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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Show Your Love On Valentine's

We don't make a big deal out of Valentine's and I don't decorate for it at all, but I do like to have a little treat for my family.

If you have a lady on your list, this is a really cute little "love" gift.  I made this one for my daughter.  A candle, dish and tiny cloche from Goodwill that I had in my stash.  Just glue the dish and candle together and you will have the perfect little crystal compote.

 Add a faux candy candle from the dollar store, top it with your cloche, add a pretty ribbon, and it says "I Love You" in a special way.

If you have some guys on your list, then this one is really simple.  I picked up these little take out boxes from Michaels for $1.49 each.  They come in all kinds of colors, but I like the silver glitter best.

 Fill it with some rafia and a huge candy kiss from the grocery store.

 Close it up and you have the perfect masculine gift for the men in your life.

 Super simple and super easy, but a special way to say "I Love You".

I am thrilled to be joining 19 more ladies for a very special Valentine's Showcase.  Be sure to click on the links below and see all of their wonderful creations.  I am sure you will find tons of inspiration to help you show your love this Valentine's.

Monday, January 27:
Tuesday January 28:
Wednesday January 29:
Thursday January 30:

 I am joining the following parties:
 Craftberry Bush for Inspiration Gallery Thursday
  The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
 No Minimalist Here for Open House Party, Posed Perfection for All Things Thursday Hop
 Katherines Corner for Favorite Things, The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things 
 A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden,  Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
 Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
 From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
 The 36th Avenue for 36th Avenue Party

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  1. Marty- will you be my valentine? :) sweet ideas.

  2. Hi Marty! We are not that big on Valentine's day either. I don't decorate for Valentine's day, but I've seen some pretty decor around blogville! Love your idea, so sweet!

  3. Very good ideas, Marty! I like to make a few Valentine treats; my husband and I go out to dinner. For the kiddos, there are cards and candy. :)

  4. Sweet Marty! And so simple to do!! Love it!~~Angela

  5. That is absolutely adorable Marty - your daughter is going to love this! I'm like you, I don't decorate for Valentine's Day nor do we really go all out to celebrate. I'd rather do special little things that say I Love You all year long. ~Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  6. Great ideas Marty and so pretty. Thanks for the great idea.

  7. What a lovely idea dear Marty. I love browns and the Little bling on the cloche is what I'm copy cating for Valentine's very soon, lol! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on my Chinese NY table sweet Marty, it's an honour coming from you!

  8. Hi Marty:

    Great ideas. I like how you considered the masculine set as well. They do seem to be a challenge at Valentine's Day.

    Wonderful to be co-hosting with you.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  9. Sweet, Marty! Who wouldn't love a Valentine like that!

  10. Neat ideas, Marty! I bought some of those cute little chocolate candy candles from Dollar Tree. They really smell good without even burning them!

    I don't generally decorate for Valentine's Day, either, although I do like to set a nice table if my husband and I are celebrating at home. (Heck...he's rarely even home since he sees patients on into the evening sometimes. I'm used to it after all these years, though!) I might throw a wreath up on the front door, too, but that's about it.

    Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend, and thank you so much for sharing these cool ideas!

  11. Super sweet gifts, Marty! Who wouldn't want a giant kiss! ;)

  12. Cute ideas! Love the candle and cloche.

  13. I love that little cloche and pedestal, Marty! I haven't been to Goodwill in about a month. I think a trip is in order!

  14. Great ideas for the men ;) Love it!

  15. Valentine's Day is my anniversary so I have to celebrate a little! Okay, a lot! But we do dinner at home on the 14th and avoid the crowds while celebrating it with our kids.

    I love this gift idea and I love a fun Goodwill find! Thanks for joining us!

  16. Love your little gift ideas. I don't have a guy in my life (as a widow) but I am making some cute little gifts for the girls in the office, just a little treat of thanks for all the work they do:) Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  17. What sweet little gifts! Love the little candle under the cloche! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  18. Loving the crystal compote, Marty! Such a sweet way to say, "I love you!" And the candy kiss inside the silver take-out box is so adorable and such a clever way to wrap a always have the most inspiring ideas! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Poppy

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  20. Love the simple and elegant gifts of love. Thank you for sharing at the hop my friend Big hugs!!

  21. I love these ideas! Sweet, simple, and super cute. Though I wish my local Goodwill had better selection!

  22. I love this idea thanks for sharing visiting from the thrifty groove I'm lorraine at

  23. So sweet, so simple, so pretty!!! XXOO Christy

  24. I love the kiss in a box idea! Very clever, Marty!

  25. Wonderful Ideas Marty! Have to try the candle holder really, I have the base, but I have yet to find the top. Anyone would be very pleased to receive either of these!


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