Valentine’s Day is just over a week away, and I wanted to share my Valentine Curio Cabinet. I found the cabinet, or I should say two curio cabinets at GW, click here. One is still standing down in the dungeon. We are planning on converting part of our dungeon in to a family room.
It’s hard to get good photos of the cabinet, it’s right next to a window, backed against a wall and has a mirror running down the back. Since I didn’t think you wanted to see me having a wild hair day and still in my PJ’s (great to be retired) I had to snuggle my butt against the wall and shoot in at a angle!
Oh the top shelf I started with a pretty vintage rose platter I found thrifting…
A piece of rose fabric was tied around my favorite vintage pitcher and in front is one of my Laura Ashley hearts. To see how I made them click here.
I’ve been falling in love with anything roses lately. I wouldn’t consider myself a “frilly” girl, but I do love roses. Today I worked on getting my dishes organized and found some forgotten “storage” space and pulled out all my Fall dishes and put them away.
Then I started on pulling out my rose plates, I’m not even half way though my dishes and I have over 25 rose plates in different sizes. This doesn’t include the rose teapot, cups and bowls that I have. Honestly when I was going through my dishes I thought “Houston, we have a problem”….
On the middle shelf the vignette started with a pretty lattice rose platter…
A knitted heart with a button in the middle was hung around one bottles neck, and then I strung some buttons on thread and hung around the back bottle. Red buttons replaced white ones in the smaller bottle.
The bottom shelves vignette began with yet another rose dish..
I just finished the Valentine hoop and like how it turned out. The background fabric is one of my favorite fabrics and can only bring myself to cut small amounts of it. I know weird! Soon I’ll be sharing some more of the hoop art I’ve been creating.
I also just scored this pretty rose butterfly shaped dish. Filled in with some red buttons. The pink pin added some sparkle. Whenever I’m out thrifting I look for pins with color for the current occasion/season I’m decorating for.
When I seen this I new it would look pretty and a easy way to add some romance for only $1.40.
I hope I’ve inspired you in some way to decorate your home using your thrift store finds. Your probably tired of my saying this, but all the treasures used in this vignette came from thrift stores. Even the crochet thread balls and the little white trees.
If you are on a budget like me it doesn’t mean our homes can’t reflect our spirit and decorating style on a budget.
Just don’t tell anyone…they’ll never know!