This year Valentine’s Day turned out to be a lot of fun just hanging out with the family. I had wanted to get my wife something unique but still had that Valentine’s day feel to it. I also wanted something that would last forever. I wanted it to remind her of her two boys (myself and my son!). It seems as though Etsy is always a great place to look for obscure hand crafted items. While I have had a bad experience with Etsy in the past, I was able to find exactly what I wanted and decided to give it another shot. (If you aren’t familiar with etsy, it describes itself as a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods.) I knew what I was looking for and Etsy provided me with a few options to choose from.
Valentine’s day seems to always force the thought of flowers, specifically roses, and of course that was the same thought in my mind. However, we have been down the road a million times, buying real flowers that don’t last more than a week and it is not unique. I thought it would be great to have a rose that would last forever and had a touch of masculinity in it to remind my wife of myself and my son. So I set out to find a rose made of steel. Luckily, I found a great guy in California that hand crafted these. His shop on Etsy is 4eveRose, and the direct link to the steel roses I purchased is HERE.
These steel roses are made to order, so I sent a message to 4eveRose to make sure I could get these before Valentine’s Day. The response from him was extremely fast and he promised me they would arrive in time. There were also good ratings from previous buyers on Etsy for this seller. I proceeded with the purchase. They did in fact arrive in a timely manner and just as promised. The picture above is a picture I took of the actual roses I received. They are very unique. My only complaint is that the leaf on the one rose was not attached very well, but these aren’t being played with, so it won’t be a problem. The bluish tint really adds to the aesthetics of these pieces. If I had a need, I would purchase more from the same seller as my experience was very positive.
My son and I wrote a card to my wife explaining how we wanted to get her something that would remind her of us. We wanted something tough and tender, a little rough around the edges, and something that she could truly see the beauty in . These steel roses fit that description, and it made my wife very happy.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!