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.
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.
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
Tho’ much I craved hath been denied, Dear Love it gave me thee.
It 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!
I 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.
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!
These white roses were also marked down to $2.99 at our local grocery store. Score!
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.
Isn’t this such a beautiful book? I love the gold embossed cover, images and lettering inside and out.
The 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!
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!
Follow The Yellow Brick Home | A Stroll Thru Life | Our Southern Home | Let’s Add Sprinkles | Botanic Bleu
Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson | Art and Sand | Itsy Bits and Pieces| Adirondack Girl at Heart | My Thrift Store Addiction