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Gorgeous Ideas for using vintage finds in Valentine's Day Decor

Welcome friends! I am so happy to invite you into my home today to see how I have decorated for Valentine’s Day with vintage Valentine vignettes. I am genuinely so excited to be sharing this post as part of A Vintage Valentine Blog Hop along with seven other vintage loving bloggers!  You are in for a real treat today with all of the vintage goodness on this hop! If you are coming over from Laura’s blog, Decor To Adore, I know you have already been so inspired by her gorgeous post. Come on in and take a look around at some of my vintage Valentine treasures too!

Romantic Valentine's Day deocr ideas

As a music teacher I always enjoy decorating the music room for Valentine’s Day. It is certainly easy to create  romantic, music inspired vignettes with Beethoven front and center, (a Romantic composer, both in genre and by nature) along with vintage sheet music and some other lovely, vintage shabby-chic treasures.

 

Vintage Valentine's Day Romantic Vignettes Vintage sheet music

Cupid has been frolicking around spreading love and adorning the home with vintage lace and other romantic vintage touches.

 

Kitschy vintage Christmas Cherubs Valentine's Day vignette

These sweet, kitschy kissing angels have a love that stands the test of time! In addition to Christmas I used them in A Timeless New Year’s Eve Vignette and now they have become my little kissing cherubs for Valentine’s Day.

 

Vintage Valentine's Day How to decorate a piano

Almost all of the decorations on the piano are thrifted, vintage junkin’ finds, including the brocante mirror behind the piano.

 

Vintage busts brocante flea market style romantic vignette for Valentine's Day

Junk is in the eye of the beholder! Everything pictured was someone else’s “junk”  but each item is a vintage treasure to me!  I would like to take credit for all of these finds, but the precious kitties were scored by my Mom and gifted to me this Christmas. And just like that, my collection of little vintage kittens began! I will be on the lookout for more on future junkin’ adventures.

 
Beautiful vintage plate with handle
She also gave me this beautiful vintage plate for Christmas. I love the details on the handle!
Beautiful Baroque plate vintage plate romantic homes
The beautiful and romantic love scene depicted on the plate makes it perfect for displaying along with my other treasures for Valentine’s Day.
Beautiful romantic collection of vintage treasures
Rose Bud—Confession of love
As I behold a rosebud
Kissed by the morning dew
My thoughts flee to a fairer—
So I send this one to you
 
I was super excited a few weeks ago when I came across “Cupid’s Frolic” sheet music at an antiques shop. I knew it would be great decor for Valentine’s Day in the music room!
   Vintage Valentine's Day flatlay vintage cupid pictures antique sheet music vintage key dried rose
     cupid's frolic sheet music romantic sheet music
You can hear a rare recording of this playful 1917 composition here.
    Beautiful Valentines Day vignette Valentine's Day Tree
After Christmas I transitioned the small tree I had in the dining room into a “Valentine’s Day” themed tree using red and gold ornaments, vintage gold tinsel and mercury glass beads, lace, ivory velvet ribbon, shabby chic winter icicles and my handmade vintage sheet music paper chain garland. I moved the tree into the music room and put it in the corner by the antique organ and a beautiful, vintage gold Florentine table.
   Shabby Chic angel heart ornament
I found some gorgeous heart shaped angel ornaments on clearance the week after Christmas. I knew they would be perfect on my Valentine tree.
Gorgeous Valentine's Day tree Victorian Valentines
Vintage gold italianate music box brocante shabby chic jewelry box
This stunning vintage Florentine music box is another one of my recent junkin’ finds. I was going to list it in my  Etsy shop, but as you can see, I just can’t part with it!
Gorgeous vintage jewelry box love letters Valentine's Day decorating ideas gold florentine jewlery box
She is obviously reading a letter from her one true love! (I am a vintage romantic at heart.) Just look at her blushing cheeks and sweet smile of contentment!
Beautiful collection of antique Valentine's Day postcards
Antique postcards are so easy to use to create a focal points for holiday vignettes and you will often see them show up in my holiday decor.  Sometimes I just display them in a collection as shown here. Other times I use the graphics for inspiration and then I shop my house for ways to create little imaginative “scenes” to match the images on the cards.
Beautiful collection of antique Valentine's Day postcards
To the One I Love
Sweetheart what’er this life withholds
This one thing comforts me
Tho’ much I craved has been denied
Dear Love it gave me thee
Gorgeous antique postcard beachy Valentine's Day vintage vignette vintage blue glass bottles seas shells pearls flower frog
I’d like to build a little home for you…
This nautical themed vintage Valentine vignette is my favorite this year. Being a beach lover, I think this antique postcard is just the sweetest.
Pretty nautical Valentine's Day vignettes sea shells small vintage glass bottles antique postcard pearls blue rose transferware ironstone
Vintage postcard blue rose shabby chic seashells Valentine's Day Vignettes
The nautical “vintage” post card is actually an antique. As you can see, it is postmarked 1910. The little jar of shells was collected this summer on our family beach vacation. If you love the ocean and nautical themed vignettes, you can see more of my shabby chic collections in Treasures Of The Sea Beach Keepsakes.
Vintage Valentines
I also really love this vintage Valentine vignette in the kitchen.  I used my favorite “Myott’s Bouquet” vintage dishes, along with some pretty dried roses. Roses of any kind are always beautiful in Valentine’s Day decor.
Vintage Valentines Day Vignette Myott;s Bouquet tea cup
Gorgeous Shabby Chic Valentine's Day Vignette Vintage Silverplate
Every year I style this beautiful antique postcard on a shelf with some of my vintage silver plate collection. The pretty silver glitter accents on the card just seem to pop out next to the tarnished silver plate.
Beautiful antique Valentine Valentine's Day Postcard cupid
 The fair maiden on the card reminds me of a princess. Oh so shabby chic and vintage!
Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco vintage pitcher shabby chic

