I couldn’t wait any longer to put up my vintage Valentine’s table decor purchased from mostly Goodwill, garage and estate sales. With a few friends stopping by or staying over this weekend, I knew I had to get moving. Here’s a few pics of my display. This kind of stuff makes me so happy and brings me to such a good place. My mother-in-law was big into decorating little areas of her home for occasions such as these. I always loved looking at her treasures that held special meaning for her. (She put notes on nearly everything explaining who or where they came from). She’s been gone a year and a half now but somehow I know she would be touched that someone carried on her tradition.
And this is a hankie bouquet…because, you know, when you own so many of them, why not? I arranged them in my hobnail vase on top of my hobnail milk glass pedestal candy dish. All were from garage or estate sales.
And then there’s these vintage Valentines. Be still my heart! Such cute little faces and funny, quirky sayings.
I told you I collect straws too, right? Yep. Plenty. Might say I own every color. Ssshhh. Our little secret! Ahhh, but they are not vintage…lol.
The best part of my table this year is the new (old) red plates, glasses, saucers and dessert dishes. I got them all at Goodwill on half price Saturday! These plates are gorgeous with scallops on every piece. Never letting these go. Ever.
Of course I have a few vintage Valentine candy boxes too!
I “had” to buy these lip stick cloth napkins at an estate sale. The scottie dogs are just adorbs, right?
How sweet is this little Lefton planter? I couldn’t resist purchasing her either. And she holds my vintage forget-me-knots oh so well. Oh, just help me now!
Finally, this is my cloche filled with more vintage Valentines. It kind of rounds out the whole theme.
So what do you think? Would you do this? Perhaps it’s not for everyone but I love making my space a reflection of things I love. I hope that it makes my friends feel at home too.