Add some love to your home with heartsy-fartsy home decor #Shopping#decor#geeky#gothic#home goods#valentine's day February 14 2014 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Hi, Homies. Here's the deal: I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, but I do love to tell people that I love them. So what better way to "celebrate" Valentine's Day than by sharing some of my favorite offbeat, heart-shaped home goods with the readers I love so much? I found virtual gifts for all my wonderful Homies — bad-ass shower curtains, adorable pillows, cooking utensils, pint glasses, geeky lunch boxes, science-y art prints, cross stitch-themed bedding, and goth throw pillows. I want to make out with all of you today, but I can't. So let's virtually make out with sexy shower curtains, tea towels, and the rest of these sweet home goods… Anatomical Heart Tea Towel — $15 Companion Cube Tin Lunch Box — $15 For my cross stitching bitches — the "cross stitch my heart" pillow case set! I'm a fan of the Le Creuset heart shaped casserole dish. Pixel Heart Morphing Mug — $8.70 Feline Cozy Pillow — on sale for $35 Two anatomical heart pint glasses — $36 Sweetheart Filled Cake Pans — $17.99 Bamboo heart-shaped spoon that says "made with love." Awwwww — $7 Tattooed Hearts Shower Curtain — $18.64 Birdhouse with 2 whistle Sparrow Key Ring Holder — $9 Heart Measuring Spoons — set of four for $6 Print of the anatomical drawing of hearts and blood vessels by Leonardo Da Vinci — $73 Purple Skull with Heart Eyepatch throw pillow — $39 Happy Valentine's Day, Homies. We love you and all your little offbeat homes and lives. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Quit "should-ing" all over yourself and get all the endorphins with DANCE WALK NEXT New home? Baby? Charity? Adventures? Register for any life events with SimpleRegistry Show/Hide comments [ 27 ] I love that this is what qualifies as heartsy-fartsy for y'all: anatomical hearts, video game references, skulls, and tattoo designs. I need that Da Vinci print in my LIFE. Hell, anything in this post would be more than welcome in my apartment. I wish there was a way for me to indulge my great great love of Valentines Day puns in this post, but alas, most of them don't translate without pictures. Let's just say, Happy Valentines Day to my favorite website! 6 agree Reply Did ya expect any less from me? 😉 Happy Valentine's Day!!! 4 agree Reply I need a new shower curtain…and I think the tattooed hearts one is PERFECT! I also love the Da Vinci print and skull pillow. Thank you for sharing! Happy Val Day everyone! 1 agrees Reply Aww, we love you too, Megan! I'm also in the not-really-into-Valentine's-Day camp, although I like telling people I love them, and I like hearts the rest of the year… There's just something about V-Day that I'm not a big fan of. Maybe it just seems to be more about infatuation than other kinds of love. That might be it… 4 agree Reply My boyfriend gave me the best box of chocolates ever. It's your usual heart shape, but it says Star Wars on it and has Darth Vader on it, and if you press a button the Star Wars words flash red. When he gave me that, I felt bad for not getting him anything. 1 agrees Reply Also not into Valentine's for myself, but I love, love, LOVE anything with hearts. That cake is twisting my melon, I can't see the join… *stares some more*. 3 agree Reply it might be something along these lines…http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/975551/pumpkin-pound-cake Reply You can also buy that cake pan at Michaels or other craft stores… It's made by Wilton. They also make a pan for a crazy checkerboard-pattern cake. I'm eyeing a few items in the baking section right now… There's a kit to bake a rainbow cake (all the dyes in one box!) and a pan to make a cake in the shape of a giant marshmallow Peep! O_o;; Reply We just got the bird key chains! Still have to mount on the wall. I really do want the Le Creuset casserole dish though. Love that stuff! 2 agree Reply Does anyone else think the bamboo spoon looks like cardiac and more, um, phallic? I just see balls and a shaft is all I'm saying. Am I alone in this boat? hello? hello? Love the Da Vinci tea towel of the anatomical heart. 4 agree Reply Butt. 7 agree Reply I immediately thought "butt." Which then made me wonder if there was a correlation between this weird shape that for some reason is called a heart and butts. How did that shape end up representing hearts? 5 agree Reply I thought "tits", probably because that exact shape is what I see whenever I look downwards. I reckon everything just looks like everything else. I was told that the heart shape was some kind of Scandinavian rune for love, but that sounds like balls to me. I've seen a bit of Viking grafitti in my time and it was altogether more angular. I could have googled in the time it took to write that. But I want to hold whoever gave me that information accountable in a tiny and futile way, so I'll leave it. 4 agree Reply On the grounds that it was giong to irritate me if I didn't check, I Wikipeed it and Computer says "1400s mainland Europe" for the symbol/love connection and that the history of the three-way association of anatomical heart/heart symbol/love is still all just theories, so no joy. I did find this neat factoid though: "Inverted heart symbols have been used in heraldry as stylized testicles (coglioni in Italian) as in the canting arms of the Colleoni family of Milan". Because who wouldn't want a nutsack on their coat of arms? 5 agree …but that sounds like balls to me. That's funny bc hearts LOOK like balls to me. 5 agree http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/roundtable/a-heart-shaped-history.php Seriously, nothing gives me a brain boner like the history of the world regarding one solitary item. And, as a result, Iain Gately's writing. 1 agrees Reply Ha! "The story of how the ♥, the heart, and love came together is a romantic tale. Indeed, beyond Courtly Love and Sacred Hearts, the palaces of princes and the cells of nuns, pagan notions persisted in folk culture of what love was, and of what the ♥ meant. […It] was a symbol of fertility and coition. It evoked breasts, buttocks and genitalia, and when they came across its likeness their minds turned to sex. In Shakespearean England, for instance, the plackett—a heart shaped apron for women with a pocket for the hands below the waist was also the slang name for a vagina.." (And: thank you for the Valentine day present – the Iain Gately article tickles my brain) 1 agrees Thank you, Sunny. Plackett is now the new word for my lady-parts. 2 agree I didn't see the phallic imagery, but the first thing that popped into my head when I saw that spoon was definitely "spanking tool." Think of all the cute little heart-shaped marks it would leave! 13 agree Reply I should probably just go ahead an buy that cake pan, right? You can totally make that effect without a special pan, but golly that pan would make things so. much. easier. And eeee I just noticed that the little birds in the keyholder can be used as whistles! Buying a house so I can use this brb. 3 agree Reply This post may be Megan's valentine to y'all, but this is mine: I JUST CAN'T BEAR IT IF UR NOT MY VALENTINE 21 agree Reply Damn girl. 1 agrees Reply I'm now trying to decide if I am slightly disturbed by the sexualization of a beloved childhood cartoon or just want to unzip the cosplay Ms. Tenderheart. 3 agree Reply Unzip. 2 agree Reply 10 agree Unzip. Reply This comment trail just makes me love this site so much harder than I already do. Ariel and Megan, will you make me the happiest quad polyamorous wife ever? (Disclaimer: I have not yet cleared this with my husband, but he doesn't have a choice at this point). 3 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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