Tuesday, February 14, 2012

a very vintage valentine

I have always loved old paper. As a child in the 80s I would buy Teaberry gum and save the wrappers because they looked 'old'. (I still love Teaberry gum but I do throw the wrappers away now). I've been collecting vintage ephemera for a long time, and vintage valentines are some of my favorite items. I have a few ornate Victorian ones with scalloped edges and beautiful artwork. But my absolute favorites are the little classroom valentines of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. They are just so cute and cheerful. These are just a few from my collection. Happy Valentines Day! :)


Valerie said...

Happy Valentine's Day Crystal! Thanks for sharing these! I'm glad you did fall in love with old paper early on-you are the perfect caretaker for these vintage treasures:) And I love my sailors!

Faith said...

What cute valentines! Hope your holiday was lovely, Crystal!

Second Hand Rose said...

Aww I love these cards, they are adorable!
Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!
XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/