Valentine’s Day Loveliness

Valentine’s Day loveliness treats heart, eye, and spirit to beauty on scroll.

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“Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found,
and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.”

—D.H. Lawrence

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Valentine’s Day loveliness reaches far beyond one day of the year as demonstrated by the sublime antique gold gilt heart-shaped back dining chairs chosen as intended statement pieces in this timeless winter-white dining room designed by Alex Papachristidis.

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Unique Homestays

Perfect pairings.

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“True love stories never have endings.”

— Richard Bach

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Disney Enchanted

Love is in the air, and the word of the day affectionately defined by the look and the dance of enamored admiration.

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Buttery Planet

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House & Garden – Photography by Simon Upton

Valentine’s Day tradition dictates the implementation of a red and pink color palette into delectable sweets and décor treats.

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Abstract Dream Pink Gold II by Pamela J. Wingard Canvas Wall Art

Abstract Dream Pink Gold II by Pamela J. Wingard Canvas Wall Art

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“Whatever makes an impression on the heart
seems lovely in the eye.”

—Saadi

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“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach
for more, that plants a fire in our hearts
and brings peace to our minds.”

— Nicholas Sparks

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Valentine’s Day Garland

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Darling, I Love You Hand Stamped Spoon

“Sometimes the smallest things
take up the most room in your heart.”

— Winnie the Pooh

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Neutral Farmhouse Heart Rag Wreath

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Country Living

“I want the moment to start when I can fill your heart
With more love and more joy than age or time could ever destroy.”

—William “Smokey” Robinson

valentine's-day-lovelinessMore is my word of the year.

More not driven in the vein of greedy motivation, but in the earnest desire to fill daily life with more love, more joy, more beauty, more Valen-TIME.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts Game Plan

With love in mind and ample time to order, this Valentine’s Day gifts game plan gets to the heart of the matter.

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Bountiful bouquets of ideas await your gift giving consideration with this Valentine’s Day gifts game plan gift list for your Valentine with love.

14K Yellow Gold Plated 10mm Pearl Heart Pendant Necklace

14K Yellow Gold Plated 10mm Pearl Heart Pendant Necklace

Unique jewelry pieces quickly become treasured keepsakes.

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Versus Versace Goldtone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

Versus Versace Goldtone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

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Made In India Sterling Silver Rose Quartz And Garnet Earrings

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Eye Candy LA Love, Believe, Hope Triple Bar Pendant Necklace

Genuine White Diamond Sterling Silver Round Bolo Bracelet

Genuine White Diamond Sterling Silver Round Bolo Bracelet

Womens Lab Created Multi Color Sapphire 14K Rose Gold Over Silver Sterling Silver Cocktail

 Lab Created Sapphire 14K Rose Gold Over Silver Sterling Silver Ring

Juvale Antique Heart Shape Jewelry Box with Soft Black Velvet for Rings, Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets, Silver

Juvale Antique Heart Shape Jewelry Box with Soft Black Velvet

For her

Corner Zip Wristlet With Horse And Carriage

COACH Corner Zip Wristlet With Horse And Carriage

Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage.

 Small Town Bucket Bag In Signature Canvas

COACH Small Town Bucket Bag In Signature Canvas

Monet Jewelry Compact Mirror

Monet Jewelry Compact Mirror

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Dahlia & Vines Eau de Parfum Rollerball
Gold Tone Triple Heart Drop Earrings
Floral Bouquet Soap Petals 20 Piece
Coppola Sofia Rosé
Eye Candy LA Love, Believe, Hope Triple Bar Pendant Necklace
goodness & grace Garden Petals 3 Wick Candle
  Heart and Love Jersey T-shirt 
Flex Rose Gold Tone Satin Love Bracelet
Shearling Lined Duck Boots
Michael Kors Gorgeous! EDP
L’Absolu Rouge Valentine’s Edition Hydrating Shaping Lip Color

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Vintage Paris & London Bricks

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Distinctive finds such as this vintage Marilyn Monroe “The Seven Year Itch” McCormick Bourbon Ceramic Decanter found at Everything But The House often become focal point pieces of interest.

