As is always the case in the first half of February, Valentine’s Day is approaching speedily. Nowadays, the percentage of ladies who are proposing to their gentlemen has gone way up. It’s still not through the roof, but I thought I mention it being that I know a goodly handful of my readers are individuals of the female persuasion who are not actually engaged. Back when I started enjoying the mass of wedding blogs out there (and writing my own) I was nowhere close to being promised, though I wanted to be ever so badly.
In fact, I’d even tested the waters by asking The Beard what he’d say if I did propose, but the Eight Ball in his heart was all, “Ask again later.” He swears that he doesn’t remember this ever happening, but he does have a mind like a colander. Perhaps things would have been better if I had simply presented him with one of these awesome boxed proposal bowls from Paloma’s Nest.
The tiny text bowl, with its special message, comes nestled in a natural wood box filled with what looks like easter straw and topped off with a handmade wooden tag. The bowl itself is customizable (though not in time for V-day) meaning you can add your and your beloved’s names or some significant date to the bowl.
If I was giving one of these to a guy who doesn’t usually go in for jewelry or watches or things like that, I might let the message stand on its own. For a girl expecting some engagement bling, I suppose one would want to place something sparkly in the bowl. In either case, I think something like this would make for something slightly classier than the played out red rose with a ring around it but far less cringe-worthy those awful Jumbotron proposals. Yay for the middle ground!
In Slovenia, it’s said that the birds in the trees propose to one another on February 14th. Now dish, people. Are any of you expecting (or perhaps even dreading) a Valentine’s Day proposal? Or perhaps planning to propose?