Red Heart Paper Doilies

red-heart-doiliesSuch a simple thing yet it can be so hard to find nice ones – these red heart paper doilies would be great for presenting all sorts of treats, for kids’ parties or for romantic occasions.

They are well made and don’t leak color. Each pack contains 24 doilies and they measure 6 inches across.

Fox Run 6-Inch Red Heart Paper Doilies, 24 Per Pack cost $4.20 from Amazon.

Venetian Glass Heart Earrings

Venetian Glass Heart EarringsToo rich and gorgeous to resist – these Venetian glass heart earrings just have to go with soft velvets, rich brocades, silks and satins… or just with a little black dress in sophisticated style.

They are hand-made with Venetian glass heart beads that have gold foil at the core and colored glass patterns in the next layer, set off by red Swarovski crystals and gold wire – jewels fit for  a princess.

As each heart bead is hand-made no two are the same. Each bead measures 13mm / ½ inch across and the earrings are light and comfortable to wear.

Heart Earrings cost $ 19.50 from Helen’s Adornments on Etsy

Off The Wall Folk Art Heart Clock

Hand-made heart clockQuirky time-pieces seem to be looking out for me right now – this wacky folk art heart clock is so off the wall it has to be on the wall… if you’ll excuse the terrible pun.

The clock is hand carved from wood by the artist in Massachusetts and then has various pieces added on to make it more sculptural – metal circles and wings and wood arrow and a pewter clock face as well as a pewter plaque declaring that Time Flies.

It’s quite large at 25” tall and 16” wide and would made an attention grabbing piece in any off-beat decor. I quite fancy it for my kitchen- it would certainly bring a smile to my face amid the morning breakfast rush, counting down till it’s time to dash out the door on the school run.

‘Time Flies’ Folk Art Heart Wall Clock, Carved Wood & Pewter, 25″costs $119.99 from Amazon.

Mexican Tin Heart Ornament

Mexican tin heart ornamentGorgeous and gaudy, these hand-made and hand-painted tin heart ornaments and plaques are a great way to add colour to your home. I love the energy of the bright colours and the fact that each one is slightly different, as they are all hand made by artists in Oaxaca in Mexico.

There are a wide variety of wall plaques and smaller tin heart ornaments too, which would be great to decorate Christmas trees.  They are bought directly from the artists and imported by Phil Saviano  at his website Viva Oaxaco Folk Art, based in Boston.

The tin heart plaque pictured measures 7” tall and costs $5.79.

Reclaimed Wood Cutting Board With Carved Heart Detail

wood heart cutting boardI’m on a roll with the wood theme now and have just discovered these wonderful chunky reclaimed wood cutting boards made by Living Wood Designs in Canada.

The one pictured here in Black cherry wood already has a wonderful simple rustic heart detail carved on it, but there is also the option of adding a more intricate carved heart design to any of Living Wood Design’s other boards and wood items.
wood heart detail

The heart cutting board pictured above costs $49 from Living Wood Designs at Etsy.

reclaimed wood serving board

 

 

Picture this reclaimed Maple board with the carved heart detail in one corner….

Hand Carved Wood Heart

carved wood heartThis is what I’ve been looking for for ages… a beautiful and simple hand-carved wooden heart. Slightly distressed and with a beautiful grain showing through and a lovely warm glow, I love the way the walnut has been used so sympathetically.

This wood heart is big – 12″ by 14″ approx and 2″ thick, but the back is flat so it can be hung on the wall.

Valentine’s may be over but this would make a wonderful gift at any time of year – for an anniversary, a wedding gift, a birthday or just because.

Carved wood heart costs $135 from Treewiz on etsy

Blown Glass Heart Shaped Bird Baths

Blown glass heart shaped birdbathsThis has to a totally unexpected gift for the romantic heart lover: a heart shaped birdbath hand-made in richly colored blown glass!

While it’s not exactly the sort of romantic keepsake to slip across the table at a candlelit dinner (at 10” by 9” of solid glass, it is a sizeable package), it will certainly make an impression! It comes with a pole to mount it on in the garden and would look stunning lit up in the sunlight with water rippling in it.

Each bird bath is hand made by a team of three at Island Art Glass on Whidbey Island Washington and comes in Cobalt Blue Citron green or Red. The blown glass heart birdbath costs $59.99 and is available through Made in Washington.

Delicate Jade Swirl Blown Glass Heart

Blown Glass Heart in Jade MosaicI usually go for bright, rich colors, but there’s something about this blown glass heart ornament that captivates with its delicate swirl of ethereal shades. Elegant and mysterious with a mermaid quality.

It is hand-made in Seattle, Washington, by local artisans and as an extra point of interest all the Glass Eye Studio ornaments contain ash from the 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens.

For Valentines Day they are offering a free blue velvet box with every heart ornament. Hand Blown glass heart ornament costs $24.99 from Glass Eye Studios through Made in Washington.

Chunky Bright Rainbow Heart Pendant

Rainbow heart pendantMy inner teenager fell in love with this at first sight – a glitzy, bright, rainbow, chunky, in your face heart! I’ve always been a sucker for rainbows as well as hearts.

It’s hand-made in glittery resin and hangs from a 18” ball chain. The heart itself measures 1.5 x 2 inches, so is big enough to make an impression.

If your Valentine prefers bright and garish, tongue in cheek dash, over demure and tasteful elegance, this would be a great gift. Or buy it for yourself to cheer up those dull winter days.I’m sorely tempted.

Heart pendant costs $23 from Kim Ripley on Etsy

Heart Cups and Saucers for Queen of Hearts Tea Party

Heart shaped tea setThese gorgeous little cups and saucers by Yedi Houseware are so kitsch that they’re irresistible! Bright contrasting colours, gold edging and both the cup and saucer is heart-shaped. You don’t notice it so much in the picture, but when the cups are filled it is easy to see the outline of a heart inside the cup.Think a shot of espresso with a heart swirl of cream on top.

They are made from fine porcelain and come in a sturdy satin lined hatbox, so make a fine gift for Valentine’s Day or Christmas, especially if you know that your beloved adores quirky ceramics.

The cups are quite small, so just right for elegant tea parties, rather than satisfying thirst in a hurry. Whatever you do, don’t expect your man to drink out of them!

Heart tea set in pinkI really like the bright colours above. but the tea set also comes in feminine pink if you want to get really girly! And little girls would love these too at any time of year.

Yedi Houseware Inside Out Heart Cups and Saucers, Set of 6 costs $44.50 from Amazon

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