Monday, February 16, 2015

Timeless Love

vintage Valentine
printed in Germany
circa 1920s
Even though this vintage Valentine doesn't feature a cartoon character, glitter or a silly verse, its message is timeless. The angel's face is very expressive, and I think it resembles that of my great niece, Stephanie.

This treasure is tucked in a Depression glass cup in the china closet. I keep it because my mother kept it: it was obviously dear to her.

vintage Valentine
circa 1920s
I don't have a clue to the identity of "Imo," but I think it is short for Imogene, possibly a childhood friend of my mother. It is written in pencil.

Note the slit in the card: I wonder if it held a sweet treat.

Did you save any Valentines from your youth?


16 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy,
    I've saved every Valentine's card my husband has ever given me. We've been married for 33 years and started dating at age 14. I also saved Valentine and birthday cards from my mom, who passed away when I was 26, so those are extra special. Happy Monday! --Tammy

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  2. Don't have any saved but enjoyed seeing yours and we have very similar china cabinets! Oh by the way I couldn't hardly believe that picture was cross stitched!! Gorgeous.

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  3. Wow, nearly 100 years old! Not many people give Valentines cards here. Mostly young men sending flowers and going out to dinner. It's also a popular date for engagement announcements.

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  4. I don't have any Valentines from my youth, but I have an old card that my mother had saved. It looks similar in age to yours, but isn't signed.

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  5. I still have the gold heart earrings that my husband gave me when we were 14.

    It's interesting that when we were in Germany in the 70's the Valentine's cards looked very much the same.

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  6. It is funny, I don't. But I remember having eye surgery when I was 5. I was out of school for Valentines day and the class sent me valentines. One boy, my neighbor sent me a black heart and I was offended !!!!

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  7. Ha...got a charge out of kathy b's comments. Anyway, at one time I had some cards saved, but I don't know where they are now. Sometime I may come across them again. They are beautiful antiques!

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  8. I love those old valentines and unfortunately I did not save any :(

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  9. Probably not. Every time we've moved I've pared down what I kept. I didn't keep scrapbooks but I do have some older photo albums. I do have some cards from when I was born because my mom did a baby book...or at least a little of one.

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  10. That valentine is a real treasure, Nancy! I don't have any cards from my youth but do have quite a few from much more recent days.

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  11. That really is a treasure, as Judy said. I have nothing like that from my youth. When I spent a year in Bolivia at age 19, my mother threw out my shoebox-full of baseball cards. It is quite sad, considering the age of them and the most popular ball players they represented. Wah.

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  12. My mother kept scrapbooks - and some do contain some old Valentines. But she also kept the heart shaped top from the fancy boxes of candy my dad brought her every Valentine's Day. I found them all stacked on a closet shelf after she died.

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  13. So nice you still have that!!... I haven't kept any!

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  14. No that is one thing I didn't save but I wish I had:)

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  15. I love that Victorian feel of that card.

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