $40.

    Please specify which season you'd like in the Comments section of your order: spring (honeytrees), summer (midsummer's day) or fall (autumn gold).

    Made in Midway, KY.

    Price: $50.00
  • Ale-8-One! Kentucky's amazing soft drink
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    $49.00

    Ale-8 lovers can enjoy this handcrafted lamp made with an Ale-8 bottle with a live edge walnut base. Lit with an LED, its energy efficient and won't overheat.

    A-Late-One, or more commonly called Ale-8, is a traditional Kentucky soft drink. For almost one hundred years, people have enjoyed this ginger and citrus drink. Each batch is handcrafted by Feilding Rogers, the 4th generation to run the company.

    If you're turning on green lights to show compassion for the families of those lost to covid-19, this lamp is perfect for a window or covered porch.

    Hancrafted in Lexingon, Kentucky

    size: 8" x 10" x 8"

    Price: $49.00

  • ap-36-38
    $38.00

    We wish all monsters were this cute! Made with reclaimed fabrics, these happy mosters will chase all bad dreams away. Designed for kids, each has a variety of textures and colors.

    We will pick from our current inventory unless you specify in the Comments section for a particular color. Each monster varies depending on the fabrics available. Each doll is 13" tall by 8" wide and 5" thick.

    Price: $38.00
  • refillable leather journal made by Re-imagined by Luna in Lexington, KY USA
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    $34.00

    This sweet little journal features a tree stitched on the cover and is great for notes or sketches. It is small enough to fit anywhere and is made by hand in Lexington, KY from up-cycled leathers. We love this journal because it can be refilled with small lined notebooks from any office supply store and used over and over again!! The best gift for the conscious writer.

    Styles include bird, flower, geo, patch, and tree. Specify choice in Comments section or call store for current inventory. Colors vary.

    size approx: 6" x 4"

    Price: $34.00
  • leather bound refillable journal with pen made in Kentucky by Re-imagined by Luna
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    $34.00

    This journal is great for the writer or list maker in your life. It is outfitted with a refillable notepad so it can be used again and again. And they'll never be without a pen either! This piece is stitched by hand from up-cycled leather, so it is great for the tree hugger too! Made in Lexington, KY.

    Hint: Make this gift extra special by adding a hand-turned wooden pen!!

    Hint: this journal and variations on the size can be customized for your needs with names, logos or images. Additional design fee applies and is based on the specific design. Please email or call us for details.

    size: 6" x 4" x .5"

    Price: $34.00
  • cardinal made in Kentucky
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    $33.00

    This Kentucky cardinal is a must for sports fans and nature lovers alike. As the state bird, the cardinal is one of the most recognizable of all our feathered friends. He is perfect for your desk, bookshelf or windowsill. Made in Louisville, KY.

    size: 6" x 5" x 4"

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    Price: $33.00
  • baby "Nuts" bad boy dog made in KY, USA
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    $33.00

    This little bad dog would make a funny desk top decoration or table top item and is sure to get a laugh out of knowing dog owners.

    Why is he a bad boy? Look closely, he's lifting his leg.

    Made using scrap and recycled metal.

    Made in Kentucky, USA.

    size: 5.5 X 3.5 X 4 inches (WLH)

    Price: $33.00
  • blue bird made in Kentucky
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    $33.00

    This sweet little blue bird will bring a song right into your heart! She is made from recycled metal parts and a cabinet knob for the blue body. It is just too cute! These birdies make the best "pets" and are known for their "low maintenance" lifestyles.

    Made in Louisville, KY.

    size: 6" x 5" x 4"

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    Price: $33.00
  • hummingbird made by Yardbirds in Louisville, KY
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    $33.00

    Capture your very own hummingbird in flight. This one is anchored by a short stand so it will never be out of sight. Made with marble eyes and a colorful cabinet knob body it will brighten any table or desk top.

    Made in Louisville, KY.

    size: 10" x 6" x 6"

    Price: $33.00
  • baby "Nuts" the cat
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    $33.00

    This is the little kitty version in the "Nuts" family of critters. She is made from recycled metal parts and an oversized nut for a body. She might not be too cuddly but she sure is cute!!

    size: 8 X 5 X 11 inches (WLH)

    Price: $33.00
  • This super cute birdhouse is wonderful!
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    $32.00

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    Made from native yellow poplar, this birdhouse is both beautiful and functional.

