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Decorating with Vintage Valentines

Who doesnít remember swapping Valentineís Day cards with classmates as a child? The colorful and nostalgic paper greetings of yesteryear can be repurposed to add a sweet touch to your decor. Authentic vintage valentines can often be picked up at flea markets and antiques shops fairly inexpensively to use for display or crafting, especially if you donít mind those with writing on the back. If you donít want to damage your finds, you can always have color copies printed or look for printable examples online. You can also find a variety of reproduction or retro-style cards on the market. Here are three seasonal decorations incorporating these sentimental items:

Make a Banner

Decorating with Vintage Valentines Diana Petrillo of Adirondack Girl at Heart shares this adorable idea on her blog. Simply clip vintage Valentineís Day cards (or printable images of them) onto red-and-white bakerís twine to create a banner to display across a mantel, window or cabinet front. Youíll find all the instructions and a link to printable images here.
Designed and photographed by Diana Petrillo of Adirondack Girl at Heart

Assemble a Vignette

Decorating with Vintage Valentines Include a few standout examples of vintage valentines within a romantic grouping. Flower frogs, photo holders or place-card holders can be used to help your paper pretties stand upright. Amber Lyon Ferguson of Follow the Yellow Brick Home added some to this lovely arrangement featuring a pitcher full of roses, rolled sheet music, old books and other items. You can see more of her ideas here.
Designed and photographed by Amber Lyon Ferguson of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.

Create a Wreath

Decorating with Vintage Valentines Follow the lead of Elizabeth Jones from Country Peony and combine an inexpensive heart-shaped wreath form with an assortment of sentimental vintage or vintage-style Valentineís Day cards. You can even use shapes cut from old love letters, vintage stationery or book illustrations, or change up the wreath shape by choosing a round or square wreath form. See how Elizabeth put her wreath together here.
Designed and photographed by Elizabeth Jones of Country Peony.

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