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Vintage Valentine’s Day Tablescape and Blog Hop

Today, we’re sharing our vintage Valentine’s Day Tablescape as part of the Vintage Valentine’s Day Blog Hop hosted by the always sweet and crazy creative Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.

If you’re coming over from Bluesky at Home, welcome, we’re excited to have you here.  Didn’t you love Carol’s vintage cutting board décor? We can’t wait to add a few more cutting boards to our collection now.

Making Time for a Vintage Valentine’s Day 

You guys, isn’t it hard to believe Valentine’s Day is coming up so fast? I feel like we were just putting away our Christmas decorations!

Life can definitely get demanding if we don’t make and take the time to slow down and enjoy the big things and the little things along the way, you know?

I was reminded this past weekend just how easy it is to be a valentine to the people that are around us all year long.

Don’t get me wrong, our weekend was not extravagant at all.  We didn’t go on a big trip, spend lots of money or dine at fancy restaurants.

Still, I can honestly say, our weekend felt extravagant.

Do you want to know why?

Our weekend felt extravagant because we intentionally carved out time to do all the things that were important to us.

We ate dinner and lingered over dessert with friends, hung out with family, worked on a project for the house, organized the upcoming week, caught up on laundry, napped and even took time to spend a few hours at the book store.

All those activities were so simple – and yet – they felt like a luxury because we made them a priority.

Our Latest Finds from Renningers 

A few weeks ago, my mom and I celebrated our birthdays at an outdoor antique extravaganza, and we had the best time!

The event is several hours from our home, so we know the minute we walk out the door and get into the car, we’re committed for the entire day.

This means we can take our time driving, eating and treasure hunting at the hundreds of indoor and outdoor vendors spaces which feels like a fabulous gift in itself.

Of course, we don’t really need anything. But it’s always fun to look and honestly, you never really know what you’re going to find there.

Creating a Vintage Valentine’s Day Tablescape 

The minute I found these old watch faces, I knew I wanted to use them on our vintage Valentine’s Day tablescape.

We don’t do a lot of decorating around the house for Valentine’s Day.  But we always make it a point to make breakfast and dinner feel special in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day.

I’ve had this set of Haviland china for years.  In fact, it’s one of the first sets my Mom ever gave me.

I don’t see a lot of this pattern anymore so I try to find other pieces I can mix and match with it.  Those dainty flowers get me every time.

I picked up this creamy coverlet turned table runner up at a charity shop last year for a few dollars.

The detailing on it was too pretty not to use on our vintage Valentine’s Day tablescape.

In that same thread, I also made these vintage monogrammed no sew pillows last year.  We use them all over the house in multiple rooms because they’re so neutral.

Most of the time, you can find vintage handkerchiefs like these at antique malls, charity shops, and thrift stores.

I will say though, several of the vendors told us vintage linens in general were getting harder and harder to find, especially the monogrammed ones.

We usually see plenty of vendors selling authentic and antique crocks at the extravaganza. But we’ve been painting so many rooms lately.

So, I decided to try and make my own. You can get all the details on how to create crock inspired paint cans in this post if you want to make some too. They are super easy!

Taking Time to Enjoy Every Season

One of my big goals for the year is to enjoy every season, no matter what it brings.

There have been so many vibrant colored wreaths, flowers and branches in magazines and big box stores lately.

It’s always a fun reminder spring is on the way even though it may not look like it outside our windows right now.

And when the spring season comes there will likely be more demands on our time from soccer games to garden parties to feathering our nest.

So, while we have the time to slow down and intentionally carve out special moments to enjoy the simple things like snuggling up, gathering inspiration at our favorite winter flea markets, meeting friends for dinner and lingering over dessert, spending time with family, taking a trip to the book store, simplifying our homes and cultivating what matters most to us – we should take full advantage of the season.

And while we’re at it, we should consider creating a vintage Valentine’s Day where the people around us are loved so well, it encourages them to practice the spirit of Valentine’s Day every day of the year.

Be sure to visit Michelle at Thistle Key Lane.  Michelle constantly inspires me with her creative ideas and love for all things home. While you’re at it be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies on the blog hop.  You won’t be disappointed!

I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow with 25 last minute diy gifts you can make before Valentine’s Day.  Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
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Many blessings,

CoCo

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34 Comments

  1. So many cute ideas CoCo! Love the addition of watch dials on your place settings to make the point of slowing down and enjoy the moment. Pinning for inspiration!

    1. Thank bunches, Michelle! I fished those watch dials out of the grimiest bin at Renningers ha ha. It was totally worth it though. I have to remind myself all the time to slow down and enjoy being fully present. It’s not always easy but I’m definitely getting better at it each day. Sending you hugs, CoCo

  2. So dreamy and pretty…just like all your tablescapes ?

    1. Aww you’re sweet, Angie, thank you so much! I appreciate it. Big hugs, CoCo

  3. So many beautiful ideas! Those crocks are absolutely adorable and I love the colors of the flowers you used. Yes, taking the time to enjoy the people in our lives is the best way to spend Valentine’s Day. Love your post!
    Shelley

    1. Thank you bunches, Shelley! Those crocks were crazy easy to make too. It’s been so much fun to see all the creativity in this blog hop. I hope you and your family have a fabulous Valentine’s Day. I can hardly believe it’s next week. Hugs, CoCo

  4. CoCo I love your table and those three crocks with flowers. Great inspiration on using them like that. I enjoyed doing the hop with you. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

    1. Thanks so much, Terrie! I loved your hutch too. It was super cute. I always love to see how everyone decorates for the different holidays. This is definitely a fun and creative group of fabulous ladies. Hope you have the best Valentine’s Day, CoCo

  5. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the pink roses–they much such an impact the way you’ve grouped them! It makes my heart happy to be joining you on this hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. I appreciate it, Cecilia! This was definitely a fun tablescape to put together. I’ve loved visiting everyone’s posts today. We have such an encouraging and creative group of ladies. Happy Valentine’s Day, CoCo

  6. What a wonderful post, CoCo! I am so inspired by your thoughts of intentional living, and your projects, too! Oh how I wish I had a few old paint cans around right now! I love all of your decor and pinned it to revisit it again and again! It’s been fun joining you on the hop!