    Safe for birds (no chemicals) and with a base that opens for easy clean out, this Kentucky hut will welcome your feathered friends for years to come.
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    Price: $32.00

  • ap-09-32
    $32.00

    Made from native yellow poplar, this bird feeder is both beautiful and functional. Designed for ground feeding birds, it can hold a surprising amount of feed.

    Safe for birds (no chemicals) this Kentucky feeder will welcome your feathered friends for years to come.
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    Made in the Appalachian mountains near the Red River Gorge, KY.

    size: 9" x 10" x 6"

    Price: $32.00
  • super cute baby toys made in Kentucky, USA
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    $30.00

    cuddley "Flatties" LIMITED QUANTITIES - only 2 in stock!

    These super cute animal dolls are perfect for little hands. Handcrafted from recycled fabrics using different textures and colors, they are durable, washable and do not take up a lot of space. This Eastern Kentucky artist's grandchildren help design and test all her toys.

    We will pick from our current inventory unless you specify in the Comments section for a particular color or animal. Each animal varies depending on the fabrics available. Shown left to right are pig, fox, elephant and cat.

    size approx: 9" x 6"

    Price: $30.00
  • authentic be-dazzled KY horseshoes made in Kentucky
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    $25.00

    We'll bet that the person who has everything doesn't have one of these!! A perfect little piece of Lucky Kentucky; collected from the track-- that's right, they even have a bit of real dirt left in them from the race track! Each is adorned with sparkling beads of assorted colors. Please specify if you'd like a specific color in the Comments section and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

    Made in Louisville, KY.

    size approx: 6"x6"x1"

    Price: $25.00
  • Horse breath soy candle made in Kentucky
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    $19.00

    Have you smelled a horses's breath? If so, then you'll know why Kentuckians love this candle. Light this candle and you'll recognize the lovely scents of grass, sweet feed, and peppermint.

    These hand poured soy candles will burn clean for many hours. Made by a socially conscious Kentucky family that also runs an arts program for kids in underserved neighborhoods.

    Other scents available:
    Sweet Feed - molassas
    Kentucky Cornbread
    Blackberry Bourbon Smash
    Coffee Old Fashioned
    Horse Breath
    Derby Pie
    Bourbon and Tobacco
    Sweet Tea

    Price: $19.00
  • This bag is for YOU!
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    $18.00

    Purchasing BBW merchandise is a perfect way to support a non-profit and get a fabulous item. 85% of each sale is given to the Franklin County Women's Shelter to help women find shelter and stability.

    The Brainy Bodacious Women Rock the World logo features an eye-catching graphic depicting women in all shapes and sizes. There is no one size fits all for brainy bodacious women.

    Available in pink, purple, orange and lime green. Please specify color in Comments section during checkout.

    Price: $18.00
  • Soy candles made in Kentucky!
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    $17.00

    These beautiful candles made in Southeastern, Kentucky are a staff favorite and make the perfect gift!

    Each scent is hand selected, each candle handpoured and labeled. 10 ounces of all natural soy wax in a small tureen jar with a single cotton wick and a gold lid. Each candle is 100% all natural soy, giving you a longer and cleaner burn. All 10oz candles have an 80 hour burn time! Plus, using soy candles helps support American farmers as well, and we love our farmers!

    Available Scents:
    - #1 Bluegrass Bourbon
    - #2 Blackberry Sage
    - #6 Pomegranate Juice
    - #7 Lemon Lavender
    - #14 Peppermint Mocha
    - #16 Kentucky Julep
    - #17 Bella Bliss
    - #30 Daiquiri Daydream

    Please tell us in the comment section during checkout which scent you prefer.

    Price: $17.00
  • green is the color of compassion and renewal
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    $15.00

    Green LED Team Kentucky bulb

    In Kentucky, we turn on green lights when we've lost a Kentuckian to covid-19. Green is the color of compassion and renewal. All over the Commonwealth you will see green. On porches, on government buildings, on street lights. We mourn and honor each loss and hope that seeing all the green lights brings a bit of comfort to those left behind.

    Each bulb is a 60 watt LED. We donate 33% of every purchase to the Team Kentucky Fund to help those most in need during these difficult times. For more information on the Team Kentucky Fund, go here: https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/PPC/KYCOVID-19Donate

    Price: $15.00