Monday, January 30, 2012

Vintage Valentines

I've been collecting old Valentines for years.  There's no rhyme or reason to my collection; the only criteria is 'vintage' and they span the years from the 1800's forward.  Perhaps I collect them because I grew up in the age of 'cruelty', when at school parties everyone stuffed the boxes of the popular kids, and those of us who weren't didn't get many Valentines.  Anyone else remember that?  (Don't worry, I'm over it!)

Today I opened the smallest case.
It contains a random assortment, from the 1920s forward.  The little candy box is German, and one of the earliest I've ever found.
Common little cards charm me most.  I love the graphics and the sweet sentiments inside.
This one is early 1930s.

I adore her sailor dress.

Rosy cheeks rule! 

The sweetest of all are the home-made cards. 
I'll show you some of the more special cards 
if we ever get a sunny day more suitable for photos.

In the meantime, have a wonderful Monday!
(I'm off to check out a location to sell my treasures...more about that another time.)


  1. I love your wonderful collection! And I DO remember making the special boxes and passing out Valentines. One year I didn't want to give one to a boy not many kids liked and my mother told me I had to give one to everyone. Later when I was moving away he signed my autograph book and wrote "Thank you for the Valentine. Not too many kids gave me one." It made me cry. He and my mother taught me one of the biggest and most important lessons of my WHOLE life at age 11...

  2. Love your collection! Great 'box' too!!

  3. Aw Linda, what a sweet story! I'll bet he still remembers your kindness.

  4. Just Darling SuiteCase!*!*!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

  5. Sweet and I love the sailor dress too.

  6. Lovely collection! Even better stored in a vintage case.

  7. Hey GORGEOUS....!!

    I hope you're well & enjoying a WONDERFUL weekend....!

    Your collection is ADORABLE.... I think I'll have to expand mine from Christmas & Easter to include Valentine too....!!

    Cheers for now from Oz,
    Tamarah xx


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