“All you need is love” ~ John Lennon
Valentine’s Day is around to corner. And although we think of giving cards and gifts to our spouse, our partner, and love ones, it really is the only holiday celebrating the idea of love. Though it is a day associated with romantic love and courtly love, love is what truly makes the world a better place. To live life loving each and every day, being kind and gentle, sincerely helping and caring for all individuals is true love. Universally isn’t that what we all need, Love? Love is all you need. So cheers to each and everyone this Valentine’s day and celebrate love as a way of life.
“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
The heart shape is a simple way to symbolize love. Though it’s exact history is not know, the heart symbol has been used since the 15th century and grew in popularity in the 16th century. We have several new hearts that your Valentine might love including our handmade dichroic glass jewelry collection from North Carolina. Dichroic glass is made by placing micro-thin layers of different metals on top of glass which is then fired in a kiln at over 1400 degrees. Each firing can take up to 12 hours from start to finish. Then they are cut into shapes using diamond tools and polished before completing the design. The result is iridescent play of colors like a dragonfly’s wing and each piece in one of a kind.
Flowers are always a traditional way to celebrate Valentine’s Day or instead a vase to go along with your bouquet that will express your affection even after the flowers are gone. We have some beautiful red wine, cranberry red, rainbow red and other vibrant colored vases that your love will cherish. All our our vases are handmade by American glass artists including this red wine flower vase by Callahan Mountain Glass Studio in Arkansas.
Perfume is a popular gift for Valentine’s Day or something to hold your perfume in. The artistry of the perfume bottle has an interesting history just as the art of perfume. One of our favorite perfume bottle artists is Scott Bayless with Lotton Glass Studios in Illinois. His calla lily perfume bottle has a rich depth to them as if the calla lily was real. They also have a nice fitted stopper and could be used for perfume. Each handmade piece is signed and comes with an artist card.
Gems are a true delight to give your Valentine. The rich color and lore of the gems will make anyone feel like a Queen when received as a gift. Though they may feel spoiled and jeweled, our collection is affordable and meant to be worn and enjoyed.
We hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day. And a toast to Love! Love is all we need.