A wooden heart! Cut as a round from a log.
This arrived at our place coincidentally already painted in this reddish colour. I'm assuming it's an off-cut from FIL's mill, he paints the ends of logs he's going to mill into planks and then turn into lovely stuff (it's a lovely cycle of construction from felling the timber, to milling it to creating furniture) ~ I think maybe it stops the log from cracking or something, but then again I could be making that up a little!!
FIL and MIL came down a few weekends ago to babysit Lily while we went to an engagement party and they bought with them a load of wood FIL had cut for us ~ I know, how very very lucky and spoilt are we!!!!
After unloading the wood Andy found this piece, and in his romantic manner put it aside in his shed. I wonder if he'll sacrifice it when it's the middle of winter and it's our last piece of wood LOL