Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Faves 37 - Valentine's Day Gifts & Contest


I know I've already told you how much I love Valentine's Day, so I won't bore you with more on that. I'm sure you've probably heard or read the famous legend of how Valentine's Day came to be, so I won't bore you with that either! No, this week I have a bit of a surprise for all of you -- I'm running a contest!

Yes, and this week's song is the contest. I'll explain: If you can guess why I have chosen this particular Moody Blues tune, I will send to you, at no cost to you, this item from my shop. The first person with the correct answer receives the prize! (Your answer must be in the comments of this blog entry for it to be considered valid for this contest. Do not email or private message your answer to me. And I do apologize, this contest is good only in the United States and Canada, because I can only ship within the United States and Canada. Thanks in advance!)

[Note: Contest ends at 12:01 PM EST, Tuesday, 17 January 2012.]

Here's the song that begins both our Valentine's Day shop hopping for the week and this contest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPLWBhNW3FM

Now, let's go shopping!

Valentine's Day Gift Shop Number 1
Shop name: countercouturedesign
http://www.etsy.com/shop/countercouturedesign?ref=seller_info

The human heart is a beautiful thing. Just take a look at this gorgeous red scarf with a heart silk-screened right on! Perfect for a doctor or your favorite quirky valentine.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86000469/heart-scarf-valentines-day-gift-for-him

Valentine's Day Gift Shop Number 2
Shop name: Bella Ray Designs
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaRayDesigns?ref=seller_info

It's been a while since I featured a guitar pick, and this one really caught my eye with its lyrics from one of my favorite Dave Mathews Band songs Crash Into Me. But you can have it personalized with something else if you prefer. This one's perfect for that guitar playing Valentine in your life.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49211475/hand-stamped-guitar-pick-copper-perfect

Valentine's Day Gift Shop Number 3
Shop name: Mary K Creation
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaryKCreation?ref=seller_info

Does your favorite Valentine have a heart so dark that you couldn't help but fall for her? Well, tell her so with this beautiful little black heart necklace. There are other colors to choose from in this shop to suit your particular Valentine's heart, plus matching earrings are also available for a separate purchase.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85815517/black-heart-pendant-necklace-valentines

Valentine's Day Gift Shop Number 4
Shop name: North Country Comforts
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthCountryComforts?ref=seller_info

Simple, but direct! This lovely pillow cover will let that special someone in your life know exactly how you feel about him or her.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/89937385/valentines-day-pillow-coverbe-minehand

Valentine's Day Gift Shop Number 5
Shop name: Lychee Kiss
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LycheeKiss?ref=seller_info

Who is at the center of your heart? Well, you can let that special lady know this Valentine's Day with this sweet initial heart in a wreath with cubic zirconia dewdrop bracelet. Very pretty and fun, because the heart can spin with delight. I like that the maker even provides them in silver tone at no extra cost. Lovely!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86079444/valentines-day-gift-for-her-eternity-of

Be sure to drop back by next Friday when we will continue to track down Valentine's Day gifts before shipping and receiving becomes an issue. After all, Valentine's Day really is just around the corner now and you don't want to be stuck at the last minute having to buy a grocery store box of candy to present to your special one -- again. Just kidding! I bet you remember birthdays and anniversaries too! ;-)

Have you guessed why I chose Tuesday Afternoon yet? I'd love to read all about it in the comments below.

Until next week, have a great weekend everyone and take care out there!

[And one more thing: Contest ends at 12:01 PM EST, Tuesday, 17 January 2012.]

11 comments:

Steve said...

About your contest: I don't know... but I'm tempted to think that love, which Valentine's Day represents these days, brings out a feeling of: "I'm just beginning to see - now I'm on my way." It sorta puts one in the frame of mind of: "It doesn't matter to me - (I'm) chasing the clouds away."

Fun question - can't wait to see what the real answer is! And I LOVE your store!

Lesa Kay said...

Sadly, that isn't the correct answer. But, boy! Is it ever a good one! I really love the way you tied all of that together. Absolutely beautiful.

Glad you like the question and I am especially glad that you love my store. Brings out a veritable "squee!" from me. ;-)

Thanks for reading and responding.

Anne Marie said...

Perhaps, what better way to spend Valentine's day than "swaying through the fairyland of love"? Magic and mystery, and loads of discoveries...

Really enjoy seeing your picks. That crocheted heart really has me intrigued.

Lesa Kay said...

Alas, your guess, though delightful in its imagery, is incorrect.

O, yes! That lovely crocheted heart is definitely an eye-catcher. It's a beautiful design.

I'm glad you enjoyed my picks, and I enjoyed your guess. It's always a pleasure when you drop by. Thanks! :-)

Anne Marie said...

Can we have more than one chance? :D

Lesa Kay said...

I really didn't think that far ahead, so... why not? :-)

Go for it! ;-)

x said...

Thanks very much!

Valentine's Day is on Tuesday this year?

Anne Marie said...

'x' is me LOL

(Too early in the morning to be typing well)

Lesa Kay said...

*DING!**DING!**DING!**DING!**DING!*

Anne Marie, otherwise known by the lowercase letter 'x', you're the lucky winner! lol

That is the exact the reason that I chose Tuesday Afternoon by the Moody Blues!

Cue the confetti and balloons!

[There would be confetti and balloons here but blogger doesn't seem to be taking my ASCII or HTML this morning. I guess you'll just have to use your imagination. ;-)]

I'll get your prize in the mail Monday morning. Hm. That sounds like another song. ;-)

Anne Marie "x" said...

Yay!!! Thanks for the second chance!

This was fun. And I will enjoy the scarf very much --- especially when the weather is like today, frigid.

Lesa Kay said...

You're welcome!

You'll be glad to know, then, that the scarf is on its way! It should arrive sometime this week.

Enjoy! :-)