Hall Porcelain Clem Harvey Spirits Liquor Bottle

Hall Porcelain Clem Harvey Spirits Liquor Bottle

Keep an eye out for vintage decanters on auction sites and resale shops as they make wonderful gifts as a liquor decanter accessory for the very on trend 2022  home bar, conversation piece, or collectible accent.

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The Inn at Kenmore Hall – One Kings Lane

Dining in is in these days.

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Heat Shaped Picnic Basket

How about a picnic lunch or home cooked romantic dinner planned, prepped, and prepared for two served on the porch, al fresco under a tree in the yard, on the patio or balcony, or inside by the fire built for two?

The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty Enamel on Cast Iron 3-Quart Dutch Oven, Pink

The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty Cast Iron 3-Quart Dutch Oven, Pink

Dear Cupid,

Please present to me this pretty in pink Dutch oven.

Thank you, and Happy Valentine’s Day,

Darleen

Emile Henry French Ceramic Ruffled Heart Dish

Emile Henry French Ceramic Ruffled Heart Dish

Nathalie Lete Charmante Dinner Plate

Nathalie Lete Charmante Dinner Plate

Perfect for serving sweets to the sweet, a vintage hand-painted plate makes a beautiful keepsake after dinner present as well.

Simply gorgeous.

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Vintage Hand Painted Plate

Options grant the giver leeway to reinterpret and build upon traditional Valentine’s Day favorites.

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Black Square Flower Box with Decorative Rope Set of 3

Decorative boxes and vases enhance the presentation as well as complement floral bouquets purchased from your local grocery store floral department.

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Emma and Edward Altered Art Portraits

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Emma and Edward Altered Art Portraits

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A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose~

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LEGO Flower Bouquet Building Kit

Rose wines

As always, please drink responsibly

I us gifts aim cupid’s arrow right at the heart of the matter. 

Custom couple portrait

Custom Couple Portrait

Love Poems for Married People by John Kenney (Hardcover)

Love Poems for Married People by John Kenney (Hardcover)

i love us throw pillow

I Love Us Throw Pillow

Sacred Heart, Milagro Heart, Large Gold Heart Box, Catholic Heart, Prayer Box

Sacred Heart, Rhinestone M, Heart Milagro

Large Gold Heart Shaped Milagro Box
Sacred Heart, Rhinestone M, Heart Milagro

Hers

Stoneware French Mug Set - Threshold

Stoneware French Mug Set – Threshold™

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Stoneware Best Person Ever Color Splash Mug - Threshold

Stoneware Best Person Ever Color Splash Mug – Threshold™

Us

Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse™ Mug

Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse™ Mug

Community Coffee hits the java jackpot just in time for Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras coffee talk times.

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Say it with a decorative throw pillow, slides, chocolates and music.

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Te Amo Heart Pillow

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Rae Dunn Love Slides

Russell Stover Assorted I Love You Milk and Dark Chocolates

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Set your Valentine’s Day night to music.

Harry D. Koenig 4-pc. Gold-Plated Shave Set for Men

Harry D. Koenig 4-pc. Gold-Plated Shave Set for Men

Good clean fun.

RAE DUNN 8oz Love You Bar Soap

RAE DUNN 8oz Love You/XOXO Hand & Body Bar Soap

Men's 2-Pc. Polo Red Eau de Parfum Gift Set

Men’s 2-Pc. Polo Red Eau de Parfum Gift Set

Dublin Red Coasters

Dublin Red Coasters

Unique accents and accessories for home or office make a lasting impression and style statement.

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Chloe Tiffany Style Mission Design Blackish/Bronze Table Lamp

Thuya Burl Hinged Box

Thuya Burl Hinged Box

Metal & Faux Leather Mail Sorter TanBrass - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

Metal & Faux Leather Mail Sorter Tan/Brass – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

Grey 3-Wick Soy Candle

Grey 3-Wick Soy Candle

HomArt Large Decorative Cigar Matches

HomArt Large Decorative Cigar Matches

Working with a theme gives you a good base to begin with.

These NASA themed socks send an I love you to the moon and back message.

Mens 2 Pair Crew Socks

Mens 2 Pair Crew Socks

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth (Board Book)

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth (Board Book)

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John F. Kennedy Full Portrait on Canvas

The Atlas of Bourbon and American Whiskey - by Eric Zandona (Hardcover)

The Atlas of Bourbon and American Whiskey – by Eric Zandona (Hardcover)

Perhaps not his idea of a slinky little something, but this blast from the past goodie made a big splash in the Christmas stockings of the men of Places In The Home.

