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Roses are red, violets are blue

Posted by NationalGalleryShop 01/02/2018 0 Comment(s)

 

 

Nothing says Valentine's like two mannequins holding hands. 

 

 

 

 

 

We're hopeless romantics here in the National Gallery shop. Must be on account of seeing Meeting on the Turret Stairs on a regular basis. Whatever it is, we've had a very fun day dressing our front table for the festival of love that is Valentine's Day. Come, let us show you around...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out this I Love You to Pieces jigsaw and beautiful greeting cards from Irish designer, LaineyK

 

 

 

 

 

Why not show a little self-love with this I'm Loveable mini-journal or make someone's day with more vibrant cards from the LaineyK collection

 

 

 

 

 

We also have some gorgeous cards and notebooks from Irish designer Adelle Hickey. The designs are taken from Hickey's own traditional needlework. Pictured above is the cover of a notebook with intricate gold design and below, a beautiful card in which to declare your love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book of the Week #3

 

 

 

 

We've chosen a book of the week in keeping with our Valentine's Day theme (and coincidently with last week's book of the week which was also as gaelige), Póg Mar Seo by Mary Murphy. This colourful book looks at the various ways different animals kiss through beautiful illustration and a translation by Gabriel Rosenstock. The gorgeous cast of parent-and-baby animal pairs make it the perfect book to read with your little Valentine. 

 

 

Each week you'll find a new book of the week beside the till, alongside the previous week's title, both of which will be on sale with 10% off for their fortnight in the hot seat. 

 

 

Last week's title was Motherfoclóir by Darach O'Séaghdha.