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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I am not trying to rush the month of January away, however  Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  I think it is a good time to at least start thinking about your special someone.   Even if that special someone is YOU or your home.   I know that heart shaped items can look a bit cutesy at times.   I don't usually choose a heart motif for my own personal home but I do know many people that love hearts.  If you love country decor you probably have a heart accessory or two in your home.   I went browsing for some fun gifts  in cyber land and came up with a few that I would like to have so I thought I would share them with you .   I already showed the darling heart shaped ink well from Wisteria the other day so don't forget that one. Here are a few more that I have found:

I think these would look great as they are shown or even in a shadow box on the wall. Think about attaching a little love note that says,"You have the key to my heart."  You can find these at Pottery Barn.  There is no shipping on this item right now.

How about a bowlful of these little beauties.  The texture and the color in these are wonderful.  They would also look great placed on top of your napkin on your Valentine table setting.  Think about using all natural elements on your table.   Linen ,moss, twigs and these wonderful rocks.  I love putting beautiful ,formal looking flowers, like roses with the rough and natural textures of a natural table setting.

These are just fun to look at.  I would scatter these on my table that would be set with crystal, silver and all white dishes on a crisp white linen tablecloth.  Red roses in a silver pitcher and red rose petals scattered on the table.  Simple and Elegant from Red Envelope

I had to post this!  The name is just too perfect to pass up.  I have not smelled this fragrance myself but  I have been told that it is clean and fresh .  I think it is worth a try for Valentine's Day.  It is made by Philosophy and all of their fragrances are light and not over powering at all.  My favorite is Amazing Grace.

We have two items to set a lovely, romantic, Valentines table so how about some food?  I discovered this company a few years ago when I purchased this as a Christmas gift with an entertaining theme.  I purchased some all white serving pieces in crisp geometric shapes from Crate and Barrel.  I ordered two of these dinners from a company called, Destination Dinners.  They have a wide varitey of meals from all over the world. They come in a beautiful presentation box .  Inside you will find all the exotic spices and ingredients other than fresh produce or meat to fix a wonderful and tasty meal for two.  It even comes with the recipe.  You could set a table up in front of the fireplace and stay at home and enjoy a meal from an exotic country.  This company also offers kits with the dishes and serving pieces.  Those cost more and my criteria for these gifts was $25 or less but please feel free to splurge, afterall it is Valentine's Day! and you are worth it.

Last but not least are golf balls.  Sorry to all the golf widows but your golfing man would  love these.  These balls can have a message printed on them.  Since we are talking about Valentine's Day it should probably be a message of LOVE.  I know it is tempting to write something about being home instead of being on the golf course but resist that thought.  Remember this is all about LOVE.   You need to allow three weeks to get these so that is one of the reasons I am posting this a little early.

I hope some of these ideas have spurred your creative juices.  Maybe this year you can have a Valentines Day with an extra added bonus of, a gift for you, a gift for the house and a gift for the one you LOVE.

"Enjoy the Process" of: Showing someone you LOVE  them by getting  a specail gift for Valentine's Day