Jan
23
2013

Valentine’s On My Mind

Not a big Valentine’s girl here, I am the first to admit. (Too much red and pink. And too loud…). But of course the kids get to celebrate and a few (very few!) decor items will be/ have been added to our home. You know how I like it — simple, functional and personal.

I came across this cute project. Would be fun to try.

And why have I not thought of this before? This will be served for breakfast on Feb 14th for sure!

As a Valentine’s treat — this looks simply  divine. I think  I might actually try this recipe (even if it will take me a while). So my taste. Chocolate Pavlova with Chestnut cream, Raspberries & Clementines. Oh Mama & Oh Mama…

We did not go Valentine’s crazy at our store but would point to our popular Swedish heart dresses for kids. The softest European velour (like butter) and the most perfect stitched heart. Pair the dress with cotton tights and you will have very unique and happy outfit.

About a year ago I found a moss heart in Sweden for my wonderful sis-friend Michele. Whenever I go back I see them everywhere. Swedes buy them to bring simple green touches to their homes. I love the modern swoosh at the bottom of the heart. And now we carry these moss hearts in our store!

Place them as is in a pretty bowl.

Or decorate and hang on the door as I did.

I am using the smaller ones as displays for baby pictures of my three kids. I will hang them on a long birch branch so the kids can enjoy and to be proud of them! (That will be my only DIY project for Valentine’s. I am getting too old lazy!).

In Sweden I also found the most perfect metal wreath that I have never seen before. Open it up and fill it with moss, small apples, berries — what ever you want. Et voila, you have a very personal heart wreath to use indoor or outdoor. A wreath that can be used over and over again. Now that is Swedish smart!

We have added several sterling silver pretties for Valentine’s (but the Kitty earrings are still my favorite earrings. I use them all the time).

I’d also like to point you to some really nice new candle holders. Read the story about the blindfolded designers!

And brace yourselves. We have also added some things for the men! Yep, it’s about time. And what better brand than “Bjorn Borg”, who is still considered one of the best tennis players of all time. He once said: “If you are afraid of losing, then you darent’ win.” And boy did he win. He was also the first rock-star of tennis (leave it to a Swede!). My big brother Erik actually  played on the same team as Bjorn Borg growing up. Not for very long — but I don’t mind the story! Good enough for me to want to bring some items of Bjorn Borg’s collection to our store.

How about good quality boxer briefs for stylish men to start with. (Bjorn Borg has about 52 fashion stores, mainly in Europe, did you know that? I had no clue.)

Visit our store Splendid Avenue — here – to see all new products.

And finally, a few yards of hand stamped ribbon. Found it on Etsy. Simple and pretty and I can use it all year around!

Hugs to you all.

P.S Any fun Valentine’s traditions you want to share with us?

Images via: no. 1, Hoosier Homemade no. 2 Koo & Poppet, no. 3 Fork Spoon Knife, no. 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10 via Splendid Avenue.
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