Whether or not you have a valentine this year, check out Providence Flea's Winter & Spring Markets starting this Sunday, February 12. This is the first of six markets at Hope High School (324 Hope St., Providence) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (at the rear entrance). On the second and fourth Sundays of the month through April, each market will feature more than 50 local vintage vendors, artisans, makers and food purveyors inside, plus hot coffee and gourmet street food outside! 

1. Roses are red ...
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If the thought of being romantic with a special someone gets you all tongue-tied, pick out a vintage or artisan-made valentine and leave it to the experts to help you express your true feelings. (Like this one from Foley's Finds.)

2.  Honey, aw sugar, sugar ...
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If your valentine has a sweet tooth, look no further than Fraulein's Bakery's authentic German and European treats this Sunday and every Sunday through April. They'll have sweets for your sweet like these Sacher Torte hearts, plus chocolate raspberry and Linzer cookies, and raspberry cream cheese whoopie pies to name a few! 

3. Spa-tastic!
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Find locally made soaps, salts, scrubs, balms, lotions, and candles at the Flea, and treat your sweetie to a spa-at-home day. Bring him some of Earth & Anchor's mint soaps and lip balms, and check out all the offerings from many other soap and candle vendors at Sunday's Flea.

4. Rock your baby ...
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This antique rocking chair from Silva Lining Designs is a lovely example of the lost art of caning, meticulously preserved. Bonus — it's sweetheart pink! Hunt for more antique, upcycled, restored and re-loved furniture from rows and rows of vintage vendors at Sunday's Flea.

5. Fly away, fly high ...
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Relationships are all hearts and flowers and butterflies, right? Maybe not in real life, but you're sure to find an original necklace, bracelet or ring at the Flea that is sure to make her feel pretty special ... like this one from Functional Whimsy.  

6. These boots were made for walking' ...
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Maybe you're over it and this Valentine's Day won't turn out the way you thought. Well, get down to the Flea anyway and treat yourself to a pair of vintage boots like these from Americana Darlings, a re-loved leather jacket and a pair of vintage jeans to put you back up on top. The world is your oyster, once again.

Click here for info on things to do and where to go this Valentine's Day.