Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Vintage Valentine Village


I have so many fun things to show you over the next couple of weeks! I have been decorating for Valentine's Day and {of course} it is all overflowing with vintage loveliness! Today I wanted to share a little vintage Valentine village vignette {is that enough v's?} that I made. 


To make this village, I repurposed vintage Jello molds that I already had on hand, as well as some clearance Christmas items. At 75% off, you can't beat the price! I bought a big package of these white bottle brush trees at JoAnn Fabrics for $5 and the bead garland at a local store for 25 cents. 


I cut the balls of the garland apart with nail clippers, and trimmed off the string. The shiny red wasn't really my taste, so I wanted to make it pretty and vintage and tone it down a little. In order to do that, I coated them in Martha Stewart Glitter Glue (the only kind I ever use~ seriously the best), and rolled them in a mixture of "rose" and "light pink" German glass glitter {which I ordered from here}. I think they turned out to be a really lovely color with the red peeking through. 
  

I coated a couple of the trees with a bit of the glitter glue, and poured the Glass glitter on them as well. Then I just stuck the little balls in place. After I was finished, I stuck this big tree in one of my vintage Jello molds. 



A couple of years ago, I had purchased these cute little red and cream houses after Christmas at Walmart. I think I only paid 50 cents for them, and I absolutely love them... for Christmas and Valentine decor. 

 

I sprinkled some little hearts on my village that I cut out of scrapbook paper. I glittered some of them with a silver German glass glitter that I had on hand. 
  

I really like how it turned out, and I think that it has such a fun vintage feel.


I love any excuse to decorate! Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?

27 comments :

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh Kristen...this is so sweet and pretty!!

City Farmhouse said...

Kristen, you are so creative! What a cute idea. I am always compelled to click on your blog, your pictures draw me in:). Have a great week & thank you for the heads up about my email.

Kelly Rinzema said...

Oooh so pretty (says my 4 year old girlie looking over my shoulder - she had good taste!). Love it, I need to get on some Valentines decorating. Thanks for the kick start :)

Dawn said...

How cute is that? I just love it. Great idea!

20 North Ora said...

Your Valentine vignette is so cute!, love what you did with the garland. Very creative,
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Judy

NanaDiana said...

Well, that is the cutest little Valentine village I ever saw! Love it- xo Diana

Allison said...

You are so creative...this is amazing!!

Maria Elena said...

Oh, this is such a pretty Valentine village! What a beautiful and creative idea!

Keeping It Cozy said...

How beautiful... your seasonal decorating is always wonderful. I bet your daughter loves this little village!

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

That's darling...and creative!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE your little vignette! I am inspired now... haven't started decorating for Valentine's Day yet but think I will now! Can't wait to see more!

Tania

Laurel Stephens said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the link to your glitter supplier. I've always wanted to try German glass glitter. I'm excited to see what else you've been up to for Valentine's Day!

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

You are so dang creative. Way to think out of the box - perfect for Christmas-winter-Valentine's decor. You're amazing!!

Pendra said...

So sweet!

Erin said...

love it!! I have similar vintage paper houses that I can see being done with a cute display like this!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love this! So cute and perfect for Valentine's Day. Blessings, Pamela

Debra @ Common Ground said...

These are so sweet, I'm glad you're using your pretty little church and bottle brush trees for Valentine's Day too. I still have mine in my Holiday Cupboard.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is totally super cute! Love it - and now I have a reason to buy some of those cute vintage molds - I've seen them before but never knew what I would do with them!

Jenn @ Clean and Scentsible said...

That is SO gorgeous!! It's so unique! I have been wanting to get some of that German glitter for a while - I must order some! Have a great weekend.
Jenn :)

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

What a cute little village o' love! I'm so glad to have found your blog. Super cute stuff here!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...How darling! Your little trees look like their candy coated! I love every tiny little detail.
So pretty...so creative!
Smiles,
Carolynn xx

Roselle said...

REALLY pretty and creative. I am visiting from Tweek It Tuesday. I LOVE your blog. I am your newest follower.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So darling!! Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Jann Olson said...

Hi, I saw you featured at Feathered Nest Friday. I love your sweet vignette! I adore Valentines. How could I not, my youngest son was born on Valentines. His name is Dalan and he calls it Dalantines Day. lol! I have some of those same sweet little village pieces, white trees and vintage tart tins. Just put all away except I left my tins out for Valentines. I am pinning this and may have to do something similar next year. Thanks for the idea! Happy to be a new follower. I would love if you shared with my link party sometime. Share Your Cup Thursday.
Hugs,
Jann

The Tablescaper said...

Your little village is darling.

I'd love to have you come share at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Pink Cake Plate said...

Soooooo pretty!! Love this~

Kathryn Wright said...

Gorgeous! Perfect for the entire winter season.

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