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Valentine’s Day Buffet

I went with the post title because I think it’s catchy.

I haven’t decorated for Valentine’s Day the past couple years. In fact, I think the last time I shared a Valentine’s Day vignette was in 2012.

I rarely decorate for V-day because I’m usually decorated out after Christmas. But this year I couldn’t bring myself to put away my feathery wreath and trees (I decorated the buffet very similarly to how I did last Christmas), so I decided to throw in a touch of pink to create a subtle homage to Valentine’s Day.

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The centerpiece of the vignette is my trusty white spray painted manzanita branch that I secured with Styrofoam in one of my hobnail milk glass vases. I hung some heart-shaped ornaments on the branch. Then I put some pulled cotton balls on top. This took all of 5 minutes– the majority of the time was spent securing the branch.

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I wish I would’ve purchased more of these ornaments. I picked them up at Hobby Lobby a few years ago during a Valentine’s Day clearance sale. Hit up those clearance sales, people.

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The feathered wreath and trees were Target day after Christmas clearance purchases circa 2012. And I made the fuzzy white trees last year.

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In case you missed where I purchased something, here’s the full source list.

buffet … family heirloom
lamps … Broyhill via HomeGoods (circa 2013)
feather wreath … Target (circa 2012)
feather trees … Target (circa 2012)
fuzzy trees … DIY (tutorial found here)
vase … thrift store
manzanita branch … Craigslist
heart-shaped ornaments … Hobby Lobby (circa 2011)

Sorry it’s not much help since I bought most of the stuff years ago. This is what happens when you follow a cheapskate blogger like me. But if you Google a lot of these things, you can find them on Etsy or eBay. And I typically come across the hobnail milk glass vases in thrift stores all the time, which explains why I own three.

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  1. It looks lovely! I’m not a huge fan of the glitzy, hot pink, super girly Valentine’s decor, but I love it when it’s kept classy and quiet like this. I’m not sure whether or not I’m doing Valentine’s decorating this year . . . but I suppose I’d better decide quick, because it’s getting pretty darn close!

    1. Thanks, lady! Yeah, this is the extent of my V Day decorating. Well, I did put some heart-shaped ornaments in a heart shaped bowl. I keep glancing at them on the coffee table, and for a millisecond my mind thinks they’re chocolates. But they’re not. Womp womp.

  2. I love your style and frugality. I too am a cheapskate! I appreciate the creative boosts and revitalizing motherhood moments on your blog.

  3. This is too cute! I love the white against the light pink. Two if my favorite colors & perfect for decor.

  4. I can never score those milk glass vases anywhere! unless I want to pay and arm and leg for them.

    1. Really? That stinks. I guess there’s just an over abundance of them here in central Indiana because I see them all the time. Road trip! 🙂 If not, there’s always eBay!

  5. You r an absolute hoot! Love your blog.

  6. Any time you can incorporate milk glass I am a HUGE fan!! I love it!

  7. What a perfect way to add a touch of Valentine’s decor! It looks so pretty without over doing it. Love it!

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