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sweet somethings...a very special gift for you inside

By Amitha Verma

Sweet Somethings

This year something special happened.

I was watching my two little boys make their Valentine’s boxes for school and I was transported.

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I was transported to my younger years when I used to participate in this same Valentine’s traditions.

All of it, the cards, the candies, the flowers and stickers used to fill me up with so much joy!

They have re-inspired my love for Valentine’s Day. And now I’m on the hunt for a little treat for myself – indulgent I know!

Check out these gorgeous Valentine’s gift ideas:

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Forever Florals – permanent flower arrangements are stunning in these mercury glass vases

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How about a glamorous tray for your boudoir, nightstand, or dressing area?

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Pink, tufted velvet chair – need I say more? Tuck away in a corner of a room, large hallway or at a lovely writing table

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Treat yourself with a little self-care with these all natural lip balms. After discovering her daughter was allergic to many of the ingredients in many cosmetics, Truth Luxurious designed a line of all natural skin care. Now, that’s love!

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A little crystal

Romantic scripting always feels more beautiful!

Jewelry, it’s Valentine’s Day after all!

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One of my favorite gifts, these handmade velvet bookmarks adorned with a vintage charm are the perfect Valentine’s gift for you and any book lover in your family.

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This antique chocolate box from France is truly decadent. It came from Paris, and is one of a kind. A rare and lovely Valentine treat!

So what do you think?

What are you going to treat yourself to today? Or are you going to gift a loved one?

Leave a comment and let us know!

So come visit us, we’d love to help you scout out the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift!

Enjoy this special day and celebrate love.

I know many of our customers love listening to our music in Village Antiques. It’s taken me years to curate such a beautiful collection of music.

As a special gift to you, I’ve put together a few of our favorite songs to celebrate love. It’s a modern day mixtape.

If you have Spotify click below to enjoy our playlist!

If not, click below to access the songs our beautiful music playlist.

With love,

Amitha

P.S. We’re hosting a number of upcoming paint classes that will help you take your design projects from zero to pro in no time. Check them out here:

Furniture Makeover Workshops:

1. Beginners Hands-On Workshop- Are you new to chalk painting? Would you love expert feedback while you work hands-on on a smaller project before you dive into that piece of furniture or your kitchen? Then this class is for you!

We’ll dive into beginner and advanced techniques that will give your furniture the professional POP and finishes to set it apart from the hobbyists and the amateur look.

You’ll learn how to paint like a pro, seal for long lasting finishes, and use our antiquing glazes to create furniture that looks antique and expensive…even if it’s brand new or a bargain find. You will learn how to master all our tools and our must have tips throughout the process.

You’ll also be shown the fundamentals of distressing. If you truly want to give your furniture that classic vintage style, then it’s absolutely VITAL you learn how to distress your paint.

You’ll leave the class with samples, your very own painted decorative object and the confidence to tackle those bigger projects and know how to do “right”.

Plus, you’ll learn 2 bonus tips that we don’t teach any other class!

Click here to Register or the image below:

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2. Advanced Hands-On Workshop- Get ready to skyrocket your painting skills to the professional level. In the pro class, you’ll learn 6 never before taught complicated designer paint finishes!

You will learn:

  • Pro distressing techniques and the fail-proof Amitha Verma Antiquing System to create an authentic finish
  • How to layer colors to add depth and brilliance to your furniture. You will learn not just one but TWO techniques the pros use
  • Whitewashing techniques and Amitha’s secret dilution formulations
  • Wet distressing
  • The secret to signature finishes like dry-brushing
  • Amitha’s treasure trove of favorite techniques to make an ordinary, flat piece come alive with detail (this should be its own class)
  • How to recreate the beautiful French Country Style on your own furniture.

* It is highly recommended you take the Beyond Basics or the Happy Hour course before enrolling for the Advanced Pro Class. We will jump right into several Advanced Techniques. Plus, you’ll get to leave with samples you can keep referring back to for years to come.

Click here to Register or the image below:

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3. Register for the FREE Fundamentals DeminarNew to the world of chalk furniture paint and want to see what is all about? Then this is the demonstration for you.

*Please note this is a demonstration only. If you want a hands-on experience we recommend the next workshop, The Beginners Hands-On Workshop.

You’ll learn the fundamentals about our products—everything from our step-by-step process to applying the paint, drying times, how to select colors that work best together, mistakes to avoid, and additional pro secrets and tips.

We guarantee that this workshop will let you recreate your favorite designer looks in under 2 HOURS (versus weeks). It’s our most popular option, and what we recommend to beginners.

Click here to Register or the image below:

4. Paint-a-Piece Happy Hour Workshop. Just want to have some fun but still learn a thing or two? Then come in with the piece you want to paint and a certified Amitha Verma teacher will show you how to paint the right way. You’ll learn how to avoid costly mistakes, we’ll help you with color suggestions, show you how to apply sealer and antiquing glazes like a pro, and give you expert tips and guidance. Bring a friend, make it a ladies afternoon or personalized party event! Perfect for private parties or fundraising events!

What’s more, you’ll leave with a finished product!

All of our classes are small, with only a handful of people. This means you get personal attention no matter which class you choose.

But they fill up fast, so sign up now before your spot is gone! Click here to register:

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In friendship,

Amitha

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