Valentine's Day, Vintage Style

Vintage Valentines and Roses


Hello dear friends! Today I am so excited to be hosting the Vintage Valentine’s Day Blog Hop with 25 blogging friends sharing vintage themed Valentine’s Day ideas! At the end of this post you will find links to each blogger’s creative post. To start off the hop I am sharing some simple vignettes using vintage valentines and roses.


I don’t go overboard on Valentine’s Day decor, but I always create vintage vignettes in our music room. Since I already have so many vintage items and furnishings in the room, it doesn’t take much to pull together romantic looking vignettes.



At first I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do for this blog hop, but I figured inspiration would hit eventually! When the grocery store had red and white roses on clearance, I got the idea to just keep it simple with a vintage valentines and roses theme. I spent very little money but I love how everything looks for the holiday.




I already had rolls of vintage sheet music in a metal urn, stacks of vintage books, candles, and other vintage treasures on the piano.  For this vignette I simply added the red roses in a small ironstone creamer (recent thrift find) and pulled out my favorite antique valentine postcards and everything just came together.



The pretty handmade sheet music heart garland was a gift from my friend Becky IG Sweet Cottage Dreams (her Instagram account is a must-follow for vintage lovers!) She also sent me a beautiful heart sachet and stunning antique book which you will see later in this post.



Vintage Valentine's Day vignette cupid picture roses pink mercury glass

I had fun playing around with styling the roses with different vintage valentine treasures on top of the piano. I like to change things around as inspiration strikes.



You may have recognized the sheet music heart garland from my DIY Shabby-Farmhouse Heart Rag Wreath post that I shared a few weeks ago. It has been a reader favorite!


I also made a neutral farmhouse heart rag wreath this year for our dining room. I will be sharing the DIY tutorial for this wreath on Friday.


Valentine's Day Red Roses Vintage Valentine postcards

I have always loved vintage valentine postcards. Most of mine are postmarked prior to 1919, so now they are considered “antique” postcards. They are just so charming!


To the One I Love

Sweetheart, what ‘er this life withholds, this one thing comforts me-

Tho’ much I craved hath been denied, Dear Love it gave me thee.



Red Roses in small white ironstone creamerIt never bothers me when roses are a little wilted or starting to drop petals. I think they have an especially dreamy look at this stage.


This sweet vintage style “puppy love” valentine was a recent TJ Maxx find. Isn’t it the cutest?


I had already added this photo to my post before I realized that the heart garland was dangling down onto the card. I was going to delete it but then I thought it looked kind of cute, like little puppy had been into mischief!



Pretty blush pink mercury glass candle votive holder vintage transferwareI don’t use a lot of pink in our home even though I love shabby chic decor, but Valentine’s Day and spring are times when I like to play around with shades of pink and blush. While rummaging through my junk and craft stash for anything I could use for this post, I found this pretty blush mercury glass votive holder that I purchased at Dollar Tree back in the fall. The dark pink vintage transferware saucer underneath is another recent thrift score.






Vintage Valentine's Day Vignette cute valentine puppies
When shopping my stash I also pulled out this pretty vintage picture of a little girl in her pink winter cloak with her doggie. I have used the picture in Christmas vignettes, but I think it works well for Valentine’s Day too. I am loving it paired with the puppy valentine!



vintage Valentine's Day vignetteThese white roses were also marked down to  $2.99 at our local grocery store. Score!


white roses in vintage ironstone with skeleton key vintage Valentine's Day You can never go wrong with white roses and ironstone! The pitcher of roses is stacked on a favorite antique book, Later Love Letters of a Musician.



beautiful embossed antique book
Isn’t this such a beautiful book? I love the gold embossed cover, images and lettering inside and out.


vintage Valentine heart sachet lavender SachetThe book was another surprise “happy mail” gift from dear Becky, along with this sweet hand stitched heart sachet filled with lavender. She is definitely a vintage loving “soul friend” of mine, as are so many of you!





Adorable antique Valentine postcard vintage Valentine's Day
Speaking of vintage soul friends, I will wrap up this post with a sweet Valentine message for you:

Candy is nice, but I know who’s nicer…

All of you, dear readers and friends!





I hope you enjoyed this post today! If you are looking for quick vintage Valentine’s Day ideas, simply keep your eye out for some clearance grocery store roses (or use realistic faux ones) and place them in a vintage pitcher or vase displayed along with some vintage valentines. If you don’t have any authentic vintage valentines, there are plenty of free printables online.


