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Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Valentine’s Day Sideboard


I don’t decorate for Valentine’s Day like I used to when the kids were younger and I taught primary school.  But this year I thought I’d play around with a vignette on the sideboard in the breakfast nook.


It was fun gathering romantic notions from around the house that I already had.


I used one of my grain sack runners with a red stripe as the base.


I found the round enamel “14” in Paris.  It’s also the date of my wedding anniversary.


I have a couple of these plateau baskets and they make excellent displays because of the flat surface.


My husband and I love our Bialetti expresso maker.  It’s the old fashioned traditional way to make espresso.  The espresso cups and saucers came from Williams-Sonoma and the toile heart was a gift from my friend, Cat.


These red toile napkins are from Williams-Sonoma and the matching table cloth is on the dining room table.


I put M & M’s in one of my French jam jars and added it to the cherub compote.


I’m definitely enjoying my new chalkboard from Ballard Design.


I cut out some toile hearts and added the string!


I’m using some of these same items and working on a vignette for the dining table using a painted tool box.  I’ll show you that later.

Hope you’re having a marvelously romantic week before Valentine’s Day!



Linking up to:

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Be Inspired at Common Ground

Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Kim!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love that Paris label on your new chalkboard, Kim! Everything looks so lovely. From the toile napkins to the toile heart your friend made you. This vignette says "romantic" to me!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Looks great, Kim. I love the napkins!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

love the toile and all the romantic little things, and wow, that chalkboard really is wonderful!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

You have made Valentine decor very chic! It's so pretty and the chalkboard, with the Paris sign and poetry, is wonderfully romantic.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a simple and sweet way to dress up a chalkboard. I love the toile too. I'd love it if you linked this to my new linky party, "What We've Accomplished Wednesdays." It is live right now.

Have a great week!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Nobody can say "romance" better than the French...your sideboard is so romantically beautiful...love all those toile hearts...

Cat @ Sunday Brocantes, France said...

How fun to see the little toile heart! The display is just lovely! As romantic as they are--the French do not make a big deal about Valentine's Day at all--so I love seeing all of the gorgeous displays on blogs and yours is truly inspiring mon amie! : )

Anonymous said...

I love the toile hearts. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

Pendra said...

Toile is my favorite, it tells a story and is so romantic! Love your beautiful vignette and gorgeous chalkboard...the Paris label is so cute and unique on it! Thanks for sharing!
~ Pendra

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

This is so pretty! I love this ;) I'm your newest follower!
Jamie ~ Better With Age

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