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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Valentine Centerpiece

Is anyone old enough to  remember a time when you could get milk in glass bottles delivered to your home by the milkman.....well,  I!   When the kids were little,   I would get a gallon of milk delivered to our porch about every other day.

I am always trying to think of a different or unusual container to hold a centerpiece and today I thought of the vintage metal milk bottle carrier that I bought at the auction a while back.

My carrier has room for 2 gallon bottles and 4 quart bottles.........

The gallon space in the center was a perfect fit for one of my vintage Valentine candy boxes......

This pretty pink heart box is covered with heart polka dots.....

I filled the gallon and two quart glass bottles in the back spaces of the carrier with dozens of roses......

I used a blackboard card to write a message for the flowers.....

I found these blackboard cards on a stick with liquid chalk pen  and stick on labels at Joan's the other day in the 60% off area.

I stuck some of the blackboard labels on my glass milk bottles and filled them with crochet pieces.

I sat a Happy VDay in front of my milk bottle carrier   

I put sweet heart shaped pillows in the mother made these 3 pillows several years ago.

I have a teapot,  creamer and sugar on the tiered table that's next to one of the chairs.

I have a tea towel on the top tier of the table that's embroidered with a cute flower lady....

I can't wait to show you the tablescape that I created to go with my Valentine centerpiece.

  Be back soon!


  1. Do you know we can still get milk delivered in glass bottles to the door here and my daughter also gets it delivered in glass bottles in IN! Nothing like it in the world. Everything is looking like Valentine's Day at your house, Penny. xo Diana

  2. Oh so so very pretty!!!

    Your flowers take center stage, indeed.

    Just lovely.

  3. Penny,
    Great idea to use the milk bottle carrier. I have one of those too... This looks so lovely with your window as a back drop..

  4. That is so pretty and very creative Penney, Valentine perfect!!

  5. You are always so inventive. I especially love the heart box
    Hugs Alessandra

  6. Beautiful...looks so romantic. Happy Valentines Day to you! Leticia

  7. Yes I remember the milkman delivering milk bottles to the back door. Haven't seen a milk bottle in ages. Lovely table.

  8. Your home looks made for a Valentine's display. Everything is so pretty, feminine, lacy and pink. I love the old bottle rack, but its the little heart boxes that gave me memories. When I was little I always begged for a pretty box of chocolates, my Mom who was much more practical calmly explained their was more value in the plain box chocolates. NOT lol...

  9. I love how you use the old with the new, and have the perfect sense of balance between them. Beautifully done!

  10. Penny, that carrier is awesome! I've never seen one that held a large bottle. Beautiful filled with roses. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. The candy box is so pretty I do not see pretty boxes any More

  12. Penny, WOW, your centerpiece is amazing! I have to ask are all these things in your home or do you own a vintage shop? Everything just looks picture purrfect! Please feel free to link up with me on not-so Wordless Wednesday (goes live at midnight weekly). I'm sure my readers would like to see your beautiful creations! :)

  13. Your centerpiece is divine. I remember getting a few of those heart shaped Valentine boxes of candy. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm. pinned

  14. Really pretty Penny! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  15. Your Valentine table looks so pretty, Penny. We will all be wanting to be one of your sweethearts.

    Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for sharing and for always making Pink Saturday special. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥


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