Old Fashioned Valentine: Roses

For years, bouquets of  red roses with baby’s breath seemed trite to me for Valentine’s Day and an obscene amount of money just because it’s a holiday.  I couldn’t lay that kind of tacky and expensive pressure on my sweetie pie.  Anything BUT red roses spoke to me.  A homemade Valentine or even a conversational candy heart could make me misty eyed.  SWEET!  The way I think the holiday was intended.

Hubby is hubby because we agreed we aren’t the flashy-broadcast Valentine types.  We like to make a nice dinner at home with our boys, sharing some kind of bubbles in champagne flutes. “Grape” for the grown-ups and “apple” for the guys.

Fast forward a bazillion years, I kind of changed my mind.  Retro ways are making a comeback like hand-crank beaters and mason jars.  Why not an old-fashioned Valentine too, like red roses?  It kind of helps a bunch is only $12 at Trader Joes. Simple and sweet, no baby’s breath.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My new, old-fashioned favorite.


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8 Responses to Old Fashioned Valentine: Roses
  1. Teresa Caldwell
    February 14, 2017 | 8:11 am

    Beautiful, Francie! Red roses may be retro but as your blog always reminds us, Love never goes out of style. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Francie
      February 14, 2017 | 8:58 am

      Beautifully stated my friend. Thank you!

  2. Sharon Richard
    February 14, 2017 | 10:27 am

    Happy Valentines Day to you and Tony! Enjoy those retro roses!

    • Francie
      February 14, 2017 | 4:43 pm

      Thanks Sharon, same to you and Steve. I hope he gets you some retro roses!

  3. Kim
    February 14, 2017 | 11:24 am

    We go to Target and pick out the cards in the aisle. Sometimes it is the beginning of February sometimes it actually after Valentine’s Day. Then we promptly exchange them AT TARGET, then put them back on the shelf.

    • Francie
      February 14, 2017 | 4:45 pm

      Ha! I love cards, especially the little ones we got for school. Hope you got your cards on time this year!

  4. Joanie
    February 14, 2017 | 2:13 pm

    I love this post , Francie!
    Love is always in style?
    Enjoy your retro roses!

    • Francie
      February 14, 2017 | 4:44 pm

      Ha! Yes, love is always in style. Love my retro roses!

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