A Valentine table vignette

Last year I did a sweet little vignette for Valentine’s Day on “Grandma’s Table,” an antique piece I’m so pleased to have inherited from my Grandmother Verdie. This year, I decided to try something a little different by making a love-themed display on the low coffee table instead. (I know – daring, right?)

It’s funny how the pictures don’t show you exactly what I see when I look at this. The objects are there, of course, but somehow I am able in my mind’s eye to blot out the background – the television, the electronics cords, the TV trays… I see that they are almost overwhelmingly distracting in my photos, but to me – well I hardly notice them when I am enjoying this little collection.

Anyway, here’s the table with some fun little bits and pieces on display:

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The table is a contemporary style, a dark-wood base with an oval glass top. I started by simply arranging a leftover sheer curtain panel.

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And added some love-themed items like my large silverplated bowl filled with pinecones and adorned with a layered rose-and-ribbon accent.

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A sweet framed photo of hubby and myself, from a very long time ago ;) …

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And this thrift-store-found Valentine-themed tic-tac-toe board:

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A little later, I snapped a couple photos of the whole display in candlelight – I love the floating candle with red and pink filler…

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It all looks lovely… if you can see past the TV trays and the television set! LOL

I’m linking my little table to the “What’s It Wednesday” party at Patti & Paula’s lovely blog,  Ivy and Elephants.

More soon,

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5 thoughts on “A Valentine table vignette

  1. I think it looks lovely Janet! Your home is like mine….real. Those homes that always look perfect in photos are nice but you have to wonder where is all their stuff? I love the use of pine cones as a filler….great idea! Have a sweet Valentine’s Day with your hubby!
    Blessings, Vicky

  2. Thank you so much, Vicky! It’s funny about the pinecones… I was sure we had an old bag of them leftover in the utility closet from some past Christmas. So I went to the closet and we had maybe SIX bags of them!! LOL I had no idea we were storing so many of them! :)

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