Vintage Valentines Day Decor and Cloche Ideas

An antique cabinet filled with vintage curiosities, simple Valentines decor and tips for styling a vintage Valentines cloche.

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Welcome to the first Pinterest Challenge post of 2022!!! We are so honored to get to share our creative ideas with you once a month, and we have the most amazing host Cindy of County Road 407. Cindy shares an inspiration image with the team each month, and our job is to put our own spin on it. This is a great way to see how creative minds think because no two are alike! This month is a Valentines theme and you'll have a chance to see all the great ideas below.

If you're new, a huge welcome to you! If you hopped over here from County Road 407, I'm so happy to have you! I'm sure you loved Cindy's cute Valentine cloche ideas!

I'm Cindy too, and my passion is not only thrifty decorating, but sharing videos and tutorials step by step so you can recreate the look in your own homes!  You can follow my YouTube channel here. I hope you spend some time taking a look around my site, I'm in my 9th year of writing this blog and there are hundreds of ideas for you to use to create your beautiful home ❤

Click here to view all my DIY Valentines Day ideas

Let's take a look at the Inspiration Image and then I'll show you my take on it. It comes from Birgit at Crafting While I Wait.

I love this sweet vintage cloche and all the vintage inspired ideas on Birgit's post. If you're a vintage lover too, make sure to check them all out!

Sometimes I'll go shopping to find a piece or two that helps me pull together my own look for these challenges, but this month I challenged myself to use only what I already owned and I'm so happy with the direction it took.

These are the elements I took away from the inspiration image:

  • vintage vibe
  • the color red
  • buttons
  • glass cloche and jars
Let me show you how I decorated with these items to add a vintage Valentines vibe in my front room.

Ideas for Vintage Valentines Day Decor

I love decorating the primitive pine hutch in my front (sitting) room, and as I started brain storming and pulling items out to style it, I got the idea to create a little Cabinet of Curiosities - not in a creepy way but more of a collected way that draws your eye and makes you want to see more! Just think of your favorite antiques or thrift fact, wouldn't that be a dream job? I could happily play all day styling vintage afurniture nd gorgeous items.

Valentines vintage decor with buttons, glass cloche, jars and red accents

I have lots of thrifted vintage items that I don't decorate with much but I can't bear to get rid of them because I do love them. One of these is a set of vintage glass spice jars that I found at the thrift store years ago. You can click here to see how I remade a vintage spice rack to hold my buttons, sorted by color, in my office when we lived in our previous home in Tennessee.

I added a few of the little glass spice jars (find similar here and here) filled with white buttons to my pine hutch. One is tipped over, spilling its contents, another is added inside a small glass cloche with a transferware saucer as a base. The red saucer and vintage style key gives a nod to Valentines but in a subtle way.


I've used my existing vintage and antique ironstone and transferware pieces to fill the bulk of the hutch, with the smalls being the more interesting, curious bits.

Mixing a little new with the vintage, I have a few vintage looking keys as well as some DIY clay hearts, decoupaged hearts and Sola wood flowers. I kept out the shabby gold heart ornaments that I used on my green and gold Christmas tree in my dining room this year and they work beautifully in this vintage Valentines cabinet.

I brought in my rusty vintage scale and added a red transferware tea cup to the top and a glass spice jar of pearl beads next to it. See the DIY clay heart at the bottom? You don't need to shop the seasonal aisle to decorate for Valentines Day! Just a touch of red or pink, anything heart shaped and you're there! I get more bang out of my decorating buck by using items I already own to decorate for the seasons without it feeling overly commercial.

On the little dresser next to the hutch, I continued the vintage Valentine decor theme with another cloche.

I added a vintage red Bingo card and a ticket inside my larger glass cloche. This one is meant to hold a clock, but I bought it for a song at a clock store that was closing. To elevate the Bingo card, I inserted an ironstone pudding cup upside down, and topped that with a vintage flower frog (see similar here). The cards were easy to tuck into the spiky parts of the metal frog and stand upright.

It doesn't get much simpler than that! I also made this vintage inspired red wood Valentine and I'll be sharing the quick tutorial later in the week.

I filled the old metal urn I recently found thrifting with some decorative cotton balls, a pink ribbon, pinecones and a string of pearls (it's intended use is a Christmas garland). This little vignette feels woodsy and wintery and the pearls and tarnished urn continues the vintage vibe.

I love the neutral vintage Valentines feel I created with just a touch of red and I hope you're inspired to use items you already own (or maybe borrow a few from your mom or grandma - wink) and put together your own vintage Valentines decor!

Click here to see all my Valentines DIYs

As always, if you were inspired, please share with friends and keep reading for more Valentines Day cloche ideas from the PC team! Paula from Sweet Pea is next and I always enjoy seeing her ideas for this challenge.

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  1. Your shared so many great ideas for decorating for Valentine's Day. Your bingo card under a cloche with your handmade heart look fabulous together.

  2. Well I hadn't heard of a puddling cup before - so fun! Love your cloche ideas and all the vintage goodness that came with it. Even the little spilled buttons in your hutch made me smile. Thank you for joining in. OH! I subscribed to your YT channel too!

    1. Thank you Cindy! I'm not 100% sure those ironstone pieces are called pudding cups, but that's what I'm calling them!

  3. Cindy,
    Your cabinet styled with cloches is so creative. I loved the bingo card especially.

  4. I've been looking for a pretty way to display buttons for the longest time, but I never thought of glass spice jars. They are so so pretty and I can't wait to try this idea! Your hutch decorations including the cloches are fabulous Cindy! Love how that creative mind of yours works!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous post full of vintage Valentine's goodness. I love your cloche and all your treasures!

  6. I'm loving all the amazing vintage goodness here Cindy. You have done such an amazing job styling your beautiful hutch. You've given me so much inspiration.

    1. Hey Kim, thank you! I'm so glad I inspired you this month!

  7. Love your cabinet with all the feminine touches and nods to the holiday of 'love'. :-D All of the elements are just so pretty, Cindy! Pinned!

    1. Thanks Julie, glad you like it and I appreciate the pin!

  8. Whenever I see red and white transferware, I want some! It's so pretty with your ironstone in the pine cupboard. Love the Bingo card seen through the glass; really adds a fun element to the whole display. Beautiful collection, styled so beautifully, Cindy! Great job!

    1. Thanks Lora, I'm a sucker for pretty vintage dishes!

  9. Oh Cindy I just love your hutch! The old buttons and key are perfection. Truly lovely!

  10. Cindy, your hitch is lovely with all the Valentine decor. Using the spice jars is a great idea. I have so many buttons and I now see how to use them. Love all the pretty details.

  11. Cindy, I love everything about your cabinet! The ironstone, transferware, and all the vintage touches are perfection!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  12. Oh, I'm so inspired!! I love the way you filled the spice jars with buttons and pearls and then added them to your gorgeous hutch! It's all styled so beautifully! And I love the use of the Bingo card!!!!


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