In my entry, I've added assorted candy to vases which hold tulips and a candle. Underneath I grouped some silver candlesticks.
One of the things I've learned from looking at displays at antique sales and shops is that you don't necessarily have to use items that are seasonally or holiday specific. For example, I hung one of my favorite plates in the entry. It is a vintage souvenir plate from Iowa (my home state) that my mother-in-law gave me.
It works perfectly here because it is white and pink, even though it's not specifically for Valentine's Day. It's much easier to use what you have to decorate when you look for items around your house in colors of the season or holiday.
While getting out my Valentine's decorations, I realized that I still didn't have a table runner for the holiday. I had intended to make one after going through the same thing last year, but it didn't happen. So, I used some extra red felt, heart-shaped buttons, and rick-rack that I had for Valentine mailboxes I'm making the kids (more on that to come). It was quick and easy--the best kind of project. I've topped it off with a red and white plate filled with primroses (only 49 cents at Aldi!).
On the kitchen counter, I added a jar of Valentine's candy, a cupcake tree, and a small Valentine's bowl.
On the mantel, I've placed an antique wooden box filled with white vases and a single red tulip in a candy-filled glass bottle. It goes well with the red berry wreath that is above the fireplace.
Now that I have my house all ready for Valentine's Day, I've been making plans for the menu on Valentine's Day. I had fun last year making heart-shaped and red foods for the day so we'll see what I come up with this year.