Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pink Roses

How could I not bring these pink pretties home with me from the grocery store?
Today I'm enjoying their beauty reflected in this perfectly aged antique plateau mirror.
 Just lovely.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Show & Tell - Vintage Valentines

Collecting vintage valentines is something I've be doing for many years.
If I come across one at an estate sale, it'll always come home with me!
Most I have collected are from the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's.
Some were made in Germany, but the majority were made in the USA.
My favorites are those that are "mechanical" in some way.
I love how the sweethearts eyes and drink change by tugging on the pull tag - precious.

A favorite, just 'cause the little cutie reminds me of my own baby.
Old valentines with honeycomb details are so beautiful to me.
This one from Germany is especially nice, since it hasn't faded over the years.
The red is still so vibrant!
Flocking (on the heart) is another detail that can make vintage valentines extra special.
Googly eyes get me every time! With a swing of her arm, this cuties eyes move with such expression!

Cards of the past are so adorable and full of charm.
Oh, how I love those rosy cheeks!
My mommy and daddy have always given me something extra special for Valentine's Day. 
For the past several years they have been adding to my collection of valentines.
This year, they found two, they knew I would love!
Isn't he the cutest bellhop ever?

I was shocked when I opened this sweet card.
It is by far, my most favorite now!
"Hawaiian themed" valentines are not easy to find.
I love how her hips sway and her little admirer comes peeking out behind the bush. 

The saying, "they don't make 'em like they used to" is so fitting, in regards to today's valentines.
It kinda makes me sad...
But... I'll happily keep collecting and preserving the old beauties I find from the past.
How could I not!?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine Vignettes

When Christmas is packed up and put away for another year, I start counting the days 'til I get out my decorations for Valentine's Day.
Some of my favorite romantic themed collectibles are: vintage valentines,
old chocolate candy tins,

heart shaped candy boxes,

and vintage wedding cake toppers.

Do you enjoying collecting something special for Valentine's Day?