My sweet mother-in-law recently gifted me several pieces of crystal and vintage glass, and I felt like I had just won the lottery!
I brought them home, and decided right away they’d look lovely mixed in with some of my pink depression glass and white milk glass for a Valentine’s disply. 💕
You can see how I gave this antique corner cabinet a makeover HERE. I love how perfectly it works for seasonal decorating and displaying my favorite vintage items on a rotating basis.
On the top of the cabinet, I have a vintage cut lead crystal water pitcher that I brought home from my mom’s. It was in the same box as my antique glass cake stand, but I can’t find out much about this pitcher, so if you know anthing about it, I’d love to hear it! Please drop me a comment!
Inside the crytal pitcher, I placed several of my favorite faux tulips in pretty Valentine-y colors.
I also have two sets of crystal candle holders on top–the Waterford set is from my mother-in-law, and the Gorham set is from my Grandma Rose from 1993. They look so pretty displayed with tall tapered candles in pink and white.
The rest of the shelves are a mixture of:
- my mother-in-law’s crystal
- pink depression glass–mostly from my mom and grandmother, but some that I’ve collected
- a few pieces of white milk glass.
- my mom’s antique cream and sugar set
Mixing in some tulips, wood block signs (Target Dollar Spot), pink heart paper doilies, and stuffed fabric hearts creates a sweet pink and white look that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I love being able to display my favorite things in this way. All of my vintage treasures and family keepsakes can come out on a rotating basis to be enjoyed for awhile, and then put away to make room for more. 💕
Happy Valentine’s Day,
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Mandy’s 20pcs Artificial Latex Tulips
I have these in multiple colors, and love them! They look so real, and are perfect for spring decorating!
Valentine’s Day Heart Shape Paper Doilies
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12 thoughts on “Decorating for Valentine’s Day with Vintage Dishes”
Wow, Niky — it’s such understated elegance! Thanks for the inspiration — I’ve never thought of pairing up my pink depression glass with my milk glass for V-Day:) Also lovely that there is so much history and sentiment there! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen
Thank you, Kathleen. Love all my family treasures, and enjoy opportunities to display and share them. ❤️
I LOVE vintage dishes!! You displayed them SO beautifully in such a simple way. I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you so much, Rachel. You’re so kind. 🙂
What a great Mother-in-law! So pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at EH&F!
Absolutely beautiful display and I love that it holds a sentimental value too.
Have a lovely weekend. X
What a pretty cabinet and I am loving all your dishes! Such a gorgeous display for Valentine’s Day.
Thank you so much, Katerina. Your kind comments are appreciated! 🙂
That is really pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.
Your display is so pretty and elegantly laid out. Pinned
Thank you so much, Anita!
What a great gift and looks pretty with pinks.