Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Honey of a Valentine

-posted by Jayne

Need some creative Valentine's Day gifts ideas?  I have been thinking about some clever "honey collections" one might put together for their special someone.  To start with... Chunk Honey has been a best-seller this past week in our Etsy shop.  It is a nice novelty item for those who enjoy honey.  Simply spread the comb right on your toast and enjoy!

 To pair with the Chunk Honey... an OH Honey shirt, available at Simply Vague in Tuttle Mall.  This shirt was designed by a local Columbus artist, and sold under the label "Statements."  Simply Vague (who also carries our honey) is having a friends and family sale tomorrow, Feb. 10th from 10 am - 6 pm.  15% off your entire purchase.  Just tell them Honeyrun Farm sent you.

And to complete your honey themed gift, an album by the Honeycutters.  The one below is a personal favorite.  I was turned on to this band when they opened for Todd Snider at the Nelsonville Music Festival a few years back.  Folk, Americana style music with wonderful songwriting and vocals from Amanda Anne Platt and her partner Peter James.  I would compare them with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.  Go check their website here.

 And of course there is always honey soap, beeswax candles, yada, yada, yada.... enough of the sales pitch for our products.

For my own Valentine, I found an excuse to visit our local Candy and Ice Cream shop, Wittich's in Circleville.  Hailed as the Nation's Oldest Confectionery (established in 1830), it is replete with all the nostalgia of an old-fashioned 1930's soda fountain, and they make all their chocolates right in the store.

We sat at the counter and enjoyed their legendary ice cream sundaes...

And of course brought home a box full of chocolates for Daddy...

And since we already own the Honeycutters album, I decided to buy Isaac the Lumineers album he was raving about in an earlier post on this blog.  Remember that?

It's better to feel pain   --  than nothing at all...
The opposite of love   --  is indifference...

Hoping this Valentine's Day doesn't find you indifferent.  

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear someone else enjoys The Lumineers, too! Jayne, I love the photo of you all sitting at the counter. I miss those kids!