Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Displaying My Vintage Valentines

A cast iron jar opener.
I really don't have a need for a jar opener in my kitchen.
But it makes a great valentine holder.
I took some pictures of my vintage valentine collection today to get ready for the Vintage Valentine Party on Friday over at Deb's @ Common Ground.

I guess I didn't realize just how many old valentines I had (this is just a small sampling).
 I've got them displayed all over my house.
 In flower frogs with my ironstone plate display.
Tucked inside a bow on an ironstone pitcher.
On picture holders placed inside the ironstone pitcher.
Tucked inside the papier mache Valentine cone I made.
 And propped against a "what is it" piece I recently found at the thrift store.
I have several very old valentines that I'm looking forward to showing you on Friday.
Today's valentines have nothing on the valentines of old.

Tonight I'll leave you with this picture of two of my favorite little valentines.
Don't you just love those faces!

Have a great Thursday.

Jane

35 comments:

  1. Jane, you do have some cute vintage cards. Such fun to see these, and you've displayed them so cleverly. I look forward to seeing the ones you are saving back for the party. ;-)
    Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

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  2. I love that jar opener - I've never seen anything even similar. Oh and that last card - those big blue eyes are so sweet!

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  3. Those are great! Thanks for sharing!
    Love your clever ideas for photo display!

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  4. You have got quite the collection and great display ideas. Thanx for sharing your ideas. The Queen may have to be a little "naughty" & steal some of your display ideas.The Cranky Queen

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  5. Wonderful!! I love those last two a lot!

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  6. Oh, Jane! What a wonderful collection! I just love it!

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  7. P.S.-I really LOVE all your holders!!!

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  8. I LOVE vintage valentines and really love all the way you displayed them!

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  9. You have so many adorable vintage valentines! What a great collection!
    Michelle

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  10. Hi Jane:
    Such a great collection of sweet sentiments! I love the jar opener. Hang onto it, kiddo. When you get to be my age, helpers like those come in really "handy" (no pun intended!). Seems each year, technology makes those darn jars harder and harder to open. ;-)
    See you again soon.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  11. Oh no Jane, Charlie and I went to a huge Antique Flea Market this past weekend and this vender had tons of old Valentine cards. We spent quite abit of time just looking at all of them. Now I'm sorry I didn't purchase some of them after seeing your sweet displays! Oh well, maybe next time....right.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  12. Your vintage Valentines are all so pretty, and the way you've displayed them makes them all the more charming.
    I'll be back tomorrow to see the "special" ones.

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  13. Hi Jane,
    I love the way you have displayed your sweet vintage valentines. They bring back wonderful childhood memories.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  14. Jane,

    I love the vintage Valentine. I have one that was sent to me more than 60 years ago. You have a lovely collection and have displayed them beautifully.

    Carol

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  15. They are adorable, Jane! They're in such great condition, too!

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  16. So cute Jane! I'd love to see the little waitress one:@)

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  17. Brings back great memories of elementary school...wish I kept them all!! You have a wonderful collecton

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  18. Jane, you have such a nice collection of cards and love how you displayed them. I don't have a single one. May need to do something about that.

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  19. Yes I do love those faces! Were some of these from your childhood? My mom kept everything. I wonder if I could stumble across some of my old Valentine's.... As always, you are so creative with uses for old things.
    Happy Valentine's Day Jane!

    Donna

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  20. Ooooh! I love your card collection! I have a small collection of vintage ones myself and I have them displayed all over the house too. You definitely have more creative ways to display them!

    Jeanine

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  21. These are wonderful! And your ideas for display are just as wonderful. Where do you get all of these? At flea markets or antique stores?

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  22. you have such a great eye for what things can be!!!! I love it!! anyway....hooray...
    you are my VAlentine!!!! you won my tags, please email me your address so I can send them out, its on my sidebar!!!

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  23. Jane, your collection is wonderful, but it's the way that you display them to their best advantage is what really makes them special!

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  24. Great collection!
    My sister and I were "junkin" last weekend. We were at one of our favorite antique stores and the owner had a box full of Valentines that were her Grandmothers and she's, the owner of the store is in her 70's.

    We looked and looked through the box and picked out what we wanted...
    and then......she decided she couldn't part with them just yet!!!!

    HA!

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  25. Did you find out what your what is it piece is? Cuz I am pretty sure I know. It is an old measuring stick for skirts....they would put the skirt/dress on and then turn slowly while it was being pinned.

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  26. I do love those old Valentines; the graphics are wonderful and they look cute the way you have them displayed.

    Jan

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  27. Adorable! I have a couple but I have misplaced them since we moved to Oregon...........

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  28. Your collection is wonderful Jane and I love how you display them!

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  29. Your "what is it piece" do you really not know? I can't be sure without seeing all of it but it looks like the old measure that seamstresses used to use to make sure the hem was equal-distance from the floor on all sides. Or maybe you really know what it is and I am out in left field. At any rate, I check page out several times a week and am always amazed at your clever ideas. red1974@hotmail.com

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  30. Jane, I have been looking for vintage valentines. They are hard to find. I wish I had kept my favorites from school.

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  31. Jane...I don't have any vintage valentines...but I'm certainly enjoying yours.

    Xo

    Jo

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  32. What a fantastic collection of the best Valentines. They don't make'em like they use to.
    You must have so much fun when you come upon one.

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  33. Oh fun, I have that exact jar opener but never thought to use it for displaying things like that. Great idea. It's interesting...the Geo. Clark box in your header...I have a box just like it from them, same color but it's for vanilla (and it still has the big bottle of vanilla in it). Oh and my great grandmother's name was Mamie. Fun coincidences!

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