Roses and shabby chic
Victorians loved to decorate their homes with such items because they were pretty and inexpensive. This period of time people really cared about decorating their homes and would even craft with paper cutting out scraps of paper to glue on boxes etc.
Fat forward to the early 1990's and the shabby chic movement by Rachel Ashwell and her love of romance for the home . Funny thing her love of crystal and silver and roses is very much Victorian even her color choices of tones of white , grey pink, green , turquoise link back to the Victorians.
I have my own ideas for my Zazzle stores where you can have the feel of romance that you like and the clean lines of a modern era...