I do love the colors of pink and red, but as I often mention here....having a white base to start with makes it fun and easy to add in any color as an accent...depending upon the season and your preference.
Let me tell you a bit about what I did in creating a romantic setting.
For more rose display I painted some glass jelly jars with the Mod Podge and food coloring method. You can find lots of tutorials for that all over Bloglandia. I also spray painted some tin cans with an ombre effect...in pink (of course).
On the mantel.
I lined up antique chocolate pots with fresh fuchsia and cream roses. A vintage parasol, rich pink velvet pillow, old prom dress and on the floor...a "rug" made from a pink rose quilt.
A large glass pickle jar painted with the technique mentioned above. I used some vintage Valentine hankies that have scalloped edges to give the effect of flowers.
An old ironstone pot that you might recognize from my Christmas shots with the same white spray painted branches. Simple lace strips and pink mercury glass hearts are added sparsely...
Antique pin cushion that is tattered and worn and in the shape of a heart is hung from an old window.
Under this place setting is a piece of antique sheet music that I scanned, ran through my laminator and cut with decorate edged scissors.
More of the antique sheet music place mats...
A pair of my younger adult daughter's old pointe shoes with some millinery flowers and tulle.
I often save the old rosebuds rather than toss them, and glittered several to add a bit of sparkle to the setting.
An antique alabaster lamp that is temporarily dressed with old tulle and vintage millinery.
I admit that it's a bit over the top with frill...and COMPLETELY ADMIT that my home doesn't always look like this, but it's styled to give inspiration, and for a photo shoot for several things....including this:
CREATING VINTAGE CHARM Magazine that I am pleased to be a regular contributor to. I have a piece in it with some TUTORIALS and there are lots of others too. It's so pretty...and you can visit and subscribe HERE: