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Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Vintage Valentine Vignette

DIY chalkboard from an old picture, DIY Valentine art work from a frame and sheet music 

I don't do much decor for Valentines Day but I do like to acknowledge the holiday a bit for Miss A.  So I put together a vintage vignette for our entry and thought I would share that with you today. 

a vintage Valentine vignette made with vintage and thrifted pieces

As you can see it is quit simple and not too overboard on the Valentine theme.  I do love to do themes but sometimes I just like to do a hint of a theme - like this vignette.

DIY chalkboard, Valentine from old frame and sheet music, vintage Valentine vignette

I started with the chalkboard made from an old picture I had. I hung another frame inside of it that I made into Valentine art. You can find the tutorial for that here.  A very simple project that takes 30 minutes tops if you have the materials on hand.  Love those kind the most.

a "vintage" clock, old paper books tied with twine, vintage Valentine vignette

To the left of the chalkboard I placed a "vintage" clock that Miss A gave me for Christmas. I love the lines of this clock - it actually reminds me of an old pocket watch. I decided to sit it on top of a stack of old books tied with some raffia. 

thrifted brass lamp, wire basket, hand sewn fabric hearts for Valentines day

On the right I placed a lamp I bought at the thrift store this last week and a small wire basket that I got from Marshall's last year. I filled the basket with little cloth hearts.

DIY fabric hearts from drop cloth fabric and velvet, vintage wire basket, vintage Valentine vignette

They are made from burgundy velvet and drop cloth - embellished with lace.  I hand sewed each one of these while I was watching TV. Easy to do and so fun to make.  Each one is different because of the lace or applique added to it.  You can see I wrote "LOVE" on one with a Sharpie.

vintage brass lamp, patina, thrifted lamp, vintage Valentine vignette

The lamp was such a great find.  I got it at my favorite thrift store for $6.  Wow!  I had fully intended to paint it when I got it home but I got to looking at it and decided it was just too perfect.  So I polished it up a bit with some furniture polish and it looks so lovely now.

thrifted vintage brass lamp with patina

Check out that perfect rich patina - I love how it mottled so well.  Very vintage and just the perfect piece for this little vignette.

vintage Valentine vignette, thrifted brass lamp, "vintage" clock, diy chalkboard with diy Valentine art, hand sewn fabric hearts made with drop cloth fabric

I'm very happy with this little bit of vintage in our entry. Just enough to let us know that the holiday is nearing. 

Do you decorate for Valentines Day or just move right on into your Spring decor?  I would love to hear about what you do in the comments below.  I answer all comments with email.

Until next time - enjoy creating something you love.

I will be linking to the parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Please go visit some and check out all the great inspiration and creativeness found at each one.


  1. Such pretty ideas! Love the clock!!!!

  2. I love it, Cathy! We have some Valentine's day decor up, but I'm moving to spring soon since it's warm here. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! :)

  3. Your Valentine vignette is lovely, Cathy. That wire basket is so cute ~ I collect wire baskets (far too many) and that one is adorable.