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Sunday, January 25, 2009

VALENTINE CLUTTER BUG!









































































EDITED TO ADD: Following some comments on this posting, I decided I should have posted more about my Valentines. Most of my cards are vintage. I was very fortunate to receive many of them as a gift from my good friend, Charlie Ann, who acquired them when she had a vintage clothing store (all of the cards with hinged body parts and moving eyes came from her-the vintage doll, who is your hostess for this posting was also a gift from Charlie Ann). Some came from the attic of our family home. There are a few reproductions in the mix as well (some from my friend, Susie). Thank you for being interested enough to ask. laurie

48 comments:

Stacey said...

Cute!! That probably took you awhile. :)

ellen b. said...

Oh what fun! I really like your cute old valentines!!

mbkatc230 said...

These are so sweet! I love the way you presented them, you are so creative. Great post, happy valentines day. Hugs, Kathy

marty39 said...

Oh, what precious vintage valentine cards. I love them all. You did present them in such a wonderful and cute way, it gave me a real smile. Thanks, Hugs, Marty

Carol said...

Laurie,
Your Valentine mantel looks like a picture right out of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine! Very pretty! I loved looking at all the vintage cards!
Smiles,
Carol

puddin07 said...

Laurie, The old valentines are so cute! You made me laugh as usual! I saw some things I wish you would doa close up of, I just love your home, and all your pretties! Love Ya! Connie

Nicole ~ said...

I love all of your Valentines! I was just thinking the other day how I miss getting all of those cute Valentines in elementary school. It was always so much fun creating cute boxes to put them in. I wonder if they still do that? I guess I should ask one of my friends if their kids do that still.

I have been thinking about putting out a few valentines decorations around the house. And, I really love the colors red & pink. I will come up with something

Nicole~

playsdolls said...

This was such a fun post,it made me smile the whole time I was reading.Love your vintage cards.And they do still make the boxes and awsp valentines in school.My grands love valentines day school party.

xinex said...

This is just too cute, Laurie! You sure have a lot of Valentine cards...Christine

tardevil said...

Love those cards. I almost bought a little girl like her off of eBay. I can only aspire to have a collection like yours! :O)

Happy To Be said...

Oh Laurie these are all so cute and the way you did them was great..girl you always amaze me by what you come up with..thanks for another great post...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, you have some wonderful Valentine cards. Are they all vintage? Thanks for sharing a fun post. I appreciate the visit to see the table vignette. Have a super evening. hugs ~lynne~

prof en retraite said...

Laurie...Well...is this not the cutest post ever!! I love your Valentines and your captions are a hoot! Hope you had a nice weekend...Debbie

Our really empty nest said...

Wow now those are Valentines! The ones they have now not so much. They are really sweet and I am sure you enjoy them alot, thanks for sharing! Sue

Smilingsal said...

How darling! You enjoy Valentine's Day, that's clear. ;-)

Diane said...

Oh Laurie, you're too funny! I loved all the little dialogues going on. You have an amazing collection! ♥ Diane

debbie said...

DEAR LAURIE,
OH WHAT A PRECIOUS POST. I LOVED IT AND I KNOW YOU REALLY PUT THE TIME INTO TRYING TO GET ALL THOSE VALENTINES, TO COOPERATE...LOL
THOSE ARE QUITE A TREASURE YOU HAVE THERE AND MAY I SAY, YOU ARE REALLY TALENTED.
I NOTICED THAT BEAUTIFUL EMBROIDERY IN ONE OF YOUR PICTURES.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR VALENTINES.
HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING
debbie

Melissa Miller said...

My goodness how
caaa-uuute!!

Full of warmth and whimsy. I just love it!

Cynthia said...

Oh Laurie,
You are so creative! I just love how you have them displayed, I love your home (that hutch and clock are wonderful) I love all the cute little things you added to the valentines. have a great Monday--Cindy

Tomarie said...

I am in absolute looooove with these antique cards!! Oh their precious little faces...they just don't make 'em like that anymore!
So nice to see how you've decorated for Valentine's Day! :-) L~

Roeshel said...

How cute! I love vintage valentine's! Thanks for sharing! You did such a cute job decorating with them and presenting them in your home! Looks like fun!

ann said...

I love--------------vintage cards,I even remember alot of them.OH DEAR.SHHH..........Great post honey.I imagine there's going to be alot of Valentines stuff.Thus way you were the FIRST,huh.Laurie,thank you for all the dear and sweet things you always say on my blog.You mean the world to me and always have...ann

Helen said...

