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Sunday, January 25, 2015


Vintage Valentine Display

If you saw our mantel, decorated for Valentine's Day, you probably already know that I like vintage Valentine cards.

Vintage Valentine Display 1

They are everywhere in our home during the Valentine season.  

Vintage Valentine Display 2

As I've said before, I still feel the excitement that I had in school, when we decorated a box and everyone in class stuck a card in it. (I know, you're wondering how anybody as old as me can still remember school.  I may not remember what day today is, but I do remember the school Valentine parties.)

Vintage Valentine Display 3

Today, I'm sharing the cards that I displayed in our sunroom.

Vintage Valentine Display 4

I also have an affinity for Valentine candy boxes.

Vintage Valentine Display 5

Some of my cards are vintage, and some are reproductions.  

Vintage Valentine Display 6

This corner of the sunroom is right next to a window, and it is difficult to get a good picture without a lot of glare, but I have a tree of hearts on the table, and...

Vintage Valentine Display 7

I displayed a box of old Valentine cards.  (Sorry about the big shadow.)

Vintage Valentine Display 8

A reproduction Santos doll displays some cards on top of my scales.

Vintage Valentine Display 9

More vintage cards are displayed nearby.

Vintage Valentine Display 11

Her heart necklace was mine.  It's one of those split, magnet hearts.  When my sweetheart went to Viet Nam, he took the half with my name on it, and I kept the half with his name on it.  When he returned, my heart was whole again.

I enjoyed sharing part of my Valentine card collection with you (yes, there are more!).  laurie

Valentine Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

This post is partying with Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House, and You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe with an E.


Mary Ann said...

I just want you to know that because of the way you decorated your home so beautifully, we decided to throw an early Valentine's lunch for our little grands. I cut heartshaped sandwiches with a cookie cutter, we had pink (strawberry) yogurt, and yogurt covered pretzels and fruit, and I packed their lunches in Valentines take-out boxes. I'm investing in some retro Valentines for next year's!

Sarah said...

You have a great collection, Laurie. Love the split heart necklace for the story that it holds. I'm grateful that the heart was made whole! '-)
Looking forward to the party. I have your button on my sidebar.

Anonymous said...

For me I love vintage Valentines the best probably because that's the way it was when I was in school and looked forward to exchanging Valentines...

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Laurie, I love the heart necklace story and how it was joined once again.
True love and a wonderful journey since.
You have an amazing collection and I love seeing all the vintage cards and treasures you display so beautifully.

I can't participate in the party this year, but I will enjoy visiting you.

Unknown said...

Every photo is so full of Valentine eye candy that I'm about ready to pop! I love vintage Valentines and have collected a few...but nothing like your amazing display. I'm spending this snowy (a blizzard actually!) afternoon drooling over your blog. Thanks for sharing,
Cheryl at 22 Applegate Lane

Sonia said...

So fun and pretty! Love all the cards and how you have them displayed! Beautiful vignettes!
Miss Bloomers

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

That's such a lovely story, and the vintage cards are precious, and they're displayed in such a creative, pretty way.

I saw your comment on Brenda's blog and wanted to stop by and say 'hello'. You sound like my kinda gal and I hope we can become blog friends!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your decorating with your vintage Valentine's look so pretty, Laurie! I remember those school days with Valentine's "mailboxes" and writing out the Valentine's at home to bring in to school. Love the heart shaped chocolate boxes. I don't think you see them decorated so prettily these days (unless you are decorating them yourself).

Robin Johnson said...

Oh how lovely. I'm totally jealous of your vintage valentine card collections. I have maybe a handful of cards myself and like you enjoy using them each February.

Ginger said...

You have a beautiful collection of Valentine cards. I love the necklace and the story that goes with it. The candy box is really pretty. I think it's so neat that you have saved all these special things.

Gwen said...

I like all the hearts and use of hearts.