Valentine’s Day provides the perfect excuse to treat yourself to flowers and be your own Valentine! I couldn’t resist having a little flower and dish fun in celebration, with some vintage-inspired Valentine greetings in the Potting Shed.
The grocery stores were blooming with bouquets of flowers last week in anticipation of Valentine’s Day.
A bouquet of Baroness Roses stopped me in my tracks when I spied them.
They join white hydrangeas, pink ruffled carnations and pink and white alstroemeria in vases.
My husband’s grandmother’s pitcher and coffee pot are blooming with hand-painted roses and provide vases for flowers.
Marked ‘Germany’ on the bottom, they both have chips and small break that was carefully repaired on the spout of the coffee pot, signs of being well-loved and the perfect sentiment for Valentine’s Day.
Transferware in shades from pale pink to deep rose provide some additional blooms and a soft and romantic color palette and vignette for Valentine’s Day.
I had a little dish serendipity a couple of weeks ago, finding a set of 6 pink Chelsea Toile plates for $3 each at an antique mall.
They’re joining another grandmother’s pink Crown Ducal Bristol plates. You can see them at a Romantic Table for Two with an edible centerpiece and wine chiller with rose petal ice cubes, here.
Valentine greetings provide wrappers and sweet sentiments for chocolate for Valentine’s Day, serve in a teacup with dried rose petals and a rose-leaf stem spoon.
And a pair of Franciscan Pink Vista plates were a consignment store find several years ago.
Flowers are blooming on a pair of Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz plates. . .
And vintage-inspired Valentine greetings are displayed on flower frogs . . .
Gloves hold a napkin and a bouquet of assorted vintage flatware for a table in the Potting Shed. You can see how the garden gloves grow, here.
I’m always on the look out to add a blooming fork or spoon to my collection, especially when I can pick one up for a dollar or two at an antique mall.
Vintage Valentine Greetings Table Details:
Transferware / Crown Ducal Pink Bristol, Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz, Franciscan Pink Vista, Queen’s Chelsea Toile Pink
Teapot & White Chargers / HomeGoods, several years ago
Runner / World Market
Napkins / Pier 1
Gloves / Target, last year
Flatware / assorted vintage
Valentine Postcards / Cavallini Vintage Valentine Glitter Greetings, Amazon
Vintage Greetings Chocolate / House of Dorchester, T.J. Maxx
Leaf Spoons / Two’s Company, Tuesday Morning, several years ago