Valentine Centerpiece

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Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings

As I was putting away the Christmas decorations I was already thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day,

just about my favoritest holiday (my anniversary and chocolate hearts all rolled up into one!)

Visions of red burlap, white lace and pearls were dancing through my head.

After lugging my decorations down from the attic I pondered and unloaded and set up and rearranged.

Here is my thrifty DIY Valentine centerpiece!

Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings

There is sentimental (this lace runner was my mom’s)

Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings

mixed with free (found objects from my home decor stash)

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together with inexpensive (the flower cost $.25)

Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings-8

and purchased on sale (red glitter leaves from craft store at 80% off)

Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings

Finally, there has to be mention of the token tempting chocolate (two votive holders filled with red m&ms (red and Christmas chocolate on sale picked out of the bag one at a time by my son. Truly the best chore ever 🙂

Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings

Lastly, my homage to the wonderful  day itself with a little bit of love (also $.25 at the craft store.)

Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings

See this little jar? Stay tuned because next time I’m going to share the story behind this candle holder and give you all the details on my little treasures.

Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings

Can’t wait until Valentine’s Day either? My hubby and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day last year. We had a wonderful photo booth for family fun and beautiful decorations  for our magical celebration. How do you celebrate each year?

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  1. This is so cute. What a lovely Valentine vignette!~

  2. This is so festive, I really like the red glitter leaves. I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @

    • Hi, Robin! Thanks for stopping by Marty’s Musings and my Valentine centerpiece posts. I hope you find some things you like! Good luck with your blog as well!

  3. What a sweet Valentine table! Great idea to pick out the red M&M’s! ♥ I pinned your table to my Valentine board and am your newest follower on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and G+. Blessings!

  4. Love this Marty! So pretty and festive! Sharing it tonight on our Facebook Page. 🙂


  5. Beautiful centerpiece, Marty!

  6. Love it! Happy upcoming Anniversary too, Marty! 🙂

  7. Wow! You really got some fun things for so little money! I love the LOVE sign and love that centerpiece. Well done!
    Visiting from Debbiedoo’s. It’s great to find your blog.


    • Thanks, Pam, for visiting Marty’s Musings! I’m glad you found me through Debbiedoo’s and I hope you will find some other posts to enjoy. Have a blessed day!

  8. It’s beautiful and sweet! You put me to shame…I haven’t done a single Valentine themed decoration or post. I L-O-V-E yours though. The flower band around the bottle is darling!

    • Thanks for visiting Marty’s Musings, Sherry. You still have plenty of time for Valentine’s Day. Since it’s my anniversary I like to get a jump on things!

  9. So pretty and festive! My favorite colors 🙂

  10. This is such a lovely centerpiece! I love it. Great job.

  11. Ok super pretty that is! U have a great blog.
    I am stopping by today from Mop It Up Mondays Blog Hop!

  12. I love holiday decorating, and your Valentine centerpiece looks great! 🙂

  13. Your tablescape is beautiful and making it for just pennies makes it all the better! Visiting from Debbie-Doos 🙂

    • Hi, Margaret. I’m glad you liked my centerpiece for Valentine’s Day! I love taking things from around the house and making them new again! Thanks so much for visiting Marty’s Musings.

  14. That’s a sweet centerpiece. I love shopping Christmas clearance for Valentine’s. The red glitter leaves are a nice touch.

  15. What a pretty centerpiece. Love it. Thanks fo much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  16. That is a truly sweet (no pun intended) vignette, Marty. Valentine’s decor can be just about anything you want — very whimsical to extremely romantic and everything in between — that’s what makes it so much fun!


  17. This is so gorgeous. Love your style. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am visiting you from Tuesday Treasures. Thanks Anu!

  18. Super Cute! Pinning!

  19. I love the tulle wrapped around the pillar candle and the combination of textures you used with burlap, lace and pearls. Happy Anniversary!

  20. I love your centerpiece. I think you did a great job combining personal, found, and new items; it really came out great. I love the glitter leaves and love sign… do you, by chance, remember which craft store you found them in? Found you via Today’s Creative Blog.

    Stopping by from It’s Always Ruetten {}


  21. What a bright and happy centerpiece! I love it’s simplicity – it made me smile. Thanks!

  22. Last night I was dreaming about tablescapes and filling some containers with candy pieces — and here you are this morning with your cheery red theme. Looking forward to hearing the story of the white jar.

  23. I love the red leaves. You’ve got me thinking about what I have in my stash that could be used in a different way.
    I would love for you to link up your post at my new Fabulously Frugal Thursday at This is such a great way to use what we have without buying more.

  24. Absolutely PERFECT!!!!! WOW!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  25. So festive!!!! I would love it if you would come share it at my Funday Sunday link party that opens this Saturday at Hope to see you there!

  26. Working on valentine ideas and you have given me a couple of great ones. Guess I better get those M&M’s out and start separating.

  27. This is so pretty and festive! Found you at “Made by You Monday”!

  28. Congratulations! You’ve been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! What a pretty centerpiece arrangement! Thank you for sharing and please feel free to stop by the website and pick up your “I’ve beeen featured” button.

  29. It’s a new Linky Party to create more buzz for your blog and connect with others! If you haven’t joined Creative Crafts Thursday yet, please share your projects at each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

  30. This is my first year decorating for Valentines Day, but I forgot about a centerpiece! You’ve inspired me. Thanks for sharing at Homa Style.

    • Thanks, Jeanette, for leaving a comment at Marty’s Musings. I hope you enjoyed decorating for Valentine’s Day. With it being my anniversary it’s a favorite holiday!

  31. Thank you so much for visiting Homa Style and linking your Valentine ideas and centerpiece.
    Have a wonderful Valentines Day!
    Remember to visit again on the last Wednesday of February for the Inspire Me link party.

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