Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Glimpse of Valentines Past

Some antique valentines from my personal collection...
They really don't make them like this anymore..
layers of paper lace, German scrap..
and charming victorian imagery.
This book from the late 1800's is probably my favorite
with page after page of heartwarming pictures and verse.
Happy Valentine's Day!

14 comments:

Sarah said...

Lucky you to have such beautiful cards in your collection!

BEAR's Mom said...

beautiful
{{{envy}}}
~victoria~

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi JoAnne,
Just popping in to wish you a lovely Valentine's Day, filled with JOY and laughter!
hugs,
Kimberly

Linda in New Mexico said...

Beautiful Vintage Valentine cards, and Happy Valentoonies day to you. Oma Linda

Marti McClure said...

JoAnne, Your collection of Valentines is stunning! I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day! ~Marti

victoriantailor said...

Those are exceptional! Those days must have been so romantic!

Daniele said...

stunning creations and oh so romantic
hugs

Ann said...

beautiful!!

Kasia said...

These are so beautiful! I love all the lace!

Hugs,

khess136 said...

What a beautiful collection, JoAnne. You are so right...they certainly don't make them like this anymore. Happy Valentine's Day!
xox
Karen

Lorraine said...

Those are some beauties, JoAnne!! Happy Valentine’s Day!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Rebecca said...

I love old valentines-so much detail and they add such impact in decorating and don't take up much space....and of course...the sentiment! Hope your day was good!!!

Mina said...

Oh JoAnne, your collection is stunning! I love all of these and an awestruck by that beautiful book from the 1800's. Happy Valentine's Day, my lovely friend.

Barbara DeLisle said...

so pretty