And what is Valentine’s Day without a romantic story of a princess and her prince charming? I love Grace Kelly, so I was excited to find this sweet commemorative pitcher when I was out junkin’ last week. While the love story of Princess Grace and Prince Ranier of Monaco is not exactly fairy tale, she always maintained that they had a genuine real life love of one another, with all of the normal ups and downs that are part of any marriage.

Here are two lovely quotes from the classic beauty:
“When I married Prince Ranier I married the man and not what he represented or what he was. I fell in love with him without giving a thought to anything else. 
 
and my favorite…
“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.”
Vintage Valentine's Day Vignette
Well dear friends, it is my Valentine wish for you that sweet cupid unlocks the door to your heart’s desires, whether that be an old treasure chest full of antiques and vintage junkin’ finds, a box of fine chocolates… or ropes and ropes of (vintage) pearls!
A Vintage Valentine Blog Hop
 Thank you so much for visiting today! I certainly hope you enjoyed the post. A special thank you goes out to Debra at Common Ground for helping me organize this hop.  Next up on the hop is Diana, Adirondack Girl At Heart. She will certainly inspire you with her vintage expertise and her fun collection of vintage Valentines!  You can also visit all the blogs on the hop today by clicking the links below.
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Please join us for a link party! You are invited to “Share The Love” by linking up your Valentine’s Day themed blog posts at the Share The Love Link Party!  The party begins at 5:00 p.m. EST Feb. 6, 2018 and will last through Valentine’s Day at 10:00 p.m. so there is plenty of time to link up, visit, comment and share some bloggy love with old and new friends!
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36 Comments

  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Beethoven has never looked so handsome and romantic! I adore your sheet music paper chains. Your Princess Grace pitcher is absolutely wonderful. Happy Valentines Day!

    February 6, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Laura! I love all of your “Royal posts” too! I am so happy to have you along for this hop, and hope we can collaborate more in the future. Happy Valentine’s Day!

      February 6, 2018 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Oh this is wonderful, Amber! I love the way you have decorated your Piano…it was so fun to explore all the special treasures! And your Valentine tree and collected Valentines are inspiring! Thank you so much for hosting the blog hop!

    February 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you very much Linda! I am so happy you enjoyed the post. I have loved having you on the hop!

      February 6, 2018 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows

    Love how you combined the music with Valentine’s! This is so pretty, Amber.

    February 6, 2018 at 1:04 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Stacey! I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!

      February 6, 2018 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Love all your stunning Valentine’s decor!! So pretty!! I do 4 Valentine’s Trees . I posted the first one already and will e sharing the rest soon..
    Hugs,
    Deb

    February 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Oh I will definitely check out your posts! Thanks for visiting Debbie!

      February 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Amber, I always love your vignettes! They are so unique and creative. I love how you sprinkled lace around and the scenes created with the cupids frolic and beach post card are absolutely perfect! thanks for including me in this hop. Means the world to me!
    hugs,
    Jann

    February 6, 2018 at 6:08 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      You are so welcome Jann, and thank you for your sweet comments! I am so glad you enjoyed the post. Happy Valentine’s Day!

      February 6, 2018 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply Angelina

    Amber I love how you decorate your music room for every season! I adore the little vintage kitties and the angels! Adore all of the vintage pieces you have!

    February 6, 2018 at 6:13 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Angelina! I simply must find more kitties now! Thank you so much for joining the hop. Happy Valentine’s Day!

      February 6, 2018 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply Diana

    SO many beautiful images, Amber!! You absolutely have the diva decorating gene. I’m in love with your darling cupid and especially love your last image. Thanks so much for organizing a fantastic blog hop and Happy Valentine’s Day, friend!

