You Could Send Me A Valentine

Feb 2013
Ok honey, are you listening? I’ve made it so easy for you. Here’s a complete range of objet sure to score big time in the Valentine department! This assortment of eco friendly and artisan gifts will make me ever so happy.

My Valentine wish list{beginning in top left}:

  • I’ve coveted one of the dreamy paintings of Kathe Fraga  since I was first introduced to her talent at the beginning of my social media journey. They are a combination of chinoiserie and de collage re-imagined. Each and every one would be the jumping off point for the decor aestetic in a room.
  • Shibori linen bags from Quitokeeto, the fabulous pop-up web store from Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks. Perfect for replacing plastic bags when you go to market, load them up with grains, rice or vegetables.
  • How about a recycled fire hose tote.  Certain conversation starter from Shop to Be Green.
  • The Japanese inspired work apron from Quitokeeto is made from cone denim and molds to the body over time.  I love the economical pattern cut, using the arm hole fabric for pockets, and could see myself living in this, whether it be in the kitchen, garden or studio.
  • Flowers from the amazing designs of Foret-need I say more about their bespoke arrangements….
  • Right about now in the season, my skin goes from bad to worse! This all ’round healer from Plaintain at West Elm is sulfate and paba free and loaded with Vitamin E.
  • I have a thing about the Red Cross Symbol.  It pops up everywhere, and who doesn’t need a solid, groovy First Aid Kit? We tend to go through a lot of band-aids, especially in Nantucket.
  • The Cooks Gift Box from Eat Boutique would fill me with delight.  Small batch mustard, vinegar, preserved lemons, and a block of maple sugar- finished off with every foodies new favorite-Kinfolk Magazine.
  • Finally a swatch of antique sari combined with a felting technique and turned into a cozy, one of a kind scarf.  I discovered The Red Sari while doing my research on Nepal for an upcoming trip {the scarves are produced in a women’s cooperative there}.

Nice and easy right-I’m counting down the days.