Now it’s time to be inspired by so many more creative Valentine’s Day ideas on the Vintage Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! Next up is Marty at a A Stroll Thru Life. Marty will be sharing ideas for creating a romantic Valentine’s Day…oooh la la! You can also continue on with each of the participant’s blogs via the link up below. I know you will enjoy them all.

Thanks for visiting!


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  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    It’s darling. I love the rag wreath. The pink glass votive holder was a great find. It all looks adorable. Thanks for hosting such a fun hop.

    February 4, 2019 at 7:07 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Amber, I love your red rose theme this year. You have the sweetest vintage Valentine cards ever! Thanks so much for creating this fun blog hop full of Valentine inspiration!

    February 4, 2019 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Paula

    Your music room vignette looks wonderful. I know that your piano students (and their moms) look forward to seeing how you decorate this room for each season. My favorite part is the Puppy Love Valentine’s Day card from TJ Maxx combined with the vintage picture of the girl with her dog. So sweet! I always enjoy the careful details that you add to your decor and this Valentine’s Day vignette is definitely a winner!

    February 4, 2019 at 7:26 am
  • Reply Calypso in the Country

    Amber, I love your theme with the roses and music – and that heart wreath is amazing! Your decor is so beautiful. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful blog hop!

    February 4, 2019 at 7:46 am
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, love the idea of using vintage and vintage looking Valentine cards. And red roses fit anywhere, but look especially pretty in the white vases. I recently bought some old sheet music at an antique mall in Atlanta (waiting for my daughter to mail my box of finds). We don’t have a music room or a piano, but I thought they were cool. Now I have some inspiration to use them. Thank you so much for hosting. Love seeing everyone’s interpretation of a theme.

    February 4, 2019 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Valentines and roses pair perfectly together! Love your charming vignettes, Amber. Thanks again, for organizing the hop. It makes my heart happy to be joining you on this hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    February 4, 2019 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Amber, I thought that I’d just do a tablescape for Valentine’s Day! I am totally inspired now to go and grab what I have in the attic and do a little more throughout the house. It’s all just so very gorgeous and romantic! You are just so inspiring throughout each and every season. 🙂

    February 4, 2019 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Emily

    Amber, you have created such beautiful vignettes! I love that you used red roses, they’re so classic for Valentine’s Day! And, of course I love all of your vintage treasures!! You have such darling vintage valentines cards!! And, I so love that wire vase thing that you filled with rolled sheet music!!! Soooo cute!!!
    Thank you so much for putting this blog hop together!!
    Happy Monday!!!

    February 4, 2019 at 11:21 am
  • Reply CoCo

    I love all of these vignettes, Amber! They are gorgeous and just prove you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create something beautiful for special holidays like Valentine’s Day. I love all the letters and postcards you have and gosh that puppy Valentine was a great find too. Thanks so much for putting this blog hop together. It’s always tons of fun to see how people decorate! Hugs, CoCo

    February 4, 2019 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Hi Amber, I thought the same when I saw the garland hanging over the puppy too. Like your rag wreath. Subtle decor that doesn’t scream Valentines is the way I go too.


    February 4, 2019 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Cindy@countyroad407

    Three things – 1. I have got to find me some vintage Valentine cards. You’r had me grinning from ear to ear! 2. All of your vintage vignettes are vivaciously Vantastic! 3. After reading the book page, I’m dying to know what the hidden words say.

    Okay, one more: I want a sweet Becky in my life. 😉

    Thanks for including me!

    February 4, 2019 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    I love all your vignettes! The sheet music heart garland from your friend is so perfect. I love the vintage Valentines and that sweet one you found at TJ Maxx!! And that book!! Amazing! Always love your posts and the hops you organize!!

    February 4, 2019 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Everything is perfectly lovely, but I love your vintage book best! Your neutral rag Valentine is also a stunner… looking forward to your post about making it.

    Happy Valentine’s Day,


    February 4, 2019 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Angelina

    Amber, I loved all of your valentine’s vignettes! I adore the little vintage valentine’s.. they are always so cute and fun to look at! The garland is so fun, and I love your heart wreath you made! Thanks for organizing this! Angelina

    February 4, 2019 at 1:28 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      You are so welcome Angelina! Always fun getting together and sharing pretty vintage things!

      February 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Vintage postcards, roses, and heart rag wreaths. What could be better than that? Each vignette was a delight!! You are amazing lady! Thanks for hosting and putting up with all my problems. 🙂

    February 4, 2019 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      You are no problem! It is a joy and a blessing and answered prayer to have you join us for this hop!

