Monday, February 5, 2024

Rustic Tabletop Vignette for Valentine's Day

When I think of Valentine's Day décor I tend to think about feminine, romantic, lacy settings filled with pink, white, and red. Maybe even some sparkle with rhinestones, sequins, and glittery baubles. This year I put together a few vignettes to celebrate, but in the Garden Room on the farm table I wanted to try to incorporate some Valentine looks with a more rustic vibe. 

In early January I put together a tabletop look with a rustic color scheme log cabin lap quilt and my wicker fishing creel. I tucked in a small faux evergreen tree and a couple of smaller breadboards. My vintage ice cream bucket is filled with Christmas greenery, faux pear branches and fall look faux hydrangeas. 

An ironstone pedestal held a large birch candle and a few pears were in the mix. All that was corralled on my larger breadboard that usually anchors the items on this tabletop. When I started thinking about Valentine's Day I just tweaked things a bit and added my pottery Valentine from a mold.

I found my red toile quilt and decided I'd replace the log cabin one for this red/cream small quilt as a runner. I removed the breadboards and added in a vintage small pillow with an old doily instead. Since I still kept the fishing creel out, the setting still has the rustic feels. The small fabric pouch was attached to my earlier vintage creel that literally fell apart a few years ago. It was a spot to store flys for fly-fishing. 

Hand painted Cookie Mold pottery heart.

Mercury glass votives are beautiful especially during the fall and winter months. They are so moody and mysterious and add just the right amount of ambiance to a vignette or table setting.

It's easy to decorate with some Valentine decor without redoing everything. A few strategic tweaks can give you a different look without a lot of time, effort and head scratching.

Farmhouse Table Valentine's Tableau


  1. Happy New Week Debra. You have some of the best vintage Valentines. Love the heart. So pretty. Hugs. Have a great week. Kris

  2. That heart is especially beautiful, Debra. And I love how you used the quilt!

  3. I love it, Debra!! The fly fishing creel is such an exceptional piece of decor!

  4. Debra, I'm late visiting, but you are inspiring me. I've been slowing pulling out some valentine things just for me because it makes me happy. That painted cookie mold is a real treasure. Thanks for always inspiring me to just do it!


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