January 23, 2012

Romantic Shabby Chic {Dollar Store!} Valentine's Decor



I'm not a big Valentine's Day decorator.  True confession:  I'm actually a NO Valentine's Day decorator.  Until now.  Have you seen these yet?  I'm in love.  I recently ran across a blog that introduced me to these lovely rose petal soaps, a la Dollar Tree ~ Polly at Motley Junket.  Her first idea as to how to use them gave me inspiration of my own.  She later added other ideas here.  (Between you and me I think she's hooked....sshhhh, so am I!)


I can't imagine how I missed these, since the one place I frequent almost as much as Goodwill is Dollar Tree.  Anyway, I brought some of these pretty things home and immediately used them to fill a vintage white ironstone bowl, a cloche and a vintage silver pedestal bowl.  I'll probably do more with them later but I wanted to share them with you before Valentine's Day is just a sweet memory.






I liked the combination of pink and white, but you know me, I L.O.V.E.D. the white all by itself.




For more inspiration I did some research, a.k.a. googled, and came up with two other sites that have fab Dollar Tree flower petal soap ideas. One is  The 36th Avenue.  The other is Pleasant Home.  Their ideas are genious and you've got to check them out.  The only thing I don't understand is how these two posts were written in January and May of 2011 and I missed them altogether? Oh well, I'm just glad I found them now and can share them with you all.

Hope you've enjoyed my attempt at Valentine decor.  I know it's not very elaborate but I prefer shabby chic (and frugal!) over commercial any day.  

Have a great week.

xoxo

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14 comments:

RobinfromCA said...

I guess I need to visit The Dollar Store tomorrow!
Thanks for the tip!
Robin

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow Kathleen, soaps from the dollar store, who would have ever guessed?

Carole Kurth said...

These are beautiful! Who'd ever guess Dollar Tree, of all places! And, I didn't comment the other day, but I think people who've read you and been following you will keep it up, Charm Bracelets or not- I'm a new follower, and evolution is growth, and growth is good! Blessings to you!

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Great idea. I'll be posting this on the ranch's FB page!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I can't believe those are soaps. I've been on a Dollar Tree diet, so I haven't seen those. Maybe I'll indulge myself today.

Diane said...

They are beautiful and the fact that they cost next to nothing is an additional bonus!

Polly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Yes, I'm hooked!! The white and silver look so pretty together! I love the links you provided too!!

Who knew all the fun we could have with these dollar tree soap roses?!?!!?

Thanks for the linking back to me Kathleen! Much appreciated!

Polly

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathleen, I just love these! It's hard to believe they came from The Dollar Store! I bought these many years ago for much more! I found some at Walmart, this year, but they weren't a dollar! Your pictures and displays are lovely!

Maria said...

Ooooh these are so pretty! And from the Dollar store?! They look lovely!

Peggy said...

Hi Kathleen - love your blog! I am your newest follower. Hope you will hop on over to visit me sometime at: http://repeartreedesign.blogspot.com
Peggy

Lorraine said...

So pretty...once you take them out of their $ store environment, they are elevated into something lovely!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your Valentine treasures...so beautifully presented. Nothing nicer than roses...love them. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

1CardCreator said...

These look like a million dollars!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh I need to go hunt these down ASAP. What a beautiful way to decorate. People never believe me when I say I found something they admire at Dollar Tree.

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