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The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy, Metal Slinky

Another Christmas to Valentine’s Day gift idea is this Lodge Cast Iron Buffalo Nickel Skillet paired with Texas brand mixes, sauces and ribeye steaks.

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Lodge 10.25″ Cast Iron Buffalo Nickel Skillet

Our nephew, the loyal Texan who was the gift recipient, declared it a Texas-sized hit!

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Included is packages of Texas style cornbread mixes, hot sauces and seasonings, and two Texas sized beef ribeye steaks.

Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bin

Wrap it up in a collapsible fabric cube storage bin and embellish accordingly.

Valentine's Day gift for him embellishments

Antique style skeleton keys are a great for him gift wrap embellishment; one that says you have the key to my heart in true Valentine’s Day fashion.

Maud Borup Falling Fore You Valentine's Day White Chocolate Golf Balls - 2.1oz

Maud Borup Falling Fore You Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Golf Balls – 2.1oz

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and I hope this Valentine’s Day gifts game plan proves helpful in your pursuit of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

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Words of Love for Your Valentine

Words of love for your Valentine ignite the celebration of love.

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Heartfelt words of love for your Valentine put to paper, post, text, or email (modern times, folks) are the sentiments that script a love story- a will you be mine token of love.

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Nat King Cole croons lyrics destined for Cupid’s bow.
I memorize every line
I kiss the name that you sign
And darling, then I read again right from the start
Love letters straight from your heart

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Let’s take a look at quotes seemingly designed for a Valentine’s Day love letter straight from your heart.

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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”  — Dr. Seuss

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”  — A. A. Milne

“Love is friendship that has caught on fire.”  — Ann Landers

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Studio Sven

“One is loved because one is loved.  No reason is needed for loving.”
— Paulo Coelho

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”  — Aristotle

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“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.”  — Alfred Tennyson

butterfly-in-flower-gardenBetter Homes & Gardens

“I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart).”  —E.E. Cummings

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Martha Stewart

“How do you spell love?”  —Piglet

The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh

“You don’t spell it, you feel it.”  —Winnie The Pooh

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“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”  — Andre Breton

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“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”  — Herman Hesse

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“Ever thine.  Ever mine.  Ever ours.”  —Ludwig Van Beethoven

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“One love, one heart, one destiny.”  — Robert Marley

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“I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life.”  — Dido

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I ♥ Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Ideas

Valentine’s Day heart shaped ideas get to the heart of the Valentine’s Day dinner, dessert, and design matter.

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Farrow & Ball

Have them seeing red on Valentine’s Day.

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Red makes a Valentine’s Day color love connection.

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Style Me Pretty – Photography by Ramona Keveza

I have become a big fan of the roses in a box presentation.

The price tag that comes with a dozen roses in a box- not so much.

Here’s what I’m thinking:

Pick up this bright pink heart-shaped paper gift box by Spritz at Target.  Line the bottom of the box and the inner lid with a heart-shaped paper doily.

Pick up a dozen red roses at one of the many flower tents pitched and perfect for your Valentine’s Day flower needs.

Cut plastic wrap to fit the inside of the box.  Drop in a fresh flower floral foam round disk or cut a square one to fit.  Add water to soak disk.

Cut the rose stems to where the roses rest slightly above the rim of the box.  Pack the roses tight and graduate the height of a select few.

At presentation time, loosely weave pink silk ribbon in a zigzag pattern over the top of the bouquet.

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A Valentine’s Bit of Trivia-

Considered a founding pioneer in the American Valentine’s industry, Esther Allen Howland first introduced Valentine’s Day cards in the United States in 1849.

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Esther Howland

Quite taken with an ornate English Valentine she received at nineteen, Esther Allen Howard replicated a styling of the card using intricate paper lace and floral decoration details.

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The skeleton keys in the above image give me an idea.

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A decorative skeleton key tied with gorgeous silk or vintage floral ribbon becomes a unique you are the key to my heart gift keepsake.

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Haute Couture Satin Ribbon

Valentine’s Day free printable gift tags from Ann at One Sutton Place.

