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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46 thoughts on “Valentine Vignette With Vintage Finds

  1. calypsointhecountry says:

    Michelle, your vignettes are so pretty! I love how you saved some special pieces from your family and I love your grandfather’s letters. How funny that he wrote about the weather! It’s too bad that penmanship is no longer a priority. My kids can barely write in cursive and it’s such a shame. It’s great to join you in the blog hop. Have a wonderful week!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Shelley, you are so right about penmanship, it is a bygone art these days. Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. CoCo Tyre says:

    There are so many beautiful elements to this Valentine’s vignette, Michelle! I would have never thought to put peanuts in a silver bowl like you have but gosh, it’s so gorgeous I’m going to try it at my house too. We always try to leave out little nibbles when people come over so this will help step up my game. Love, love, love that you have your grandfathers letters. Talk about a treasure – that is so cool! Hugs, CoCo

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Coco for your sweet comments! I’ll have to write a post someday on how those letters came into my possession. It’s a story worth telling. Hugs!

  3. Cindy Richter says:

    How wonderful it must be to have letters from your Grandfather?! I’ve always found that the older generation has beautiful penmanship too. Wish they still emphasized that in schools these days. Seems like all they need now is thumbs. 🙁 Loved your tips and vignettes. Everything was beautiful and so elegant. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Cindy! I must admit my penmanship is not what it used to be. Out of practice lol. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. paulasweetpea says:

    Your created a beautiful vignette for Valentine’s Day! My favorite part is the bundle of letters that your great-grandfather wrote to your great-grandmother. It’s a shame that future generations won’t have anything like this to treasure since letter writing is a lost art. I had never thought about enjoying peanuts with wine, but it is sounding pretty good to me right now. I enjoyed seeing your decor!

  5. Lora Bloomquist says:

    Michelle, I love the stack of old letters; so beautifully vintage. The beautiful handwriting, along with the postmark on the old parchment paper; what a treasure! Your photography and styling of it all is lovely. Fun hopping with you again!

  6. thetatteredpew says:

    I love that you have your grandfather’s letter! Such a special sentimental touch. Your tips for vignettes were just what I needed. Loved being on this hop with you!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      I found the metal piece in a little gift shop and liked its vintage zinc look. The tag described it as a metal tassel, but to me it looks like a finial. Great conversation piece right?!

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