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