Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Whattya Want?

Valentine's Day is drawing near. I'm sure many of you are thinking of something to buy or do for someone. Why not treat yourself? Oh come on! Here are some ideas:  The first is a pretty petal apron (link on photo).  Speaking of petals, you could buy yourself flowers, or better yet, buy a flowering Cherry tree or Pink Dogwood and you'll have flowers every year.  Of course,  the ever-popular decadent chocolates are always nice. Buy or make an Eiffel Tower bag. A couple of blog gals are experimenting with printing their own muslin to make their own bags...perhaps one day some of us will even take a trip to see the real thing! OR do what I did one year:  I got travel videos to all my favorite places and watched it on Valentine's Day!  What are some other gifts you'd like to give yourself? 






27 comments:

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

You can send me all the gifts you pictured!!

I would love a day at the spa. I need some extra TLC and pampering...who doesn't?!

donna said...

Flowering trees of any kind are always nice. The gift that keeps on giving.

donna

queenbuffness said...

I want my boyfriend/husband to think of something unexpected and thoughtful all on his own. BUT since the boy isn't wired that way I will start this week emailing him pictures and links of fun ideas and see which he chooses. Ya gotta help the poor creatures along and be happy with their effort. Luckily, in spite of his "gift impairment", he's really cute....

Marina Mott said...

I loved all these choices!!

Olivia and Me said...

Chocolate and all things French.. ooo'la'la' cheri.

Hubs is soo good to me, but he's not a purchase an wrap up kind of guy.. so I've learned over the years to locate what I'd like and then share this with him. I don't mind if it's not wrapped or given exactly on the day of the event.. I'm happy, he's happy and no hurt feelings. (one year, eons ago.. I was given some wooden spoons from him. This would be like me giving him an empty cd case. So.. with that in mind knowing his mind was elsewhere I adapted.)

with love,

Olivia

Suz said...

A simple valentine would do
...because he "doesn't believe in the crass commercialism"
..sure

BonjourRomance said...

I like the little petal apron, the flowers and the truffles of course. My honey is very good about giving just the right hthing, but all I really want is a great big kiss! Well and one little thing would be fine...

Rita said...

How about the gift of music? You could keep playing it over and over! Have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Living It At Home said...

These are beautiful treats! Yes...we should treat ourselves! Very beautiful images.

Please stop by my blog for a visit. I am having my first ever GIVEAWAY! It is the Elle Decor, So Chic book!

Glad I stopped by~ xxjamilyn

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

My husband is a sweetheart, but needs a little nudge in the right direction for gift giving. So I give him a pretty good sized list, and he picks something from it. He gets help, and I still get surprised.

Rhonda said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! I too like the simple journals, especially when you are in a blog funk like I seem to be lately.

I LOVE that apron...oh my that is the cutest apron ever! Have a blessed Sunday!

Debra@Common Ground said...

It ALL looks good to me. Love that bag! I'm still drooling over the chocolate from yesterday.
Have a great weekend!
Debra

Julie Harward said...

All the above and a trip to some warm, gorgeous island for a week of massages and play! Come say hi :D

dj said...

i would love that bee silverware that you posted about several days ago.......yes, it's still on my mind....hehehe.

dj

Kimme@Irish Cottage Dreams said...

You have a lovely blog :) I enjoyed viewing all the gifts and fell in love with the last bag.. I love myself and should treat myself. LOL!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I had meant to come by yours sooner, but was under the weather after a dental treatment gone bad. Blah!

You have such a pretty blog.. will stop in again soon :)

~kimme

Just Breathe said...

Those are wonderful ideas. I would love to get a new purse. I told my husband no flowers. Since he is traveling this week and will be home early Friday we are going to do a movie and dinner. He hates crowds. I don't even get to go out on Mother's Day, it has to be the day before!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

All of the above, except maybe for the apron. I'm afraid it would make me look even broader than I already am!

This year we're going out for Japanese (hibachi) food - yum! I don't get it very often since we moved and I just love it!

Andrea said...

Beautiful...love the bag and always love roses.
Hugs, andrea

Kathy said...

One of each please!!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Happy Month of LOVE!

Kathleen Grace said...

REALLY love the eiffel tower bag!

Julie said...

Oh! such pretty pictures. I know what I would get. One of those gorgeous deep red hydrangea bushes to plant in my yard. I don't have that color yet. AND chocolate covered bing cherries...YUM!

Gabriella Szabev said...

Hi Jeanen

That's true! Really important to give a gift to myself sometimes!
In last year I was Venice of Italy at Valentine's Day!
This gift of Valentine's Day was a magic. This town is a magic. Legendary town.
Everywhere and everytime are people of costume. On the streets, in the coffee bars, on the "gondolas". Day to night.
"Egyszer próbáld ki!"
If you think, look the pictures on my webside.
www.gabriellaszabev.com

Have a nice week!

Gabriella

The Gough Inn said...

I like your ideas but I am and always have been into flowers anything that flowers. So I love flowering trees -- and dogwood is one of them. Planted 24 root dogwood's but to our surprise our dog loved them too and eat them all after we planted them -- I am not kidding either.

GardenofDaisies said...

When I opened your post to read it, I thought the petaled thing was a lamp shade... and then I read that it was an apron. :-)
I love getting flowers from my honey on Valentines day

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love all these photos. My husband gave me the best gift today. Our newspaper is apparently doing something about Women Who Make a Difference. I glanced over it this morning, and suddenly saw my name. My dear husband had written a letter and nominated me! I was so touched. He's not the kind of guy to normally do this. I don't need anything else for Valentines Day!
Blessings,
Marcia

Marla said...

I believe I shall buy myself an apple tree ... or two ... and tell Bob you gave me permission. Yes!

curtis said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! I lovethe bag and all the other pics..very nice!