    1. You’re so sweet, Linda, thank you! We started repainting the house room by room over the summer and once all those cans started piling up I knew I had to do something fun with them. Every time I look at those crock inspired paint cans now I think of all those trips up and down the ladder and all the time spent trying to decide on the perfect shade of white ha ha. Hope you have the best Valentine’s Day, hugs, CoCo

  7. Everything is so adorable. I mean EVERYTHING! And woo hoo, I have two of those same plates so that means I can aspire to be just like you! Each picture draws you in and by the end I want to come sit and have a scone with you and go shopping with your mom too! Glad you make everyday a special day. Big hugs!

    1. I was so excited to see our plates on your post too, Cindy! They have all sorts of chips and cracks because they’ve been moved so many times but I just can’t let them go. Those dainty little flowers just feel old school farmhouse to me. I loved your post about laughing with your Valentine! That is the best way to celebrate. Hope you guys have the best time together. He sounds like such a sweetie. Sending you big hugs too, CoCo

  8. Your table looks absolutely beautiful, CoCo! I love your Haviland china and it’s perfect to use for a Valentine’s Day meal. From your first picture on, I was admiring the three crocks that you used on your table. I’m tickled to learn that they are paint cans and I’m headed to read how you made them in just a moment. I actually love this time of year because there isn’t so much that has to be done. I’m glad that you were able to so some meaningful things this past weekend. I enjoyed seeing your pretty space!

    1. I appreciate that Paula, thank you so much! I can’t even tell you how easy those crocks were to make – you can definitely do it. I loved all your touches of pink too. Your home always feels so warm and inviting no matter what the season. I hope you and your family have a very happy Valentine’s Day celebration! Hugs, CoCo

  9. This is all so stunning! I love the crocks you painted and how you used three of them full of flowers on the table. Your wreath is gorgeous and all your styling just takes my breath away!!!

    1. You’re making me melt, Kristin, thank you! Every time I see your posts I think you could totally be a prop stylist for a magazine or a movie set. You always find and put together the best stuff. Happy Valentine’s Day! Hugs, CoCo

  10. This Valentines table is really pretty Coco. I’m planning to decorate around the house this week for the girls. They’re already excited about giving their Valentines to their classmates.

  11. CoCo I loved this post and your thoughts on being intentional and a Valentine to others all year. SO true! I will say that your floral wreath was my favorite part of your decor! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day my friend!

  12. Coco, I’d love to go with you on a flea market road trip because you definitely had a knack for finding great things. Your home is full of beautiful treasures. I’m drawn to your beautiful flowers and crocks. The linen handkerchiefs (especially with monogrammed “C” ~ I’m jealous) are so sweet and the pillows are a wonderful way to display and preserved them. Wonderful to be on the blog hop with you.

  13. CoCo – Your tablescape and message are so beautiful! The pieces that you paired together on your gorgeous table are super creative. The watch faces are a fun, vintage edition – but that china gets us every time…stunning. We have definitely learned the message of slowing down, creating moments each and every day. Our lives are completely different and more meaningful now. We love you CoCo…and your beautiful home.

  14. Jann Olson says:

    Your table is beautiful! I love the crocks that you created. Such a clever idea. Your pretty china is perfect and I love the clock faces!
    hugs,
    Jann

  15. As I scrolled and read your post I kept oohing an aahing over the pics . . . the crocks on the table, the fabulous wreath on the chalkboard, the C pillow and those sweet clock faces. I love it all.

  16. Such a beautiful tablescape and I love the three vases of roses on the table. Your desert display looks so pretty too. Well done.

  17. Your tablescape is beautiful, CoCo! I love the paint cans turned crocks! The china is lovely for Valentine’s with the pink touches. After seeing how you used those watch faces, I will have my eyes wide open on my next vintage treasure hunt hoping to find some. And your coffee station …I could go on and on! I wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

  18. CoCo,
    Your handmade crocks filled with flowers are beautiful. Your table setting looks so pretty with the crocks and your vintage dishes. Plus, your rose wreath is the finishing touch… just gorgeous!

    Happy Valentine’s Day,

    Judith

  19. Your table is so pretty! I love the beautiful pink flowers. So happy to be hopping with you! Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Angelina @ Petite Haus

  20. Coco, I love that beautiful wreath on your chalkboard; so classic and pretty. My grandma used to talk about Haviland china; your roses plates are gorgeous, and I love them on the square chargers. I just love your style! Always fun hopping with you!

  21. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Your table is gorgeous, and I am swooning over those Haviland plates! Your weekend sounds like the perfect one to me! It definitely sounds like my kind of weekend. It has been so much fun blog hopping with you! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  22. CoCo,
    I am totally smitten with all of your home! Those curtains in the dining area are GORGEOUS! Everything is just so soft and romantic to even carry you into the spring. We don’t do anything extravagant either for Valentine’s Day! We usually cook a nice dinner at home and watch a movie.

  23. So many darling details!!! Where to start…seriously LOVE everything!!! The Limoges plates are gorgeous!! That flower wreath is beautiful!! And those crocks, full of flowers, perfection!!! Loving all of your Valentine’s touches!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
    ~Emily

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