Valentine Buffet Decor

I’m not a “decorate the house for every little holiday” type person, but I was itching to do a little crafting recently and decided to make a few things to sit out on our dining room buffet for Valentine’s Day.  It’s been bare since Christmas so this was the perfect excuse to liven it up again.  I started with a quick trip to the Dollar Tree to grab some supplies.

I started with 4 different shaped/sized silver plates.  I took the “Love You Forever” garland and cut off the letters I wanted to use.

These silver plates are so great, I plan on reusing them later so I simply taped the letters to the plates so they could be easily removed.

Next, I took two books {also from the Dollar Tree}…

And removed the book jackets.

I used some wrapping paper to give them a little romantic shimmer and wrapped them up like a gift.

Everything else in my little vignette I already had on hand.  I played around with a few different looks and thought I would share them all with you.  I started out simple, just adding in my cake stands  from my Christmas buffet with some candy hearts in a dish on each.  I also threw the red flower I wore in my hair at our wedding for a punch of color and some sentimental value.

Then I added in my twiggy vases from the Christmas mantle for some extra height {sorry about the lighting change and awful glares-it got dark and had to flip on the lights:)}.

But I think my favorite is this symmetrical look.

Here are some close-ups:

We may just have to have a romantic dinner in the dining room to enjoy all the “love”liness {cheeesy, I know.  But that’s what Valentine’s Day is about right?}.

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  1. Hi, Jessie

    What a lovely idea and so inexpensive too. Thanks for sharing.


  2. This is amazing! I love the creativity and the simplisty in it yet it is still so cute and classy. I don’t like all the in your face valentines decor but this is so elegantly and tastefully done.

  3. I love the symmetry also – plus wrapping the books in wrapping paper is so clever!

  4. This is so fun! I love how you wrapped up the books. Would you be willing to link this up to my Valentine Link Party? I’d love to have you!

  5. Very cute and a clever idea adding the letters to those trays like that!

  6. What a good idea to use the letters from that banner and fix them so you could use them again. Your buffet looks so festive.

  7. So sweet! Love this mantel! What a great idea!


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