Click the link to Ann’s blog where you can download these darling Valentine’s Day gift tags.

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Dining in for Valentine’s Day?

This video by Blossom shows instructions for a super easy rose fold.

Dinner, dessert, and Valentine’s Day heart-shaped ideas.

✓ ✓ and ✓.

Did someone say boozy bouquet?

Flowers.

Adult beverage.

I call this a DIY Valentine’s Day winner.

red heart wreathGet to the heart of the Valentine’s Day matter by working with a theme.

In this case, Valentine’s Day heart shaped ideas.

heart-shaped lasagna

A heart-Shaped lasagna bundt-buon appetito!

Get the recipe from Food Network.

Sourdough Heart RollsKiss the calorie counting goodnight and enjoy sourdough heart shaped rolls from Boudin Bakery in San Francisco.

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Go fast food gourmet with a heart-shaped tray of Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Minis.

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Say it with a heart-shaped pizza Valentine Bundle from Pizza Hut.

Metallic Shaped Heart Dinner Plates

Keep the theme going with these metallic heart shaped dinner plates from Party City.

We Take the Cake Heart Flower Cake

We Take the Cake Heart Flower Cake

Vintage Rose Heart Golden Butter Cake

Vintage Rose Heart Golden Butter Cake

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Dark Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate is in the Valentine’s Day spotlight, and it doesn’t get any better than dark chocolate pudding.

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Valentine’s Day heart shaped ideas are just another way to have fun with your Valentine’s Day presentation plans.

The dazzle is in the details, the delicious is in the recipe, the joy is in the sharing, and the  is in this Happy Valentine’s Day post.

 

His and Her Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s time for a His and Her Valentine’s Day gift guide featuring objects of affection for your object of affection.

Many a thought and heart is zeroed in on February 14th.

Flowers?

Candy?

Dine out or dine in?

Red or White?

What about the gift?

You’ve got gift questions, and I’ve got gift answers.

These His and Her Valentine’s Day gift ideas offer a variety of how I do love thee gift and price point options for your Valentine’s Day gift giving consideration.

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Valentine's Day diamond stud earrings

Genuine White Diamond Sterling Silver Round Bolo Bracelet

Genuine White Diamond Sterling Silver Round Bolo Bracelet

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick is a cosmetic classic.

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Revlon colors launched in the 1950s:

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Stormy Pink (1950) ||  Love That Red (1951) ||  Certainly Red (1951)
Fire And Ice (1952) ||  Cherries In The Snow (1953) ||  Hot Coral (1956)  Persian Melon (1957)

I’ve tried more expensive brands, but for the color choice, phenomenal coverage, and staying power, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick comes in at number one.

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 Champagne on Ice ||  Love That Red  || Luminous Pink

Pop a selection of nudes, reds, and pinks into a chic bag and pucker up, baby!

Vegan Suede Ring Satchel

Vegan Suede Ring Satchel

Double time.

Joshua & Sons Men's Quartz Date Strap Watch Set

Joshua & Sons Watch Set

I like Valentine’s Day cards that become a forever keepsake.  

Waterlogue is an app that masterfully transforms your photos into watercolor works of art.

Take a photo of a person, place, pet, or thing of special meaning to your Valentine’s Day gift recipient.

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Perhaps the place where you first met, had your first date, or got married.

Pontchartrain-HotelA shared favorite hotel or bed and breakfast.

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The golf course of his and/or her dreams.

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Complete the keepsake theme with a stylish frame.

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Flowers, music, days and evenings of wine and roses, delectable bites, and sweets for the sweet set the tone, mood, and ambiance to romance.

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Ruffle Vase

ranunculus flowers

 

pink roses in clear round vase

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Crosley Record Player

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Nostalgic Wood Desktop Jukebox with Built-in Bluetooth and CD Player

Nostalgic Wood Desktop Jukebox with Built-in Bluetooth and CD Player

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Rose wines

Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship

Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship 

dark chocolate puddingDark Chocolate Pudding – click on link for recipe

Thoughtful tokens of affection amplify our expressions of love.

I hope this  His and Her Valentine’s Day gift guide gives good gift giving inspiration.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

Love your style!

Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her

The Places In The Home Valentine’s Day gift suggestions for him and her guide features objects of affection with love and style in mind.

