Wednesday, February 2, 2011

VALENTINE'S DAY: cute and untraditional ideas

We don't celebrate the holiday on a very large scale, but if we did, here are some gifts and decorations I would be sure to use.  I've found all these on Etsy and so they are all handmade items.  They are not your typical, run of the mill items, but more of a fresh take on the holiday.  My pet peave with V-Day is that I don't want to gain weight or have to throw flowers out in 3 days so there's nothing edible in these picks and the flowers will last forever! Some are very modern, some more unconventional, some for children, some for funny valentines, others quirky but I'm sure everyone can find something they love for the ones they love, or even for themselves.  Enjoy!

wood heart garland from oldnewagain Etsy 

white framed chalkboard from frameitbyjill Etsy
write your little love notes all day long, 24//7/365

heart wall art from tinchdesignstudio Etsy

These I will have because they are hilarious!!
Tonight/Not tonight Pillow from livycreation Etsy

LOVE block print from theletterkdesign Etsy

Silhouette Plate from silhouetteshop Etsy

sequin  headband from rosalindgracedesigns Etsy

potion label from craftypagan Etsy

These babies will never wilt!
paper flowers from flowerthyme Etsy

so cute!
Mr. and Mrs. Pillows from HAWthorne Etsy

I really want these for my valentine (especially since he's insisting on rockin a mustache AND beard! Oh my!)
mustache wine glasses from modernmadness Etsy

moss heart from fayemarie Etsy

Want this!
Make love tea towels from bluejaysnbumblebees Etsy

love wood sign from williamdohman Etsy

this is adorable!
LOVE wall art from missprintdesign Etsy

LOVE screenprint from jenniferramos Etsy

LOVE print from doodlelove Etsy

love pillow from nestahome Etsy

LOVE burlap pillow from myadobecottage Etsy
I love, love, LOVE this pilow!

love bowl from highstreetboutique Etsy

love birds duo from princedesignuk Etsy

love and smile pillow from decology Etsy
They have TONS of cute pillows!

large chalkboard heart from tatteredrebel Etsy

I love journals- this is sweet!
bird journal from prettylovelypainting Etsy

I really want this too- but with a d+a!
initials pillow from nextdoortoheaven Etsy

hugs and kisses v-day banner from funkyjunkyart Etsy
great party stuff for all occasions on their site!

This is so adorable! I love the red and grays!
Heart rug from mrsginther Etsy

heart garland from KalliART Etsy

heart bowl from misspottery Etsy

I really want this too! Only with our names (no offense george and martha!)
hand embroidered sweet sign by katedurkin Etsy

red glass plate from juliesadorabowls Etsy

giraffe lovers framed art from collageorama  Etsy

So cute!
framed crosstitch from bombastitch Etsy

framed butterfly from bugunderglass Etsy

hanging felt hearts from kaelamills Etsy

felt ruffle wreath from lillyblossom Etsy
also available in a kit for DIY 

instead of putting flower petals all over the place, use these!
felt hearts from kouri37 Etsy

V-Day cookie/cupcake decorating kit from purposedesign

I love so many things from her store!!
cupcake toppers from pinkcherrymama Etsy

cottage sign from familyattic Etsy

burlap banner from sherisewsweet Etsy

This is precious! We have a collection of handblown ornaments
from little mountain towns that we love! This reminds me of them!
blown glass valentine from riverofglass Etsy

I LOVE this and I love the shop name!
birchbark handcarved heart and initials from
nanamontana Etsy

For your industrial valentine!
bike magnet chain hearts from recycledconcepts Etsy

be mine block art from bubblewrappd Etsy

knit baby hat from upnorthknits Etsy


  1. thank you for including my valentines day picks. i love the list you have put together! happy early valentines day :)

  2. What an awesome collection of non-stuffy Valentine's Day things!

    I love the giraffe print, the Tonight, Not Tonight pillows, and the little love bird duo!

    Thanks so much for including my red bouquet :) Its in great company!

  3. What an awesome collection of unique items!
    So many of these I wouldn't mind having myself.
    Thanks for including my braided heart rug, it couldn't be in a better place!

  4. What a great collection of valentine gift ideas. Thanks for including my love print.

  5. There are some great ideas for gifts here.
    Thank you for including my lovebird bowls!

  6. Thanks for including my headband! Great collection there

  7. love your blog!! great inspiration here!

  8. This is an awesome collection. I'm honored to have one of our items in the list!

  9. So inspiring! Love all your selections. Thank-you for choosing my birch bark framed print!

  10. This is such a wonderful collection! Thank you for including me! I love your blog!

  11. WOW you found some great picks! Thanks for including my pillow in here :)


  12. OMG! First.. thank you so much.. second... what amazing artists you have found! Now I might just put myself in the poor house as I go visit all their shops!

  13. Thanks so much for including our silhouette plate in this great collection. So many great things to LOVE!