Sunday, February 5, 2017

Romantic Valentine Vignettes

 Here I am again with more "romantic " vignettes using antique items from my different collections. 

Lately a favorite spot for staging a vignette is on the marble top parlor table in the back of the living room. 



A favorite is the gold beaded candle lamp that fits in just about anywhere for any occasion, just simply romantic.



This is a vignette using antique items that would be on a Victorian lady's writing desk. A sweet letter written to sister in 1901, using a mother of pearl handled pen, with inkwell to the left.



to the right of the letter is a small 1884 autograph album with cute scrap art throughout the book.



Above that is an antique "Forget Me Not" scripture reading book, and a "How Do I Love Thee?" book with romantic poems and love songs, that hubby gifted me years ago...



and this sweet Nicole Sayre heart box that I got at a sale a while back. A cloth lace trimmed heart and an antique Valentine...



and more antique Valentine's.



Over on another parlor table is a continuation from the other table.



A Valentine gift bag and a homemade mirrored Valentine made by me for hubby several year's ago. Another cloth heart and a 1901 ruby flash paper weight.



A chocolate heart box, and a stack of antique books...



with pretty red covers...



Who doesn't love a beautiful book cover? I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I do! Especially this one!



And the beautiful illustrations that go along with it.



Thank you so much for your visit, wishing you a romantic week leading up to St. Valentine's Day! 


I want to thank Jill over at LET'S TALK VINTAGE for featuring my Victorian Shell Art collection.

I am linking up to the following parties...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jill
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP with Jann
VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia, Sharon, Kathleen and Diana
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry

10 comments:

  1. All beautiful! Wow, I really love that book cover, that is something I could not pass up! I knew that you would have beautiful things to share for Valentine's Day, Gina.

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  2. I would love that book and yes I am with you on judging that book by it's cover. I like the parlor table height. I wanted to put a drop leave table that is old in my living room between the sofas, it's about the height of yours in comparison to sofa.
    I love how you have it decorated. I bought a crystal inkwell a few months back from antique shop and I hate having these pieces hidden like I do in the closet. I need to do like you do and set them out and make little vignettes with them. You are giving me ideas on so many things. Happy week to ya - Betsy

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  3. Such pretty decorations! So nice knowing that you actually live the life with these items and decor; it is not just set up for a photo vignette. You have some wonderful Valentine's Day collections.

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  4. Love the Nicol Sayre heart box
    Your vignettes are always gorgeous and so victorian romantic

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  5. Such pretty things you have for a Valentine display! I LOVE the ruby flashed paperweight and of course, those red books are gorgeous!!! Thanks for linking up with "Let's Talk Vintage!"

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  6. Beautiful vignette Gina. I love all of your vintage treasures! The heart box and books are simply gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  7. You know I couldn't resist the books... giving you a feature for LTV tomorrow morning! :)

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  8. Lovely Valentine vignettes, Gina and I adore the vintage books! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  9. Gina,
    As you can tell I am playing catch up!! Love this sweet vignette and your Valentine's Decorations!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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