    February 6, 2018 at 9:15 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Diana, it means a lot coming from you. I have so enjoyed having you along for the hop. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

      February 7, 2018 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, your vignettes are beautiful! But, I love the “Cupid’s Frolic” sheet music. Thank you for hosting the link party! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 6, 2018 at 10:41 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Pam! I am so happy you enjoyed the post. Happy Valentine’s Day!

      February 7, 2018 at 12:56 am
  • Reply Deborah Cline

    Amber

    Love all your beautiful “Vintage Valentine Vignette’s”! I have to agree with you on treasures and making them loved again, my house is full of loved treasures. The story behind them also makes them special. Loving vintage things is a love affair, waiting to find that beloved treasure and your Vintage Valentine decor is beautiful. Thank you for a beautiful blog hop and to all vintage lovers like ourselves much Vintage Valentine Love!

    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

    February 7, 2018 at 2:18 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Debby! Looking forward to getting together again for future vintage themed hops! Happy Valentine’s Day!

      February 7, 2018 at 2:57 am
  • Reply Sam- Raggedy Bits

    Thank you so much for the invite to come and join you, Amber! Love all of your gorgeous vintage valentine goodies!! Everything is displayed so beautifully!!

    February 7, 2018 at 2:23 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Sam! I am so glad you came over to share. Happy Valentine’s Day!

      February 7, 2018 at 2:57 am
  • Reply Michelle Leslie

    How I would love to go thrifting with you Amber, you have the most beautiful treasures. Those vintage postcards just make my heart go aaaawwww and long for the time when things seemed sweeter and so much more innocent.

    February 7, 2018 at 4:55 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      My thoughts exactly Michelle! A text, or an emoji… just isn’t nearly as romantic as a handwritten letter or postcard. Thanks so much for visiting today! Come back again soon!

      February 7, 2018 at 5:23 am
  • Reply Mary

    Amber thanks for inviting me to this lovely party. Your vignettes are beautiful and anyone who has Beethoven in their home has won me over!! There is nothing more romantic than classical music.

    February 7, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Mary, I agree! I am so glad you linked up. Happy Valentine’s Day!

      February 7, 2018 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Nikki Gwin

    The display on your piano is divine! I hope to get a small piano moved into our house soon and I’ll be looking back here for inspiration.
    Thanks for linking up at OVER THE MOON Link Party
    🙂 gwingal

    February 7, 2018 at 8:23 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Oh wow, so fun! If you do a post on how you decorate your piano, be sure to let me know. Thanks for hosting Gwin!

      February 9, 2018 at 12:02 am
  • Reply Kathy A

    I listened to Cupid’s Frolic as I toured your house! I always enjoy your vignettes so much and I bet your students do, too. I especially loved your courting couple plate. I inherited several serving plates from my late mother-in-law. I scored a whole set for $10 yard saling and have added numerous pieces over the years. In the 50’s, many companies used the same central decal and edged the outsides of the plates with different gold designs. My grandmother’s lamps that I now have have the same decal,too. It’s a lovely mix that I need an excuse–like a tea party–to use!

    February 7, 2018 at 8:38 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      This makes me so happy! I am so glad you listened as you read the post, I had hoped someone would! I would also love to host a tea party! Sounds like a great idea for spring. Thank you for visiting! Come back again soon!

      February 8, 2018 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Amber, I’m always so amazed at the detail and creativity you put into all your beautiful vignettes! Love all the cupids and wonderful vintage figurines, especially those adorable kissing angels. so sweet! thanks for all your hard work and diligence to make this such a fun and creative Blog Hop. You’re the Best, my friend!

    February 7, 2018 at 11:32 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Debra! I am so glad you enjoyed the vignettes. Looking forward to many more HEALTHY AND VIBRANT years of blogging together, in Jesus’ name I believe it is so!!!!

      February 8, 2018 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Emily Fritsch

    Beautiful decor Amber! I love your decor style and thank you for hosting this link up 🙂

    February 8, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Emily! I love your style too, and I hope you will link up your beautiful posts weekly at Thursday Favorite Things too! Leave a comment on my post so you can be featured. You can share any home decor or diy project. Hope to see you at the party!

      February 9, 2018 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for hosting!! I have linked up some of the Valentine posts that I have already done… I have a few more to do..
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    February 8, 2018 at 4:34 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Great Debbie! I can’t wait to check them out!

      February 8, 2018 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    So whimsical and fun, Amber. I adore your cupid picture! Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

    February 11, 2018 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge Farmhouse

    Oh my goodness I love everything about your Valentine’s Day decor, especially your gorgeous vignette in your kitchen! Thanks for sharing this at Farmhouse Friday! And thanks for the Valentine themed blog hop – I linked up my chicken wire heart!

    February 12, 2018 at 9:21 pm
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