This SO reminds me of all those Valentine Days in grades 1-8! The anticipation of who would give the cutest cards, who would give the most romantic (as I grew older) cards and the excitement of it all.

xashee's corner said...

ADORABLE!!!! oh you can see the eyes and movable parts!! VERY cool and thank you soo much for sharing your AWESOME display!! :D Your vintage valentines are WONDERFUL!!! Hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!

squawmama said...

Laurie those were the cutest little vintage Valentines... What a great collection and how cute your little story was for them,,, tee hee... Have a great Monday

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Kim Chalfant said...

Loved it!!! What a creative way to show off your Valentines to us in blogland. I wish I had vintage Valentines to display. I just have a CD where I can print off reproduction prints. But I guess that is better than nothing. Thanks for the great post.

Chari said...

Good Mornin' Girlfriend...

Ahhh...I love all of your sweet vintage Valentines!!! They're absolutely precious! And girlfriend, you went to some work adding all of the darling little sayings...soooo cute!!! Your fireplace mantle and home looks fabulous all decked out in "LOVE"!!!

Have a great Monday, Sweetie...
Love ya,
Chari

Carrie said...

This post is very pleasurable with the cute valentines and the captions. Great collection of valentines.

Navita said...

they are sure cute :)

love the thought bubbles too..

first time here ..u gotta nice place

Glenda said...

This was a totally delightful post. It is hard to believe that you not only decorate for every season but for all the holidays or special days as well. I am sure your GC love it.

I am a retired paper/pencil pusher (bookkeeper) and deeply admire your organizational skills. Lady, you've got it together, no question about it.

Lady Katherine said...

Laurie! Just so cute and fun! I love the notes! I want to know how to do that! Love the plates above the doorway. The mantel is so pretty! This is such a wonderful Valentine Home! But then your home is always special!

Kristen said...

These are an amazing collection. I love the comments you added!
You are so clever!

nikkicrumpet said...

You have such a beautiful collection of cool and unique valentines stuff! And what a charming and fun way to post about it! I enjoyed every minute!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Laurie...those are the BEST Valentines I've ever seen! I could just look at each one for hours...they are soooo cute! I love your captions! You are a riot, woman! :-) Love your humor!
Susan

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Cute post and super cute Valentines! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Laurie... you are sooooo funny with some of those comments... made me smile the entire time I was reading!

have a beautiful week... Dixie

Bo said...

Seeing how cute these are decorating your house makes me want to decorate too! The vintage ones are such treasures...& the remarks you made fit the pictures perfectly...LOL...;-) Bo

Belinda said...

What a wonderful Valentine card collection, Laurie! And how cute is this post...very clever, and so sweetly done. :-) I love the way you have your mantle decorated. I'm definitely in the mood for Valentine's Day now!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I just love those! I only have a few...love the graphics. cherry

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

What personality's those lil Valentines have! That was quite an undertaking corralling them together for their photo shot.
I had to order a vintage Valentine CD at ETSY. It's expensive to buy Valentines from an Antiques store. Little did I know, when I was in elementary school all those cards I passed out would be such a precious commodity. There are so many childhood treasures I wished I had held on to, like you did.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

santamaker said...

You are so creative with all of those vintage valentines! I loved seeing them and that great mantle of yours.

Anonymous said...

Eve, I do love those vintage valentines with the movable parts..
I see them in antique stores and they are $10 each(or more)..I have a couple.
I have the perfect companion for your antique doggie valentine..will put it in the mail today.It's a repro
but a good one..Susie

victoria ~ auctin girl vintage said...

Adorable post, Laurie! And lovely cards :o)

Victoria

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie,, watching the weather I'm wondering are you all ok down that way? Were you hit with all the ice? I hope your family are doing alright.. hugs ~lynne~

Connie said...

My laptop slipped and I lost my comments. Too long, anyway. You don't want to hear all those compliments, do you ?
Great Valentine pictures and settings, also your tableware is so cute. Where do you find the time to do all this work ? I know, it's fun.......
How do you get such a large picture ? I can't get one anywhere near that size and I post it on large.
I soon hope you will be back to normal after nature's assault on you.
You have a lovely blog !

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lvroftiques said...

What a wonderful post!! All the valentines are so beautiful! Doesn't that one look hust like Cracker Jack? He's adorable!...They're all adorable!! Girl you have the most wonderful collections of anyone I know! Vanna