Friday, February 8, 2008

Show & Tell Friday

Show and Tell



Yay! It's "Show and Tell Friday!" I hope you've all had a fantastic week!


Today, I'd like to share the Valentine I received from my Daddy this year. It was made in Germany, and I'm guessing it is from around the 20's. The vibrant colors are so spectacular! Many times these old valentines become so faded - particularly the honeycombs. Everything about this valentine is wonderful. I just love it!



For as long as I can remember, I have always been my Daddy's Valentine. Every year without fail, he has given me a special box of chocolate from our favorite local confectionery. Well.... last year the shop closed - which was such a bummer! And, since not just any box of chocolate will do.... he decided to start a new tradition by giving me an old valentine to add to my collection. This is such a special valentine keepsake which I will cherish forever. I love my Daddy - he's the best!


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22 comments:

Pear tree cottage! said...

O! how stunning yes the colour is so bright and not at all aged.

Your dad is something very special that is for sure. My dad has been gone now for 5 years but it is always as if he is here with us the memories are so strong.

You are truly blessed, thanks for visitng my show & tell today.

Lee-ann

Connie Marie said...

Sorry to hear your candy connection closed.
What a fun idea your Dad had to get an old Valentine for you instead. What a great Dad!

Hootin' Anni said...

That is a beautiful Valentine!! I hope you take good care of it so it will make your room pretty in years to come.

My show n tell is a Valentine wreath I made this week. I do hope you can drop by for a visit.

Carrie said...

Lovely valentine. How special to have a wonderful Dad to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Constance said...

That is really in great shape for being that old! What a sweet tradition! Thanks for sharing with all of us!
Connie

Cheryl said...

How sweeeeeeeeeet! But... I'd still want some chocolate, I guess that you can buy yourself lol

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh that is precious.
Susan

ellen b. said...

Whoa! that is in wonderful shape. How sweet a tradition you have with your father! enjoy...

Paula said...

Very sweet Karolyn! That's a very special tradition. :0)

Barbara H. said...

What a special tradition! It is beauitful and in such good condition.

Mrs M said...

What a special tradition and the old Valentine he gave you this year is beautiful :-)

genny said...

You have a very special father. I miss my father back in our country.

jennifer said...

I love that you and your Daddy are close. My Dad really tried after I married to continue giving me a box of candy. It seemed I was always on a diet. He gives Valentine's to my kids now! Jennifer

Oh, And I love the vintage valentine he gave you.

Charlotte said...

That is so sweet. It's great you have such a wonderful relationship with your Daddy. I love antique valentines. Thanks for visiting my Show & Tell and for the comment. I'm glad I found your blog.

hoganfe said...

Love it!
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mary
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Judy said...

What a beautiful Valentine. You have a wonderful Dad. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Jewelgirl said...

An awesome Valentine. These paper
honeycomb ones are just so beautifully made! Thanks for stopping by site!

Julieann said...

That is so sweet of your Daddy--the card is beautiful:)

Julieann

Jillian said...

I did not see a photo there ...but I enjoyed your story! Thanks for sharing...what a nice Dad.He must know you very well.

Kelli said...

What a sweet and thoughtful Daddy you have! Your Valentine is beautiful, such a special treasure!
Hugs,
Kelli

Cathy said...

Hi Karoline, what a gorgeous Valentine and a treasure for sure! I think I'd leave it out year round.

I got your box today--wow! I was expecting an envelope! LOL! I hope I can wait til Valentine's day to open it, but I can't promise! This was the first day due to snow that I was able to get to the PO since Mon or Tues, so it may have arrived earlier. Happy Valentine's Day!

Cathy :)

A Thing for Roses said...

Thanks for sharing your valentine with us. Your dad rocks in my book. Anyone who would give a vintage valentine is awesome! How funny that we bought the same fabric. You do need to show more of your finds. I love seeing what everyone else finds.

Lisa