Valentine, Be Mine…

If you have someone special in your life, show them you care with a distinctively unique gift from the heart. First take note in what they like or do often. Pay attention to what makes them smile or laugh. Then start looking early. Get some ideas by searching around online, then head to your town’s local stores. Walk around, meet the shop keepers, artists, designers, and craftsmen. Let them know what you’re looking for. If it’s not quite right, ask them to customize it just to make it perfect. If you have no idea at all, give them a budget and a few things to go with, like favorite color, wood, finish, gemstone or metal. Step back and see what they come up with. You might be surprised!

Oh yea, take a neighbor, relative, or friend for a second opinion and company over that cup of coffee and slice of pie.

Here are a few Valentine gift ideas available in Clarksville this season.

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Distinctive Gifts from Clarksville (Part 1)

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  • Frontier End Table: $210
  • Cut Log Bookends: $45 –$75

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  • Orange & White Bulb Force Vase: $36
  • Glass Disk, Earthtone & Cane Glass Beads, Sterling Silver Wrap and Clasp, One of a Kind: $200
  • Swirled Cobalt Blue & Clear Glass Cruet: $36

Cool Beans

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  • Assorted Novelty Flasks: $20 / each
  • Assorted Coffee Mugs: $13 / each
  • 1 LB Local Roasted Coffee: $10.66 / pound

Richard’s Great Stuff

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  • Cocktail Shaker: Mariposa Aluminum with Zebra Etched in Amber Glass: $20
  • Cocktail Shaker: Mariposa Aluminum Penguin Shaped: $20
  • Serving Spoons: Mariposa Aluminum with Glass End-of-the-Day Inserts: $15 / pair
  • Other unique gifts under $25

B.T. Dove’s Antiques

  • Vintage American Porcelain and Composite Doll, Period Dress and Wig; cerca 1910: visit for price.

The Windsor Chair Shop

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  • Continuous arm windsor chair. Historically, made in New York, the ‘C’ arm is one of the most difficult windsor chairs to create. The ‘c’ or ‘bow’ arm is a single, continuous piece of Red Oak. Painted in soldier blue, milk paint is safe for kids and pets: $600

Bee Naturals

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  • Glycerin Soaps (50+ Fragrances): $4.95
  • Natural Bath Luffa: $3
  • Ultimate Foot Crème: $7.95
  • Natural Wood & Bristle Nail Brush: $3.95
  • Aromatherapy Foot Soak: $7.95

CBC Bank

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  • U.S.A. Paper Savings Bonds: $25 – $??
  • $1 Presidential Coins

Yes, really!  Paper Savings Bonds will be discontinued January 1, 2012. Own a piece of history while you can, and save for a love one’s future.