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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Vintage Valentine Tablescape

I used a vintage crystal lamp for the centerpiece of the Valentine tablescape   I clipped vintage Valentines and added some ruffles to the shade

I added some simple tulle bows to the back of the chairs....

Each place setting has a cute couple....

I used stacked crystal plates, pink glasses, and gold silverware....

Of course, I will remove the doilies and figurines when we eat!

Doilies for placemats....

The table runner is vintage Valentines that belonged to my mother and grandmother......

This one was given to my grandmother ...

about 1928 or 1929...

Some of the "newer" ones were given to my mother about 1936...

 I think we will enjoy looking thru the Valentines as we enjoy a sweet Valentine dinner!
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  1. Oooh, I am in LOVE!... your Valentines decor is so pretty!... one of my favorite holidays... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Everything looks so nice..... you can tell you enjoy playing with the decorations. By the way you have a very nice collection of dishes. I use to have the same flatware but sold it at a yard sale. I still have two more styles of the gold flatware. I was really into the gold stuff years ago and end up painting some serving pieces on the outside.... haven't decided to get rid of it or not..... trying to simplify to a certain extent... I think its age!

    Have a Wonderful Day~

  3. I love your tablescape, especially the figurines as I collect those types of figurines. take care, Darlene

  4. Oh every detail is amazing. I love the little romantic couples on each plate and the vintage Valentines. So sweet, the ones that belonged to your mom and grandma. I was sad when I lived in France learned they don't have this tradition of giving Valentines in school. No decorations, nothing. I was teaching there and it was strange. If you are couple you just go out to dinner. That's about it. I just love the tradition of giving cards. I still have a scrapbook of mine from the 70s. I am glad I kept them.

  5. What fun to have a collection of vintage valentines. Makes me wish I had saved some through the years. I'm definitely vintage. ;-)

  6. Wow! You have such a knack for decorating! I love all your vintage things!

  7. What a great collection of Valentine's, them!

  8. Hi, I really enjoyed looking at all your pretties and could tell you enjoyed doing it. Great job...Connie

  9. Penny,
    I just realized I missed this post!!
    So sweet and pretty!! LOVE all of your Valentine's Day goodies!!
    Can't believe that you have your mother's Valentine's!! Amazing and what a treaure to have!!


  10. Such a pretty Valentine's Day display.

  11. Everything looks so pretty! Those vintage Valentine's are adorable. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. :)

  12. I love all your Valentine decorations and your vintage figurines are so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  13. This is so cute, Penny.

  14. Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

  15. sweet. Your dining room is so pretty and romantic!

  16. How sweet this is! We were married on Valentine's Day so perhaps we will join you at your beautiful table. LOL

    LOVE all of your Valentine's Day treasures.

  17. That is so cute! My daughter would LOVE a tea party at your house!

  18. How sweet! Adorable vintage Valentine's.
    Thank you for joining us at Let's Dish!

  19. How wonderful to have all those sweet vintage valentines. I love how you've displayed them.

  20. I always like to have conversation pieces at the table, and I think these Valentines would be perfect!! You have an amazing doily collection. I have some from my mom and aunts, and I love them all. I really enjoyed seeing all your goodies. Linda

  21. Love the vintage Valentines. Great idea with the lamp.

    Jocelyn @

  22. What great ideas you came up with to set a lovely table. It should make a heart go pittey patter.

  23. This is such a sweet table Penny. Love all the pretty vintage Valentine treasures!

  24. I love your adorable centerpiece. Original and charming. The whole post is terrific.I love those vintage valentines.
    xo, Jeanne

  25. Those vintage Valentines are so fun to look at, and the centerpiece that stars them is so special. I love your tablesetting, and I especially love the pink footed glass. Joni

  26. Penny, what a sweet and precious theme - love those pink depression glasses!

  27. I love those vintage valentines! Beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations Linky party!
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  28. How I love those vintage valentines. the graphics are incredible. You must have quite a collection of them. They're so pretty and cheerful, fun to look at.
    Your table is gorgeous, looks like a great deal of finessing was done. You have great collections. I recognized several of your doilies, I have a few of the same ones. I can only imagine how much time you must spend having to dust all your pretties.
    We bought a smaller place in 06' after moving from KY to CO so had to get rid of several of my pretties including my buffet/hutch, table/chairs, no room for them in smaller house.For little while I had buffet/hutch in our mud room but all I did was dust furniture/pretties and pass thru the room to others. Got tired of not getting to enjoy them and dusting them so sold the furniture. Still have several of the doilies, vintage tablecloths, and glass collectibles in shed. Can't bring myself to sell them for so little. I've been using the vintage cloths to make table runners/curtains and some of doilies for pillow cover decorations. So glad you get to enjoy your pretties.

  29. How lovely! Your home is so charming and romantic and with the addition of the Valentine embellishments and decor, it is even more romantic....Christine

  30. How precious to have all those valentines!


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