I’m not one to do a lot of decorating for Valentine’s Day, but I do like to do a little something as a nod to the holiday.When the kids were younger, I did much more in terms of decor and gifts. However, this year I wanted to keep it simple while still making it feel festive!
For many years, I wanted an antique crystal chandelier in either my dining room and/or entry way. I shopped flea markets and antiques stores, and even Ebay and 1st Dibs, and I kept coming up short. It was hard to find the right size, and of course, the right price! And then, naturally, life would get busy and I’d stop looking. (I never understand people who are such fast decorators! This is definitely not me!) As a result, many years went by with no decent chandelier in either space.
When my friend Summer from She Leaves a Little Sparkle asked me to participate in her summer blog hop featuring how to mix vintage decor with new, I knew I had to join in! If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know mixing vintage and new is not only something I do personally in my own home, but it’s a tenet I firmly believe in with regards to decorating. In fact, I spoke about it as one of the most important things you need to do to get the “collected, not decorated” look in my series Collected Look Essentials.