Howdy-do Sweetie! Aunt Ruthie here from Sugar Pie Farmhouse! I’m excited to share with you a Vintage Valentine Vignette! A sweet little something you can put together to brighten a little spot in your kitchen. It’s always lovely to add a touch of nostalgic charm.
I found this vintage white enamel baking pan at a flea market for a couple of dollars. I love that it was well used, which in my book means well loved. From the scratches and worn areas on the pan I can only imagine the countless times it was gently placed into a hot oven, by an apron-wearin’ mama or grandma, to bake mouth-watering brownies, cobblers, coffee cakes, biscuits and casseroles, all in the name of love to bless her family as they sat eagerly around the kitchen table.
You may have an old baking pan or pie pan that you can use. If not, you have a good excuse to go hunting for one at your local flea market or antique mall. Lol!
I love browsing through old magazines from the 1940’s and 1950’s and was delighted to find this ad for Pillsbury Pie Crust Mix. The title was perfect, “Homemade Valentine”. So I made a copy, cut it out, added some glue and glitter to give it a little sparkle and secured it inside the pan with a magnet that I made from an old silver teaspoon. You can use any magnet of course, but I’ll show you how I made mine in this post.
I’m also going to give you some printables of vintage valentines for you to use. But first, let me show you how I put this Vintage Valentine Vignette together!
Gather together some glue, a paintbrush, glitter, 2 paper plates and a vintage valentine. Pour some glue on one of the paper plates. On the other plate, place the valentine on it, and paint glue on the areas that you’d like to add a little sparkle.
Then sprinkle some iridescent glitter over the glue and shake off the extra. The plate will collect the excess glitter so you can reuse it again.
I set my little vignette on a cake stand. On top of it I placed a mason jar with filled with fresh daisies from the grocery store. I purchased this little easel from Michaels Craft Store for a few dollars which will hold the pan upright.
My silver teaspoon magnet, (a two dollar purchase at a flea market) is super easy to make. I glued a little rhinestone bling on the front and a small magnet on the back. The glue I used is E-6000, it’s the best for a permanent hold. That’s how you make it! So easy, yet so cute!
You can find the glue at Michaels, Walmart, Target and Amazon. I bought a set of flat round magnets at Michaels.
Note from Christy : this glue is the best! I use it for so many things!
I decided to add a little milk-glass bowl of those old-timey candy hearts with little love notes on them for a little extra sweetness!
If you don’t have a magnet you can just tape the valentine to the pan.
Adding a set of measuring spoons looks kinda cute too!
Here are some free vintage Valentine printables
so you can make your own Vintage Valentine Vignette…
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I hope you enjoyed this idea!
Which vintage valentine is your favorite?
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Have a Happy Valentines Day!
“Bless your family…make home sweet!”
Get to know Aunt Ruthie below, you’ll be glad you did!
Howdy! Meet Aunt Ruthie from the Ozark hills of Branson, Missouri. She’s a happily married mama of four and “Honey” to eight grand babies.
Ruthie’s co-authored four books on home and family with Harvest House Publishers and has been blogging for 10 years at Sugar Pie Farmhouse. Her blog is where you’ll find ideas to help make your home as sweet as Sugar Pie!
She’s a Mama on a mission! Her passion is to encourage women of all ages to turn their hearts back home and create a warm and cozy nest for their loved ones. “We can’t control what happens in the world, but we can do a lot of things to make sure our home is safe, secure and filled with comfort, joy and love. It’s all about being a blessing to those who are dear to our hearts!”