Vintage Valentines Day

Hello and welcome to the Vintage Valentines Blog hop hosted by Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Thank you so much Amber for including me in this amazing group of bloggers!

If you are visiting from Kelly's home at The Tattered Pew, welcome! I'm sure you found some beautiful valentine inspiration!



Currently here at Welch House we have a gigantic mess in the dining room. I am stripping wall paper in there and repainting the walls. Its definitely taking longer than anticipated. I decided move our dining room table into the front parlor while the dining room gets its makeover.

Lets take a peek...


I am pleasantly surprised at how pretty the table looks in front of the fireplace.


For a romantic setting candles of all types are a MUST. This year I also branched out a bit and purchased some light pink tapers. The pink vintage looking tea light holders are new this year are well.


When it comes to table settings, I usually don't do anything fancy. I would like to work more on that this year, but simple is pretty too. Everything on my table has been found thrifting, with the exception of the tablecloth.


I purchased this beautiful hand embroidered panel from France. The story behind it was beautiful. The panel was a gift to a bride in the 1930's and was cherished by her throughout her life. She kept it wrapped in tissue in her hope chest and then it went to a friend after her death and now to me. I thought It would be beautiful on my valentines table.


I love love love vintage valentines boxes and I snatch them up whenever I come across them, especially if they are in pastel colors. I also love vintage valentines cards, this particular one belonged to my Grandparents.


I love fresh roses and my husband actually surprised me with this bouquet for my birthday! The roses were so perfect and delicate.


I loaded the mantel with votives and brass candlestick holders to create a romantic ambience.



Drippy taper candles just scream romance to me. I also scattered some pretty pink dried roses around the mantel, and I couldn't forget my large pink vintage heart chocolate box.




To celebrate the holiday of love I decided to showcase this gorgeous marriage certificate on my mantel. This certificate is especially meaningful to me as it was my Great-Grandparents certificate.



A close up so you can see the details a bit better.



I love how the certificate is in soft pretty Shabby Chic style colors.




Just a close up of these beauties.


I actually loved dressing this table up for Valentines day. A beautiful table can either over the top or simple. Its whatever speaks to you!!


This is a quick photo that I captured before I lit any candles or poured the sparkling cider, it just looked pretty to me so I thought I'd share.


 For more Valentines day decor beauty, make sure you visit Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip

23 comments

  1. Your candlelight vintage Valentine displays are absolutely gorgeous! It makes my heart happy to be joining you on this hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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    1. Thank you so very much Cecilia!! I am so happy to be included!!

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  2. I am so in love with the mantel decor. Everything looks beautiful. The framed marriage certificate is such a great touch for a Valentine's Day tour. Love your home. Happy Valentine's Day.

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    1. Thank you so much Terrie!! I was so happy to be able to showcase the marriage certificate for Valentines Day! It's one of my very favorite things!! Happy Valentines Day!!!

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  3. This is such a wonderfully romantic space, Larissa! It would be amazing to dine there! Love all of your wonderful old pieces! So fun joining you on the hop!

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    1. Thank you so so much Linda!! It was really fun having the dining table in a different spot! Im so happy to be included in this hop as well! Thank you for visiting!

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  4. Larissa! I'm so glad to be on this hop with you! Love all of your romantic touches and how seriously cool it is to have a marriage certificate from your great-grandparents?! I can hardly believe they made them look like that way back then. It's beautiful! And happy belated birthday!

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    1. Hi Cindy!! Thank you so much! I have always admired this marriage certificate and I am so happy to have it displayed in my home! This blog hop was so fun! I'm honored to be included!!

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  5. Larissa,
    So beautiful, so romantic, and so meaningful. Your great-grandparent's wedding certificate is a treasure.

    Happy Valentine's Day,

    Judith

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    1. Thank you so very much Judith!! I really do treasure the marriage certificate! Thank you for visiting! Happy Valentines Day!

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  6. Everything is so gorgeous, Larissa! I love, love, love your great-grandparents wedding certificate and your beautiful table linen too. They're both such sweet gifts. Hope you and your husband have a fabulous Valentine's Day, CoCo

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  7. Thank you so very much!! I hope you have a wonderful valentines day as well!! I love the marriage certificate so much and im so glad to be able to display it in my home!

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful space with all those candles - so romantic! You have so many pretty pieces and I love your mirrors. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Shelley

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  9. Larissa, this room may be the most romantic ever. The pink roses are stunning and paired with the pink candles in the gorgeous candelabra ~ makes for a beautiful setting. Enjoyed getting to know you on the blog hop.

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  10. This room is glowing with romance. So many beautiful details to admire such as the certificate of marriage, the mirrors, the roses and candles all perfectly displayed.

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  11. Such a romantic scene, Larissa! I think I'd want to leave the dining table right there all the time; so perfect next to your gorgeous mantle! Your collection of vintage is absolutely beautiful and your photography stunning! You reminded me that I have my great grandparents marriage certificate in sepia tones; totally going to get that out!

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  12. What a beautiful and romantic table and room you have for celebrating Valentine's Day with your husband. Your carved mantel is gorgeous and I love how you decorated it with mirrors, candles, a candy box and that beautiful marriage certificate. It's a shame that modern wedding certificates aren't something that one would want to display.

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  13. Oh my goodness it is stunning as usual! I love love love those pink vintage style votive holders! I looked at every Dollar Tree for more blush mercury glass ones for you but I never could find any, but the ones you used are so pretty. You have incorporated some fabulous finds! I love the ironstone pitcher with the roses, your valentine boxes, and that marriage certificate especially. The table does look nice even if only temporary. I love that you decided to style it up even though it is only in there temporarily.

    Thank you so much for joining the hop. I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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  14. Your photographs are absolutely gorgeous.

    Good luck on all the work you are doing on your house - I am sure it will be well worth it in the end.

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  15. Wow, that marriage certificate is an amazing heirloom! The table does look beautiful in front of the fireplace. The pretty pink candles are absolutely perfect!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Larissa, as always, everything looks beautiful. You have such a lovely collection of vintage treasures. I need those candelabras. I have been looking high and low for a set for my dining room table. It has been so much fun blog hopping with you!

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  17. I adore your style! Gorgeous and so romantic feeling!! I love that you use so many candles! And, your mantel...dreamy!!!
    ~Emily @ lecultivateur.com

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  18. Ok, hands down! You win the romantic room award! This is absolutely stunning! French country perfection in my eyes.

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