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Valentine’s Day Decor You Can Find at the Grocery Store!

Use everyday items plus a few things from the grocery store for fun valentine’s day decor on an entryway table.

(Update in January, 2022)

Blogging has changed a whole lot since I began (over 10 years ago!).

I didn’t have a clue what writing for Google search results meant… And, if we’re being honest, I’m still trying to figure it out!;)

I wrote stories back then that were more like diary posts for readers – hoping they could get some inspiration and ideas for their own homes and decor, too.

I just stumbled on this post from January 31, 2013.

I didn’t have the heart to completely revamp it for Google search. It has great memories of our family and previous home.

But, it also has some fun and practical ideas for Valentine’s Decor of an entryway that you can get at the grocery store!

I hope you’ll have fun strolling down memory lane with me today, and maybe the next time you’re in the grocery store you’ll find some “decor” in your cart, too!

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It was 11 p.m.  last Sunday night.  We were walking through our front door after a wonderful, yet wearying, 2 weeks of travel.  A few quick texts to our teenage boys waiting at home had motivated them to “clean up before Mom gets home”.  It worked quite well.  The kitchen counters were clean and all food was put away. {Thank you, Boys!}

But, as I plopped my carry-on bag inside the front door, I realized immediately that the place needed a large dose of TLC.  I had worked like a crazed maniac to finish the Attic Room before we left.  It looked great.  The rest of the house did not.  The quick removal of “Christmas” had left the place barren and boring.

A dose of color and decor was needed.  ASAP.

I wanted to start with the Entryway, since it was the first {awful} thing I noticed.  However, I was completely uninspired.  All my go-to decor seemed a bit hum drum.

Hmm…what to do?

The only place I was headed in the near future was the grocery store.  Yep.  Grocery store decor it would be.

Valentines day decor on an entryway table

Grocery Store Decor for a Valentine’s Day Entryway

1. Look for long lasting flowers in the floral section.

The most obvious place to start was the floral section.  I was delighted to find a little bunch of happy tulips and a large assorted bouquet for 1/2 price.  Cut tulips can last in water 7-10 days, so I bought 2 bunches since they still had lots of life in them.

tulips in a vase for valentines day decor on an entryway table

3. Look for colorful fruit in the fruit section.

Then on to the fruit section I went.  I often like to decorate with lemons, but this time granny smith apples and limes seemed to be the right fit. Happy green it would be.

apples and valentines on an entryway table for valentines day decor
Sprinkle in some printable valentine cards for fun valentine’s day decor.

3. Place items in a varity of containers and arrange on a table or shelf.

The first thing I did was cover my sad looking table with its custom tablecloth with ruffles.

Sometimes these little vignettes go together really fast.  This one didn’t.  I’ve fussed and fiddled and moved and replaced.  But, that’s the fun in decorating, isn’t it?

whole february entryway

It’s happy and colorful…with a little Valentine’s Day thrown in.

4. Turn everyday items into Valentine’s Decor

I love to use the same decor over and over again and just tweak it a bit for each season. Here are some ideas I used in this Valentine’s decor:

  • Cover old books with white or colored paper to make them appear uniform in color.
  • Frame a print with a valentine’s Day saying. Here are some printable valentine gift tags that could also be framed for art.
  • Set out vintage teacups with dainty floral paintings.
  • Line up bud vases or miniature vintage jars and place a flower bud in each one.
  • Don’t forget about looking in your kitchen for decor. White pitchers and bowls make great fillers for display.

{I found the Valentine’s Printables here.  Aren’t they cute?}

For more Valentine’s Day ideas, check out these posts:

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