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Romancing the Farmhouse

What is it about Valentine's that makes me think of old, vintagey things?

Is it the romance the objects conjure up?
stained glass window and pretty hearts

Or do they just seem to suggest a slower, more relaxed pace of life that is so appealing?

I love old suitcases and pretty hankies

Whatever the reason, I love to decorate the farmhouse using vintage/vintage inspired items.

Friendly Village bowl in wooden bowl with old doorknobs

On the entryway table, I placed my silver bowl and filled it with a flameless candle and silk flowers. Scrabble letters spell out "Flowers" placed in front of a mason jar with daffodils and snowdrops from the yard.

An old lampshade frame becomes a cloche for the Tom Kitten book, cat, and tin tile flower holder:

The tulip stems were a thrift store find from my mother-in-law. They still had the price tags on them! They look pretty in the wire basket lined with a burlap bag.

My cute heart was inspired by Cecilia over at My Thrift Store Addiction where she shared how she made hers (Thanks, Cecilia!):
I placed it on the rustic ladder I use to hold my blankets:

In the bathroom, I used my black tiered tray I found thrifting on my trip to Kerrville to hold hand towels, wash clothes, and soap:
The galvanized scoop and scented soaps came from Laurie Anna's in Canton:

It adds a nice vintagey touch, I think.

Last but not least, my wood sign is dressed up for spring with a soft romantic flower garland.

What I love about this look is that it will look good all Spring long not just for Valentine's Day. So do you think vintage is romantic?

Don't forget to drop back by on Friday to see what crafty, decorative thing I make for Creative Friday!

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  1. Good morning Cecilia ... I love all your decorations for Valentine and that your can slip right into Spring without changing much. The sign is beautiful and love the leaves around the edges. The garland is just perfect for this time of the year.
    Audrey Z.

  2. Sweet Valentine's Day decor, Cecilia. I love the vintage look for this holiday, too. There is just something sweet and innocent about those old Valentines--denoting a less harried, softer time of life.
    I love your last sign!! It's perfect. Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

  3. Vintage=Valentine's! Love your vignettes and totally agree! xo Kathleen

    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I've always thought vintage was romantic!

  4. Cecilia,
    Everything is so sweet and pretty!

  5. Everything looks really pretty Cecilia. Have a wonderful Valentines Day.

  6. I love decor that slips easily from one season to another. Your is simply beautiful.

    1. Thank you, Sharon! It's my favorite kind of decor too. :)

  7. Such happy tokens of love. Happy Valentines Day!

  8. Cecilia, I love your charming Valentine accents and your heart wreath is adorable! Thanks for the shout out! Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Cecilia

    1. I missed those great tulips last time--how did I do that?! Love the galvanized scoop too! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm--pinned!

  9. You make use of things in a way that I could never imagine. Everything looks so lovely.

  10. Love all your vignettes. I'm jealous you have daffodils already but we should have some soon. I don't think I have ever seen snow drops, but I am enamored. Love the friendly village bowl in a bowl, great idea.

  11. Vintage is to me by far the most romantic decor! Love your pretty Valentine touches Cecilia!


  12. I love the look of vintage around the holidays! The heart is so pretty!

    Happy day friend!

    1. Thanks, Karianne! Vintage goes great with holidays for sure!

  13. Cecilia,
    Yes, I do think vintage is romantic. I love your snowdrops from your yard.


  14. Very pretty! Yes, vintage added in can be romantic and cozy. Love your polka dot heart!


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