      February 5, 2019 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply Terrie

    Amber, I love all the vintage Valentine’s you shared with us. You created the sweetest vignettes. I love your style. You make everything look so beautiful! Thanks for heading up the blog hop. I enjoy doing it with you. Happy Valentine’s day my sweet friend.

    February 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Terrie, so glad you joined!

      February 5, 2019 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Amber you’ve done it again. I love all your vintage touches. I love vintage postcards as well and your valentine’s ones are fabulous. That book is to die for. That is a super thoughtful gift. Enjoy it. Thanks for all the V-day inspiration. xo- maryjo

    February 4, 2019 at 4:41 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Maryjo! You are so kind!

      February 5, 2019 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Your valentine decor is so wonderful, Amber…and of course, I love every. single. thing.
    The little framed cupid is a heartstealer! Thank you so much for hosting this fun blog hop…it has been a lot of fun!

    February 4, 2019 at 6:11 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Linda! I only paid 25 cents for the cupid picture at a yard sale several years ago.

      So glad you enjoyed the hop!

      February 5, 2019 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Diana Petrillo

    Your home is so lovely, Amber!! I so enjoyed seeing all of your special Valentine touches in your music room. Loving that darling puppy Valentine 🙂 Thanks so much for being the hostess with the most-est!!

    February 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Diana! I am so happy you joined us!

      February 5, 2019 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Kelly Radcliff

    Amber your Valentine’s Day decor is just beautiful. I love how you let the inspiration just come. Thank you so much for having me on this amazing blog hop. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

    February 4, 2019 at 7:23 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Kelly! It seems if I try too hard to plan things out it never works out as well as if I just decorate as I go using things I have. Saves money too!

      February 5, 2019 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Larissa

    Amber everything looks so sweet and festive!! I love love love the doggy valentine with the girl and dog print!! They compliment each other so nicely! I love vintage post cards too! I only have Christmas and Easter ones though, I need to be on the lookout for valentines! Thank you so much for putting together this hop! It was so fun and I’m looking forward to visiting everyone!

    ???? Larissa

    February 4, 2019 at 8:36 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I will keep an eye out for you a vintage valentine postcard! I loved your Christmas card this year with the gnomes by the way, I forgot to tell you. It was my favorite card!

      February 5, 2019 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    LOVE the blush pink mercury votive! So pretty how you’ve used the vintage Valentine cards and postcards in simple vignettes, and the rag heart wreath and paper heart garland are the perfect romantic touch. So much fun vintage inspiration!

    February 5, 2019 at 11:04 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Debra!

      February 5, 2019 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Marty

    All of your valentines and roses are amazing. You do have some really wonderful vintage ones.

    February 5, 2019 at 3:47 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Marty! I would love to add more to my collection. Maybe you will see more on next year’s hop!

      February 5, 2019 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Mary in VA

    I love discovering new (to me) blogs, and yours is one I will definitely follow. Love your style and decor.

    February 6, 2019 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Pat

    I LOVE the vintage book!
    The real red & white roses are the perfect romantic touch in your gorgeous vintage inspired vignettes!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 6, 2019 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    It’s all so pretty, Amber! You have such a wonderful collection of beautiful vintage to create with, and the fresh roses just tops it all off with a cherry on top! I’m so glad you hosted this one; so fun to see all the pretty things for Valentines! Thanks!

    February 6, 2019 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Amber,you have outdone yourself! Everything looks so beautiful with those pretty vintage treasures and beautiful red and white roses. I adore the heart wreaths you made. Your house always looks beautiful, but I always love seeing your music room. Thanks so much for hosting this fun hop. Happy Valentine’s Day, sweet friend!!!

    February 6, 2019 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply sharon duvall

    Very pretty. Tell me about your metal card holders. Did you make them or buy them? Would love to have some..

    February 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Beautiful post, Amber! Vintage valentines are truly special. A few years ago, my antique club was treated to a program on the most amazing collection of vintage valentines dating back to Victorian times. If interested you’ll find a post on my blog archives February 13, 2015 entitled Be Mine, Valentine!
    Thanks for this fun hop. I’ve enjoyed each post! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful vintage Valentines and roses at Vintage Charm!

    February 10, 2019 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Carol

    Vintage cards are high on my list of favorite things. Your vignettes of cards and roses are delightful!

    February 12, 2019 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Jeanne

    Another beautiful post!

    February 11, 2021 at 2:36 pm
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