Beyond the Pale

Hearts for Haiti: Gifts for Valentines or Just Because…
January 27, 2010, 10:43 pm
Filed under: Charity, Gift Ideas, Hearts, Valentine | Tags: , , , ,

You all know how much I adore Etsy as a fantastic place to shop for all manner of fabulousness. Now I have even more reason for shopping there.

A number of sellers on Etsy have banded together and formed Hearts for Haiti in order to raise more much needed money for Doctors Without Borders to continue the good work they are already doing.

If you are shopping for a Valentine present (for a loved one or just treating yourself!) you could do a lot worse than browse through the huge array of items on offer. There really is something for pretty much everyone, and every budget.

Spleen and Glamour Dress by Steam Machine, for Hearts for Haiti: $250

I absolutely adore this dress, it looks as though it should be a lot more expensive and purchased in some terribly posh boutique. If you’d told me Alice Temperley had designed it I’d believe you. Only it’s it’s a hellavalot cheaper! It looks like something Helena Bonham Carter could rock up to an awards ceremony (or popping down to the supermarket) in, looking effortlessly sexy and slightly undone.

It’s all darkly flapperish and it has a spooky dolls head on the front of the beautiful applique. What’s not to love? Just look at the exquisite beading and the amount of work put into the dress:

Spleen and Glamour Dress by Steam Machine, for Hearts for Haiti: $250

Oh yes. If it were my size I would snap it up immediately. Somebody buy this before I resolve to have a breast reduction merely so I can fit my cleavage into it!

Hearts for Haiti describe themselves as…

…an Etsy collective of donated items from hundreds of Etsy shops to raise money to rebuild Haiti. 100% of the proceeds from this shop (minus Etsy fees and Paypal fees) go directly to DoctorsWithoutBorders ( ). This shop has permission to use the DoctorsWithoutBorders name and a separate bank account and Paypal account have been opened to maintain the integrity of this shop.

Love Art Print by Paula Mills, for Hearts for Haiti: $18

Items have been donated from many individual shops; each shop has included their particulars ( country, shipping time) in each listing. All items include seller-donated free shipping (most worldwide, see individual listing). Because the need is SO great, we want you to buy and help support Etsians helping Haiti. The theme for the next few weeks is heart items but we have more than just that. Please browse our sections to the right and know that your purchase in this shop not only gets you a great Etsy item but it also helps alleviate the needs in Haiti through donations to DoctorsWithoutBorders (MédeçinsSansFrontières).

Love Heart Coral Bracelet by Morning Sky Jewelry, for Hearts for Haiti: $25.95

Certainly not just for Valentines, any one of these beautiful pieces could be given as Birthday, anniversary or “just because” gifts.

How about this charming box of hand-crocheted cranberry coloured roses in a heart-shaped gift box? An ideal Mother’s Day present I’m thinking, or something unique and thoughtful to give a craft-loving friend.

Hand Crocheted Roses by Willo, for Hearts for Haiti: $30

Do have a good look – there are some very talented designers donating to this cause.

Until next time, sweethearts,

Miss Nightingale,



6 Comments so far
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what a wonderful and charming idea- and you know what you have given me an idea- I AM going to give myself a present for valentines!

Comment by Rose

Yay, good for you! And why not, indeed. 🙂

Comment by beyondthepaleblog

just wanted to let you know that i got my poster from your giveaway and i LOVE it! thanks again 🙂

Comment by lml

Oh yay! I’m thrilled, I hope it looks good in your new room! 🙂

Comment by beyondthepaleblog

♥♥ Great feature – and lovely items too! ♥♥

Comment by ennadoolf

Great choices, and yes – what a dress! Stunning. I think it’s amazing what people are doing for Haiti, it’s almost overwhelming.

Comment by Denise @ Swelle

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