Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Vintage Lace Valentine

 What I love most about Vintage Valentine's is the beautiful lace papers that made them so charming.
 Once the lace-edged Valentine's found a place in America's heart it was every fair lady that desired one of her own. We can only be so grateful that the holders of such treasures tucked them away for safe keeping.

Any quiet hour of the day  I can sit and select one of many lace-edged
Valentine as I view it up close, read the sentiments tucked inside, and imagine the delight
the recipient felt on Valentine's Day many years ago. 

As flowers to the earth,
And as pearls to the sea,
So dearest is ever
Thy friendship to me.
Vintage Valentine's shown are from my personal collection.
Laurie's Valentine party over at
Bargain Hunting With Laurie


Marilou Bain said...

Wow Shirley, Your Valentines are just beautiiful, one of my favorite things!
Hugs and thanks for your sweet comments on my block of the month. Time consuming but fun and rewrding, great for evening work:)
Hugs and love, Marilou

Marilyn said...

Such delicate beauties. These are making me swoon. (I love that word for Valentines).♥♫

Susan said...

Wow. LOVED seeing those, Shirley. Sooooo pretty. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Ann said...

the lace papers look so very delicate....the sweet roses..i just love everything about these vintage Valentine's that you collect and share!

Stewart M said...

I can see how these would take some time!!

Welcome back to WBW when ever the bird regain their proper place!!


Stewart M - Melbourne

Donna Heber said...

Oh, your vintage lace valentine is breathtaking! Such delicate lace with gorgeous roses.

Sherry said...

Wow, these are the most detailed Valentine's I have ever seen Shirley. They are so beautiful! you have a great collection!

Liz Hockamier said...

Shirley! They are soooo lovely. I can't believe what great shape they are in! Just lovely. :)

Stay warm!

Olga said...

Oh, that lace is so pretty. Gorgeous card!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Beautiful valentine. I have noticed this year that there are a few vintage styled valentines for sale....however, they run about $8.00!!

My Cottage Diary said...

Those are all so beautiful Shirley! Such intricate detail. Happy that you shared them with us! Blessings, Bess

Laurie Ritchey said...

Shirley, It is absolutely amazing that these are in such beautiful condition. I love seeing these lacey cards~so romantic. I bet buying one of these treasures for his valentine felt like a small fortune to a boy. I am always in awe of your collection.

A Vintage Fairy said...

So very pretty!

The Porcelain Rose said...

Gorgeous!! Love the vintage Valentines!! These are fabulous examples. They don't make them like they used to!!!
I also collect vintage Valentines.
I picked up a few this week along with a fabulous old candy box (that still has it's pink ribbon and flower embellishment). I bought the pretty candy box to store my vintage Valentines in.
Thanks for sharing your treasures with us.
Will visit again soon.

Linda Miller said...

Antique embossed paper laced valentines have always been one of my favorites. They have a strong emotional appeal and remind us of the elegance and romance of the past. Everyone should own a few beautiful paper lace valentines.

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Annesphamily said...

These lacy beauties are darling! I think so much is blah and mundane! These Valentine's tell a story. What love to have such a fine collection. HPS and thank you for sharing with us today.

LV said...

They do not make them like this anymore. So pretty.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards!

Laurie Ritchey said...

I'm thrilled that you also linked this beautiful post to the party. laurie