Presenting your loved one with just the right gift or gifts on Valentine’s Day sets the tone for a grand and stylish celebration of love.

Valentines Day Love Wreath

Valentines Day Love Wreath

Topping the With Love In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for him and her guide is a delectable one- Valentine’s Day breakfast for two.

Start your Valentine’s Day off on a delicious note.

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Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker

Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker

Ditsy Heart Cocottes, Set of 2

Emile Henry French Ceramic Ruffled Heart Dish

Emile Henry French Ceramic Ruffled Heart Dish

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Not a breakfast person?

How about a noontime nosh picnic built for two packed in a heart shaped picnic basket packed in this Picnic Time ‘Heart’ Willow Picnic Basket with Deluxe Service for Two.

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Heat Shaped Picnic Basket

The Date Night Cookbook: Romantic Recipes & Easy Ideas to Inspire from Dawn till Dusk is your Valentine’s Day and night guide to delicious fun for two.

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The Date Night Cookbook

The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty Enamel on Cast Iron 3-Quart Dutch Oven, Pink

The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty Cast Iron 3-Quart Dutch Oven, Pink

Nathalie Lete Charmante Dinner Plate

Nathalie Lete Charmante Dinner

Flowers

Red roses seem to be the traditional flower and color most associated with Valentine’s Day.

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Red roses are lovely, and tradition is, well, tradition, but I like to mix it up once and a Valentine’s Day while with a dozen pink, yellow, orange, or lavender roses.

Do you know the meaning behind the color of a rose?

Vintage Roses Painting Printable Art

Vintage Roses Painting|Printable Art

Let’s get rose color to rose meaning educated, shall we?

Red = romance

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Scented Soap Petals

Pink = love and gratitude

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Chiffon Flower Cushion Cover

Yellow =  joy

Royal Albert Old Country Roses After Dinner Saucer

Royal Albert Old Country Roses After Dinner Saucer

Lavender = love at first sight

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Lavender Rose Cake

This With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her gift guide is packed with a variety of options.

Valentine's Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her

Options are good, and these pull back Cupid’s arrow and take aim at the heart of the Valentine’s Day matter.

Valentine's Day gift for him embellishments

For Her:

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  Heart and Love Jersey T-shirts ♥

Super cute T-shirts for 5.99 each (tax and shipping not included).

I bought one of each.

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  Belk 

Ambrielle Womens Kimono Robes 34 Sleeve Short Length

Ambrielle Womens Kimono Robes 3/4 Sleeve Short Length ♥ 

Spring will be here before you know it, and this lovely bag will make a wonderful choice for the season.

straw crossbody bag Women Straw Bohemian Woven Bow Decoration Crossbody Bag 

Valentine’s Day attire for February, Kentucky Derby divine for May.

 Red Golden Rose Embroidered Mesh Midi Skirt

Red Golden Rose Embroidered Mesh Midi Skirt   

Gifts with dual appeal qualify as Valentine’s Day gift suggestions for him and her gift gold.

Guns N Roses Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt - Black

Guns N Roses Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt – Black

Reaching back to classic rock times, this Guns-N-Roses Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt is a rockin’ fun choice of cozy with the one you love attire.

Gucci Flora By Gucci - Gorgeous Gardenia

Gucci Flora By Gucci – Gorgeous Gardenia

Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter And Rose Oil Hand And Body Lotion

Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter And Rose Oil Hand And Body Lotion

Vintage Moody Victorian Dress Printable

 Vintage Moody Victorian Dress Printable

Time and Tru Women's Genuine Suede Boot

Time and Tru Women’s Genuine Suede Boot

Purchased a pair of these boots for myself as knock around the house shoes and am so pleased with them.

Great price, color, fit,  warmth, and look.

