Pretty Heart Shaped Picnic Basket

laura-ashley-heart-picnic-basketWith spring in the air a romantic picnic with your beloved should be on the cards. What better than this heart shaped wicket picnic basket from Laura Ashley to hold an exquisite selection of gourmet goodies and set the mood for romance?

It contains two wine glasses, two plates, two sets of cutlery, a bottle opener, lest you forget that all-important tool, and a floral wine cooler – pink champagne, or chilled rosé do you think?

The only little quibble I have is that there doesn’t seem to be room for a  huge amount of food – more antipasto than three course dinner, but if it’s romance we’re talking who’s going to be concentrating on the food anyway!

With Laura Ashley’s renowned floral fabric lining the basket this could be a wonderful spring time gift for that special romantic girl, even better filled with her favourite delicacies … and don’t forget the chocolate truffles!

Laura Ashley 3A097061 Heart Shaped Picnic Basket, Cressida currently costs $75.99 down from $131.99 at Amazon.

Handcrafted Heart Wine Glass Charms

Hand made heart wine glass charmsI guess I’m slow to catch on, as I first thought that these wine charms were to hang on the bottle neck…duh!

They’re a brilliant idea to clip onto your wine glass at a party or gathering so that you know which glass is yours. All that inadvertent swapping of grape varieties (and germs!) is over, as you just clip one of these pretty glass hearts to your glass to claim it for the duration.

If you’re throwing a Valentine’s party these glass charms would be perfect party favors – your guests could use them for the party and take them home afterwards. Or get them as a stocking stuffer or a useful gift for your partner… maybe not the most romantic of gifts, but useful and pretty are good too!

These Heart Shaped Art Glass Wine Charms Set of 6 cost $12.99 from Amazon

Hand Painted Heart Wine Glass – Collector’s Item or Kitsch?

Hand painted wine glassI’m not sure if I love or loathe the idea of this intricately decorated wine glass! It’s gorgeous in its detail and sparkliness, but then I’ve always thought of wine glasses as clear crystal, the better to admire the ruby depths of the vintage! So I guess it depends if you are wine snob or tongue in cheek kitsch collector of gorgeousness!

If your beloved is a wine lover that doesn’t take him or herself too seriously, this could be a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, or any other occasion.

There are a whole series of different designs, all hand-painted by the Santa Barbara Design Studio and designed by Lolita Yancey. They come in a gift box and have a unique wine cooler recipe hand painted on the base.

Who knows, this could be the start of a brand new tradition and collection for you and your partner!

This Lolita Love My Wine Glass, Silver Lining costs $25.97 from Amazon

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