By Karen Parr-Moody
For Valentine’s Day, GasLamp and GasLamp Too feature an abundance of one-of-a-kind gifts to beguile one’s true love. From vintage jewelry to retro cards to themed decorations, this selection will save you from giving any cookie-cutter gifts.
This vintage Hallmark table decoration could certainly double as a unique Valentine’s Day card (B-138; $49.50). It is made of lovely, fold-out honeycomb tissue and colored lithograph die cuts that form a Victorian-style carriage. Trimmed in swags and hearts, this vintage carriage is ready to deliver a romantic message. When opened, the carriage measures 13.5 inches wide, 10 inches deep and 9.5 inches tall.
If red is your sweetie’s favorite color, then send her swooning with this vintage statement necklace ($195; Booth B-234). The black-and-red beads, separated by faceted jet beads, are an unusual type of confetti bead. Fashioned into two strands on one clasp, this necklace is an ideal length for various wardrobe choices.
Faux pearls, rhinestones, unusual buttons, vintage earrings: This handmade heart is made exclusively of one-of-a-kind finds that are tiny, sparkly and sweet ($60; S-553). The frame features scrolling vines that add to the romance of the piece.
This acrylic-on-canvas painting by artist David Wariner is one bouquet that will outlast the weekend. The piece is titled “Wall Flowers,” and at 16 by 20 inches, it is a versatile size for a room (B-162; $199). And the cheery, golden blooms will deliver a breath of summer despite the cold gray of February.
Wrap your gal in mid-century glamour with this mink coat that hits at the hips and instantly renders an evening dress warm and cozy ($375; T-181). The fur is a warm chestnut color with a flattering shawl collar. The tag features the name “Polsky’s” in script; Polsky’s was a major department store in Akron, Ohio that operated from 1880 to 1978 and featured five stories and a “bargain basement.”
The two GasLamp stores feature many a gorgeous keepsake for one’s beloved. And since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, that gives everyone an entire Saturday to shop GasLamp for gifts of uniqueness, timeless beauty and quality.
Product photos by David Wariner