Shabby Chic Valentine's Day Decor: Revisited

February 3, 2014

NOTE: this is a reposting of one of my most popular posts, originally published in February, 2012.  

Since I'm not a big Valentine's Day decorator, I thought I'd fall back on this one this year.
Again.  (Shhh, yes I re-posted it last year, too.  When I say I don't decorate for Valentine's Day I'm not kidding!)

I'm still displaying the silver bowl in my family room.  Love it! 

Dollar Tree is STILL selling these flower soaps, people.

So. Walk. Don't. Run.  

I'm not a big Valentine's Day decorator.  True confession:  I'm actually a NO Valentine's Day decorator.  Until now.  Have you seen these yet?  I'm in love.  I recently ran across a blog that introduced me to these lovely rose petal soaps, a la Dollar Tree ~ Polly at Motley Junket.  Her first idea as to how to use them gave me inspiration of my own.  She later added other ideas here.  (Between you and me I think she's hooked....sshhhh, so am I!)

I can't imagine how I missed these, since the one place I frequent almost as much as Goodwill is Dollar Tree.  Anyway, I brought some of these pretty things home and immediately used them to fill a vintage white ironstone bowl, a cloche and a vintage silver pedestal bowl.  I'll probably do more with them later but I wanted to share them with you before Valentine's Day is just a sweet memory.

I liked the combination of pink and white, but you know me, I L.O.V.E.D. the white all by itself.

For more inspiration I did some research, a.k.a. googled, and came up with two other sites that have fab Dollar Tree flower petal soap ideas. One is  The 36th Avenue.  The other is Pleasant Home.  Their ideas are genious and you've got to check them out.  The only thing I don't understand is how these two posts were written in January and May of 2011 and I missed them altogether? Oh well, I'm just glad I found them now and can share them with you all.

Hope you've enjoyed my attempt at Valentine decor.  I know it's not very elaborate but I prefer shabby chic (and frugal!) over commercial any day.  

Have a great week.


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Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

I love those little roses. I bought some pink ones a couple of years ago for decorating my booth displays. I didn't know they came in white, now I want some more! Yours look so pretty!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Ooh, they look good enough to eat and so pretty in your silver bowl. Confession...I don't decorate for Valentine's Day either.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I don't decorate for V.Day either. Have a heart shaped topiary, but no where to put it right now with all the other clutter left to be sorted out.

Anonymous said...

I love these roses! They're so sweet! You made them look like a million bucks in your photographs! I have a few from last year and am off to buy more. Happy Valentine's Day!

Unknown said...

I am not a big Valentines Day decorator either. I look the simplicity of could almost be used at other times of the year too...anniversary, special birthday.

Thanks for linking up at our Twirl and Take a Bow Party! Hope to see you again!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I've seen these at the dollar tree, but never knew what to do with them...Such a great idea PS: the link to he Motley gal is not connecting


Athena at Minervas Garden said...

So pretty--I'll have to check out our Dollar Tree and see if they have them!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

The soap roses in the silver bowl are so pretty. They almost look edible (why does everything look like food to me? haha) Thanks for the pretty inspiration!


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