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A Simple Thrifty Valentine's Day Celebration


Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Today I'm joining my friend Kim over at Shiplap and Shells in sharing how we will be celebrating Valentine's Day in our homes. Kim has the most adorable and collected coastal cottage in the Pacific Northwest. And her summer gardens are amazing showcased by a greenhouse you will not want to miss!


Today at our home in Maine I'm starting the morning off with a simple thrifty Valentine's Day breakfast for us in the sunroom. A room that I am thrifting and decorating this week. To learn more about our coastal Maine home that we recently inherited and restored start here!


Roses are such a beautiful symbol of Valentine's Day. I picked these up at our local supermarket and displayed them in one of my mother's bud vases.



A Vintage glass candlestick and an old candle from the home represent peace and hygge to me. Maine blueberry muffins are always a favorite around here.


A thrifted set of pink glasses and a pitcher that I found thrifting for $18 are perfect on my parent's old trunk that I am using temporarily until I can find a nice coffee table for this room.



The silverware pouches shown here were a gift that I have fallen in love with. They are from Cutlery Couture.



The antique lamp with the mauve glass I found in the attic and was a favorite of my mother's when she used to live here.



Recently I found this round vintage blue rug on eBay. I just luv the look of the rug for this room, which matches well with the Four Season's slipcovered chairs I purchased over this past summer.



Now that I have chairs and a rug, a coffee table and curtains are up next. I am looking to add pinch pleat drapes with tracking rods for easy open and close. This room gets very, very hot in the summertime and really needs some relief from the summer's hot sun.


Two photos are hanging on the right. The top one is of my mother at about 3 years old taken in 1927 on Nubble road, Maine before any homes existed there. My grandfather built the first home on this coastal Maine peninsula in the early 1920s. Today there's barely any land left here, unfortunately. The bottom photo is of myself at about the same age looking for seashells on the rocks of the Nubble Light House, Maine in about 1971.




The antique plates are part of a pink, white, and gold set that my mother collected over the years.




A very simple thrifty morning breakfast is all we will be doing to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. Wishing you the very best day friends!


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Hi, I'm Ann!

Welcome to Dabbling & Decorating, a home & vintage decorating blog.  I luv sharing decorating tips, vintage and thrift store finds, DIY projects, and antiques from winters in Vermont to summers renovating our coastal Maine family home. And our berner, Ella who pops in from time to time...  I'm so thrilled you stopped by today and hope you will become a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating! 

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