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Valentine’s Day Cloche – Pinterest Challenge

For the first Pinterest Challenge of 2022, we are sharing Valentine’s Day Cloche decorating ideas.

Valentine's Day Cloche

For each month’s Pinterest Challenge, Cindy from County Road 407, picks a theme and then selects a picture from Pinterest to use as our inspiration.

If you arrived here from Cindy of DIY Beautify, welcome!

Our Inspiration for this Month’s Challenge

Our inspiration for this month’s challenge is from Crafting While I Wait.

This cloche is decorated for Valentine’ Day with:

  • Vintage Valentine’s Day card
  • Heart with paper ruffles
  • Wooden spools
  • Vintage Buttons

I couldn’t wait to make my own version to display in our living room.

Valentine’s Day Cloche Decorating Ideas.

I really like my version of our inspiration picture.

Valentine's Day Cloche

Our inspiration picture has a Valentine’s Day card and a hearth with paper ruffles. For my version I used two postcards that were sent to my great-great-aunt Willye.

Valentine's Day Cloche

This card has no message and the postmark can’t be read.

Valentine's Day Display

Willye received this card in 1907.

1907 postcard of a kissing couple

Willye married George, so Bert must have been her boyfriend in 1907.

1907 postcard

I didn’t have any wooden spools, so in their place, I used a fabric heart that I made a few years ago.

Fabric heart and vintage earrings and pins

Our inspiration picture used buttons under the cards. I chose to use vintage pins and clip-on earrings that belonged to Willye, her sister Fannie that raised my grandmother, and my grandmother.

vintage earrings and pins

The next post to enjoy is Kristin of White Arrows Home.

Valentine’s Day Cloche Decorating Ideas

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49 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this!! I am a lover of vintage and the Victorian style so I just love your take on the Pinterest challenge!! So pretty!! Adore your use of the jewelry and the antique photograph!!! I frame these type of photographs that I have bought at estate sale and flea markets and call them my Instant relatives!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

  2. Hi Paula, I love your use of family heirlooms and that pink stitched pillow is adorable. I love pink! sending love and hugs to Sherman from Chloe and Elliott! laura

  3. Beautiful! You know how to put something together and make it beautiful. Love reading and getting inspiration from your blog. Always thinking 0f you and your beautiful family.

  4. Beautiful, Paula! I really like your interpretation of this challenge. The vintage jewelry brought back such wonderful memories of my Nana’s jewelry box that was filled with pins, clip on earrings, and necklaces. ( Many of them matched sets)
    Suzanne

  5. Your cloche is amazing! I love the vintage cards and valentines so much, and the background story.
    Thanks for sharing, Paula!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  6. Paula, I love your version, especially since I am always in awe of all of the special memorabilia you have from so long ago. The postcards are so special!

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