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Say it with fine art hearts this Valentine’s Day

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If you are bored with flowers, chocolates and cheesy cards and are looking for something different to give your beloved this year, the Hearty Calon Lan range from Driftwood Designs is bound to have the perfect gift for her – or him.

Driftwood Designs draws on its Welsh heritage in the naming of this range. Calon Lan is perhaps the second most famous Welsh song after the national anthem. And the Calon Lan range is arguably almost as beautiful as the song. Literally translating as “pure heart”, that is precisely what you get with this stunning series.

The design is bold, vibrant, and striking, with a simple heart image repeated across the products in different colours and designs and with varying backgrounds, rather like an old-fashioned quilt, meaning the eye is repeatedly drawn from one heart to the next.

The design was created by fine artist Lizzie Spike, whose passion is creating colourful illustrations that can be translated to homewares, cards, prints and so much more. In the creation of the Hearty range, that passion has been realised in beautiful, yet affordable products perfect for Valentine’s gifts, with something for everyone…

For the girl about town

If your favourite lady likes to get out and about, and likes to look her best while doing so, she will love the Hearty bag, which is 100% cotton, comes in a tote bag style and is machine washable. At £15.00, it’s cheaper than a bunch of flowers and will last much, much longer.

https://driftwooddesigns.co.uk/shop/products/calonnog-hearty-bag/

Why not pair it with the perfectly complimenting make-up bag in the same great design, which is also 100% cotton and a good size to hold everything she needs when out and about and requiring a makeup touch up.

https://driftwooddesigns.co.uk/shop/products/make-up-travel-bag/

 

For the cuisine connoisseur

If your other half lives in the kitchen and loves nothing more than dishing up new recipes or all your favourite meals – or, even better, you love to create fabulous meals together – there is bound to be a kitchen accessory bearing the Hearty design that you will both love.

To remind your partner that you love them every time they take something out of the oven, why not give them Calon Lan oven gloves? They are beautiful and practical, sturdy and fit for purpose.

https://driftwooddesigns.co.uk/shop/products/calonnog-hearty-oven-gloves/

The oven gloves pair nicely with the fabulous apron in the same design. In fact, you may find at dinner parties that they ‘forget’ to take it off! If you’re on a budget, you can get one this year and the other next year to match. The apron is also 100% cotton and feels as good as it looks.

https://driftwooddesigns.co.uk/shop/products/calonnog-hearty-apron/

Your Valentine will adore the hearty chopping board at just £12.00. Made from sustainable eucalyptus hardboard, they are scratch, stain and heat resistant (to 145°C). So practical as well as visually charming.

https://driftwooddesigns.co.uk/shop/products/hearty-calon-lan-small-chopping-board/

For the homemaker

If your loved one likes nothing more than making their home look good, the Hearty range has some lovely pieces for the living room. These offer a bold splash of colour to liven things up a bit and will be a conversation-starter when people come to visit.

The velvet cushion cover is perfect for your favourite person’s favourite armchair or spot on the sofa. Warm and comforting and ideal for snuggling up with in the evening.

https://driftwooddesigns.co.uk/shop/products/calonnog-hearty-velvet-cushion/

For a more extravagant gift, the design also works wonderfully as a lampshade, which will brighten the room at any time of day. Made to order, Lizzie’s lovely Hearty design has been printed onto fabric, and the gorgeous shades are hand finished in the Driftwood Designs workshop. They can be used as either a hanging pendant or for a table lamp.

https://driftwooddesigns.co.uk/shop/products/calon-lampshade/

So, whatever the preferences of your Valentine – and your budget – you’re bound to find a gift with a difference this year. Make your loved one smile and show you have a “Calon Lan” by heading to the website: https://driftwooddesigns.co.uk/

And the best part is, once they have fallen in love with the design, you have ideas for a few years yet to come!

ABOUT DRIFTWOOD DESIGNS

Driftwood Designs incorporates the work of Welsh artist and illustrator Lizzie Spikes whose passion is creating illustrations that can be translated to homewares, cards, prints and so much more. This means her art can be incorporated into people’s everyday lives in the form of oven gloves, lamp shades, coasters, aprons and even clocks. Lizzie and her business partner Becky Barratt are both native to Wales and they have grown from a home-based business to three shops in Wales. They also they also have an online shop, which is figuratively packed to the rafters with beautiful, accessibly priced products.

https://driftwooddesigns.co.uk/

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