Valentine Vignette With Vintage Finds

Today I sharing a romantic valentine vignette with vintage finds from around the house. I’m also joining the Vintage Valentine’s Day Blog Hop hosted by Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home. Get ready for some sweet Valentine inspiration. If you just stopped by from CoCo’s, The Crowned Goat and her beautiful tablescape, welcome!

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I don’t have any decorations per se, but I do have items that can be grouped or arranged together for a romantic vintage vignette.


Valentine vignette with orchids, candles, books and sea shells.


Elements Of A Valentine Vintage Vignette

  • Vintage silver
  • Crystal
  • Flowers
  • Candles
  • Love letters or cards
  • Books

My Valentine vignette is arranged on the coffee table ottoman with little things that have a special sentiment or happy memories.

Sentimental Accents And Books

I love using my favorite decorating books as platforms for displaying sentimental accents such as the silver rimmed dish holding sea shells from a fun vacation with the husband. And nestled next to the shells is a stack of letters my grandfather wrote to his mother while he was in collage.

This is only a sampling of the letters he wrote. Each stack that I have is tied with simple cotton string. The envelopes are starting to showing their age but it’s no wonder since they almost one hundred years old. The sideways two-cent stamp was post marked 1924.


Valentine vignette with vintage letters.


My grandfather wrote several times a week with updates on his classes and friends but can you guess what the number one topic was? Weather! The letters are also fun to read since he had the most beautiful penmanship. My great-grandmother must have really treasured his letters.


Valentine vignette on the ottoman with white chair and navy accents.


To get the look by gathering your favorite Valentine cards, and tie them up with a pretty ribbon to put on display.


Valentine vignette with pink and purple orchids.


Vintage Silver

No Valentine vignette would be complete without something heart-shaped. One of my favorite pieces is the ornate heart-shaped silver bowl that belonged to my mom. I could always count on it being on the coffee table for special occasions. As you can guess, I also inherited her love of peanuts and wine.


Valentine vignette with vintage wine glasses and a bottle of wine on a silver tray.


Vintage Crystal

I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a fruity rosé than drinking out of a vintage crystal wine glass, after all nothing says romance like flowers and wine.


Valentine vignette with white, pink and green flowers.


Valentine vignette with cozy throw blanket, pillow and flowers on the end table.


Flowers And Candles

Whenever possible I love using flowers and candles to create a romantic vignette. You may have noticed I don’t use much red if any in my decor, but I do crave a hint of pink in the flower arrangements.

More vintage finds are displayed on the end table including an old pressed glass candy jar and a Merry Wives Of Windsor book. Talk about a great conversation starter.


Valentine vignette with pillows and throw blanket.


See how all these element are working together to create Valentine vintage vignette. Now all that’s required is a comfortable spot to get cozy and enjoy the moment. For ideas on simple vintage vignettes see the post Winter Decorating Ideas or Spring Decorating.

Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are updated daily with seasonal inspiration that you can use right now!


Valentine vignette with vintage silver, letters, crystal glasses and wine.


There’s more Valentine inspiration to enjoy. Next on the blog hop is Lora Bloomquist. Be sure to stop by to see her subtle and soft Valentine decor then click through the links.


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48 thoughts on “Valentine Vignette With Vintage Finds

  1. Botanic Bleu says:

    Your Valentine vignette on your ottoman coffee table speaks to my heart. You styled everything beautifully, your commentary is wonderful, and your photography is fantastic. I loved seeing and reading it all.

    Happy Valentine’s Day,


  2. Emily says:

    Love all of your vintage touches!! And, of course, I love the fresh flowers!!! Simply beautiful!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. Julie Briones says:

    I totally thought I had commented on this already. I totally love the understated vintage Valentine’s look, Michelle. So lovely! Thanks for sharing on Homestyle Gathering, dear friend!

  4. amberlyonferguson2017 says:

    Michelle so sorry I am late commenting! I
    I love that you have shared alternative ideas to store bought Valentine’s Day decor and “use what you have vignettes.” Everything is still so perfect for Valentine’s Day. So elegant and chic! I love the crystal and silverplate and flowers! My grandfather wrote letters home from the war and I have them all, they are precious to read!

    Thanks so much for joining our hop. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you so much for including me in the blog hop Amber. I’m always inspired by your charming vintage vignettes with so many new ideas to try! Thanks again. Hugs!

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