As you'll remember from last week's Friday Faves, I held a contest where I asked why I had chosen Tuesday Afternoon as that week's theme music. Anne Marie answered correctly when she said that it was because Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year. Her prize was a heart scarf in dark and light rose. Congratulations Anne Marie! And thanks to you and Steve for your participation in my contest!
One of my favorite movies, as I have probably already mentioned, is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. He also wrote a book called The Princess Bride, which, I feel, is just one of the best books around for its humor and interesting storyline devices. I highly recommend it!
So, in honor of that film and book and, of course, in honor of all romantic loves, I would like to share the theme song from the film with you this week. The song was written by Willy DeVille and is called Storybook Love. Sadly, Willy DeVille is no longer with us, but I'm sure he knows how appreciated his music will always be. Thanks Mr. DeVille!
Now, let's go shopping!
Valentine's Day Gift Shop Number 1
Shop name: Lost Apostle
I don't know what it is about the human heart, but I just love it! Whether it's on a t-shirt, a scarf or, like this, a gorgeous necklace -- I love the shape, the intricacy and range and depth of emotion that it is capable of feeling. O, and it pumps blood through our veins pretty good, too!
Valentine's Day Gift Shop Number 2
Shop name: I Sew Naked
Okay. This one's just too fun to pass by! I love the idea of being able to really hold hands inside this "glove-of-love-built-for-two." Extremely clever design and a clever item name as well! Please direct your browsers to the "Smitten!"
Valentine's Day Gift Shop Number 3
Shop name: Dawn 2 Dusk Design
I'm a real sucker for cards and postcards and this just did it for me from the start! What a wonderfully fun idea!
[And, great news! Dawn has just made a very generous offer. That's right, readers! Until February 14th, 2012, Dawn of Dawn 2 Dusk Design is offering all visitors to my blog a 10% discount. Use the coupon code Love2012 when purchasing from her shop.]
Valentine's Day Gift Shop Number 4
Shop name: Five to One Vintage
Ladies, is your man a rugged-sexy-man-beast? Are you having trouble deciding just what to get your rugged-sexy-man-beast? Well, I think this shop has your Valentine's Day gift dilemma solved with this vintage rugged-sexy bomber jacket in black leather!
Valentine's Day Gift Shop Number 5
Shop name: Julie Ann Art
Or... maybe you would just like to send your very special darling a message. Make him laugh (or cry) with this deliciously wicked-funny card!
Whatever your gift-giving needs Etsy and the handmade movement have you covered! So be sure to stop back by next week for more "showin' some love" gift ideas.
Until then, have a great weekend everyone and take care out there!