Christmas/Winter Decor

Romantic in Pink and Green for Valentine’s Day

Really, when you think about Valentine’s Day and decorating, it’s usually cheesy red paper foil hearts and chubby cupids shooting arrows. There may be a time and place for that, but I wanted a more grown up version of Valentine’s Day. Something a little bit vintage, a little bit shabby, and a little bit of color here and there for my Home On Elderwood.

I decided to use this old window I picked up at a garage sale a couple of years ago as the centerpiece to my display. All I did is clean it up with some soap and water and polish the glass with Windex. All the chipped layers of paint and weathering is authentic. I added the plates and paper doily hearts to the window with Command Strip Velcro picture hanging strips. The doily hearts are glued onto wooden hearts from the craft store that I painted in pinks, blues and greens before attaching the paper doily cutouts.

Once I started putting this vignette together, I realized I wanted some symmetry for a more traditional look. I started flanking the old window with these vintage green satin glass pedestal candy dishes which I used as vases for floral balls. Then I added the silver tray in between them. I filled the tray with oversized pink and green floral artichokes and added a matching candle.

I kept the symmetry going with the porcelain plates hung above and on either side of the window in this pretty green and pink floral pattern from Noritake which are also vintage from the 1950’s. The plates hung on the windows are from my personal collection and were apart of an English tea set I received as a wedding present almost 20 years ago made by Royal Cotswolds.

If you would like to recreate or put together your own vignette, I do have some of the items available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Now, I believe it’s time to thank you for visiting my Home On Elderwood. Please, come again soon!


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