Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #69: Adding Antiques to a Valentine Tablescape

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
This is where we gather, both
bloggers and online sellers alike, to
share all of our vintage inspirations.
Some ideas include:

*Inspired Projects
*Thrifty Finds
*Furniture Make-overs
*Vintage Tablescapes
*Latest Vintage Finds
*Booth and Market Displays
*Family Histories & Heirlooms
*Old Photos
*Items for sale on Etsy,
Ebay, or your own website.
It's simple:
Bring your idea to the party,
Tuesdays at 9AM. Link as many
pages as you'd like. Try and
visit some of the other partiers.
It's fun to get to "know" each
This week I am showing how I incorporated
 antiques into my Valentine Tablescape.
It is possible to mix old and new. The two
styles can usually blend very well together.

(Even on Ground Hog's day! Well,

is it six more weeks of winter? Who
are we kidding, it always is!)
The centerpiece I created is comprised
of a vintage silver tray, a vintage
ruby glass vase, new "mercury glass"
candle votives, faux ivory roses mixed
with some lighted branches, and glass
 marbles thrown in for visual texture.

Plus two other items I share a little
bit further down into the post.

I used several Valentine's Day cards as
the crowning touch, by adding them to
the layers of chargers, plates, and doilies.

Since they are waiting to sell, why
not? Here is one of several I used 
in "3D" styles which can stand alone.
(It can be found here in my shop.)

I think I purchased the red chargers at
Christmas Tree shops a few years ago.
For plates I used two different styles...
A set of four Johnson Bros. plates in
 the "Rose Chintz" pattern.
And then two ivory "Rose Point" embossed
edge plates at either end of the table.
On the back you can see it is Pope
Gosser China by Steubenville.
I only have three of these and use them
the rest of the year in my three tiered
tidbit stand.

Here is a wide shot of the table.
Note the red ribbon tied "Gift."
It is filled with Belgian chocolates
purchased from Costco.
We get these every year and
love the new Valentine tradition.
And speaking of delicious treats,
I double stacked two pink glass
cake stands... and placed my
faux cake on top while the
lower level is sprinkled with
everyone's favorite candy hearts.

Now back to the centerpiece...

I incorporated a "vintage inspired" LOVE
word sitter from my Primitives By Kathy
inventory which is in my vintage inspired
category here. 


On the other side is this vintage

 "bible motto"  plaque. I've sold several

 of these but this one is my favorite. 

I've had it since the hubby
and I were engaged and then married.
I love the steadfastness of its meaning.
Just three words: Love. Never. Faileth.

And more cards on the place settings.
Love this antique Valentine.
Here is another place setting.
I didn't have Valentine napkins or napkin
rings so I used tissue paper and Valentine
themed ribbon.
You may have also noticed the
DOVE chocolates here and
there. I'm not saying they were
dwindling by the time this
photo shoot was finished.
Really. I'm not.
Let's just say several disappeared!
Dark chocolate.
Mmmmm hmmmm.
A girl's gotta have sustenance
when creating such beauty...
Moving on!

This is another corner in the dining room
where I kept the Valentine theme.
The LOVE block is from the same
Primitives by Kathy collection.
The antique books also stick with
my theme ... with titles like:
We Two
The Dream of Love
The Story of the Wedding Ring
And how about that paper
star snowflake? Fellow
blogger, Joyce of A Quilted
Nest, made several for her booth.
 Bebe and I enjoyed making them
while we were snowbound and
we used computer printer paper.
(I added glitter to ours)
Here is the tutorial... but watch
out, it can be addictive!

And last, but not least, is this
crystal container I found at
Goodwill. It was so pretty and
I brought it home not knowing
what I was going to do with it.
For 4.99 I could not leave it
sitting there, it had to be rescued!
I ended up using silk red roses
in it and I found the perfect spot
on my coffee table in the
adjoining formal living room.
Hope you enjoyed my
vintage Valentine Tablescape!
It was a lot of fun to create
and I will probably serve
dinner here the week of
Valentine's Day. Why waste it?
Here are this week's features:

Cecilia of My Thrift Store
Addiction gets the first spot
in today's line up with her Queen 
of Hearts vintage dress form.
So charming!

and Diana of Adirondack
Girl at Heart shared her
Valentine sweater wreath.
What a cozy way to add
a layer of romance!

and Sam at Raggedy Bits
totally wowed us with her
chest of drawers make-over.
Love it and the colors are
perfect for the month of
romance, February!

Thanks so much to everyone
for linking up last week... I really
have been inspired this winter!
(Which is usually a dull time
of year for me with the chilly
temps and gray days.)

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Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

My favorite holiday! Your table looks so pretty -- I love all of the vintage cards you used and those plates are beautiful. I had to laugh -- I was looking at the cake and thinking, oh I hope she gives the recipe. Then I read it was fake -- haha!

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Jillian ~ what a gorgeous tablescape! Thanks so much for featuring my Queen of Hearts Dress Form! Blessings, Cecilia

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You have such a romantic tablescape and vignettes in your home. Loved looking at all the details. Thank you for Lets Talk Vintage 69. Have a lovely week.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jill, your tablescape is wonderful and so Valentinish! If that's even a word. :) I just adore old paper Valentine's. Nice features too, love the dress form!
Have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

What? You had a valentine party and didn't invite me? :) You're right - gotta have chocolate. Love mixing old and new. Is there any other way to do it? Looks great!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your table is beautiful and very festive for sure.
I want that Rose Chintz plate and always regret not purchasing a complete set for $125 once
I mix old and new everyday

Diana said...

Love all your Valentine's decorating Jill! Rose Chintz is one of my favorites and I think it's perfect for V. Day. I so appreciate the feature of my sweater wreath :) Hope the rest of your week is blessed--

Deanies Stash said...

Love all your little vignettes and decorating with vintage. Very very nice! Thank you for hosting each week.

xo Dianne

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Your table looks so gorgeous. Love it all! Thanks so much for hosting the party.

Marsha said...

Lots of pretty Valentine inspiration--your table is beautiful-and such great pictures! I need to change up a few things around my house--I'm behind on the holiday!

Stephanie said...

Good morning, Jillian! I am popping over from Vintage Charm :)

Your post is full of sweet Valentine inspiration from your tablescape to your decorations and right on down to the tasty looking treats.

And don't you just love Cecilia's dress form! I remember her winter one and was so in awe of her creativity.

Have a delightful day! Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

Sarah said...

What a delightful post! Thank you for sharing all the special details. Your vintage / antique valentines are beautiful, and that is a fun way to showcase them. Love the features too!

Stephanie said...

I was thrilled to see you at Roses of Inspiration - thanks for joining the party :) And thank you for the kind words about my 'Key To The Past' post. I was so glad you invited me to link up at your lovely party.

Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

Tea in the Library said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love your St. Valentine table.

My thrift store addiction said...

Jillian, thank you for sharing your charming tablescape @Vintage Charm!