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Linked Circle Necklace

For Him:

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Owl Eyeglasses Holder 

Stalk Gold Tray

 ♥ Stalk Gold Tray/Platter

Glass Jar 2-Wick Candle Leather Oak - The Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle

Glass Jar 2-Wick Leather Oak  Candle by Chesapeake Bay Candle

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Wild Willies Beard Oil And Conditioner 

Happy Valentine's Day Wooden Heart Dish

Happy Valentine’s Day Wooden Heart Dish

For him

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A Man & His Car: Iconic Cars and Stories From the Men Who Love Them Book
Deer Stags Spun Vega Faux Fur-Lined Slippers
PGA TOUR Airflux Mesh Golf Cap
Kenneth Cole New York Stainless Steel & Leather Strap Watch
Fulton Duffel Bag

Ermenegildo Zegna 53MM Square Sunglasses

Magellan Outdoors Men's Lost Pines Puffer Ski Jacket

Magellan Outdoors Men’s Lost Pines Puffer Ski Jacket

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♥ Red Heart Indoor Rug ♥ 

LA Pop Art 'Tiger' Black Cotton 17-inch Throw Pillow Cover

LA Pop Art ‘Tiger’ Black Cotton 17-inch Throw Pillow Cover

 

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Mercana Chadwick II Medium Gold Metal Webbed Feet Bowl

 

George gray sneakers

 ♥ George Casual Sneakers

 

nuLOOM Classic Moroccan Lightweight Faux Leather Ottoman Pouf

 ♥ nuLOOM Classic Moroccan Lightweight Faux Leather Ottoman Pouf 

Superman Valentine's Day Heart Tin with Chocolates

Superman Valentine’s Day Heart Tin with Chocolates

Put a Little Sizzle In Your Valentine’s Day with a grill, chill, and thrill evening.

grill apron Grill Apron

Beef Tomahawk Ribeye Steak

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Ozark Trail 3 Piece Cast Iron Skillet Set

Ozark Trail 3 Piece Cast Iron Skillet Set

Jack Daniels Classic Steakhouse Marinade In-A-Bag

Jack Daniel’s Classic Steakhouse Marinade In-A-Bag

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♥  Gusto’s RUBS of the SOUTH – Excellent Barbecue Sampler Gift Set  

TABASCO® Hard-to-Find Sauce Gift Set

 ♥  TABASCO® Hard-to-Find Sauce Gift Set

Muraglia Heart Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 ♥ Muraglia Heart Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

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The Tucci Cookbook – by Stanley Tucci (Hardcover)

Marinara Sauce

Ingredients

3 x small cans of good quality tomatoes (my preference are San Marzano)

½  white onion sliced thinly (optional but I like it as it adds sweetness)⠀

2  garlic cloves peeled and sliced in half

a few fresh basil leaves⠀

a pinch of dried oregano ⠀

olive oil ⠀

salt ⠀

Directions

Warm the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add garlic and onions and cook until the onions are soft (but not browned like mine!)⠀

Add the tomatoes to the pan and gently crush with a fork. ⠀

Stir in the oregano, and basil and season with salt. ⠀

Simmer until the tomatoes have thickened and sweetened, about 25 minutes. ⠀

This sauce can be prepared and then either refrigerated or frozen!

-Stanley Tucci (recipe from Stanley Tucci Official Instagram Account)

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Ceramic Pasta Bowls, Set of 4, 40 oz, Dusty Pink

 Ceramic Pasta Bowls, Set of 4, 40 oz, Dusty Pink

Delicious sweets for your sweet partner/friend/self~

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Heart -Shape Chocolate Cream Puffs – Photography by Carson Downing

We Take the Cake Heart Flower Cake

We Take the Cake Heart Flower Cake

Pet friendly gifts that say I wuff you!

I wuff you canister Rae Dunn

I Wuff You Treat Canister

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Milk-Bone Sweetheart Snacks

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YOULY Valentine’s Day Cat Toy Multipack

I hope this With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for Him and Her gets your into the spirit of love and Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

Love your style!

 

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A Valentine’s Day Inspired Compilation of Pretty Pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day Facts

A Valentine’s Day inspired compilation of pretty pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day facts to keep you in the Valentine’s Day know.

hearts_wingsofwhimsyAntique French Playing Cards

With Valentine’s Day the subject matter of conversation hearts and music of the heart, I have fittingly updated my Power of Love Spotify playlist.

A good playlist mirrors balanced design and decor.

A well-represented mix of classic, traditional, contemporary and modern plays well.

In music, a sampling can be the defining quality of the body of work.

As the Valentine’s Day inspired images below demonstrate, a well-chosen and well-placed use of the color of love defines the intent.

The color red draws the eye, introduces drama, envelopes the space in depth and frames the focal point.

