Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Vintage Valentines

"You know you are in love when you can't fall
asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
                 ~Dr. Seuss


     I'm sorry I haven't posted sooner but I've been fighting the flu again! I can't seem to shake it. Oh well! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and the store where I work - Heirlooms - just brought in a collection of gorgeous old paper valentines and I had to share them with you. They are all a bit faded and crinkled with age, but each one is special and lovely in it's own way. I imagine them crisp and new during their day being given to a sweetheart. I miss giving little valentines at school and decorating a box for my friends to put valentines for me in! Maybe I will have to make some of my own to give to all of the people that I love this Valentine's day! Enjoy this collection of pretty pictures and the very old sketch I am including with them...
I am linking up with :
What's It Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday




























Drawing by Jennelise

18 comments:

  1. Jennelise,
    Those Valentines are precious! Your sketch is so beautiful and your photography is stunning as well! I am so glad you stopped by to say hello, because now I've found your beautiful blog! I look forward to following you!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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    1. Thankyou Amanda! It is lovely to meet you and I am so glad that you liked the pictures and my old sketch! Thanks for becoming a follower :) Have a lovely day!
      Jennelise

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  2. OH MY WORD!

    Those are stunning!

    Oh thank you so much for sharing!

    Please get to feeling better soon.

    Hugs!

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    1. Thankyou! I am trying very hard :)
      Jennelise

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  3. I love these. The old Valentine's really are the best.

    Kristin

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  4. Какая аристократичная и богатая красота! Спасибо за чудесное настроение!

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  5. So lacy feminine and pretty...there is nothing as romantic as vintage valentines.

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  6. such a beautiful cards!!!! and i love your drawing too!
    xoxo
    akissfromthepast.blogspot.com

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  7. Your drawing is lovely and that collection of cards! Oh my gosh I LOVE antique Valentines. Guess I should get mine out and enjoy them.

    Hugs,
    Judy

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    1. I thought they were beautiful too :) I would love to see what you have! :)
      Jennelise

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  8. These are all so beautiful and is the framed rose print! I love the teacup, too - my weakness. You have such a wonderful gift.

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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    1. Thankyou so much! I decided to add a few photos of pretty things with the valentines just to make it interesting :) I'm glad you liked them!
      Jennelise

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  9. They're all really lovely Jenny! And your drawing is especially pretty too. Vanna

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  10. What a gorgeous collection! I collect them when ever I can find them, too. They were so much more romantic then and the faces so soft and sweet. Thanks so much for linking!
    Big hugs!
    Patti

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  11. I have passed the Liebster Blog Award to you...Visit fromgentogen.com..Blessings, Becky

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  12. You have a wonderful collection of Valentines. I collect vintage postcards (all holidays). There is something very special about the artwork of this era. You are quite the artist yourself!

    Visiting from What's It Wednesday. Debra

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  13. Love the romantic Valentine's inspiration!
    x
    Melissah

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  14. Oh, I enjoyed these Valentine cards so much! We are fast losing the wonderful tradition of exchanging cards, notes and letters. I love to think of the more gentle and refined times of fountain pens, sumptuous writing papers and a wax seal. I have young cousins who aren't even taught penmanship in school; they only know how to print lower and uppercase letters and not do handwriting as I learned in the third grade of elementary school...practicing my capital "S" by doing figure 8s. One thing that's good is the popularity of keeping a journal...in my day, they were Dear Diary...and I'm planning to resume that, even if all I do is write a paragraph of the day and perhaps copy a catchy saying or poem. We have to have a blend or a bridge between our computers and our writing hand...somehow both have to have a place!

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