Valentines of the Past and Present

There’s nothing quite like receiving the unexpected Valentine. They’re sweet and to the point. Here’s a look through time of Valentines from the past up to the present. How have they changed and do you like the older versions or our new interpretations?

img319Vintage Cottage Home

vintage-valentines-day-card-a-prayeVia Pinteres

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urlHill City Bride

And now…

Valentine-craft_Foxy-favor-boxFoxy favors Valentines box via Paper Source

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il_fullxfull.188868712PeteKDesign

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Valentine’s Day Sale!

We hope you’re feeling the love. From now until February 14th, 2013, we’re offering 30% off all our Valentines themed items.

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Whale You Be Mine mug, now just $8.80

love-pillowLove Pillow, now just $18.90

frames_horizontal_vday6Colorful Conversation Hearts Frame, now just $16.80

white_ichewseyou_1Bubble Gum Machine Shirt, now just $12.80

mug_vday_loveLove Mug, now just $8.40

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Porcelain heart dishes, set of 10, now just $7.70

And there’s plenty more. See the full list of items on sale here!

Must-have for the New Year : Monogram Glassware

How was your Christmas? I hope everyone got what they wanted. All I really wanted was snow and some time with the family – and that’s exactly what I got! Now we’re looking to New Year’s and a night in with our closest friends. I’ll be pulling out the monogram glassware to impress the guests ūüôā What are your New Year’s plans?

a91037Custom pint glass set, $20 for 4

a91039Red wine glass set, $34 for 4

A Few of My Favorite *Red* Things

I really love this time of year. It’s festive and fun and there’s too much eye candy to handle. While I’m shopping for others, I’m taking in all kinds of inspiration for the upcoming year too. Lately I’ve been curating a lot of red. Enjoy the rich colors and themes! Happy Friday, everyone.¬†12Graphic and modern cake via Project Wedding

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Toms Vegan Wrap boots

verona_albumVerona memory book with Austrian crystal brooch via Tenereze

ft_wrapping02_xlJust like Julie Andrews sang, “brown paper packages tied up with string…” via Martha Stewart

 

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Red Rose & Anemone BouquetAnemones and roses. I’m in love! Via Fleurology

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Bud vase favors, multiple colors via Tenereze

void(0)-1For the man in your life: Thomas Mason J. Crew slim shirt

The Perfect Present : Personalized Christmas Presents

initial-round-ornamentFor your sister: Monogram round Christmas ornament, just $10

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For your best friend: Candy cane personalized frame, $24

star-christmas-tree-ornament-1For your parents: Family name Christmas tree star ornament, $10

23knFor your mom: Crystal initial necklace, $14

14033na_1For your guests: A great wedding favor and keepsake ornament! Snowflake frame, set of 4 just $12

baby-s-first-christmas-round-ornamentFor the new parents: Baby’s first Christmas personalized round ornament, $10

Customizing Christmas Gifts on #CyberMonday with Free Shipping!

There’s an endless list of custom gifts at Tenereze and something for everyone. Happy Cyber Monday shopping!

Custom name photo frames

Mosaic Quilt with custom embroidery

Wine Bottles Pillow with initial

Monogram wine glass set

Script initial mug

Crystal initial necklace

Best #BlackFriday Deal of All! 50% off everything :)

Get all your shopping done today with custom, monogram gifts including photo frames, quilts, mugs and more! Simply use code: fri50 for half off everything. Happy shopping!

A Few of My Favorite Things…at 50% off

There’s no need to wait until Friday (because that’s when the sale ends). Everything’s half off before¬†Thanksgivings! (but only through Friday, Nov. 23, 2012)

For your best friend : Custom batik quilt set and pillow sham. Originally $84 for the quilt and $24.50 for the sham Рnow just $56.25 for both. Now through Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2012. No code or coupon needed. Yay!!

Housewarming gift : A monogram pillow in various colors – now just $14.50!

Frivolous and Totally Affordable: Custom Dinner Pieces

Your friends don’t have to know. The in-laws will be¬†so¬†impressed. Monogram glassware and candle votives can be affordable! Get a set of 4, 8, 12 with a letter of your choice and don’t say a thing. Just let them ooh and aah…

Red wine, set of 4, $34

White wine, set of 4, $34

Chalkboard frosted tea lights, set of 4, $11

Stemless glassware, set of 4, $20

 

Recipe: Fancy, Not-So-Fancy Hot Cocoa

Aahhhh. The weekend marked the start of Autumn and right on time, it was gloomy, rainy and chilly. But no complaints here! I swapped out my summer dresses for fuzzy sweaters and made my first batch of hot cocoa. It really is the easiest recipe, it’s not even worth being called a recipe. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid and I’m sharing it with you today. Here are the simple things you need:

Custom Script Initial Mug, $12

1 tsp. honey. Image from Silverbow Honey *Honey is the secret ingredient that makes this taste so warm and decadent!

12 ounces milk per serving – don’t even¬†think¬†about using water!!

Frothing milk is super simple, and a nice treat. Instructions at Real Simple

Whisk (optional, if you’re foaming milk).¬†

Hot cocoa powder, your favorite brand will work. Image from Foodie-isms

Who doesn’t love marshmallows??

DIRECTIONS:

1. Put 2 tbsp. cocoa powder and 1 tsp. honey in your favorite mug.

2. Add 12 ounces of milk to a saucepan, turn to medium heat.

3. As you see small bubbles start to form, start whisking for 1 minute. Milk with begin to thicken.

4. Pour hot milk immediately into mug. Mix thoroughly.

5. Top with marshmallows. Enjoy!