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Valentine's Day inspiredLee Jofa Holland Flamestitch velvet ~ House Beautiful

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Pink is such a delicate and graceful color, complementing in soft tones and shades.

Ever wonder why pink is used as the base color in many cosmetic and beauty products?

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A survey of florists of the Society of American Florists shows roses as the most popular flower ordered for Valentine’s Day.

I find the percentages of the color of roses ordered for Valentine’s Day interesting.

Red= 63%

Pink= 27%

White= 26%

Purple/lavender= 18%

Yellow= 15%

Peach/coral= 13%

Orange= 11%

tea-party-spread-Tea-Party-with-Heart-0212-xlnCountry Living Magazine

The colors associated with Valentine’s Day run the gamut from delicate to high drama.

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A movie line of past caught my attention not for its brilliant observation, but for furthering my interest enough to check the numbers.

The line made reference to Valentine’s Day being a greeting card holiday.

According to the numbers, more than 151 million cards are sold each year for Valentine’s Day.

That’s Valentine’s Day inspired.

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Sweet Peony Press

Valentine’s Day by the Numbers

Maybe I should say Valentine’s Day buy the Numbers.

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Source: WalletHub

Chocolate confections, strawberries, macarons (macaroons), meringues, fudge, cheesecake, cupcakes, cookies and conversation hearts are served with Valentine’s Day love.

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12-Piece Arabesque Dinnerware Service

Cupid’s consumers will be spending a total of $19.6 billion (that’s billion with a Be My Valentine) on Valentine’s Day, spending an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day.

~Source: National Retail Federation

Numbers show 94% of those who celebrate Valentine’s Day desire chocolate and candy as the gift of decadent love.

~Source: WalletHub

Valentines-candies-cookiesValentine’s Day Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars, See’s Candies, Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cordials, MacaronsTriple Chocolate Mini Bundt CakesCreamy Fudge Hearts

folk-art-heart-shaped-cookiesMarinold Cakes

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

—Helen Keller

I hope you have enjoyed this Valentine’s Day inspired compilation of pretty pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day facts.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love your style!

Valentine’s Day Gift Giving Ideas

Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas are on the minds, conversation hearts and chocolate, glorious, chocolate thoughts of those in love.

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Move Over, Darling

Knowing the likes and loves of your loved one is a huge plus to scoring big points in the Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas game.

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Jennelise Rose

Majestic Gifts Inc. Hand Cut and Mouth Blown Crystal Rose Bowl

Majestic Gifts Inc. Hand Cut and Mouth Blown Crystal Rose Bowl

Valentine’s Day giving and receiving of chocolate covered treats and flowers has long captured the hearts and hit the sweet spots marked expressly for Cupid’s arrow.

Russell Stover Assorted I Love You Milk and Dark Chocolates

The customary colors of red and pink are well represented in shades of home decor, homemade, happy hour and home on the range fashion.

Carson Carrington Ullnasnoret Scalloped Velvet Arm Chair

Carson Carrington Scalloped Velvet Arm Chair

Mina Victory Heart Deep Red Shag Throw Pillow

Mina Victory Heart Deep Red Shag Throw Pillow

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KitchenAid ® Artisan ® Series Matte Dried Rose 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

KitchenAid ® Artisan ® Series Matte Dried Rose 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Ditsy Heart Cocottes, Set of 2

Ditsy Heart Cocottes, Set of 2

A gift wrapped up in a heart shaped glitter box and topped with pink tassel ribbon and a red rose- it!

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Jewelry makes a great choice and a pretty presentation, too!

Sterling Silver Raw Sapphire Pearl Earrings

Sterling Silver Raw Sapphire Pearl Earrings

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John Wayne Cast Iron Official Cookbook

John Wayne Signature Decanter 23Oz1

John Wayne Signature Decanter

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Cast Iron Grilling Skillet

Ozark Trail 3 Piece Cast Iron Skillet Set 3 Piece Cast Iron Skillet Set

Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift SetScotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set

Set your Valentine’s Day and night to music.

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Trust me, Al Green’s Greatest Hits is Valentine’s Day gold.

Chocolate-Strawberry-Honey NestsChocolate Strawberry Honey Nests

Strawberries.

Chocolate.

Honey.

Fresh whipped cream.

Fabulous!

For him and for her, these Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas are suggested with love in mind.

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