Valentine’s Day on a tray blog tour

Today I am sharing a Valentine’s Day vignette on a tray. A tray is a great vessel and foundation to create a seasonal vignette with a few simple components.

First I want to thank Katherine from Katherine’s Corner for organizing this blog tour. You will be able to enjoy the tray I am sharing here today, plus also 12 other fantastic bloggers’ Valentine’s Day tray creations. If you are coming over from Mantel & Table – welcome. Barbara will wow you with her Valentine’s Day on a tray.

valentines day on a tray blog tour

You can see all the blogger participants at the end of this post for all the Valentines Day on a tray blog tour goodness. I chose to use a vintage European bulb crate to coral the vignette as my tray vessel. I layered it with other foundations like a pewter tray, books and a cake plate, since the bottom of the crate is mesh. The double tray gives more stability.

Valentine’s Day decor inspiration

Visions of pretty blooms, candies, chocolates and confections, hearts and soft candlelight come to mind when I think of Valentine’s Day,. This Valentine’s Day on a tray has a Shabby Chic feel to it, setting a soft, feminine and romantic ambiance.

The star of the show in my opinion is my Grandmother’s porcelain pitcher. You can read all about it here {a valentine’s ode to my grandmother}. It’s from an English maker called Clementson Bros. I love the pretty curves and soft florals that adorn the pitcher.

details of Valentine’s Day vignette on a tray

I filled the pitcher with white roses and eucalyptus I had left over from our {romantic BOHO table setting by firelight} plus some stock stems. The pink canning jar is full of some pink filler florals, which I am sorry I do not know the name. I love how delicate they are.

The pitcher overflowing with florals sits on the pewter tray for stability. All the florals on the tray echo the botanical feels. I including a mini cabbage plant, floral & sage smudge sticks, dried roses from last year and a forced paperwhite bulb.

The sweets sit on top of small cake plate placed on a stack of naked books for added height. The candle sits on a porcelain floral dish to play off the pitcher and gives the scene ambience.

The tray vignette is set on the sideboard in the dining room under the wreath I shared the other day {easy frame wreath tutorial}. It rounded off the soft romantic feel.

more Valentine’s Day on a tray goodness

Hope you enjoyed my Valentine’s Day on a tray. For more fun please be sure to visit Sandra @ Dinner at Eight as she’s next on the blog tour. Remember there are 13 bloggers you can drop in to see and enjoy their Valentine’s Day on a tray masterpieces.

valentines day on a tray blog tour

Happy Valentine’s Day and wishing everyone love and happiness.

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.” 

Alfred Tennyso

sharing @ between naps on the porch


  1. Layering trays within a tray creates kind of a mysterious feeling, urging me to look more closely at all the lovely elements you’ve used. Your grandmother’s pitcher is very pretty and makes the tray that much more special. I’ve enjoyed being on the blog tour with you.

    1. Thank you so much Sandra. I love having pieces of my family around my home to remind me of them and their homes. Thanks for stopping by & enjoyed touring with you. Have a fantastic Valentine’s Day. XO- MJ

  2. Oh that’s lovely MaryJo! Your grandmother’s pitcher is gorgeous and your whole tray is just beautiful. I’m a sucker for white roses, especially against the old wood – you chose a beautiful and romantic combination! It’s great to share this tour with you. Hope you have a wonderful Valentines weekend!

    1. Thanks so much Barbara. Your are so very sweet. Loved touring with you and wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s as well. XO- MaryJo

  3. dd says:

    Mary Jo,
    Your grandmother’s pitcher is stunning!! A rustic but yet on the other hand, elegant arrangement on your tray!! Charming!! I love the music sheet hearts..I have made a few of those myself…
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. Thanks so much Deb. The corner of rustic & refined is where I love to live so your comment put a smile on my face. Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great Valentine’s Day. XO- MJ

  4. Denise/My Home of All Seasons says:

    So pretty MaryJo! Your Grandmother’s pitcher is stunning and the perfect anchor for your gorgeous vignette. I’m so happy to be touring with you and thanks so much for the inspiration. You’ve really brought the romance of the holiday to life! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. Thanks so much Denise. You’re very seeet. Happy Valentine’s Day. XO-MaryJo

  5. renaepeacockridgefarmcom says:

    This is awesome. I would love it if you would share this on The Fabulous Friday Link Party..
    Hugs to you.

    1. Yes! Of course. I will drop by later. Thanks for the reminder. XO- MJ

  6. So pretty MaryJo, a tray in a tray! Your grandmother’s pitcher was wonderful inspiration for your beautiful and romance filled tray~ I love the white flowers and eucalyptus, the touches of pink from the flower fillers and sweets, the romantic candle and dried roses…and stacking books under the sweet dome to add elevation is so smart. The tray looks beautiful with your Valentine wreath too. I hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with love and chocolate!

    1. Thanks so much Jenna! I do appreciate your sweet comments. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. XO- MJ

  7. mhhwarmcozy says:

    MaryJo, you know I love the rustic and refined look 🙂 Your tray embraces both, with the vintage tulip tray to start with and then your grandma’s pitcher for balance.
    I know those flowers grow on a shrub but can’t remember the name. I do remember the shrub is a hardy one!

    Happy Valentine’s Day

    1. Thanks so much Rachelle. It was a fun project to put together. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. XO- MJ

  8. HI MaryJo! I love the rustic feel of the tray! Happy Valentine’s Day! laura

    1. Thanks so much Laura. Happy Valentines to you too. XO- MJ

  9. Happy Valentine’s!! I pinned your tray to my Valentine’s Board. Very nice. Hope you are enjoying the hop. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

    1. Thanks so much Linda. The blog tour was so much fun. Happy Valentines! XO- MJ

  10. What a wonderful tray , the pitcher and smudge sticks got my attention straight away. I love it all! Thank you for joining in the fun. Happy Valentine’s Day xo

    1. Thanks so much Katherine. This was a great blog tour & so appreciate everything you did for us. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. XO- MJ

  11. I enjoyed your tray so much and your grandmother’s pitcher is just lovely!

    1. Thanks so much Debbie. The pitcher is lovely but it truly pulls at my heart because it reminds me of my grandmother’s home. Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ

  12. Pam Richardson says:

    Mary Jo, I love your romantic tray and vignette. Your grandmother’s pitcher is beautiful filled with roses. I love the idea of a tray within a tray. I hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day!

    1. Thanks so much Pam. I appreciate your sweet comment. XO- MJ

  13. debracommonground says:

    Oh, MaryJo, I just adore this! All the vintage goodness and florals are so pretty. That pitcher is just amazing. So sorry I’m so late coming by. Deb

    1. Oh! Thank you so much Debra. It means a lot coming from you. Thanks so much for stopping by. XO- MJ

  14. NikiLEOwife says:

    So cute! I have the same filler, and I can’t remember where it came from or the name either! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators.
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO WIfe

  15. Such a beautiful idea. Love your valentines day tray 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Claire. I’m so glad you liked it. Thank you you for stopping by. XO- MJ

  16. So glad you shared this on Farmhouse Friday. I love it and am featuring it tomorrow. Hope you link up again soon. Thank you! pinned

    1. Thank you so much Cindy. I will see you tomorrow. XO- MJ

  17. Laurie says:

    This is just pretty and inspires me with some good ideas. I love the romantic touches. I also own a small cream pitcher similar to your larger pitcher. I like the idea of using our pretty dishes on display, not waiting for another day.

    Featuring your post at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop. Thank you for sharing.


    1. Thank you so much Laurie!! Yes let’s use all the stuff. We can’t take it with us. See you tomorrow. XO- MJ

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