>Romantic Winter Vignette

>If you read ANY blog, you’re reminded ALL the time that Valentines Day is coming. I love romance, and love, BUT I really don’t like pinks, reds, and hearts. I just don’t! I wanted to make a romantic, wintry, vignette to quasi-decorate for Valentines Day. Here’s how it turned out:

See that book bundle? I knocked it off for $2.75 instead of paying $25 from Ballard Designs. Here’s their books:

and here’s mine:
I can honestly say that I like mine better! (Tutorial to come tomorrow…)

The books were the only thing I spent money on for this vignette. I had the candles in other places around my house, the elephant was a yard sale purchase a few years ago ($1), the driftwood was from Cape Cod (found on the beach) and the amaryllis bulbs were a Christmas gift. They help to get my red into this display, without making it scream “Happy Valentines Day”! Here’s some more snapshots…

Simple, thrifty, and romantic. I can honestly say that I love it 🙂

Tell me – does anyone share the same feelings towards Valentines day decorating? Or am I just a big scrooge? 😉

26 Responses to “>Romantic Winter Vignette”
  1. allisamazing says:

    >I LOVE your vignette. The simplicity and elegance of it really appeals to me. ~Alana~

  2. >Lovely and romantic vignette! You did a great job on the books. Cheers!Tina

  3. Diana says:

    >I love how simple and easy this is to do, not only that but it looks amazing!

  4. >I share the same feelings but I'm decorating anyway haha. I think it's because I'm a blogger now :)Hannah

  5. Melody says:

    >That's a sweet vignette…I have a copper pail like yours…these are so fun to put together around the house..good job, visit Mel's Cabin

  6. Allison says:

    >Very pretty! Love your flowers. Mine didn't bloom this year… Very upset by that! 😦 lolI am normally not a V-day decorator but for some reason this year I went all out. Not sure why. lol

  7. Kim says:

    >Nice! I don't do Valentine's Day decorating but it sounds like fun. I really want some flowers growing in the house right now. Might have to "request" that from my sweetie!

  8. >It's lovely! Your flowers are beautiful and love the twined books. Thanks so much for linking to the party!

  9. Jill says:

    >Beautiful! and definitely better than the store bought version!Thanks so much for linking to A Round Tuit.Hope you have a fabulous week!Jill @ Creating my way to Successhttp://jembellish.blogspot.com/

  10. Moe says:

    >This style of stripped books is so cute! I love the romantic & classic feel of it. Looks great :)popping by from Making the World Cuter

  11. Amanda says:

    >This looks so nice and clean, love it!

  12. >What you did feels romantic (even without the pinks, reds and hearts) Love the books and flowers.

  13. Ruth says:

    >Love the vignette. The books are my favorite.Ruth

  14. >Beautiful! I love seeing all of the "Ballard knock offs" here in blog land. It makes me happy because I drool over their stuff too! Why would anyone pay that much when you can make it yoruself and make it better?!

  15. Cindy Adkins says:

    >I'm your newest follower. I love vignettes and yours is beautiful!!!XO

  16. >I'm with you, Christina! I don't go for the "cutesy" Valentine décor either. I can honestly say, "I love your romantic vignette, as well!" ;)Thanks for joining my linky party. Keep those thrifty projects comin'!Blessings,Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottagehttp://thebambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

  17. >I love the books! I gave it a try with a French postcard at the top from Graphics Fairy and tied a key on top! It came out great! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great day! Susan

  18. Shelia says:

    >Oh, how pretty! Love how you did the books and the bloom is most gorgeous.Be a sweetie,Shelia 😉

  19. Erin says:

    >I LOVE your very romantic vignette!! No, I don't decorate for Valentines Day. I think all the stuff everyone's doing is cute…it's just not me. Could be because I've been divorced for, oh, like 7 years with one bad relationship stuck in there somewhere. LOL 😉

  20. Cherie says:

    >Love the collection… I like yours better!I am a new follower! Stop by and visit me!http://justcraftytoday.blogspot.com

  21. Allison says:

    >Thanks for linking this up as well dear!

  22. >very beautiful decorating for Valentine's Day. Colors are magnificant!

  23. >i have no hearts, cupids…to display on valentines, there's just so many splashes of all the colors in every nook round the house…BUT, yours knocked me off. i like the idea you bring out the valentines in that il table. woot!i followed u via GFC

  24. >I love this idea! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!www.youngnester.blogspot.com

  25. DANA says:

    >That is so adorable! And makes me jealous! I would love for you to come link up with me as well if you haven't stopped by yet! Best link each month gets prizes! http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/02/strut-your-stuff-for-february-round-2.html

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