Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wishful Wednesdays - Show Some Love

I was trying to decide when to put out my Valentine's Day decor and housewares, and was browsing through the aisles at Etsy for something special to add to the collection this year.  There were so many beautiful, romantic, and stylish home decor pieces out there that I just had to share some of my favorites with you.

Whether you're looking for something special for Valentine's Day, or just something sweet and romantic to cozy up your own personal love nest, the possibilities are amazing!  Enjoy :)
LaurelsByLaurie has a great selection of heart shaped wreaths that are perfect for your front door or foyer to let everyone know that your home is filled with love.  My personal favorite this year is this sweet design featuring delicate mauve parchment roses and a medley of cream, mauve, and green berries.

Heart Shaped Wreath - Valentines Day - purple mauve from LaurelsByLaurie

Dinner by candlelight is a must, in my opinion, for a really special romantic evening at home... and if you're so inclined, it's the perfect time to share a glass of your favorite vintage with your partner. Special wine on a special day should be served in special glasses, and I'm loving these adorable Hand Painted Wine Glasses from PrettyMyDrink. Featuring two birds on a tree branch beneath a romantic heart, these glasses will dress up a table for two lovebirds beautifully!

Hand Painted Wine Glasses- Birds on Tree Branch by PrettyMyDrink

Candles aren't just for the dinner table of course.  Candlelight is perfect lighting for smoothing away the imperfections of everything it illuminates, which makes it  a favorite wherever it's placed.  There are thousands of different types of candles and hundreds of candle holders available on Etsy, so there should be something for every decor style out there. I tend to typically lean towards more earthy types, but since we're talking romance here, I love the sleek, sensuous lines of this Candle Holder Set by WhiteEarthStudio.

Candle Holder Set - White Pottery by WhiteEarthStudio

For a bit of Valentine whimsy, I headed over to my friend Heather's shop - niftyknits - to see what she had in the way of meerkat mischief for the holiday and met up with this little cutie - complete with a Valentine's Day flower bouquet.  How can you not love these little darlings? Perfect for a shelf anywhere in your home that you want to add a bit of romantic frivolity - and trust me, this would make an adorable Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart!

Meerkat valentine by niftyknits

No matter how hectic the day, the bedroom you share with your lover should always be an oasis of love and security... and seeing a reminder of the special love you share is always a welcome sight. Weiweisbabies won me over with this lovely vinyl wall decal quote that I'm sure will be the perfect romantic sentiment for so many of you out there - "I have found the one whom my soul loves." Sigh...

The one my soul loves wall decal by Weiweisbabies

Perfect for Valentine's Day and everyday, this set of LOVE blocks from lisabees is a simple and sweet reminder of what makes the world go around. Stack them on your desk at work or home, arrange them on your fireplace mantle, a bookcase or shelf in the bedroom, or just about anywhere else you can see them and get warm fuzzies whenever you need them. The simplicity of the design and the neutral colors are so versatile, you can even buy a set for every room in the house!

LOVE block set from lisabees

I'll post some photos of our Valentine's Day decor as it goes up here at home - and I'd love to see yours too! Just post a comment and leave a link so we can find the photos. I'll be sure to visit and I'm sure many others out there will too!  

Have a great Wednesday :)



Heather Leavers said...

What's not to love? Thank you for including me in your celebration of all things lovable, I see I need to "heart" a few more Etsy shops!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing my wall decal, and with such sweet words. I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful day!

-Suzanna @ weiweisbabies

laurelsbylaurie said...

Hi Karen! I'm so honored to have my heart wreath featured here in your celebration of all things lovable. You are so sweet to do that. I love your blog. Here's a big (((hug))). Thanks again and Happy Valentines Day to all. Laurie

HeadpinWear said...

I always LOVE reading your posts!
Love these creative handmade items too :)

nancy monsebroten said...

I love having my Lily Trio Candleholder included here. Thank
you so much for the kind words.

Rose said...

Great picks! I especially like the candle holders and love blocks. You could use either of those items all year round.

mysticwynd said...

Glad you liked the posts and my selections! Thanks so much for stopping by!

JuicingGirl said...

I love those wine glasses!!!

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